2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Named to Most Affordable Vehicle List

Mitsubishi has been making strides with all of its new vehicles, and the Outlander is no exception. So far, it’s been recognized for over 100 improvements from its 2015 predecessor. And how else it’s being recognized? Its affordability! The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander made it onto the list of the 10 Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicles of 2016.

Kelley Blue Book compiles this list annually of the most affordable three-row vehicles. To qualify, a vehicle must have seating for up to seven or eight passengers. All cars on the list range from $23,000 to $30,000, an incredibly affordable price range for a large vehicle.

But Mitsubishi isn’t just about a low price tag. The 2016 Outlander offers affordability and quality.

“We set a new value standard for the brand when we launched the 2016 Outlander last year, and to see it is recognized by such an informative and trusted source in the automotive industry confirms that Mitsubishi is making a name for itself in the SUV/CUV segment,” said Don Swearingen, Chief Operating Officer of MMNA.

With the Outlander, you’ll get incredibly fuel economy, horsepower, and Mitsubishi’s outstanding warranty. Check it out today at Pantili Mitsubishi!

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi’s January Sales Led by Crossover Lineup

Mitsubishi’s January sales

Mitsubishi has had a good start to 2016 mostly driven by the popularity of the updated Outlander and Outlander Sport. Mitsubishi’s January sales were led by the Outlander Sport, which sold 2,223 units.

This was followed by the Outlander, which had its best January since 2007 with sales of 1,543—an increase of 53.8% over January 2015. January was also the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales for the Outlander.

The 2016 Outlander has over 100 updates over the previous model, including a new exterior design, a reconfigured interior, engineering improvements, and improved second-row seating. It also boasts excellent safety scores and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with the availability of Forward Collision Mitigation.

As for the smaller Outlander Sport, it also has an excellent safety record and has earned a Top Safety Pick recognition for four years in a row. Buyers can choose between engine options that deliver the ideal balance between efficiency and power.

Come check out Mitsubishi’s excellent crossover lineup today at Pantili Mitsubishi.

New 2016 Outlander Named KBB Best Buy Finalist

The new Outlander is winning awards left and right, including being named a KBB Best Buy finalist. Thanks to over 100 improvements on the 2016 model, this car was named one of the best cars to buy for the price.

According to Mitsubishi, the KBB award measures overall vehicle quality and value based on expert evaluation and standard metrics. This includes pricing, mechanical data, 5-year cost-to-own info, maintenance, financing, fuel, and fees among other things.

“With more than 300 new-car models eligible for the 2016 Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Best Buy Awards, we are proud to see the Outlander included among the top 49 Finalists as it speaks volumes to where the Outlander stands in the eyes of a vehicle valuation and information source trusted by the industry and consumers alike,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America.

Models are divided into 12 categories. The Outlander was ranked in the Midsize SUV segment. Currently, there is no winner, but the overall Best Buy Award will be given sometime later this month. Our fingers are crossed that the Outlander wins.

KBB Best Buy finalist

2016 Outlander Tops Most Affordable Three-Row Crossovers By Cars.com

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Crossovers are among the fastest growing vehicles in America, in terms of popularity. Three-row crossovers are at the bigger end of the crossover spectrum and are typically for people who prefer a more stylish, less bulky vehicle over a minivan.

Every year, Cars.com puts together a list of the Most Affordable Three-Row Crossovers, an important study in light of the crossover’s popularity. It’s a great study because Cars.com doesn’t just look at the purchase price; the website also takes into account “five years of fuel costs and residual values of the cars after five years provided by ALG to determine which crossover will cost the least in the long run.”

After the smoke cleared, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander had claimed the top spot in the list of Most Affordable Three-Row Crossover by Cars.com. The Outlander possessed all of the features that Cars.com deemed “essential to car shoppers today,” like an automatic transmission, a power driver’s seat, a rearview camera, a USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Come see the 2016 Outlander for yourself at Pantili Mitusbishi!

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Named the Most Affordable 3-Row Crossover

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

We mentioned a couple of months ago that the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander was voted as one of the 10 most affordable 3-row vehicles by Kelly Blue Book. Well, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander does its predecessor one better by being voted by Cars.com as being the most affordable 3-row crossover.

According to a press release from Mitsubishi, the 2016 Outlander was ranked as the Number One Most Affordable 3-Row Crossover on Car.com’s list.

The starting price of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is $22,995, an incredible bargain for such a refined crossover. The 2016 Outlander is even cheaper than the 2015 Outlander.

Despite its reduction in price, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has received over 100 technical improvements to make it the most highly advanced Mitsubishi Outlander ever.

These improvements have evidently been beneficial to the Outlander’s reputation.

