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Subcompact cars! Wait…what’s a subcompact car? It’s a smaller version of a compact car. What’s a compact car? A medium-sized car. Yeah, the definitions are very loose. So why not have an example, or three, of what a good sub-compact car is? Mitsubishi has three types of subcompact cars – the Mitsubishi Mirage, Mirage G4, and Mitsubishi i-Miev.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
So first up, let’s talk about Mitsubishi’s Mirage. Averaging 37 mpg in the city, and 43 mpg on the highway, it is one of the most fuel efficient cars in its class. How is it so fuel efficient? It has a 1.2-liter MIVEC DOHC 12-valve 3-cylinder engine coupled with a 5-speed CVT transmission.
“MIVEC” is the name given to Mitsubishi’s variable valve timing design, a process that optimizes a vehicle’s performance, as well as increases its fuel economy. As for the CVT transmission, CVT standards for continuous variable transmission, a design that allows the vehicle to switch between gears at different speeds without losing power or expending extra fuel. Hence, the high fuel economy on the Mirage.
High fuel efficiency isn’t the only thing great about the Mirage though. Its features are plenty, and they all start with the base trim, the Mirage ES. Inside are convenient features like automatic climate control, FAST key entry system, and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system for keeping eyes on the road while able to safely take important calls.
The Mitsubishi Outlander has been heralded as an all-around safety vehicle. It was awarded “Top Safety Pick” by IIHS for four years in a row. Not to mention Mitsubishi vehicles tend to have every safety feature imaginable, from the tech we’ve seen for years to the new stuff. Even better, a lot of these features come standard, so customers of every budget can rest assured their Mitsubishi is more than a hunk of metal.
Features for Improving Driver Control
These are the types of features that a driver is not necessarily “in control of,” because they are standard features, but they return control to the driver in instances where they could lose control. For example, all of the following systems are designed to maintain traction and contact between the wheels and the road. A driver can’t control the tread of their tire or how quickly a tire loses treading, and they can’t control whether or not that tire is keeping a grip of the road.
Systems like Active Stability Control (ASC), Traction Control Logic (TCL), and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) all work to keep tractive contact between the wheels and the road. ABS is basically an umbrella term for the three, because in all three, the brakes are applied to one of the wheels to maintain control. ASC applies the brakes to the wheels with the most traction if one starts to slip. TCL applies the brakes to a freely spinning wheel (or one that is slipping) and redirects the remaining torque to the others. ABS uses both of these systems to maintain tractive contact in the event of braking. A fourth control system is Hill-Start Assist, which basically just prevents a car from rolling back on a downward incline between the time the driver releases their foot from the brake and applies pressure to the gas pedal.
If you haven’t heard the news, Nissan is in the process of taking Mitsubishi Motors under their wing. Back in April, Nissan purchased a huge chunk (34 percent) of Mitsubishi Motors. That’s not enough to own the company, but it’s enough to create an important joint partnership, and what is to come in the future could be very exciting.
For starters, we could see a whole new lineup of vehicles in the next few years. With new access to the Nissan/Renault vehicles, a veil will be lifted on design and technology advancements. Mitsubishi is also strong in crossovers, 4x4s, SUVs, and pickup trucks, so we’re bound to see bigger and badder vehicles.
Of course, because the two companies are still separate, we won’t see cars from Mitsubishi that have the Nissan badge slapped on, nor vice-versa. We will however see a large amount of sharing between the two companies. Particularly a sharing of technology design and implementation, a tech swap if you will. Why? Well if there’s one thing we know Mitsubishi is knocking home runs in, it’s in plug-in hybrids.
Whether you like crossovers, sedans, fuel efficient cars, or even electric vehicles, Mitsubishi has upgraded their models for the 2017 model year. So let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights for each Mitsubishi model.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a classic. Many of the Lancer trims are available with AWC or “all-wheel control” for better handling when on the road. The base trim is powered by a 2.0-liter MIVEC engine, granting it 148 horsepower. MIVEC is Mitsubishi’s patented VVT system, a design implemented for performance and fuel economy. The EPA for the Lancer is 27/34 mpg city/highway, so the proof is in the pudding.
Some of the other standard features are 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, the popular FUSE Hands-Free link system, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen with rearview camera. You’re not going to see many base trim vehicles with a touchscreen and a camera. On the higher end trims, luxury features like leather trim, heated front seats, and premium audio systems are at your fingertips.
The starting MSRP is $17,795 and is backed by the best coverage from Mitsubishi, nearly doubling every other auto brand warranty on the market today.
The new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander has landed! That’s right, it’ll soon be on the streets and everyone wants one. Well, everybody who knows how great the Outlander is. Wait, you don’t know? Let us tell you about some of the great things you’ll find.
In the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, drivers will find super all-wheel control (S-AWC) available on all trims (S-AWC is standard on the Outlander GT), modern tech such as a 7-inch smartphone link display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 9-speaker Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system. The 2017 Outlander has comfortable 7-passenger seating, all with front dual-zone climate control, and safety features such as blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist. Oh, and all four trims are riding in on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
With 2016 coming to an end, 2017 models are hitting showrooms. This means savings and sales on 2016 models to make some room. When it comes to the SUV market, these sporty vehicles aren’t going anywhere, but before the 2016 models disappear, it would be good to jump on an already good deal. The Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC is one of the most well-equipped and affordable 2016 SUV models available.
Powered by a 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC 24-valve V6, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC has Mitsubishi’s personal MIVEC or “Variable Valve Timing” system. This is a process that basically improves the vehicle’s performance while optimizing its fuel economy. With a six-speed automatic transmission switching the gears, the Outlander GT produces 224-horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque, and gets 20 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on the highway.
The abbreviation, S-AWC stands for “Super All-Wheel Control,” a system developed for the discontinued Lancer EVO. This would entail that the Outlander can switch between two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD).
For the past few years, hybrids and electric cars have been popping up around the world from many different brands. Mitsubishi is high up there, with its Mitsubishi i-Miev and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (currently overseas).
If Mitsubishi Motors has shown us anything though, it’s that they tend to make a lot of noise when they’re onto something new. That’s why they are building some hype before the 2016 Paris Motor Show, where they’ll be showing off the eX concept, an all-electric SUV concept, and their new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, a new hybrid SUV.
2017 is right around the corner and new 2017 car models have begun showing up in showrooms across the nation, especially at Mitsubishi dealerships. Mitsubishi has already released three 2017 models, the Mirage, Mirage G4 and i-Miev, and in August 2016, they released the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer. Check out the highlights of the new 2017 Lancer model.
The difference a warranty can make when it comes to the cost of repairs is huge. Unfortunately, not enough people know about warranties to know what’s protected and end up footing the bill at times. Do you know which manufacturers protect their vehicles with the best warranties? We have both brands at Miami Lakes Automall.
Warranty? What is this “Warranty” you speak of?
A car is a big investment, so buyers want some form of protection in case an unexpected repair comes up. The practical definition of a warranty is like saying it’s backed by the car manufacturer. They hold their product up to a documented standard, and if the car doesn’t meet such requirements, then the manufacturer will pay for the repair costs , parts and or labor covered by a warranty.
It isn’t very easy to stand out in the SUV market today with so many choices. To get the market’s attention, a car really needs to shine, not only with style but value too. That’s why we’re comparing the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2017 Kia Sorento. Both SUVs are family-oriented cars and have a lot more to offer. They both can sit from 5-7 passengers at a time, are built strong, and affordable.
To make this a fair comparison, we’re taking a look at the best of the best for both models. That’s the GT S-AWC for the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the SX Limited V6 for the 2017 Kia Sorento.