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Mitsubishi’s Advanced Safety Features

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With every passing year few brands have added and expanded their safety features as much as Mitsubishi Motors. From the latest technology that has been added to their entire lineup of vehicles, there’s been a substantial improvement with higher safety ratings as of late.

Recent Safety News for Mitsubishi Motors

Most recently, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander being named to the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick list for Small SUVs. The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), even with stiffened requirements for their 2018 ratings, bestowed the Top Safety Pick rating to Mitsubishi for their dedication towards providing improved safety.

Let’s take a look at some of the features that you’ll find not only in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, which received a 9.3 safety rating from U.S. News, but in nearly every 2018 Mitsubishi vehicle that help protect drivers every day.

Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE)

All Mitsubishi vehicles today are built with the signature Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) construction design. In the event of an accident, this design enhances passenger protection with energy-absorption technology built into the front, rear, and sides. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander side collision rating by U.S. News is a 5, the highest for that category. Mitsubishi drivers can feel safer knowing their passengers and cargo are better protected.

Front Pedestrian Impact Crumple Zones

Similarly, the body construction of 2018 Mitsubishi vehicles are also designed to protect pedestrians. Crumple zones have been implemented into the bumper and lip of cars to reduce injury to any pedestrian that might end up being struck by a vehicle.

Active Stability Control

This system is designed to monitor the traction and grip of each individual tire. If wheel slip is detected, an anti-lock braking system is quickly engaged and will apply the brakes to the wheels with traction to avoid a spinout. This is a huge upgrade to ensure safety, even at high speeds.

Traction Control Logic

Another feature for driver control, like all cars that have stability and traction control systems, traction control logic keeps wheel spin among all tires equal by applying brakes to a freely spinning wheel and applying torque to it, the opposite of active stability control to bring an equilibrium between all of the tires, thus allowing the vehicle to continue moving safely ahead.

Advanced Safety Features

While distracted drivers are the culprit of some accidents, there are plenty of accidents that don’t involve distracted drivers. To help keep the driver and passengers safe, Mitsubishi has a couple advanced safety features that help drivers by alerting them of potentially hazardous situations or even taking control of the vehicle when necessary.

Forward Collision Mitigation

One of the best systems for any modern vehicle is that will warn the driver if approaching another vehicle too quickly and will apply the brakes if the driver does not react in an attempt to avoid an accident or decrease the intensity of impact.

Lane Departure Warning

When a driver begins to depart their lane or gets too close to the lines separating different lanes, a buzzing sound will notify the driver. This is a simple, yet effect measure to help reduce accidents from happening.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive cruise control provides drivers with an extra cushion of protection as it automatically adjust a vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

The Place to Drive a New Safe Vehicle Home

Find out what these features can do for you with a live, test drive when you visit Miami Lakes Automall. We’ll be happy to assist you with your automotive needs from buying, leasing or selling and we take trade in offers as well. We look forward to helping you drive away with one of the safer vehicles we sell with our 2018 Mitsubishi lineup.

 

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2018 Outlander Sport

2018-outlander-vs-sport-MLAMMitsubishi has a very small model lineup and each of their vehicles is designed for a specific purpose. While the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport look similar and have similar names, they both have unique characteristics that make them better for different consumers. Here’s a closer look at the differences and similarities between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.  

While they both share the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that supports up to 30 highway MPG, they don’t share a lot of other similarities. CVT is an automatic transmission that changes effortlessly through an ongoing range of effective gear ratios as opposed to having a fixed number of gear ratios. CVT supplies great fuel economy and both vehicles provide great fuel economy.

Engine Differences

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport both come standard with an inline-4 engine, but the base engine and the other available engines are different.  

The base engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, providing 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, and the base engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Buyers of either vehicle can increase the vehicle’s horsepower with the available 224-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine (optional on the Mitsubishi Outlander) or the available 168-horsepower 2.4-liter I4 engine (optional on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport).

Transmission

With the exception of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES (Outlander Sport base trim) and the Mitsubishi Outlander GT (Outlander premier trim), all Outlander and Outlander Sport trims come standard with an automatic CVT transmission. The Outlander Sport ES comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, but buyers can upgrade to an automatic CVT transmission. The Outlander GT comes standard with a six-speed electronic automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4-liter 2 wheel drive automatic provides 25 / 30 city / highway MPG while the 2.0-liter engine with manual 5-speed and 2 wheel drive settles at 23 / 29 city / highway MPG. The 4 wheel drive of the 2.4-liter engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander gets 24 / 29 city / highway MPG. The 6 cylinder, 3.0-liter automatic gets only 20 city / 27 highway.

For the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2 wheel drive, 2.0-liter automatic has 24 / 30 city / highway MPG. The 2 wheel drive on the 2.4-liter automatic provides 23 / 29 city / highway MPG.  The 4 wheel drive with the 2.0-liter automatic 4 cylinder has 23 city / 29 highway and the 4 wheel drive 4 cylinder with a 2.4-liter engine gets 23 city / 28 highway.

Size

Comparing both vehicles, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a crossover SUV and it is larger than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which is considered a subcompact crossover. The Mitsubishi Outlander is available as a five-passenger or seven-passenger vehicle, while the Outlander Sport is only available as a five-passenger vehicle. Behind the first row seats, the Outlander has 63.3 cubic feet of SAE volume and the Outlander Sport has 49.5 cubic feet of SE volume.

In terms of the exterior size differences that result in a different driving experience, there isn’t a huge difference. The Mitsubishi Outlander is 184.8 inches versus the Outlander Sport at 171.5 inches exterior length, but they both have the same turning radius of 17.4’ and the same ground clearance of 8.5 inches.

Features

With a respectable amount of standard features, both the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport provide fold flat rear seats, Bluetooth capabilities, alarm, tire pressure warning systems and stability control. Automatic climate control, aux input capabilities and audio controls are directly changeable from the steering wheel are standard well.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander provides additional features that separate from the Outlander Sport with additions like heated seats, third-row seating, Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

Pricing Differences

The Outlander is a larger vehicle and it comes standard with a stronger base engine, so it has a higher starting MSRP than the Outlander Sport. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a starting MSRP of $20,395 (plus destination fee) and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has a starting MSRP of $23,945 (plus destination fee).

Warranty

Since the Outlander Sport and the Outlander are Mitsubishi models, they are both backed by the same industry-leading warranty. Mitsubishi backs all of their gas-powered vehicles with a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.  

Make The Call

To see the differences up close, visit Miami Lakes Automall, where you’ll be able to test drive both 2018 Mitsubishi models to decide which vehicle makes the most sense for you. We stand behind both vehicles and will be happy to help you with your next vehicle purchase, trade-in or lease.