The smallest gas consuming car in the Mitsubishi family is the Mirage, which slides in below their compact sedan, the Lancer. The Mirage strongly came back to the US last year after not being sold since 2002 in the states. In the Mitsubishi lineup, the Mirage is considered the most affordable car you can buy. It offers 40 combined mpg which makes it one of the top fuel-efficient cars that is non-hybrid on the market today.
The compact Lancer is offered in two ways: The sedan Lancer and the Sportback or hatchback Lancer.
If you are looking for additional practicality, the Sportback model Lancer is an alternative hatchback compared to the sedan. It retains the same upfront style but adds a sloped hatch to the rear providing improvement for cargo room. The sloped hatch provides a modern touch to this sedan allowing it to be up to par with the cosmetic end of motor trends.
Unfortunately, 2015 will also be the last year for the Lancer Evolution, which is considered to be a high-performing rally car. It has a 291-hp turbocharged engine, and standard all-wheel drive that will be missed on those long and memorable road trips.
To round up the 2015 lineup, there are two crossover models offered by Mitsubishi: The sport version of the Outlander being the first, which is a small two-seat vehicle that can accommodate up to five passengers. The second crossover model is the standard Outlander, which is a larger car with a three-row design that happens to accommodate comfortably up to seven passengers. This model was completely redesigned in 2014. The design upgrade consisted of a more rounded design and a new face for the interior to match. The new version also includes more tech options and standard features to appeal to consumers. The engine options (four-cylinder mated to a CVT or a 224-hp V-6) come with a six-speed automatic and has standard all-wheel drive.
For consumers who are looking for a trustworthy and affordable vehicle, Mitsubishi’s 2015 lineup is a recommended starting point.