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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | St. Cloud, MN

Mitsubishi gave Minnesotans a front-row seat to the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV debut when the automaker revealed the redesigned plug-in hybrid SUV at the Twin Cities Auto Show this past spring. Now, the latest Outlander PHEV is headed to dealerships in the Lane of 10,000 Lakes to give families and young adults a greener

What’s new about the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV? The three-row SUV bears a reengineered twin-motor PHEV powertrain that produces more power, while the bigger battery allows you to travel further on pure electric energy. The result is a longer full-charge range that also yields higher power output. Plus, you can’t deny how sleeker and more athletic its new appearance is compared to the 2022 model.

The brand’s patented S-AWC system comes standard on every 2023 Outlander PHEV, providing greater stability when you’re driving on St. Cloud’s slippery, snow-covered roads in winter.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid vehicle is a great way to save money on gas while keeping St. Cloud beautiful. The PHEV SUV is popular here in Minnesota, as Outlander PHEV sales in our state are higher than most all other places in the country. Many drivers in the region see the benefits of the automaker’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by nearly half before the end of the decade.

Contact Don Robinson Mitsubishi to be notified when the 2023 Outlander PHEV is available to buy or pre-order. Our dealership in St. Cloud can help you buy or lease this plug-in hybrid SUV to your driveway.

Summer Trips | St. Cloud, MN

Now that Minnesota has warmed up, it’s time for a summer road trip! You’ll find many great destinations outside the Gopher State, so you can plan some weekend trips from St. Cloud in your new Mitsubishi from Don Robinson Mitsubishi. Here are the most popular locations to visit.

Sioux Falls, SD

A four-hour drive southwest of St. Cloud will take you to Sioux Falls. This gorgeous city in South Dakota is known for natural attractions like the Big Sioux River falls as well as historic sites like Good Earth State Park and the Queen Bee Mill ruins.

Green Bay, WI

Five hours in your Mitsubishi Outlander will bring you to Lake Michigan, where you’ll find Green Bay, Wisconsin. This town is obviously a sports fans’ dream, but in the summer when the football team isn’t playing, you can still have fun at the National Railroad Museum or Neville Public Museum.

Chicago, IL

There’s no shortage of unique things to do over a weekend in the Windy City. During the summer, you can stroll around Navy Pier, take a boat cruise on the lake, and attend a festival at Millennium Park.

Before you drive your Outlander Sport or Eclipse Cross a long distance this summer, make sure you bring it to Don Robinson Mitsubishi for a service checkup. Our mechanics will make sure it’s ready for your next road trip.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross | St. Cloud, MN

What could make the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross even better? Getting more for your money! The 2023 Eclipse Cross is receiving an array of exciting changes — including the addition of Super All-Wheel Control as the standard drivetrain on every model.

The highlight of the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross updates is definitely S-AWC costing no extra money to have. This motorsports-originated all-wheel-drive system has shown that

In addition, the 2023 Eclipse Cross SUV has many other features that are now standard inclusions on the base model. These range from infotainment tools like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ syncing to visibility enhancements like LED headlamps.

 Winters in Minnesota get dark, cold, and dangerous — especially on the icy roads. Having S-AWC and bright headlights are valuable for safely navigating through dark winter snowstorms here. We recommend that all drivers in St. Cloud have a vehicle with AWD for commuting in the snow, and the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross now fits the bill.

Other exciting updates for this affordable crossover include optional visual enhancements, like revamped wheel designs, sleek decorative upgrades, and the eye-catching Dynamic Shield grille design. Just because you may have a low income or limited budget to spend on your next vehicle doesn’t mean you have to settle for a cheap or bare-bones vehicle. The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross shows that you can still have many great features without emptying your wallet. You’ll soon find it for sale here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport | St. Cloud, MN

You’ll find a lot of SUVs for sale in St. Cloud, Minnesota, so why should you turn your attention to the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in particular? What makes this midsize crossover worth buying compared to the many other new models on the market? 

Affordable Price

With more and more standard technology being included with new models every year, the average price of SUVs continues to climb higher and higher. It can be hard for many shoppers to find a new SUV to buy in St. Cloud that’s within their budget.

Mitsubishi aims to keep its Outlander Sport SUV affordably priced for shoppers with low incomes. It’s one of the few SUVs on the market with a starting price under $22,000 for the base model.[1]

Great Value

In addition to saving money on the sticker price, the 2022 Outlander Sport can save you money thanks to its excellent fuel economy rates and warranty coverage. For 2022, the Outlander Sport is rated to average 27 mpg combined city/highway driving.[2]

Every new Mitsubishi at Don Robinson Mitsubishi is covered by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty — the longest in the industry. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty spans the first 5 years or 60,000 miles, which is also well above most other automakers.

Low-Cost Maintenance

If the Outlander Sport does require repairs that aren’t covered by the warranties, you probably won’t empty your bank account paying for service. How can we know this?

The Outlander Sport won MotorTrend’s 2021 IntelliChoice Smart Choice Award in the midsize utility vehicles category. This accolade recognized the Mitsubishi SUV for having lower-than-average maintenance costs compared to other SUVs in its class.

If you’re shopping for a new SUV in St. Cloud on a limited budget because you’re a college student, young professional, or armed forces member, consider saving money by choosing a 2022 Outlander Sport from Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

[1] Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for 2022 Outlander Sport S is $21,445. Premium paint charge for Sunshine Orange Metallic ($395), Red Diamond ($595), and Pearl White ($395). Accessories shown available at additional cost. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license, etc. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your retailer for details.

