Category: Mitsubishi Awards

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander  | St. Cloud, MN

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has already become a popular model since its recent release — as evidenced by its recent accolade as the “Vehicle of the Year” by Victory & Reseda.

For the past 15 years, the online magazine has recognized the vehicle that it deems to be the year’s best based on qualities like driveline, driving dynamics, design, comfort, technology, safety, efficiency, and value. By scoring every contender on these categories and bestowing a numerical grade, the judges can identify the vehicle that tics the most boxes. Public interest through social media engagement and editorial interest are also factored in.

This year was the first time that the Mitsubishi Outlander won the honor of being “Vehicle of the Year,” which says a lot about the quality and extent of the SUV’s 2022 redesign. The publication’s editor-in-chief Randy Stern explained that they recognized the Outlander for its high-quality interior, bold exterior design, and a solid driveline, making it a standout on the market.

As automotive website Victory & Reseda is based in Minnesota near the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you can trust that the publication knows the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander would be a dependable, fitting SUV for families like yours who live in Minnesota.

See why the 2022 Outlander is receiving buzz like this and catching the attention of industry experts like those at Victory & Reseda. Visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi, where we have the Outlander in stock and waiting for you.

Low-Cost, High-Value CPO Mirage G4 Recognized by Vincentric | St. Cloud, MN

Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle here in St. Cloud, Minnesota, should connect you with a reliable vehicle at a low price — at least, that’s what Vincentric believes. That’s why the organization publishes its annual Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America Awards.

For the past nine years, the organization has assessed the average cost of ownership for CPO vehicles in the U.S. based on actual customer ownership and statistical calculations. By looking at costs like depreciation, taxes, loan financing, maintenance, insurance, and repairs, the number-crunching judges were able to identify the models in all major automotive classes that had the lowest average cost of ownership.

The model that offered the best value in the subcompact car category was the Mitsubishi Mirage G4. As Vincentric President David Wurster explained, “The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 outperformed seven other subcompact competitors to earn Lowest Cost of Ownership in its class.” The organization also noted the model’s efficient fuel economy, thanks to its 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine.

A new Mirage G4 is already priced quite low, with a starting MSRP below $16,000, so you can imagine how affordable a CPO Mirage G4 could be that already has a few years of prior ownership under its belt.[1]

To find great deals on certified pre-owned Mitsubishi models like the Mirage G4 in St. Cloud, we invite you to browse our inventory here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

[1] Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. Vehicle MSRP does not include Destination/Handling Charge of $995 (Alaska/Hawaii $1,120).

Mitsubishi Lineup | St Cloud, MN

The J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study measured the quality of new 2021 model-year vehicles and ranked automakers accordingly. Mitsubishi tied for third in the study, which is a major improvement from its sixth-place ranking in the 2020 study.

Based on the responses of owners, Mitsubishi only had 144 problems per 100 vehicles for the initial 90 days of ownership — four points better than its score last year. This is well below the 2021 industry average of 162 problems per 100 vehicles.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also took second place in the small SUV segment for receiving a high ranking in the study. The model’s score improved an impressive 12 points year over year, moving it up one place in its class.

Not only are new Mitsubishi models high-quality, but they also come with fantastic warranty coverage. So, if you do experience any issues, these can easily be repaired at the dealership. A new Mitsubishi offers a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a seven-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty, and a five-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

If you’re looking to buy a reliable and valuable vehicle for all of life’s adventures, schedule a test drive today in one of the new Mitsubishi vehicles we offer at Don Robinson Mitsubishi in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander | St Cloud, MNThe all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander recently earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 6 Most Improved Cars of 2021. USN’s Kevin Linder and Isaac R. Braun praise the new Outlander for being “ready to compete with the rest of the competitive compact SUV segment.”

Mitsubishi made several key updates to the 2022 Outlander including a revamped aesthetic and more technology. U.S. News & World Report notes that the interior uses even better materials than before, giving the SUV a “near-luxury quality.” That’s all the more impressive when you consider its great starting price.

The all-new Outlander also boasts three brand-new advanced driver assistance systems for 2022: Active Blind Spot Assist, Rear Automatic Emergency Braking, and Driver Attention Alert. These features make the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander a safer, smarter bet and help earn it high marks on the Most Improved Cars list.

“Add it up, and the 2022 Outlander is a vast improvement over both the 2020 model and the 2021 plug-in hybrid only version,” Linder and Braun write.

