2018 Mitsubishi OutlanderIt’s that time of year to pack up your Mitsubishi Outlander and hit the road with the family for an exciting journey. With tons of space to accommodate passengers and cargo, there’s no better summer adventure vehicle. You’ll feel confident and in control while on and off the road, and the Outlander’s smart interior will keep everyone entertained and connected. Here are a few tips on how to use your Mitsubishi Outlander for a summer road trip.

 

  1. Capitalize on cargo space: The Outlander’s spacious interior is perfect for road trips, offering comfortable seating for up to seven passengers and an impressive maximum cargo space of 63.3 cubic feet. Pack up everything you need for camping, outdoor adventures, or for setting out across the country.
  2. Take advantage of off-road capabilities: The Outlander’s available Super All-Wheel Control system uses a suite of state-of-the-art technologies to maximize traction, control, and stability while driving. Its available drive modes make the Outlander perfectly capable of traversing off-road terrains with the family in tow.
  3. Utilize entertainment features: The available Smartphone Link Display Audio system will be your best friend on road trips, offering HD Radio™ and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ The latter features give you convenient and safe access to your smartphone’s calling, texting, music, and navigation capabilities directly on the system’s 7-inch touchscreen display, allowing you to easily stream your family’s favorite tunes.

 

Before you head out on your next road trip, visit our team at Don Robinson Mitsubishi to ensure your vehicle is in top condition for a safe and comfortable adventure.

Outdoor Events in St Cloud | Don Robinson Mitsubishi | St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud, Minnesota is home to a lively atmosphere and a welcoming community. Getting outside is one of the best ways to live better and meet new people. Fortunately, there are plenty of outdoor events in St. Cloud that will make this coming spring a memorable one.

Pine Grove Zoo Season Opening

April 16th marks the official opening of the Pine Grove Zoo for the 2018 season. Located a short drive from St. Cloud, the Pine Grove Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals and educational programs that are perfect for kids and adults alike. Stop by on opening day to see some exotic animals and learn something new.

Earth Day Run

This year’s Earth Day Run takes place on April 20th and 21st at St. Cloud State University and is a great way to spend some time outdoors. There are multiple runs to choose from, including one for the kids. Companies can even take part in the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. 5K Corporate Challenge. Once all is said and done, be sure to attend the post-race parties to top off a wonderful weekend outdoors.

Mental Health Walk

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is hosting the 5th annual Mental Health Walk on May 19th. The event takes place around Lake George and offers the perfect opportunity to get outdoors for a good cause. Take part in the silent basket auction and enjoy refreshments. Don’t forget to consider donating.

Heading to local parks is another great way to enjoy spring, and if you need a vehicle to reach those destinations, then you should stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

Tire Safety | Don Robinson Mitsubishi | St. Cloud, MN

Some of the most important safety features on your car aren’t always an advanced automatic feature like emergency braking. Instead, your vehicle’s safety systems can be as basic as your tires. Without your tires, you are not going anywhere—they affect your vehicle’s braking, handling, and ride. That is why tire safety is so important.

One of the most important steps in tire safety is regular inspections. You should make a habit of thoroughly checking your tires once a month. Look for signs of wear, good tread depth, and proper inflation.

Excess wear on a tire can appear as cracks or bulges on the side wall or uneven tread wear. If you see any of these signs, schedule a service appointment at Don Robinson Mitsubishi for a closer look.

Another important factor in tire safety is how your car handles. If you feel any unusual vibrations or hear a thumping noise, this can indicate an out-of-balance tire or a tire with a flat spot. Furthermore, a tire that pulls your car to one side could be underinflated or damaged.

When you do perform your tire inspection, take a quarter with you. While many experts suggest the penny test, a quarter will give you better results. Place the quarter down into the tread with Washington’s head facing down. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, this means your tread is less than 4/32” and it is time for new tires.

