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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).

Redesigned 2022 Outlander Available Now at Don Robinson Mitsubishi | St. Cloud, MN

We’ve been waiting eagerly for months, and the time has finally arrived: The all-new 2022 Outlander SUV is available now at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

After its public reveal via Amazon Live back in February, the latest Outlander has been in production and waiting to roll out to dealerships across America, including our Mitsubishi dealership here in St. Cloud. Finally, many months later, we can announce that we have the 2022 Outlander in stock now and ready for you to buy or lease.

Sporting an extensive redesign and expanded technology offerings, the next-generation Outlander SUV carries the automaker’s latest driving assistance systems and engineering innovations. This family-oriented SUV provides a plethora of connected tech, from an available 12.3-inch, full-color LCD digital display showing vehicle information to an optional 10.8-inch full-color head-up display.

With a newly developed 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood and Continuously Variable Transmission paired, the 2022 Outlander is designed to optimize fuel efficiency in low-speed, stop-and-go traffic. Plus, its available Super All-Wheel Control system essentially works like a four-wheel-drive system that routes power to every wheel when needed to retain traction.

These are just a few of the many highlights of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. Get the rest of the 2022 Outlander details when you visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi and see this new SUV in person. 

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.

How to Save Money by Parking in the Shade | St. Cloud, MN

Here in Minnesota, it’s always a welcome sight when the sun is shining. But we should all take precautions when going outdoors for extended periods by applying sunscreen. This helps protect our skin from sun damage, but did you know that the sun can also harm your vehicle? Here are some ways the heat can damage your car and how you can save some money by parking in the shade.

 

Effects of the sun on your vehicle

The glass windows in your car can quickly make it feel like a greenhouse. The heat from the sun comes through the windows and keeps bouncing back, increasing the temperature. The high heat and rays from the sun can damage some interior components, like leather seats, the dashboard, or even electronics. Your car’s exterior also takes a beating when sitting in the sun. Over time, the sunlight can cause the paint to fade and crack.

Benefits of parking in the shade

When you park your car in the shade, your car is protected from the damaging sun. The shade will help keep the interior slightly cooler, meaning your air conditioning will not have to work as hard to cool you down. Another benefit is you can save money on gas by not driving around the parking lot looking for the closest spot. Shady spots are usually further from the door.

If you’re worried about the state of your vehicle after parking in direct sunlight, feel free to stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi and we’ll get your car back in tip-top shape for maximum summer fun.

 

Mitsubishi recently released the Engelberg Tourer and an innovative Dendo Drive House system at Europe’s Geneva International Motor Show this spring. Highlighting the next-generation of crossover design as well as state-of-the-art eco-friendly automotive technology, Mitsubishi wowed crowds with their latest designs.

According to Mitsubishi, the Dendo Drive House (DDH) system allows drivers to use energy generated from stopping and other driving activities to power their homes. As part of the latest wave of V2H technology (vehicle-to-home), DDH uses high-tech battery storage technology and electric powertrains to help you make the most of your driving.

“DDH is a new energy ecosystem which allows owners of electric vehicles to generate, store and share energy automatically between their car and home, further enhancing the value of electric vehicles,” reads the Mitsubishi press release.

Mitsubishi also showcased the Engelberg Tourer concept vehicle, named for a ski resort in the central region of Switzerland, that uses a Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid EV powertrain system. This new vehicle allows you to drive in all-weather conditions without leaving a large carbon footprint. Plus, this new concept is well-suited for the DDH technology, connecting the Engelberg to your home.

While we don’t have the Engelberg Tourer and Dendo Drive House Technology on sale at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we do have an impressive lineup of vehicles for you to test drive. Contact us for more information.

The Outlander Sport is Mitsubishi’s best-selling model here in the United States. It was first introduced in 2011 and has been popular ever since. Now, we are going to get an updated Outlander Sport for the 2020 model year.

With this refreshed model, the Outlander Sport picks up new styling on the front and back that will more closely resemble the Dynamic Shield design on the larger Outlander and Eclipse Cross models. The back end will come with a faux rear skid plate to give it more athletic styling along with new LED lighting. Buyers may also get a few new exterior paint colors to choose from.

Inside, the Outlander Sport will come with a larger infotainment screen. It will be 8 inches, compared to the current model with a 7-inch screen. Mitsubishi also says it will boast better smartphone connectivity, but it hasn’t released details on what that will be. Buyers may also notice a few additional details inside like bits of chrome and piano black accents.

Mitsubishi hasn’t officially released pricing information or a release date. However, pricing isn’t expected to vary much from the MSRP on the current 2018 model. The updated Outlander Sport is expected to arrive on dealership showroom floors in September.

Contact us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi for more information, or take a look at the 2019 model year if you need a vehicle sooner rather than later.

There are many factors that college student car shoppers have to consider, including budget, credit score, and current incentives for the type of vehicle they’re looking to drive. Although it’s enough to make your head spin, by following these tips, you can save more money and end up with a better vehicle in the long run.

One of the first things to consider is your budget—especially what it will be after you graduate. Keep in mind that it takes many people several months (if not years) to find a steady job after college, so you need to take this into account when coming up with your loan payment schedule. Start with used cars or certified pre-owned cars, as they offer the best bang for your buck.

Odds are, it may be difficult to get a good auto loan if you don’t have a long credit history. While student loans can help to build credit, it may be a good idea to ask a friend or family member to co-sign a loan with you to get the best possible rates.

Be realistic when shopping. Though it’s tempting to shop for new sports cars or luxury SUVs, keep in mind that cars typically depreciate. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to shop for a reliable used model. Luckily, Mitsubishi is known for its durability and its 10-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.

Additionally, shop around for incentives. Many automakers may offer special deals for recent college grads or students, including lower interest rates or cash towards your purchase. Even if you’re not sure, it can’t hurt to look online and ask about any incentives when you’re shopping for a car.

Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we’re happy to help you find the perfect car for your lifestyle. Stop by our finance department and talk with our experts to learn more about your financing options.

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.

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.