Mitsubishi Stays under the Radar While Keeping Vehicle Owners Happy


If Mitsubishi vehicles could talk, they might use that old comic line from the late Rodney Dangerfield and say they “don’t get no respect.” Although being known for high quality and attractive appearance, Mitsubishi automobiles consistently fly under the radar of American buyers and never seem to make it into the top ranks of popularity. Is the name hard to pronounce? Is it because Mitsubishi tends to produce a relatively small number of model types? Nobody seems to know for sure.

Two Examples

Take a look at the very affordable Mirage. This subcompact car gets up to 43 miles per gallon on the highway and 36 in the city, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the United States today aside from hybrid models. It comes with standard features not common in similar models from other manufacturers. Examples include an infotainment system, Bluetooth and high-quality sound. 

Many people also love the Outlander, a large sport utility vehicle, and the Outlander Sport, a crossover. Both offer excellent gas mileage for their size, as well as plenty of room for passengers and the stuff they want to bring along. The Outlander is the company’s best-selling car in the United States, with the Sport ranking second for this manufacturer.

The company manufactures a variety of other models that keep customers satisfied. Sales have been steadily increasing over the past several years in the United States and worldwide.

Impressive Warranties

Mitsubishi warranties are impressive, with a large number of vehicle components covered for five years or 60,000 miles. The powertrain warranty is good for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Both warranties are transferable if the owner decides to sell the vehicle.

What the Owners Say

If Mitsubishi vehicles were able to worry about respect, they’d feel reassured if they could listen to their owners. These individuals talk about positive aspects such as reliability, fuel economy, the stylish exterior and interior, and the great customer service at dealerships. The owners appreciate the ability to put more than 200,000 miles on an automobile without having to spend a lot of money on repairs. When they do need to make repairs, auto parts are easily available, as are skilled mechanics to do the job.