[2] 2022 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 24 City/30 Highway/27 Combined for Outlander Sport ES, LE, SE 2WD; 23 City/29 Highway/26 Combined for Outlander Sport ES, LE SE 4WD; 23 City/28 Highway/25 Combined for Outlander Sport GT 4WD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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.

Winter in St. Cloud always means one positive thing: skiing season is here. Whether you’re just figuring out how to master the pizza and french fries technique or a seasoned pro hunting black diamonds, you’ll have a grand time at some of the best places to ski in Minnesota.

Andes Tower Hills

A short shot westbound on I-94 brings you to Andes Tower Hills in Kensington, which features 15 different downhill runs for skiers of all skill levels. If you’re in search of a challenge, you’ll get exactly that on the Worm Gear and Little America runs. For those just starting out, Andes Tower Hills has an ample Terrain Park for practice as well as available instruction.

Powder Ridge

St. Cloud’s favorite and most accessible ski resort is Powder Ridge, which sits under half an hour outside of the city. Popular for its affordable admission — including events like Two for Tuesdays and Wild Wednesday — Powder Ridge is a beloved destination for first dates, outings with friends, or just breaking away for a good time after a busy week at work. If you’ve never been to one of the resort’s Lazer Light Tubing nights, you’re missing out.

Como Park Ski Center

The Como Park Ski Center in St. Paul offers 15 skiable, beautifully maintained acres of terrain perfect for all ages and experiences. The center is a great place to take your young ones if you want them to learn the ropes, offering affordable lessons for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. Better still, it’s close to Lake Como and the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, so it’s a great place for a full family outing.

If you love to ski, you’ll love the new Mitsubishi crossover family. From the Eclipse Cross to the Outlander Sport to the Outlander, Mitsubishi crossovers provide comfort for as many as six passengers while leaving plenty of space for your skis and gear. What’s more, with available All-Wheel Control and Super All-Wheel Control, they’ll handle just about anything the St. Cloud winter weather can throw at them. Check out our great stock of new Mitsubishi crossovers when you visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi and get started toward your next new adventure.

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway in your Mitsubishi, consider the many Minnesota National Parks and Forests. You can explore the outdoors by visiting Voyageurs, Whitewater, or Great River Bluffs State Park, which are just three of the many beautiful places that are a short drive from Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

According to the National Park Service, Voyagers National Park is over 40 percent water in terms of coverage, with a massive network of waterways. Many adventurers like to bring their own watercraft or take a park ranger boat tour, though there are also campsites and hiking trails to visit as well.

Whitewater State Park is one of the top places to visit in southeast Minnesota bringing in many outdoors explorers for day trips. Attractions include advanced hiking trails, scenic bluffs, trout fishing (in summer and winter), and a visitor center. In the spring, be sure to visit for the wildflowers.

Another top park in southeast Minnesota is Great River Bluffs, which lives up to its name. This location lets you see the Mississippi River Valley, and there are also camping and hiking opportunities. Bird watching is a popular activity, and there are also prairies with rare plants and flowers.

If you want an adventurous SUV to take on a Minnesota road trip to the beautiful parks, check out the Outlander or Outlander Sport at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

Here in Minnesota, winter never slows us down. If you are looking for some fun winter activities in Minneapolis, we have some great suggestions.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Explore great works of art and ancient history with the museum’s newest special exhibit. Pieces from Egypt’s Sunken Cities will be on display at the museum through April 14th.

Northeast Farmers Market

Explore the crafts and goodies from over 35 local vendors at the monthly farmers market. It will be held on February 17 starting at 10 a.m. at Chowgirls at Solar Arts, and once again on March 17. There will also be live music, entertainment, and other activities.

2019 Winter Beer Dabbler

The 10th annual Winter Beer Dabbler will be held at the Minnesota State Fairground on February 23rd from 3 6:30 p.m. This outdoor festival lets you sample and enjoy some great locally brewed beers.

Twin Cities Auto Show

If you love cars as much as we do, make sure you add the Twin Cities Auto Show to your calendar. It will be held March 9th through the 17th at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Snowshoe Tours

If you want to get out and enjoy the snow, the Whitewater State park hosts guided snowshoe tours twice a month on Saturdays. Other parks around Minneapolis are up for exploration and offer snowshoe rentals as well.

Minneapolis is never short on things to do in the wintertime, and we at Don Robinson Mitsubishi hope you stay safe and enjoy all that winter has to offer.

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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.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - off-road trails in Minnesota

If you’re in the St. Cloud area and are looking for opportunities to test your off-road driving skills, you’re in luck, as the area features plenty of great off-road trails that are perfect for switching into 4WD and getting the most out of your vehicle. At Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we carry a variety of All-Wheel Control vehicles, so it’s only fair that we share our favorite off-road trails in Minnesota.

 

Washington/ Ramsey Trail

Situated in the Nemadji State Forest, this trail system is 71 miles long and features impressive twists, steep climbs, and tight passages, all overlooking some seriously stunning landscapes. If you’re looking for a great way to get the most out of your vehicle, this trail is for you.

Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area

Located just East of the city of Gilbert, the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area should be on the short list of every off-road driver. This huge park offers 36 miles of trails and takes you over a huge variety of terrains and elevations so you can really test your skills.

Bemis Hill Trails

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to spend an entire weekend, be sure to check out Bemis Hill Trails. An 85-mile system of trails perfect for off-roading, Bemis Hill is located on the shoreline of an ancient glacial lake which naturally carved out a beautiful and rugged landscape.

 

For the ideal off-roader, stop into Don Robinson Mitsubishi and check out our lineup.