The crossover segment is not only popular—it’s crowded. There’s no mystery as to why the crossover has become the most popular segment. They work when a minivan or full-size SUV would be too bulky or inefficient and when a car would be too small. Because the crossover segment is so popular, it comes as no surprise that every year, Cars.com announces its Most Affordable Three-Row Crossover list, naming the best of the best in the segment. This year, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has come out on top.
The list is determined based on the characteristics consumers look for in a three-row crossover. These characteristics include an automatic transmission, power driver’s seat, rearview camera, USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity. Then, the crossover’s affordability is calculated by an equation involving the five-year fuel cost, price, and residual value.
Cars.com found that the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander met all of the requirements to be the year’s Most Affordable Three-Row Crossover. The estimated five-year fuel cost for the Outlander was $2,000 less than the next competitor on the list. Though its residual was not as strong as some, the fuel cost and a low starting price helped the Outlander to win.
The 2016 Outlander features include the best in safety, comfort, and technology among other things. Whether you’re navigating tight city streets or cruising on the open road, the Outlander is right for you.
According to Mitsubishi, the 2016 model features a RISE body construction to greatly enhance passenger protection. By absorbing energy in the event of a collision, everyone is as safe as possible. Plus, active stability control monitors grip and tire spin to ensure that you always have traction.
In addition to seven-passenger seating, the Outlander comes with added cabin quietness, automatic climate control, and optional heated windshield de-icing among other things. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.
Finally, this most is one of the most technologically advanced models Mitsubishi has ever made. With a 6.1-inch touch panel display, rearview camera, selectable eco-mode, and optional Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio, you’ll have everything you need. Don’t settle for anything less than the new 2016 Outlander.
Auto shows are the perfect platform for carmakers to present new and improved model ideas. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that Mitsubishi is using the New York International Auto Show as the new stage to present the brand-new 2016 Outlander. To increase interest in the brand-new crossover’s debut, which is set for the show on April 2, Mitsubishi has released 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander teaser images.
The teaser images highlight a variety of changes for the popular crossover SUV. These changes include a more modern design for the front fascia, increasing the Outlander’s sophisticated appeal. It also looks as if the 2016 Outlander will feature a brand-new rear end, reflecting the design of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, which debuted last year at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Experts believe that this refreshed Outlander design will debut hand-in-hand with the U.S. debut of the plug-in hybrid Outlander. For more information on these two terrific models, be sure to check back to Larry Jay Mitsubishi today!