Introducing the New 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

If you’ve been on the hunt for something capable, stylish, smart, and affordable, we have good news. The new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has received a number of updates this year. As the smaller, compact version of the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Outlander Sport offers a lot of bang for the buck.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is powered by one of two smart engines. The standard 2.0-liter option delivers 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, while a 168-horsepower 2.4-liter engine is also available. The Outlander Sport is an efficient option, boasting 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway*, and with the available all-wheel drive it’s ready to pave the way off-road.

With new standard features, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is better equipped than ever to keep passengers connected and safe on the road. A 7-inch touchscreen audio display is now standard in every trim, and features a rear-view camera. The second trim, the Outlander Sport SE 2.4, now comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ plus two USB ports. The highest trim, the Outlander Sport SEL 2.4, adds leather seating surfaces and available safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning.

No matter which trim you choose, we’re sure that you’ll be impressed by the many amenities and the friendly price tag. Learn more about what’s new in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport by stopping by Pantilli Mitsubishi.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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.

Mitsubishi Marks Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone in US

Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone

Mitsubishi is breaking all sorts of records, including the Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone. First introduced in 1982, Mitsubishi has been steadily becoming one of the most recognizable brands in the industry. Beginning with the iconic Tredia, Cordia, and Starion, Mitsubishi now has a range of high-performance, off-road, and luxury models to offer.

According to Mitsubishi, the brand reached the five million mark in the US on December 26. This represented the 21st consecutive month of sales increases, making it up over 43 percent by the time 2015 ended. With over 100 improvements on models like the Outlander and the introduction of the fuel-efficient Outlander Sport CUV, it’s no wonder sales were through the roof.

“This is a great milestone for Mitsubishi Motors because it means that five million customers have entrusted the brand over the past 30-plus years, and we hope many more will give us that same opportunity in the future,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “Our current sales momentum combined with a technologically innovative product pipeline primes Mitsubishi for great success in the U.S. for many years to come.”

The most popular models of all time include the 3000GT, Eclipse, Montero, Galant, and the recently retired Lancer Evolution. Currently, the model lineup includes the i-MIEV, Mirage, Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport. We can’t wait to see Mitsubishi reach the 10 million mark in the future.

Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone

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 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!

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

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