The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander’s reveal on Amazon Live back in February sparked interest in auto enthusiasts worldwide. With the promise of better performance, a larger selection of amenities, and various tech advancements, the 2022 Outlander is poised to be the best version of the beloved crossover yet. Here’s a complete rundown of what to expect.

 

Powertrain and performance

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander will run off the power of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine complete with improved S-AWC, or Super All-Wheel Control. No matter your driving conditions, you can optimize traction through five different driving modes for 2WD models and six for S-AWC models.

 

Exterior

A wider stance, a muscular design, and a new Dynamic Shield front make the newest Outlander more athletic than ever before. Available 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels, a power panoramic sunroof, and LED front fog lights complement the sleek new design.

 

Interior

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander can seat up to seven and is the segment’s only model with a third row. 3-Zone Climate Control keeps everyone comfortable in their ideal temperature. The eight-way power front-row seats have a key-linked memory function that always keeps your seats how you want them.

 

Technology

Wireless compatibility with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto enable you to sync your smartphone to the 2022 Outlander’s 9-inch infotainment display. Available wireless charging further reduces the clutter of wires.

 

Stay tuned for more information on the 2022 Outlander, and be sure to give it a test drive once it hits the lot of Don Robinson Mitsubishi in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport already offers a little bit of everything to drivers, but that hasn’t stopped Mitsubishi from finding new ways to offer its customers even more. It was recently announced that Mitsubishi is once again expanding the Outlander Sport lineup with the addition of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition.

The Limited Edition may be the most opulent iteration of the Outlander Sport yet. The exterior of this new Outlander Sport model is marked by 18-inch black-painted alloy wheels, black outside mirrors, and a black grille. Inside, drivers will find red accent stitching throughout the seating, steering wheel, and shifter.

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition will also add an 8-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio system. This system will be compatible with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, keeping you connected no matter which kind of smartphone device you use.

Other exciting additions to the Outlander Sport Limited Edition include heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Meanwhile, the Black Edition trim of the Outlander Sport is set to receive some brand-new features for the 2021 model year. Chief among these new features is a safety suite consisting of Automatic High Beam headlights, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Mitigation.

Discover which version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is right for you with a visit to Don Robinson Mitsubishi in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

A new teaser for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has hit the web. Although the image doesn’t reveal too many details about the new 5-passenger compact SUV, it does reveal enough to raise our collective excitement over what promises to be a technologically advanced, comfortable, and safe family vehicle.

A new Dynamic Shield concept gives the exterior design a more robust look. The primary headlights are repositioned to rest directly below the turn signal lamps. Its style is further enhanced thanks to an hourglass-shaped front fascia and a biplane grille. Altogether, these exterior developments give the 2022 Outlander an appearance more akin to trucks than compact SUVs.

Size increases and technology improvements are also expected for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. The vehicle will run off the power of a brand-new engine, replacing the 2021 Outlander’s 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter MIVEC, the latter of which generates a whopping 168 horsepower.

Rumors are swirling that this new SUV will sport a Nissan engine. Likewise, Nissan is rumored to be incorporating Mitsubishi’s PHEV system into one of its new vehicles. However, none of this has yet been confirmed.

A livestream in February of 2021 will provide the platform for the official debut of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. Like you, we here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi can’t wait to find out more about this exciting new SUV!

Green Car Journal has chosen the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, or PHEV, as the official 2020 Family Green Car of the Year. This is the second year in a row that the Outlander hybrid has been chosen for a green-driving award.

Singled out for a successful mix of environmental and family-friendly features, the Outlander PHEV underscores Mitsubishi’s commitment to fighting climate change and meeting the needs of consumers through the electric vehicle market. The awards were given out at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show. The awards celebrate vehicles that uphold the magazine’s focus on decreasing environmental impact through technology. The Outlander PHEV received the Green SUV of the Year Award in 2019, and this is the first year that the Family Green Car of the Year has been singled out.

