2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

One of the Mitsubishi Outlander model’s key strengths is its impeccable safety record. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded the 2019 Outlander with the Top Safety Pick title for the sixth consecutive year.

The Outlander earned “good” ratings across the board in all crash tests and a “superior” rating in front-crash prevention. It also earned an “acceptable” rating in the headlights assessment.

Per The News Wheel, the model’s available Touring Package largely contributed to its performance during these tests. The package includes advanced driver assist features such as Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beam headlights.

Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors North America, expressed pride at the model’s latest achievement. “Earning the IIHS Top Safety Pick is a key reason for customers to place the Outlander at the top of their shopping list, proving it one of the most competitive vehicles in the incredibly popular compact SUV segment.”

So, in short, 2019 promises to be another successful year for Outlander sales. Stop by Biggers Mitsubishi to experience this model’s superior safety technologies firsthand. You can also test-drive one of our other shiny new 2019 Mitsubishi models.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander’s Safety Earns Top Safety Pick Rating

When it comes to choosing a new car, many people list safety as a top priority. If you are looking for something that is both safe and affordable, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is a great choice. Recently, the Mitsubishi Outlander’s safety was recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with a Top Safety Pick recognition.

“As an engineering-focused company, we build safety, quality and dependability into every one of our vehicles,” said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer, MMNA.  “Earning the IIHS Top Safety Pick is a key reason for customers to place the Outlander at the top of their shopping list, proving it one of the most competitive vehicles in the incredibly popular compact SUV segment.”

To earn the Top Safety Pick status, the Outlander earned the top “good” rating in the moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also earned a “superior” rating for front crash prevention when equipped with available safety features.

With the SEL Touring Package, the 2019 Outlander comes equipped with Forward Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beams, and a multi-view camera system. The SEL model comes standard with Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.

Contact us at Biggers Mitsubishi for more exciting updates from the brand.

Will Mitsubishi Outlander Go Rogue in 2021?

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander

An automotive alliance could have a major impact on an upcoming model of the Mitsubishi Outlander.

 

Automotive giants Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have had an alliance since 1999, and now Renault and Nissan — which controls Mitsubishi — are talking about a merger. The companies, however, aren’t waiting for a merger to make a big move.

 

As part of the alliance’s attempt to make further inroads in the American crossover market, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will reportedly be based on the wider, longer frame of the Nissan Rogue. That would make the Outlander noticeably different in size from Mitsubishi’s other crossover vehicles, the Outlander Sport and the Eclipse Cross. The 2021 Outlander may also have a plug-in, hybrid model.

 

While the Outlander and Rogue will share the same base, they’ll be different enough to have their own design and marketing strategies.

 

The Outlander will be the first Mitsubishi to benefit from sharing a Nissan platform, but others could follow. The Outlander Sport will reportedly be built on the same frame used by the Nissan Versa, Kicks, and Juke.  There are also rumors that Mitsubishi might build a mid-sized truck on an alliance platform. That’s a move that would make customers hungry for such a vehicle very happy. Until then, come to Biggers Mitsubishi and take a test drive of a new 2018 Outlander!

KBB.com Most Affordable Awards Go to Two Mitsubishi Vehicles

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Each year, Kelley Blue Book offers a series of awards, all of which are considered extremely prestigious in the auto industry. One of the award series the website offers is the KBB.com Most Affordable Cars in different categories. This year, Mitsubishi won several spots in the 10 Most Affordable New Cars category and the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles.

The Mitsubishi Outlander didn’t just make the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles list, it topped it, making it the most affordable three-row vehicle you can buy. Seven-passenger SUVs typically require a much higher cost than smaller cars, which can put a strain on families who need extra space—but the Outlander is priced around the same as full-size sedans and small SUVs, making it much more accessible for the average American family.

The Mitsubishi Mirage made the 10 Most Affordable New Cars list in 7th place, after being named the most affordable car to lease based on a study by Growella and winning multiple most affordable awards since it was first released in 2014 for the 2015 model year. The Mirage is one of the lowest-priced vehicles on the market and is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicle in America. It also offers lots of features and technologies, which make it an even better value.

Find out more about these super affordable vehicles today and give us a call at Biggers Mitsubishi!

Innovative 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Features Earn ‘Top Safety Pick+’

Once again, Mitsubishi has raised the bar for vehicle safety with the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, which was just named a “Top Safety Pick+” vehicle by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new Mitsubishi Outlander Touring Package specifically earned the title, honoring the popular Outlander for the fourth year in a row. In its standard form, the new Outlander is equipped with Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring, and much more. So no matter where you go and who’s in tow, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Features will keep you covered every time.

Safe Family in 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

If you upgrade to the Touring Package, you will find a long list of active safety features – from Adaptive Cruise Control to Lane Departure Warning – that continue to keep drivers safe even when they do not recognize their own danger.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Features

Keep in mind that IIHS standards are higher than ever with new, rigorous testing standards that include the evaluation of headlights and much more. The new Mitsubishi Outlander scored nearly perfectly in every category.

