Since their launch, the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV have been making waves. Mitsubishi is known for its innovative engineering and design, and the new 2018 Outlander proved to live up to this reputation perfectly. The Outlander PHEV is the world’s first plug-in hybrid crossover, and the overall performance of the Outlander can’t be beat: it consistently outperforms other SUVs in terms of efficiency by a remarkable 22%.
This past May, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV received the coveted Best 5 All-Around Performance title from the Automotive Science Group. The Outlander PHEV is particularly impressive, as it has an all-electric driving range of 22 miles and boasts a fuel efficiency rating of 74 MPGe.* The Outlander also delivers in terms of fuel efficiency, boasting 30 mpg on the highway.* For the SUV segment, both numbers are especially impressive.
The Automotive Science Group with even more impressed with Mitsubishi vehicles, awarding the automaker with further titles. Mitsubishi was named the Best All-Around Performance Brand and Best Economic Performance Brand, and the 2018 Mirage was also awarded the Best 5 All-Around Performance Award and the Best Economic Performance Brand.
From the looks of it, Mitsubishi is propelling us into the future of automaking with its smart, efficient, and environmentally-conscious vehicles, and we couldn’t be more excited. To get in on the excitement, stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi for a test drive.
*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.
The Automotive Science Group, also referred to as ASG, is an organization dedicated to analyzing data received from the environmental policy consultancy Eco-innovations, LLC. Based on the data received, ASG has concluded that the winner of two 2017 awards—the titles of “Best All-Around Performance” and “Best Economic Performance Car of 2017”—is Mitsubishi Motors. The company also honored models in Mitsubishi’s lineup with awards of their own.
The title of “Best All-Around Performance” is given to the automotive brand whose lineup demonstrates the best performance in terms of environmental, social, and economic standards. Out of all conventionally-powered vehicles made in 2017, Mitsubishi’s lineup was the most environmentally-friendly. Additionally, both the Outlander and Outlander Sport won ASG’s “Best All-Around Performance” awards for individual vehicles, as well as being top performers in their respective classes.
When it comes to ensuring these vehicles deliver the kinds of comfort, performance, and practicality modern drivers expect without compromising efficiency and what’s good for the environments, Mitsubishi Motors conducts ground-breaking research that’s implemented in its lineup. The Automotive Science Group recognized this and chose to award Mitsubishi with a number of honors for its efforts.
If you’d like to see Mitsubishi’s award-winning lineup up close, come to our dealership here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
If you’re looking for a great crossover with plenty of features, a long warranty, and excellent safety, be sure to take the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander out for a test drive. The Mitsubishi Outlander’s safety was recently recognized with a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The requirements for this award were tightened again this year and the Outlander met every criteria, including earning the top good rating in all five crash tests, a superior rating for front crash prevention, and an acceptable rating for its headlights.
What makes the Outlander’s rating so remarkable is its affordability. The base model has a starting price of only $23,495 and includes features like a driver’s knee airbag, Active Stability Control, anti-lock brakes, and more. To get active safety features, such as Forward Collision Mitigation, the SEL model is available for $29,495, one of the least expensive crossovers with this option.
“At Mitsubishi Motors we are committed to safety and providing the best value for our customers,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “Competitively priced, the 2017 Outlander remains a leader in reliability and has expanded upon last year’s model enhancements with new advanced safety technologies.”
Stop by Mountaineer Mitsubishi today to see how the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander stands out.
Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has honored the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander as one of their 10 Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicles of 2016, landing impressively at third place on the list, and cementing the vehicle’s spot as one of the best family-friendly models on the road.
To be eligible for the list, vehicles must be able to seat either seven or eight passengers, and all of the models are in a price range of $23,000 to $30,000.
Concerning the Outlander, Chief Operating Officer of MMNA Don Swearingen said, “Our objective was to provide consumers with a reliable, value-oriented vehicle that offers them the technology, safety and utility today’s families require”
And it’s clear that Mitsubishi has achieved just that with the latest Outlander, which has also been praised for its safety features, fuel efficiency, and versatility.
To learn more about the affordable 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander or to check one out in person, contact us or visit us anytime at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi has achieved success this past year largely due to the release of its wildly popular Outlander nameplate. The Mitsubishi Outlander crossover, particularly the Sport variant, brought in a lot of sales growth for the company in 2015 due to the vehicle’s drastic makeover that featured over 100 improvements, making the Outlander more comfortable, powerful, safe, convenient, and durable than ever before. Now the company continues the trend of quality by rolling out the 2016 Outlander at dealerships, including here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
The new 2016 model is even cheaper than the previous year model, despite offering a larger amount of standard features and new upgrades. At $22,995 for the entry level ES trim in front-wheel drive, not only is the Outlander $200 cheaper than its previous iteration, but it’s also one of the least expensive crossovers in its segment. All-wheel drive and high trim levels are slightly more expensive, with the AWD GT model coming out to $30,995 – still an excellent deal, all things considered.
The Mitsubishi Outlander crossover also features Mitsubishi’s new dynamic design language “Dynamic Shield,” giving the new Outlander a fresher look, smoother driving experience, and more advanced safety features. The 2016 Outlander was revealed initially at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, raising anticipation for the new model year.
The updated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – though the model had already been revealed elsewhere. Regardless, spectators were able to check out the new vehicle, which has received some serious cosmetic upgrades.
The main exterior difference between the 2016 Outlander and its predecessor is a totally redesigned front fascia, giving the vehicle a bold, aggressive look that counters the rest of its roundness. As for the actual driving, the new Outlander is said to offer significantly better handling, while producing much less noise and fewer vibrations. And of course, the 2016 PHEV model is more fuel-efficient than ever.
The 2016 Outlander PHEV will hit dealerships sometime in the next year, so if you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of one, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
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Did you think you had seen all Mitsubishi has to offer? Think again. The automaker is switching it up, with its new design language being featured for the first time on a production vehicle. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander made its grand entrance at the New York International Auto Show earlier this month, and we like what we see.
“The 2016 Outlander has an eye-catching design aesthetic inside and out, and with its long list of engineering upgrades the new Outlander literally looks, drives and feels like an entirely new vehicle, making it an even more compelling value than before,” said Mitsubishi Motors North America executive vice president, Don Swearingen.
Mitsubishi designers and engineers left no panel unturned and no surface uncovered when it came to enhancing the vehicle. In fact, more than 100 modifications and improvements were made.
The front design of the new Outlander bears the name “Dynamic Shield.” More than an aesthetic, it is designed to better protect the vehicle and its passengers. Inside, even the steering wheel has been redesigned and rear seating reconfigured. Advanced technology is used throughout to make the vehicle safer and more comfortable.
We at Mountaineer Mitsubishi will, of course, be sure to keep you posted on the model’s arrival in our showroom. We can’t wait to get a closer look at the new Mitsubishi.