The Outlander PHEV is a perfect mix of electric efficiency, crossover utility, and superior handling. Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control system includes a dual electric motor configuration to allow the Outlander PHEV to handle any road conditions safely. The hybrid set-up not only provides excellent fuel economy, but also great performance and traction in all kinds of weather.

Experience the award-winning Outlander PHEV for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.

You don’t need an electric or hybrid car to get good fuel economy driving I-94 to and from Minneapolis. As you travel on Minnesota highways, these tips can help you improve your gas mileage.

 

Use cruise control

When you are driving on I-94, you might have the tendency to match the speed of the vehicle in front of you, even if you aren’t aware of it. That urge to always keep accelerating isn’t good for fuel economy.

Using your car’s cruise control can help you maintain a speed that is safer and more fuel efficient. Constant acceleration and braking uses more fuel, so cruise control reduces your need to accelerate and brake.

Many Mitsubishi models at Don Robinson Mitsubishi even have adaptive cruise control systems that adjust the vehicle’s speed automatically if you get too close to the car in front.

 

Turn on the AC

In the summer, it might be tempting to roll down your windows and enjoy the fresh air. However, when you are traveling on the highway over 60 mph, you should keep those windows and sunroof closed.

Instead, use your car’s air conditioning. If you are driving really fast, open windows can cause drag, which makes the engine work harder and increases its fuel consumption. Another way to reduce drag on highways is to avoid putting roof racks and other storage accessories on top of your car.

 

If you want a car or SUV that’s big on value, check out the fuel-efficient models at Don Robinson Mitsubishi. Our vehicles boast consistently efficient gas mileage thanks to their carefully engineered motors. Learn more by visiting our dealership in Saint Cloud, MN.

Mitsubishi announced that it will be delivering the redesigned Eclipse Cross by the second quarter of 2021, so that means you’ll be able to own the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV early next year.

The overhauled Eclipse Cross blends utility with modern aesthetics to create a stylish yet functional SUV for fashionable families in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The new look flaunted by the updated Eclipse Cross has more dynamic angles and eye-catching lines. To summarize this SUV in one word, it would be … hot!

In particular, the new Eclipse Cross is a must-buy if you live in Saint Cloud. Its highly efficient fuel economy is valuable for saving money if you commute frequently to Minneapolis or run errands around town every day while your kids are in school.

So far, Mitsubishi has only released teasers of the new Eclipse Cross, so we’re hoping for more details to come by the end of the year. We do know that the SUV’s new design draws inspiration from the e-EVOLUTION Concept, but we don’t know how that will translate to its inner workings.

On the heels of the 2022 Eclipse Cross will be the rest of the 2022 Mitsubishi lineup, which has other changes in store. These include exterior updates on the Mirage and Mirage G4, plus an all-new generation of the Outlander and improved all-electric driving range on the Outlander PHEV. Going forward, every Mitsubishi will have Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection as standard.

If you want to know when any of the 2022 Mitsubishi models are available at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, contact us so we can put you on our mailing list. That way, you’ll be the first in town to know!

It’s vital to keep your used car in good shape to counteract the mileage and wear that the previous owner put on the vehicle — and that you’ll be putting on it now!

If you’re wondering how to prolong the life of your used car, take it into Don Robinson Mitsubishi’s service center for regular maintenance. And, follow these tips that will help your used car last longer.

Change fluids regularly

The fluids in your car need to be flushed and replaced regularly to keep your car running in good health. This includes changing the engine oil, coolants, windshield fluid, and even transmission fluid at the proper intervals.

Drive gently

It might seem obvious, but one of the best ways to extend the life of your used car is to avoid pushing your car too hard. Avoid gunning the acceleration or slamming the brakes as much as possible. Go gently on it! If you drive your car within its means and avoid unnecessary strain, you’ll damage the engine less.

Check the battery

Saint Cloud winters can quickly drain your car’s battery due to the frigid temperatures. Our expert technicians at Don Robinson Mitsubishi can measure the battery charge to make sure it’s ready for the winter and in good shape for the long term.