When it comes to choosing your next vehicle, perhaps no factor is as important as safety. Thankfully, Mitsubishi has you covered, with the seven-passenger 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Want to learn more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander safety features? To take the vehicle out on a test drive, contact us or visit us any time, here at Biggers Mitsubishi.

Kids Riding In 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Great Chicago Places to Drive to in the Mitsubishi Outlander

The city of Chicago is great during any time of the year. However, Chicago is at it loveliest during the months of summer. Likewise, there is no better time to drive a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander than during the summer. So what better way to celebrate the summer than by exploring Chicago in your Outlander? Here are great Chicago places to drive to in the Mitsubishi Outlander this summer.

  1. The Navy Pier

The Navy Pier is more than just a lovely place to take a stroll. It is also lined with fantastic attractions, which are made even better during the summer.

  1. Lake Michigan

While on the subject of the lakeside, one of the best ways to use your Mitsubishi Outlander in Chicago is by taking a relaxing drive along the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

  1. The Lincoln Park Zoo

When the weather is nice during the summer, be sure to make the drive down to one of Chicago’s wildest and most popular attractions: the Lincoln Park Zoo. There you will encounter some truly amazing animals.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Named KBB Best Buy Award Finalist

KBB Best Buy Award
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was recently given the KBB Best Buy Award!

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was named a KBB Best Buy Award finalist last month, joining 48 other vehicles narrowed down from an initial list of 300. Kelley Blue Book’s annual Best Buy Awards determine the best new models in various segments and proclaim one vehicle the ultimate Best Buy. A KBB Best Buy Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the auto industry.

The KBB Best Buy Awards consist of a year-long evaluation by a panel of experts that takes into account pricing, how much the car costs to own over a five-year period including depreciation and maintenance, sales information, and reviews from drivers. The finalists, which will now be subject to these rigorous tests, were determined based on overall vehicle quality and value.

Mitsubishi is excited to see that the Outlander has made the list of finalists, citing the over 100 improvements from the 2015 model year to 2016 and saying that the Outlander is “the beginning of a new direction for the Mitsubishi brand.”

Outlander Leads Mitsubishi August Sales

Mitsubishi August Sales
The Mitsubishi Outlander has had a phenomenal year.

In a recent press release, Mitsubishi Motors America unveiled its 2015 August sales numbers for public viewing, and the statistics are staggering. The company has seen its best August numbers since 2008. Mitsubishi August sales in 2015 are a significant improvement over 2014’s numbers from the same time period, boasting a 22.1% increase in overall sales.

The 2016 Outlander Sport outshone the rest, selling 3,286 units in the month of August alone. The base Outlander itself, which sold 2,188 units in August, was redesigned for the 2016 model year, with over 100 improvements made by Mitsubishi to improve the SUV’s appeal. The improvements worked, luring in enough buyers that the Outlander’s total sales jumped 92.9% from August 2014 to August of this year. The SUV saw its best August sales in 12 years.

Other vehicles in Mitsubishi’s lineup include the Mirage, which sold 1,569 units in August, and the Lancer, which sold 1,240. However, Mitsubishi August sales were definitely led by the incredible sales of the Outlander and Outlander Sport, paving the way for future success.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Reveal Shows Off Serious Style Ugrades

Last month, Mitsubishi revealed its brand new Outlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The updated front-end, modern driving specifications, and the new CVT automatic gearbox were all on display.

The automaker delivered on its promise to improve upon the Outlander’s interior as well, which now features more contemporary, elegant styling to match its futuristic tech specs and functionality.

The overall styling of the 2016 Outlander is based on the same “Dynamic Shield” idea that was behind Mitsubishi’s XR PHEV II concept present at the Geneva Motor Show. Many new Mitsubishi models are getting this treatment, with new bumpers and grilles, alongside halogen headlights to match.

You can check out a gallery of the 2016 Mitsubishi here. Now that we’ve seen the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander reveal in New York, what do you think of the updated model? Get a good look at the images and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Debuts in Chicago

It’s about time. After teasing us about “The Return of a Legend” a few weeks ago, Biggers Mitsubishi could not wait a moment longer to find out what Mitsubishi had come up with.

Under the hood, the Concept GC-PHEV has a supercharged V6 and plug-in hybrid powertrain that makes 335 horsepower, all hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system.

More interestingly, the Concept GC-PHEV is the first vehicle to give us a preview of the automaker’s brand-new design language. According to Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi North America Executive VP, “All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander.”

When it comes to design, the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV is a mix of chunky style and sci-fi influences. It has an augmented reality windshield, collision mitigating braking, and something called the Tactical Table. Though that sounds like something that would let you call in an airstrike against your enemies, what it actually does is let you place a smartphone on top of the table and automatically share information with the vehicle and other passengers—kinda like those computer tables that we thought would be the future before tablets came along. Less dramatic than an airstrike, but arguably more useful!