Coming to Chapman Mitsubishi in Phoenix in the spring of 2014, The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a subcompact electric car that offers a low price and an efficient drivetrain.
Though the i-MiEV is a very small vehicle, even the base model packs a respectable amount of standard features, including an energy-efficient electric air conditioning with micron filter, speed-sensitive electric power steering, a heated driver’s seat and LED rear tail lamps.
Stepping up to the mid-level SE model nets a bevy of upgrades including a 360-watt, eight-speaker sound system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, silver accents on the seats, a unique two-tone trim on the dashboard and the door panels, 15-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps with daytime running lights.
If you are looking for luxury, you will likely opt for the SE Premium package, which adds such niceties as a high-definition navigation system, a rear-view camera, a USB port and steering wheel-mounted controls. The quick charging port is also included in the package.
The i-MiEV is powered by an electric motor mounted under the trunk that sends 66 horsepower and 145 lb-ft. of instant torque to the rear wheels. Power is provided by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery located under the chassis.
According to Edmunds, in ideal driving conditions the i-MiEV can go 62 miles on a single charge. It also offers three ways it can be charged: A standard 120V household outlet in22 hours, an optional 240V home charger in 7 hours, and an optional quick charging level three system, similar to those you can find at some public charging stations will top off 80 percent of the battery in half an hour.
As for safety, standard features on every i-MiEV model include dual-stage supplemental front air bags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard passengers, Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, 4-wheel ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System and a high voltage cut-off system.
For the latest on the 2014 i-MiEV or other new Mitsubishis for Sale, visit Chapman Mitsubishi in Phoenix.
Buying a new car isn’t always in the cards. Instead, many people choose to buy used vehicles to save money. However, finding the right used vehicle under a good deal is often a challenge. Your best bet is to go to a dealership like Chapman Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi has an excellent Certified Pre-Owned program that can get you more for your money. There’s a difference between a used car and a certified pre-owned vehicle. Certified vehicles have gone through a process that ensures they are in top condition. A dealership mechanic will check the entire vehicle and parts to see if there are any issues. Not all used cars go through this process, which is why it’s better to buy a certified vehicle. You know you’re getting quality.
Your Mitsubishi dealership will have a wide range of certified pre-owned vehicles, from the Lancer to the Eclipse, allowing you to find whatever vehicle you want or need.
Each Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a 10-year/100,000 miles warranty that covers the replacement and repair of powertrain components.
Another great benefit of the program is that Mitsubishi will only accept vehicles that are less than 5 years old with no more than 60,000 miles. All vehicles undergo an inspection with no part of the car unseen.
There are multiple benefits to owning a certified vehicle. You get a lengthy warranty, a car that isn’t very old and a vehicle with few miles.
To look at and test drive a Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, visit your local dealership!
Mitsubishi’s future looks bright. The Japanese automaker recently announced new plans for three new SUVs that are expected to be unveiled later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. To see current available Mitsubishi vehicles, visit your Mitsubishi dealer in Phoenix.
The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV (middle grey vehicle above) is a full-size SUV that features permanent all-wheel drive and is a plug-in hybrid, according to Torque News. The V6 3.0L supercharged MIVEC engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The next vehicle to be unveiled is a compact SUV called the Concept XR-PHEV (cherry-red vehicle on the right, above). It has a smaller 1.1L direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine, which is lightweight and compact. It may not see much off-road usage, but should be a fun car to zip around town in.
The third is the Mitsubishi Concept AR ( lime-green colored vehicle on the left, above), which is a multi-purpose vehicle. The concept uses a lightweight mild hybrid system with the same 1.1L MIVEC engine as the XR-PHEV, and combines the off-road capability of an SUV with the interior space of a larger vehicle.
All three vehicles include the latest “e-Assist” active safety technologies and advanced connected car tech with information and entertainment features.
The Tokyo Motor Show starts Nov. 22. These concepts will surely undergo some transformation before being rolled out as consumer models within the next few years. The addition of hybrid vehicles to the Mitsubishi lineup is a refreshing change and one the car-maker hopes revives interest in the brand.