If your used car needs a fluid flush or maintenance inspection, we’d be glad to diagnose and fix it. Contact the Don Robinson Mitsubishi service center to schedule a checkup.

A fresh lineup of Mitsubishi vehicles is coming soon to Don Robinson Mitsubishi — with newly standard Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection to offer drivers like you. Here’s a look at the upcoming wave of Mitsubishi cars and crossovers.

Outlanders for new frontiers

Leading off the latest Mitsubishi changes is this fall’s 2021 Outlander Sport. The 2021 model takes the excellent 2020 version of the Outlander Sport and gives it a significant boost to its standard equipment.

Eco-conscious drivers in Saint Cloud, MN, will love the 2021 Outlander PHEV, which arrives this winter. Updates at every trim level ensure you get the more for your money — and that’s on top of an all-new powertrain with increased displacement and greater horsepower, plus the enhanced electric drive system that offers higher maximum speeds and farther all-electric travel distances.

On the horizon is the all-new 2022 Outlander, due to arrive in Q2 2022. This new-generation update includes a bold, fresh appearance along the lines of Mitsubishi’s current design language, plus cabin upgrades for quieter rides, interior refinements, and the latest technological improvements.

 

Stylish Mirage and Eclipse Cross updates

Early in 2021, Mitsubishi’s fuel-efficient 2021 Mirage and Mirage G4 will receive substantial exterior design overhauls, modernizing their style while maintaining their dependable underpinnings.

Arriving around the same time, the 2022 Eclipse Cross will feature front and rear exterior overhauls in line with Mitsubishi’s contemporary design language, as well as a revised interior and an exciting new infotainment system.

We’re excited to have these new models in stock soon at Don Robinson Mitsubishi. Contact us to be notified of their arrival or browse our website for the current models we have in stock at affordable prices for families.

A great feature to have on your vehicle in Minnesota is all-wheel drive. This drivetrain gives the car greater stability on slick winter roads and dirt paths. If you are considering a new Mitsubishi from Don Robinson, like the Outlander SUV, you need to check out S-AWC.

Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control system has an advanced function that continually manages driving and braking forces of all four wheels. The Outlander is the most popular Mitsubishi model equipped with S-AWC. In its setup, the Outlander uses Active Yaw Control (AYC) to regulate torque between the left and right wheels.

The Outlander S-AWC system comes with four driving modes. AWC ECO sends torque mainly to the front wheels to enhance fuel economy but will automatically switch to 4WD if you encounter slippery roads. NORMAL mode sends torque to any wheel as needed. When driving in wintery conditions, the SNOW mode can help optimize traction. The fourth mode, LOCK, keeps the system operating in 4WD for better all-terrain performance at all times.

If you choose the Outlander PHEV, it comes standard with S-AWC; however, its system is different than the standard Outlander. It is equipped with a Twin Motor 4WD system along with AYC. It comes with two driving modes: NORMAL and 4WD LOCK.

Find capable, affordable SUVs in Saint Cloud like the Mitsubishi Outlander here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

St. Cloud parks offer great opportunities for you and your family to get out into nature. Local parks provide hiking trails to traverse on a sunny Minnesota day, and these are the nature spots nearby that we recommend.

Munsinger Gardens

Munsinger Gardens sits along the banks of the Mississippi River across from St. Cloud State University. Miles of winding paths give you a chance to get out into the fresh air and sunshine without traveling very far. They’re open daily during the spring, summer, and fall.

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

There is plenty of nature to see at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. It is a wildlife sanctuary through August 31, and offers hiking trails, fishing spots, and a canoe route. Some areas are open to hunting after September 1, so check the park website for information before you go. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day in season.

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

Spanning 684 acres, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve is the largest park in Stearns County. The land consists of woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and rock formations, with many species of native plants here.  The Park is open from 8:00 AM to sunset year-round, and parking permits are required.

For an eco-friendly vehicle to explore Minnesota in with your family and take on a scenic road trip, check out the Mitsubishi Outlander or Outlander PHEV at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

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