While the opinions of experts are nice, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander was made to satisfy the needs of drivers in places like St. Cloud, Minnesota. Check out the all-new Outlander for yourself — it’s ready to help improve your daily drive at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

The foundation of any business is satisfied customers, and this is an area in which Mitsubishi continuously excels. The auto manufacturer placed third overall in J.D. Power’s 2021 Customer Service Index Study, an increase in its rankings from previous years.

Customer satisfaction

The study looked at how satisfied Mitsubishi drivers were with the services they received at dealerships over the last year. Mitsubishi came in third among all the other brands that were part of the study. The research was conducted from July through December of 2020, and 62,519 drivers participated by reporting on the quality of the service process and experience. Both dealerships and independent businesses participated, and vehicles between one and three years old were covered.

What customers are looking for

Overall, customers reported better experiences for dealers that had online or remote payment options. Customers also preferred express service. Mitsubishi scored 857 points out of a possible 1,000, which is 11 points higher than the previous year when the company placed fourth. With the company’s upcoming redesign of the 2022 lineup, it’s likely that this ranking could be even higher next year.

Become a part of the Mitsubishi family of satisfied customers today when you schedule a test drive right here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

Mitsubishi has make impressive strides year after year, as seen in the scores from the J.D. Power 2020 Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The American branch of Mitsubishi has seen a 61-point growth on the CSI study since 2016. This year’s increases include high marks on performance and improved customer satisfaction for Mitsubishi drivers.

In the last 18 months, Mitsubishi of America has committed to better corporate and retail operations to aid you on the shopping, purchase, and service of your vehicle.

It has resulted in a 20-point increase for the last couple years on facility satisfaction, with notable improvements to dealership amenities and waiting areas to expand your family’s experience. Nearly half of customers surveyed gave their facility a “10” rating. That’s better than the non-premium average. The study looks at five areas: service initiation, vehicle pick-up, service facility, service quality, and service adviser.

For the second year in a row, Mitsubishi has placed first in the non-premium segment for its Fixed Right First Time ranking. That’s good news for your family, because when you take your Mitsubishi in to Don Robinson Mitsubishi for service, we take the stress out of maintenance. It’s fixed the right way, the first time.

With its high ratings from a trusted source like J.D. Power, your family can rest easy whenever you need maintenance from Don Robinson Mitsubishi in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Call or schedule an appointment online to service your Mitsubishi.

We all want safe vehicles, and we shouldn’t settle for less. Mitsubishi doesn’t sacrifice safety for anything, which is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently recognized the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander’s safety with a Top Safety Pick accolade.

The Outlander achieved the top “good” rating in all crash tests, a “superior” for its optional front crash prevention technology, and “acceptable” rating for its available headlights. Don’t let the acceptable headlight rating fool you: The IIHS started rating headlights in 2016 with infamously strict guidelines, so an “acceptable” in headlights amounts to great quality.

“Earning the IIHS Top Safety Pick is a key reason for customers to place the Outlander at the top of their shopping list, proving it one of the most competitive vehicles in the incredibly popular compact SUV segment” said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors North America.

The Outlander utilizes Mitsubishi’s RISE body structure, which strategically places crumple zones and a high tensile strength steel cage to mitigate the damage in a collision and direct it away from the cabin and any passengers.

All Outlander models come standard with numerous safety features including a rearview camera, seven airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, Hill Start Assist, and an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution.

If you’d like to see the 2019 Outlander’s safety systems and have additional questions, call or visit us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi to schedule a test drive.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

When you need to transport a lot of people, you need a big vehicle. And, larger vehicles almost always cost more than their smaller counterparts. But, you don’t have to break the bank to get the right-sized vehicle. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was recently ranked number one in Cars.com’s list of the Most Affordable 3-Row Crossovers.

“We designed the 2016 Outlander to be an unmatched value in its segment, so it’s no surprise to us that it leads the way on the Cars.com list of most affordable 3-row crossovers,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President. Swearingen goes on to say, “from its long list of features, to available advanced safety technologies and a new eye-catching design, the seven-passenger Outlander is a leader in value and reliability.”

The 2016 Outlander has a starting price of only $22,995. And, even if you bump up to the well-equipped SEL trim, it still only starts at $24,995. The new Outlander features over 100 engineering and design improvements over the previous model year, including its new stellar front end design.

When putting together its list of crossovers, Cars.com considered more than just price. It also weighed five years of fuel costs and the car’s residual value after five years. And, to be considered for the list, a vehicle has to come equipped with an automatic transmission, power driver’s seat, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port.

The 2016 Outlander SEL has all of these features and more. And, making it even more of a value is the fact that it is backed by an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

If you are looking for a 3-row crossover that will still leave money in your pocket, then come take a look at the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander available today at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.