2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid is new to the U.S. Crossover party this year. In fact, it takes the elite position of being the world’s first plug-in hybrid crossover and as the best-selling PHEV in Europe and now it’s available in the United States. The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander…

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Test Drive

“2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV” World’s First Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with DC Fast Charging A few major considerations confront the consumers of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles – the first is range capability, followed by overall fuel efficiency, and then time required for recharging. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delivers a total combined gas and electric…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 3

FAMILY-SIZE PLUG-IN HYBRIDS By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in…

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2018 MItsubishi Eclipse Cross Test Drive

“2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 1.5T- S-AWC” Iconic Name reappears as new Crossover What is a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? For those who may not remember, the Mitsubishi Eclipse was a pretty well thought of compact sports car that was built through a joint venture, which was formed between Mitsubishi Motors and the Chrysler Corporation. Four…

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Test Drive

“2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport” Attractive and Affordable Premium Compact SUV Mitsubishi has eliminated several once popular vehicles from their inventory devoting their primary focus on maintaining a competitive position with their Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUVs. There are two engines, two transmissions and two drive configurations to be found in six specific models…

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Test Drive

“2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC” A Redesigned and reengineered Premium Compact SUV Mitsubishi’s advertising tagline is “Find Your Own Lane” and the Japanese automaker seems to have done just that with their 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander model lineup, particularly with the top-of-line GT version….

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We seldom have an opportunity to drive an entry-level model — the kind of car that is often used by auto dealers to show that you can buy a car for “as low as” and where the fine print might say, “only one at this price.” Generally, the auto manufacturers…

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 SEL AWC Test Drive

“2017 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 SEL AWC” A Sporty 4-door sedan for under $25,000 Should you happen to be in the market for an affordable sporty sedan, Mitsubishi’s Lancer lineup offers several to choose from. Select yours based upon performance requirements and budget constraints. There are four models available in the versatile Lancer stable: the base…

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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With the large popularity of the big name compact crossovers, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sometimes gets overlooked, but it’s still a viable option for new car shoppers. The Outlander Sport is the shorter two-row variation of the three-row Outlander and has more of a “sporty” nature by execution and of…

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT Hatch Test Drive

“2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT” The Diminutive Hatch is back When the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage returned to the North American marketplace, it was the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered non-hybrid vehicle in America., and it appeared as an all-new stylish 5-door sub-compact hatch that accommodated 5 passengers and boasted of an EPA fuel economy rating of 37 mpg…

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