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.

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Introducing the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

You may have known the Mitsubishi Eclipse as a peppy sports car—and so have we. But that admirable vehicle has been out of production in the states since 2012. However, Mitsubishi is bringing the Eclipse name back, now in the form of a crossover utility vehicle. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will carry over the same standard of peppy driving dynamics and intelligent technology that were set in the original Eclipse.

 

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts at a very affordable price, especially considering all that this crossover has to offer. Its sporty styling is reminiscent of a coupe, accented with things like LED brake lights and stunning color options. The cabin is crafted with premium materials and filled with smart technology. A 7-inch touchscreen audio display can sync to a passenger’s smartphone with the help of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross updates also include a color head-up display which projects performance-relevant information behind the steering wheel where it’s easy to see.

 

This new crossover version of the Eclipse is just as peppy, if not more so, thanks to the standard 152-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. It’s also equipped with Mitsubishi’s unique Super All-Wheel Control system, which provides exceptional handling in any situation.

 

We expect to see the new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross on the lot at Pantilli Mitsubishi in March 2018. Be sure to stop by for one of the first test drives in this exciting new crossover!

Tips for Carpooling: Make the Ideal Ridesharing Program

Carpooling is a great way to get around. Not only does it save you money, but it’s also great for the environment and can help you earn some new friends. We’ve put together tips for carpooling so you, your coworkers, and your friends can make the best of ridesharing.

According to NBC, many people avoid carpooling because they don’t want to deal with other people. Although there are some people that aren’t good to drive with, the ridesharing program works great as long as you use common sense and set some guidelines.

“You should make a set of rules and have everyone sign them,” says Tom Devlin, transportation planner for a Metro Rideshare program. He urges carpoolers to be prompt so everyone’s day doesn’t get off to a late start. “If you say the 7 a.m. carpool will leave no later than 7:03 a.m., be sure to enforce that rule so latecomers learn to set their alarms a little bit earlier.”

Develop a schedule to decide who drives which days, and make sure to choose a location and time for pickup. Consider whether or not to have the radio on or when to use the A/C. Either turn it off, or let the driver decide. Make sure to set rules for drinking and eating, as well as smoking in your car.

Finally, don’t use your phone while you are driving. Although you might think it is okay when you’re driving yourself (it’s not), you don’t want to endanger fellow carpoolers.

Carpooling is a great way to get around. Not only does it save you money, but it’s also great for the environment and can help you earn some new friends. We’ve put together tips for carpooling so you, your coworkers, and your friends can make the best of ridesharing. According to NBC, many people avoid carpooling because they don’t want to deal with other people. Although there are some people that aren’t good to drive with, the ridesharing program works great as long as you use common sense and set some guidelines.   “You should make a set of rules and have everyone sign them,” says Tom Devlin, transportation planner for a Metro Rideshare program. He urges carpoolers to be prompt so everyone’s day doesn’t get off to a late start. “If you say the 7 a.m. carpool will leave no later than 7:03 a.m., be sure to enforce that rule so latecomers learn to set their alarms a little bit earlier.” Develop a schedule to decide who drives which days, and make sure to choose a location and time for pickup. Consider whether or not to have the radio on or when to use the A/C. Either turn it off, or let the driver decide. Make sure to set rules for drinking and eating, as well as smoking in your car. Finally, don’t use your phone while you are driving. Although you might think it is okay when you’re driving yourself (it’s not), you don’t want to endanger fellow carpoolers.

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.

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Look Out for Motorcycles during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Warmer weather means that we will be seeing more and more motorcycles out on the road. While motorcyclists may seem like a tough bunch, riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous than driving any other vehicle. This is why May is officially recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

With a few minor exceptions, motorcyclists have to follow the same rules of the road as any other vehicle. Here are a few tips to help us all “share the road” safely.

  • Leave more following space (3-4 seconds) when driving behind a motorcycle. This will give the motorcyclists more time and space to maneuver during an emergency.
  • Don’t assume a motorcycle is turning even when you see a signal. Many motorcycle turn signals are non-cancelling.
  • Always be on the lookout for motorcycles, especially when crossing an intersection as motorcycles can easily go unnoticed.
  • Always use your turn signals when you are merging or changing lanes.

Do you ever ride a motorcycle? What are some things you do to make sure you ride safely?

