Test Drive: 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

“Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: Enhanced for 2012”   Mitsubishi’s second generation Outlander bowed as a 2007 model, growing in stature, based on a performance-engineered global platform that also served as the foundation for the next-generation Lancer and Lancer Evolution models. Originally, all second generation Outlander versions drew their motive power exclusively from a new 3.0-liter,…

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Test Drive: Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Portland, Ore – If he were alive today, Shakespeare would probably ask the question like this, “To buy an electric vehicle or not to buy an electric vehicle that,  is the question.” Now electric cars are still very much niche vehicles with limited numbers, limited charging facilities and of course, limited range. For early intenders,…

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EPA Rates Mitsubishi i the Top MPGe

Logging 126 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalency) for city driving and 99 MPGe on the highway, the Mitsubishi i gets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top ranking for a battery-powered electric vehicle. As a comparison the Nissan Leaf received a 106/92 MPGe rating, and the Chevrolet Volt a 95/90 MPGe rating. In a series of real-world tests,…

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Test Drive: Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

With a strong emphasis toward the engineering, mechanics and technical features plus little toward styling, the Mitsubishi Lancer may be a classic case of left brain dominance. The engineering bias is reinforced further by company’s own press releases that are sent to auto journalists to make sure we ‘see’ all the changes they’ve made, even…

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Test Drive: 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS

Big name, small car. Mitsubishi recently announced that over the next three years, they plan to axe three of their models: the Eclipse, the Galant, and the Endeavor. Luckily, the Lancer was spared. And I couldn’t be happier. The Lancer is a brilliant little car. The 2011 Lancer Sportback GTS is different. It’s like a…

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Test Drive: 2010 Mitsubishi i- MiEV

Could  i- MiEV be the ultimate eco-car? Mitsubishi Motors has positioned the i-MiEV as their ultimate eco-car that brings to market an expression of the company’s environmental efforts toward a sustainable coexistence with the planet and its natural resources. Development of the i-MiEV concept began five years ago with internal company discussions as to what…

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First Drive: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Sonoma, Calif. – I was spending a day recently at the Infineon Raceway at Sears Point learning the intricacies of the Mitsubishi all-wheel drive system, when I was offered a chance to spend a little time in the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport due in dealerships this October. The five-passenger Sport builds from the same platform…

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Test Drive: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback

Back in the first golden age of sports cars during the 1950s and 60s, automakers had a habit of producing their sports cars in a basic version, a super-duper hot rod version, and then a kind of in-between version. The in-between car was often idiosyncratic and nearly always reflected the factory design team’s conception of…

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