These holiday travel tips will help keep you and your family prepared and safe on the open road this Thanksgiving and holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Mitsubishi awards in 2017
A vast collection of top Mitsubishi awards prove that this auto brand has a quality, successful lineup to offer to the public.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander – KBB Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles
- Do you need a lot of extra space? With the Mitsubishi Outlander, you get a 3-row family SUV for an affordable price. Kelley Blue Book recognizes that achievement with a spot on the Top 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles list.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage – KBB Most Affordable New Cars
- The Mitsubishi Mirage earned a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s list of Top 10 Most Affordable New Cars, proving itself to be a frugal and quality option for budgeting buyers.
Brand – 2017 WOMMY Bronze Award
- The Word of Mouth Marketing Association honored Mitsubishi for the brand’s “Kids Talk Safety” ad campaign, which emphasized Mitsubishi as a leader in safety and technology.
Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport – IIHS Recommended Used Cars for Teens
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recommends the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport as some of the best used options for teenage drivers thanks to their affordable price and SUV safety and capabilities.
Brand – Best All-Around Performance Brand & Economic Performance Brand
- This award from Automotive Science Group honored Mitsubishi for its contributions in the realm of social, environmental, and economic performance. ASG also mentioned the Outlander and Mirage, stating they stood out in their respective segments.
Want to see what earned these top Mitsubishi models awards? Come check out the brand’s lineup for yourself at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Summer vacation is fleeting for many college students, which means it’ll be time for back-to-school shopping in no time. In addition to school supplies, you should also check out a number of Mitsubishi models that are perfect for heading back to campus. The best back-to-school vehicles include the Outlander, Outlander Sport, and the Mirage, thanks to their roomy interiors, affordable pricing, and great gas mileage.
According to Mitsubishi, the new Outlander comes with a range of great features that are perfect for moving back to campus. This crossover SUV gets up to 30 highway mpg* when properly equipped, which saves you money at the pump. The roomy interior can easily fit many of the furniture and supplies you need to move, with a cargo capacity of up to 63.3 cu ft.
For those who want to look especially cool, check out the new Outlander Sport. This model has less seating than the standard Outlander, but the Sport comes with improved capabilities. You can easily explore off-road trails, bike, hike, and more. The Outlander Sport is bound to make other drivers jealous.
Finally, the Mirage is a classic among students headed back to school. This subcompact model saves on space, gets up to 43 highway mpg*, and still seats up to five. It’s one of the most affordable cars on the market, and it also comes with an impressive 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Looking for the most bang for your buck? Check out the Mitsubishi Mirage.
To test drive or explore the Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport, or Mirage, visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.
*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary. For comparison purposes only.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
If you’re looking for a new adventure in the state of Minnesota, there are tons of trails to explore. Whether you like hiking, bird watching, or biking, there’s truly something for everyone. Plus, you can easily find any off-road destination in a Mitsubishi Outlander, the perfect vehicle for the trip. With added storage space and a rugged exterior, any off-road adventure is a breeze.
One of the top Minnesota trails, according to TrailLink, is the Dakota Rail Regional Trail. This 26.6-mile trail is composed of asphalt and gravel, which is perfect for most beginners. As part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, this trail was converted from old rail lines. Activities include biking, inline skating, fishing, and even cross country skiing. Plus, it’s wheelchair accessible.
Lake Wobegon is also a popular trail in the area. This one is a whopping 60 miles, with an asphalt surface that is also built on an old rail line. Biking, skating, walking, and snowmobiling are all perfect for this trail, and there are great places to fish along the way. Again, this trail is also wheelchair accessible, making it perfect for those with limited mobility.
Finally, hop in your Mitsubishi and drive to the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Measuring over 119 miles, this asphalt trail passes through forests, over 10 rivers and streams, and along more than 20 lakes. There are tons of flora and fauna, and campgrounds are located at both ends. Like the other trails mentioned, this is an accessible asphalt trail built on old rail lines.
Planning your next adventure already? To find the perfect car for the job or any accessories you might need, visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.
Keeping important items packed in your SUV is important to many drivers—you never know when disaster could strike, after all. Some SUVs, like the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport, have plenty of room for drivers to store emergency supplies and other cargo. Here are a few things to have packed in your SUV as suggested by us here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi!
- Spare Tire – While it should be obvious, it never hurts to remind drivers that a spare tire is incredibly important to keep in your SUV. The Outlander and Outlander Sport already come stocked with one, but it never hurts to check on it every now and then, if only to make sure it’s properly inflated. Having tools necessary to change a flat tire wouldn’t hurt either!
- Emergency Kit – As parents know, kids will always find a way to hurt themselves. That’s why it’s important to keep a fully-stocked emergency kit in your SUV. Fill it with items like bandages, gauze, and other medical supplies.