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Latest Mitsubishi Triton Safety Ratings Are the Highest Possible

Each year, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) evaluates the latest model releases for their safety, issuing ratings (much like the American NHTSA) to vehicles in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

And just recently, they announced that the new Mitsubishi Triton has scored an overall five-star rating, the highest rating possible. This puts the Triton on a short list of models that have hit the threshold, and recognized as one of the safest models available.

While other vehicles frequently get five-star ratings for some variants on their line, it’s rare for all different forms of one car to come together for an average of five stars. This is no small achievement for Mitsubishi, and you can bet they will be happy to flaunt it.

Safety is no doubt one of the largest factors in choosing a vehicle. We’re proud to see Mitsubishi continuing its long-term, consistent trend of equipping its lineup with the latest and most effective safety technology.

What do you think about these Mitsubishi Triton safety ratings? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Prevent Winter Corrosion, Make the NHSTA Happy

Turns out, washing your car isn’t just good for impressing your date. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published the results of a study concerning vehicles manufactured before 2007 that operate in cold-weather states.

Road salt can cause corrosion that could possibly lead to brake failure. The NHTSA’s recommendation? “Wash your car thoroughly at the end of the winter,” as well as being sure to wash it “throughout the winter.”

The first recommendation isn’t likely an issue. Most people feel compelled to wash their vehicle at winter’s end. But throughout the winter? Sounds like maybe the NHTSA might be getting a kickback from those automatic car wash joints out there, because who’s going to wash their own car outside in the winter? Corruption notwithstanding, an automatic car wash should suffice.

When it comes to washing your car at the end of winter, consider buying or renting a powerwasher. Jack your vehicle up, place on jackstands, and try to get the undercarriage as well. That should really prevent winter corrosion, the (obvious) evil the NHTSA is warning us about.

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Helpful Tips for Driving Safely on Wet Roads

So April has decided to live up to the old adage “April showers bring May flowers.” That’s fine. It’s actually pretty nice to stay inside and watch the rain fall from a warm, dry spot on the couch. Until you have to go to work or to the grocery store or anywhere else during April… That’s okay too, though, if you follow these tips for driving safely on wet roads.

  1. Check your tires. Your tires are your connection between the vehicle and the ground. Therefore, it is imperative that your tires have no less than 1/16th of an inch of tread. An easy way to check is to stick a penny, Abe Lincoln’s head down, into the groove of the tire. If you can see his entire hairdo, it is time to stop by Pantili Mitsubishi for new tires.
  2. Slow down. Reducing your speed will give you more time to react to skidding or hydroplaning on the pavement, and can possibly prevent your tires from slipping altogether.
  3. Increase your distance. It will likely take your vehicle longer to stop on wet pavement than on dry. Give yourself more space and time to stop, especially when following other vehicles.
  4. Stay calm. In the event your tires do start slipping, calmly and steadily apply your brake and steer your vehicle as firmly and smoothly as possible, looking toward the direction you want to go. If your vehicle has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) it should help prevent your wheels from locking, in which case you do not need to pump your brakes.

Whether decide to enjoy the showers from inside the comforts of your home or to embark on a rainy adventure in your car, we wish you a safe and happy April, as we look forward to May’s flowers… and maybe just a little more sunshine.

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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.

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Gas Mileage Tips: Easy Ways to Increase Fuel Economy

With the arrival of spring we’ll see traffic increase, as well as the number of road trips. With this increase in driving, it’s important to remember that there are easy ways to save money, especially when it comes to fuel economy. We’ve put together a list of gas mileage tips to help make your car as efficient as possible.

Fuel Economy.gov divides fuel economy tips into four categories: driving, maintenance, logistics, and car type. The best driving tip is to slow down; going the speed limit can save you 7% – 14% over the course of a year. Also, avoid idling (you get 0 mpg when you do this) and use cruise control when on the highway.

Maintenance not only keeps your car last longer, but it also makes it more efficient in the long run. Tire pressure is important to check and maintain because too little or too much will increase friction. Changing the oil regularly will keep your engine well-lubricated, and changing the air filter improves air flow, and ergo, combustion.

Logistics is a great way to save money. By planning your trips out, you’ll stop less than you have to. Don’t make unnecessary runs to do errands, and if possible, carpool to and from work.

Last but not least, buying a fuel efficient car is best in the long run. Mitsubishi is committed to optimal performance on every single model, which means you’ll have all the horsepower you need, as well as the best mpg possible.

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