'Automotive' is but one sub-brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. And while it's also one of the most visible, that visibility in the U.S. has been eclipsed - of late - by a series of missteps, including but not limited to an F&I implosion set off by its U.S. subsidiary, and falsifying of fuel economy figures in Mitsubishi's home (Japanese) market. With that, while its reduced lineup falls well short of what the carmaker offered in the '80s and '90s, what remains on U.S. showrooms continues to offer good value in combination with reasonable build quality.

Having recently taken controlling interest in Mitsubishi's automotive group, Nissan execs promise aggressive initiatives both in Mitsu's home market and U.S. How they'll get there is less certain, but expect the current lineup to be expanded sooner rather than later. In the interim, the Mirage hatch and sedan are the brand's least expensive offerings, while the Outlander Sport crossover is the most popular. Regrettably, with the discontinuation of the Lancer Evolution there is no longer a 'most fun' Mitsubishi; better to go looking for a used example. And 'most expensive' is relative, but the 3-row Outlander can exceed (with options) $35,000.


2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
MSRP:
$13,995
Engine:
1.2L I-3
MPG:
33 City / 40 HWY
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
MSRP:
$17,795
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
24 City / 33 HWY
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
MSRP:
$12,995
Engine:
1.2L I-3
MPG:
33 City / 41 HWY
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
MSRP:
$22,995
Engine:
MPG:
N/A
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
MSRP:
$23,495
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 30 HWY
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
MSRP:
$22,995
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 30 HWY
Nissan's purchase of Mitsubishi is officially official

Carlos Ghosn will become the chairman of Mitsubishi.

Expect some Nissan-based Mitsubishis in the future. And perhaps Mitsubishi-based Nissans.
Nissan should kill the Quest and bring the Mitsubishi Delica D:5 to America

Agree? Agree to disagree? Make your voice heard in our poll.

The Mitsubishi Delica D:5 would look great as a Nissan Quest Q:5. Just sayin'.
The last Mitsubishi Evolution in the US sold for $76,400

Proceeds from the auction went to two food banks in California.

The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sold for $76,400 to benefit Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
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Swarm of bees descends on man's Mitsubishi

A man in Wales got quite a shock when he returned to his car only to find it covered in bees.
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Quick Spin
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compact crossover you can buy. It's best not to have any further expectations.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander First Drive
Mitsubishi is updating its compact Outlander in the middle of a crossover boom. But too little might be too late, in this case.
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
The new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage fails to make up for its shortcomings with a rock bottom price.
Mitsubishi recalls 82,426 vehicles for CVT hesitation issues

The transmission can momentarily lose signal, delaying acceleration.

Mitsubishi calls its CVTs "constant velocity transmissions." That's pretty ironic, given this recall.
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport recalled for leaky transmission

A fluid leak could lead to a dangerous fire underhood.

Only 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports with the base 2.0-liter engine and a continuously variable transmission are affected by this latest recall.
Brand new cars are being sold with defective Takata airbags

Some replaced airbags will need to be replaced again.

A new report calls out Toyota, FCA, VW, and Mitsubishi for continuing to sell new vehicles in the US that have defective Takata airbags.