If you need help installing a new set of tires, our service team at Don Robinson Mitsubishi is ready to lend a hand.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - off-road trails in Minnesota

If you’re in the St. Cloud area and are looking for opportunities to test your off-road driving skills, you’re in luck, as the area features plenty of great off-road trails that are perfect for switching into 4WD and getting the most out of your vehicle. At Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we carry a variety of All-Wheel Control vehicles, so it’s only fair that we share our favorite off-road trails in Minnesota.

 

Washington/ Ramsey Trail

Situated in the Nemadji State Forest, this trail system is 71 miles long and features impressive twists, steep climbs, and tight passages, all overlooking some seriously stunning landscapes. If you’re looking for a great way to get the most out of your vehicle, this trail is for you.

Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area

Located just East of the city of Gilbert, the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area should be on the short list of every off-road driver. This huge park offers 36 miles of trails and takes you over a huge variety of terrains and elevations so you can really test your skills.

Bemis Hill Trails

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to spend an entire weekend, be sure to check out Bemis Hill Trails. An 85-mile system of trails perfect for off-roading, Bemis Hill is located on the shoreline of an ancient glacial lake which naturally carved out a beautiful and rugged landscape.

 

For the ideal off-roader, stop into Don Robinson Mitsubishi and check out our lineup.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is unlike anything you’ve ever seen from the Mitsubishi brand. This intelligent and eco-friendly SUV is great for those who truly love the outdoors. Not only does this SUV come with seating for up to five people and plenty of space for cargo, but it also has an intelligent plug-in hybrid design that delivers up to 74 MPGe*.

Outlander PHEV technologyAccording to Mitsubishi, the new Outlander PHEV technology includes a DC Quick Charging system to cut down on charge time. Charging at CHAdeMO public charging stations, you can go from empty to 80% charged in just 25 minutes. The Outlander PHEV II app lets you connect your vehicle to your smartphone to find the most efficient charge times, and the PHEV system can automatically toggle between hybrid and all-electric models to save on gas.

How does this Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) work? An all-new Twin Electric Motor system pairs with a powerful engine to optimize performance while saving on gas. Combining electric power with gasoline power saves you money at the pump and cuts back on emissions, yet it also provides impressive range and capabilities. Plus, with Super All-Wheel Control, the Outlander PHEV is great for harsh terrain.

Learn more about the Outlander PHEV or PHEV technology at Don Robinson Mitsubishi. If you want to go green without breaking the bank, the Outlander PHEV may be an ideal option for you.

 

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

Minnesota Hunting Season | Don Robinson Mitsubishi | St. Cloud, MN

Here in Minnesota, hunting season is a big deal. If you don’t participate yourself, you probably know at least a few people who do. While much of Minnesota hunting season is over for 2017, we are already looking forward to next year.

If you are not ready to quit yet, there is still some time left for certain types of game. If you are a bow hunter, you can still bag yourself a deer through December 31st. Bobcat season runs through January 7th. Rabbit and squirrel season covers much of the winter and is open through February 28th. You can also still hunt grouse and pheasant until January 1st.

If you have never been hunting before, but would like to try it out, there are a few things you need to do. Make sure that if you are planning a hunt, you follow all the Minnesota rules and regulations and secure your license before you head out. Another good recommendation is to take a hunter safety course. These courses will cover all the safety precautions and rules you need to follow.

How successful was your hunting season this year? Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, many of us are hunters and look forward to spending a weekend or two out in the wilderness next fall.

Family Features in the Eclipse Cross | Don Robinson Mitsubishi | St. Cloud, MN

As the winter approaches, many families across the country head indoors, but not here in Minnesota. Most Minnesotans love the winter and all the fun it entails. However, one important part of good winter fun is having a vehicle that can get you there. With the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, nothing will stand in your way.

There are some great family features in the Eclipse Cross that make it an ideal choice for any adventure-loving troop. The available all-wheel drive will help keep you on the right path. Add in the heated seats, for both the front and rear seats to stay warm and cozy all season long.

