Month: January 2015

The Mitsubishi Mirage is compact and affordable, and now, as a top performer in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests, it is incredibly safe.

2015 Mitsubishi MirageThe Federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash-test results are out, and the ratings for the 2015 Mirage are impressive. The Mirage earned four-stars in all frontal crash subcategories and five stars in all side-crash testing. Also included is a five-star rating in the side pole test, which simulates a side impact with a tree, utility pole, or other narrow object at 20 mph.

When it comes to the subcompact car segment, very few cars are considered top performers in safety tests.  The Mitsubishi Mirage’s safety scores prove that small cars do not have to sacrifice safety.

Because the Mirage is a budget-friendly car that does not sacrifice safety, style or fuel economy, it’s the ideal car for your teen driver, for your daily commute, or for road trips on the weekend. Stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi today to see the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for yourself and even test drive one today!

Driving off into the SunsetTake a bow, Lancer Evolution. You’ve had a great run over the years but your time has finally come. That’s right, after the 2015 model year the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, staple sports car of the brand, will be withdrawn from the manufacturer’s starting lineup. The Lancer Evolution is leaving big tire tracks to fill and they’re only enlarged by the final model’s impressive specifications.

The final Lancer Evolution model will see an all-out play in the form of the Evo GSR, fully equipped with a whole bundle of a speed fanatic’s fantasy. The GSR races off into the sunset with 473 horsepower under the hood, tearing up the track beneath its 19-inch wheels. To compare, the standard model puts out 291 horsepower, which is nothing to be scoffed at but doesn’t compare to the tire burning power of the GSR.

No new Evo model is set to take the reins, at least not for a couple of years anyway. Suspicion suggests that the replacement will be a hybrid but there is no confirmation on that just yet. After ten generations, we can only bid the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution farewell as it drives off into the distant sunset.

Get your hands on one of the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sports cars here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi!

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage is part of a very specific—and relatively unknown—segment: the minicar segment. These cars, which basically look like a miniaturized combination of a hatchback and a crossover, boast great value at a small price. The Mirage, which is only in its second year on the market, has that in spades—and now it boasts the safety record of one of the safest small cars available today.

The Mitsubishi Mirage has great results from both the IIHS and NHTSA testing regimens as a 2015 model. From the IIHS, it earned top ratings of “good” on almost all tests—excluding the small overlap test, on which many small cars perform poorly. On the NHTSA tests, the car earned four-star and five-star ratings on every test, on both side and front crash tests.

This added safety makes the Mirage one of the most interesting new models on the roads today, as that safety is tacked on top of great value, efficiency, and style. The Mirage gets a combined 40 mpg, a ridiculously great number that looks even more enticing today thanks to falling gas prices. To learn more about this safe, stylish, and efficient little minicar, come see us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.

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