“We designed the 2016 Outlander to be an unmatched value in its segment, so it’s no surprise to us that it leads the way on the Cars.com list of most affordable 3-row crossovers,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President, in the press release. “From its long list of features, to available advanced safety technologies and a new eye-catching design, the seven passenger Outlander is a leader in value and reliability.”

Keep an eye out for the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, coming soon to Pantili Mitsubishi!

Mitsubishi Outlander Is One of the Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

Larger vehicles are almost always more expensive than their smaller counterparts. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the size of vehicle you need. Kelley Blue Book has named the Mitsubishi Outlander to its list of the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles.

“The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is an outstanding value proposition and comes with a long list of standard safety features and amenities,” states Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President, MMNA, in a statement. “And for 2016, the Outlander will feature bold new styling and over 100 key engineering and interior refinements, adding even more value to an already feature-laden vehicle.”

KBB.com described the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander as “loaded with value.” The editors were impressed with its standard three rows of seats, micron air filtration, hill-start assist, traction and stability control, seven air bags, and Mitsubishi’s impressive 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

In addition to these great value-oriented standard features, the Outlander is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ with the available Forward Collision Mitigation system. Other safety features include anti-lock brakes and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. The Outlander is even built with Mitsubishi’s Impact Safety Evolution chassis.

Come check out what the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander can offer you at Pantili Mitsubishi today.

10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

Spy Photos Foreshadow Probable Mitsubishi Montero Return

When Mitsubishi introduced three of the most exciting concepts at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, we could tell there was a new wave of energy emanating from the car company. Most recently, the 2016 Outlander Sport took center-stage at the New York Auto Show, modeling the same distinctive design language of the concept cars.

While the new 2016 Outlander will be available later this year, Mitsubishi already has in the works another SUV for the US market that it promises will be “the return of a legend,” which is slated to reappear as a 2017 model. Early spy photos indicate sweeping lines and curves instead of the boxy-shaped older version of the car, and if the GC-PHEV concept car is any indication, the 2017 Montero may offer the same unique styling, plug-in-hybrid powertrain consisting of a supercharged V6 engine, and electric motor good for a combined 335hp.

Although it is still sold overseas, the Mitsubishi Montero return will mark the first time the vehicle has been offered in the US since 2006. Be sure to check in with Pantili Mitsubishi for the latest on these models.

Mitsubishi Montero return

Restyled 2016 Outlander Awaits in New York

Mitsubishi is inviting everyone to “come see the new face of Mitsubishi Motors” at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, where it will be revealing what can only be the restyled 2016 Outlander SUV.

That assumption can be made from the poster that came with the announcement, which depicts a fairly recognizable front end. But as we know from previous spy shots, Mitsubishi has gone to work on both the front fascia and much of the rear end of the most popular vehicle in its lineup.

There’s also good reason to think the restyling will coincide with the American debut of the Outlander’s plug-in hybrid version, which has us expecting a design more or less along the lines of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S previously unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

In any case, we can’t wait to have the new 2016 Outlander at Pantili Mitsubishi. Stay tuned for the press conference at 11:30AM ET on April 2nd for the big reveal!

restyled 2016 Outlander

Mitsubishi Announces New Outlander Sport Powertrain Option

Mitsubishi wants to make sure that they have a vehicle for everyone, so the Japanese carmaker has announced a new Outlander Sport powertrain option that will provide owners with more power than ever before. This new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 168 horsepower, which is an increase of 20 horsepower over the standard 2.0-liter engine.

The 2.4-liter engine is offered in two different trim levels—the 2.4 ES and the 2.4 GT. As the base trim level, the 2.4 ES offers similar features to the 2.0-liter’s ES model with a black center bumper that sets it apart, all for an MSRP of $21,295. The Sport 2.4 GT has a price tag of $23,595, adding features like power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, and aluminum pedals.

If you are interested in learning more about the new Outlander Sport powertrain option or if you would like to give this top-notch vehicle a test drive, make sure you stop in to Pantili Mitsubishi today!

New Outlander Sport Powertrain Option

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Features Win Top Safety Pick+ Award

Mitsubishi was recently awarded two Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This prestigious award only goes to the safest vehicles on the market, those which can pass a series of crash tests and simulations. It’s no wonder the 2015 Lancer and Outlander won.

Both the Lancer and the Outlander were given the Top Safety Pick+ designation, according to Mitsubishi. The Outlander was specially recognized by the IIHS for its innovative use of new safety technologies. The best of the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander safety features are the Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system and advanced RISE safety engineering.

“The Mitsubishi RISE safety body construction system is the perfect example of this kind of technology. In the event of an accident, energy is absorbed and deflected away from the occupant cell, which enhances passenger protection,” said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of MMNA.

Want to know more about these award winning safety features? Stop by Pantili Mitsubishi to preview the new 2015 Lancer and Outlander today.

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander safety features