Making production cars that are all under a specific horsepower was thought to be the safest way to go for all Japanese automakers like Nissan and Mitsubishi. With this in mind, somewhere along the lines there was a “gentlemen’s agreement” that was to limit the horsepower of all production cars to 300 horsepower. Most have been happy with the results as they enjoy reaching close to this number and adding dynamic features such as more active suspensions or a more responsive steering system to cars in order to ensure they can still offer performance many will desire in their vehicles. Read more
With no pun intended, Mitsubishi is readying itself to be strong in the world of electrically powered vehicles which may be a huge surprise. Because Mitsubishi offers a lineup that is similar to what Suzuki had to offer many may have thought the company would pull out of the US market and focus on its other markets due to declining sales, but instead Mitsubishi has found a way to soldier on and offer some great vehicles for us to enjoy in the States as it poises itself for its next great charge into the EV marketplace. Read more
Competing in a segment full of namesakes that have for a long time been leaders in the class, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in ready to take the lead with great styling and a very upbeat all-wheel drive that adds control to allow the vehicle to be taken off road when desired for a little time away from the paved world. The Outlander has to be a great compact SUV to stand up to the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4 that have led the way for so long in this segment.
The only real knock on this great compact SUV is the lack of power in the engine compartment, but with a starting price under $25,000 the Outlander is a fantastic compact SUV to get started with. Offering owners the ability to transport more than five passengers and head off road with ease the Outlander is a great vehicle to own. For 2015, the Outlander adds several new upgrades including a FUSE hands-free audio system with USB and iPod interfaces that is available on all trim levels, Bluetooth connectivity and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift know. The SE trim adds new leatherette and cloth upholstery and the GT adds new aluminum-alloy wheels, LED taillights and silver roof rack rails.