'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 Outlander
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
MSRP:
$23,495
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 30 HWY
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
MSRP:
$12,995
Engine:
1.2L I-3
MPG:
33 City / 41 HWY
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
MSRP:
$19,795
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 29 HWY
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
MSRP:
$22,995
Engine:
MPG:
N/A
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
MSRP:
$20,295
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 30 HWY
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
MSRP:
$13,995
Engine:
1.2L I-3
MPG:
33 City / 40 HWY
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