- Owner’s Manual – Something every driver should keep in their SUV is the owner’s manual. A literal guide to your vehicle, the owner’s manual offers all the information one could need about dashboard lights, changing a flat tire, and more. Stow the owner’s manual in your Outlander or Outlander Sport’s glove box until you need it!
Leasing a vehicle is an excellent option when you’re looking to get a brand-new ride without breaking the bank. You only have to cover the cost of depreciation instead of the full price. This gives you lower monthly payments and a lower initial down payment. If you’re looking to push your savings any further, the Mitsubishi Mirage just topped the industry as the most affordable car to lease – which means you can get all the modern amenities you want for as low as $219 a month*.
The study that discovered this information was conducted by Growella. It is a destination website that analyzes all things related to lifestyle, career, and money and offers advice. The “100 Most Affordable Cars to Lease” study, as it was termed, found that the Mirage had an average auto insurance cost of $35 and monthly gas costs as low as $79**. The overall affordability of the Mitsubishi Mirage can also be attributed to its low starting MSRP, but its great fuel economy is also factored in.
Other benefits to leasing the Mitsubishi Mirage – besides it being the most affordable car on the market – include tech features. These include its standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as a Rockford-Fosgate sound system. Swing by Don Robinson Mitsubishi to check it out today.
*Starting costs, negotiated pricing, and consequently the cost of monthly payments differ from dealership to dealership
**Automobile insurance and fuel economy varies depending on the individual and a number of other factors
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a tried and true option for those shopping for a crossover. Crafted with elegant design and filled with cool features, the Outlander Sport has always offered a lot of bang to the buck. Early this February, this crossover was made even more appealing by the debut of the new 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition—LE for short. The Outlander Sport LE was revealed at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show and stays true to the Mitsubishi standards by offering lots of value for an affordable price tag.
The 2017 Outlander Sport LE is the second highest trim level, following the base model. This sophisticated crossover will turn heads with its modern design. An alloy fuel door matches the 18-inch alloy wheels. The alloy touches are complemented by black painted door mirrors, plus notable lighting like HID headlamps and fog lamps.
The inside of the Outlander Sport LE has its own stylish touches. Red stitching on the steering wheel, brake lever and shift knob plus aluminum pedals make the roomy interior pop. There’s extra comfort in the heated seats. Handy technology includes a rearview camera plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for advanced smartphone integration during every drive. The 2017 Outlander Sport LE offers all of this, plus the same reliable performance to be expected in a Mitsubishi, making it an irresistible choice.
Mitsubishi’s new crossover has been in the works for quite some time, and now it looks like we’ll be getting an official debut. The 2017 Geneva Motor Show takes place in March, and, following the teaser photo the automaker released not too long ago, that’s where we’ll see it live. Best of all, the new model won’t premiere as a concept vehicle, but rather as a production vehicle!
The new compact crossover is both sporty and coupe-like. The teaser photo reveals the profile which matches the description pretty well. The C-pillar and beltline offer a look that’s nearly spot-on. The front end looks similar to the Outlander’s, due largely in part to the similar headlights. The utility vehicle will be slotted between the Outlander Sport and standard Outlander models.
The Outlander Sport is expected to shrink and the standard Outlander will grow slightly between 2019 and 2020. The new model will likely arrive in the United States in early 2018.
Keep an eye out for Mitsubishi’s new crossover at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show on March 7th. There’s no pricing available just yet, but knowing Mitsubishi, the compact crossover will be a true value.
We here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi can’t wait for the official unveiling of the new Mitsubishi crossover.
It’s no secret that Mitsubishi has joined forces with Nissan, which can only be described as a major event in both brands’ history. Although it’s still early in the two brand’s relationship, speculation is already flying. In fact, Mitsubishi Australia seems fairly confident that the merger could bring a new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo to the road.
The joint efforts of Nissan and Mitsubishi will ultimately aim to create a stronger passenger car lineup. The next-generation cars could ride on Nissan-Renault’s modular CFM architecture, a system which could save money and make a new Lancer Evo a possibility too.
The two brands will also share technology, which will make introducing new technologies into vehicles a more cost-effective process. By joining forces with Nissan, Mitsubishi lands among the top three automotive groups in the world, based on sales.
That gives the brand a lot more capital and flexibility. Considering the Lancer Evo was cut from the lineup for cost reasons, it isn’t out of the question that we could see a return in the future.
Mitsubishi confirmed that it is set to work on a new Lancer and Triton truck. Reviving a famed performance car could be a great way to set the tone for the company’s future.
We here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi hope that we’ll see a new Lancer Evo sooner rather than later!