Inside, there is plenty of available technology. Add the available head-up display to get all the information you need with crisp color. The touchpad controller, high-resolution touchscreen, and great connectivity make the Eclipse Cross’s technology easy for everyone to use.

To help keep everyone safe, the Eclipse Cross also has a suite of available safety technology, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning.

Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we think the Eclipse Cross is a fantastic addition to the Mitsubishi lineup. It will be arriving on our showroom floor early next year.

Are you in charge of dessert this year for Thanksgiving? These Thanksgiving pie recipes are sure to get the other guests’ attention and let you show off your baking skills.

 

Thanksgiving Pies

Cranberry-Cherry Cobbler Pie

Combine two classic Thanksgiving favorites in one! Cranberries provide a tart contrast to sweet, gooey cherry filling in this made-from-scratch crust.

Mocha Cream Pie

Add a little bit of chocolate flavoring to your life with this delicious, creamy pie, which combines crumbled chocolate wafers with chocolate chips, coffee, and heavy cream.

S’mores Galette

Bring the toasty, marshmallow-y goodness of s’mores to the dinner table at Thanksgiving with this chocolate-and-graham-cracker-filled treat.

Maple-Nut Pie

Put a unique spin on the classic pecan pie by drizzling chocolate and maple syrup on top. It adds a bit of flavor you won’t expect.

Lemon-Buttermilk Tart

Add a bit of citrus freshness to your Thanksgiving meal with this tart, which incorporates lemon and buttermilk for a creamy, refreshing dessert.

Cheddar Apple Pie

This one sounds a bit bizarre, but the taste of light cheddar cheese mixed with apple pie filling blends together with honey and brown sugar for an unusual, but delightful, dessert.

When you bring one of these Thanksgiving pie recipes to dinner this year, you’ll be the star of the show. Get these pies to their destination safely with one of the vehicles from Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

Driving in the Snow

These holiday travel tips will help keep you and your family prepared and safe on the open road this Thanksgiving and holiday season.

Prepare

The most crucial part of any road trip is preparing ahead of time. You should keep your vehicle serviced and up to date, make sure you have everything packed that you need, and look up alternate routes ahead of time in case of traffic or road closures.

Bring Alternative Maps

Relying on a GPS? That’s not always the right move. Of course, it’s fine to use your GPS as a primary resource, but keep maps on hand in case of a lost signal, or consider printing information off Google Maps.

Drive Defensively

Other people on the road are also going to be booking it to their relatives’ for the holidays, so be cautious, drive slowly, and watch out for other vehicles.

Keep An Emergency Kit On Hand

Blankets, water bottles, snacks, a flashlight, jumper cables, and other necessities should be collected for an emergency kit, just in case.

Relax

Lots of studies have been done to prove that doing something while you’re scared or stressed makes you more prone to making mistakes. Get ample sleep the night before and take some time to relax on the road.

Use these holiday travel tips for a more reassuring drive to your relatives’ homes this holiday season.

New 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage in St. Cloud, MN

Mitsubishi offers awesome value, as well as a commitment to excellence and quality, and that continuous dedication to innovation has brought the new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage to fruition. The new model launches this year with upgraded standard equipment as well as the great, affordable price tag drivers have come to expect from Mitsubishi’s lineup. And with all the perks to owning a Mirage, such as the best non-hybrid fuel economy in the business, you’re in for a great ride.

The new Mitsubishi Mirage will sport a price tag just under $13,400 and comes with a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen display for the audio system. That, in turn, comes with Bluetooth ® wireless software that allows you to stream your favorite music and make hands-free phone calls. There’s also a USB port in the center console for charging or syncing your phone. You can still get features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto or driver’s seat armrests as available options on upper trims.

The new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is now available on dealer’s lots across the nation. Come test drive one for yourself and experience its great reliability, value, and fuel economy, as well as all of its brand-new upgraded tech, at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

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