To test drive or see current Mitsubishi models visit Chapman Mitsubishi.
Experienced Mitsubishi Finance Professionals at Chapman Mitsubishi are here to provide you with special finance rates for your new or pre-owned Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi periodically brings you special offers for the purchase or lease of new vehicles. In addition, there are special programs for college grads or first-time buyers. Here are some special Mitsubishi finance offers currently available:
Diamond Lease Plan
According to Mitsubishi, when you lease a vehicle, you are only paying for the portion of the vehicle’s value that you use up. Since the depreciation and the rent charge amount to less money than the cost of the entire vehicle when new, you’re paying off a smaller sum of money with a lease than you would with a conventional loan of the same duration. This makes for smaller monthly payments. But reduced cost is not the only way you can benefit from leasing. The Diamond Lease Plan also gives you the opportunity to drive a nicer vehicle, flexible terms, possible tax incentives and no trade-in hassle.
Diamond Retail Plan
If leasing isn’t for you, the Diamond Retail Plan is. With no excess wear or mileage fees you will have the freedom to use your vehicle any way you wish. If you consistently drive more than 15,000 miles per year, or subject your vehicle to hard use that may result in greater-than-normal wear, buying your vehicle through the Diamond Retail Plan may be your best choice. The Diamond Retail Plan offers flexible terms, consistent monthly payments, and the ability to lower your monthly payment with a higher down payment.
College Graduate Program
Mitsubishi offers special financing for recent and upcoming college graduates on the full line of Mitsubishi’s quality vehicles. Mitsubishi makes it possible for you to purchase or lease a Mitsubishi vehicle with no money down and at a preferred College Graduate finance or lease rate, even if you do not have an established credit history. The College Graduate Program is available to college seniors who are currently enrolled in a four-year program and graduates who obtained a degree within the past two years.
First Time Owners Program
Mitsubishi recognizes that financing your first new car is a big step and we would like to help you obtain financing by offering a First Time Owners finance program. To qualify, you must have no derogatory credit history, at least one credit trade line with at least 12 months of history, three verifiable personal references, verifiable employment, verifiable monthly income, proof of insurance, and a minimum down payment of 10% with minimum of $500 cash.
For more information on financing offers available with Mitsubishi, visit a Phoenix Mitsubishi dealer today!
If you are looking for a fuel efficient Mitsubishi in Phoenix, check out the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage! According to Mitsubishi, the 2014 Mirage will offer the best fuel economy than any other non-hybrid car in the American market. Boasting 37 mpg city, 44mpg highway, the 2014 Mirage returns a combined mpg rating of 40mpg. This leaves little competition, with similar cars in the subcompact class estimated at 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
The 2014 Mirage is a five-door hatchback that comes in two trims. The base Mirage DE comes with standard features that include automatic climate control, keyless entry, full power accessories, seven air bags and a four-speaker stereo with a CD player and USB port. The ES trim adds features like keyless access with push-button start, Bluetooth phone connectivity, cruise control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, fog lights and alloy wheels.
In addition to standard features, some extra-cost options packages are available.
- The Navigation Package: brings a navigation system and a rearview camera
- The Exterior Package: garnishes the fog light surrounds, lower grille, and hatch with chrome.
- The Parking Assist Package: includes front and rear proximity sensors
- The Protection Package adds mud flaps and other protective body gear
- The Cargo Group includes a tray and net in the trunk
- The LED package brings LED interior lighting.
The Mirage also comes with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 74 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional. Mitsubishi says the Mirage gets its best fuel economy estimates with the CVT.
As for safety, the Mirage is practically filled with modern features that you could only find in a midsize sedan a generation ago, like a seven air bag Supplemental Restraint System, Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, and Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution impact-absorbing safety cell technology, among others.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage will go on sale this fall. Until then, visit Chapman Mitsubishi for more information.
According to Mitsubishi, if a car or SUV is only as good as its reliability on the road, then their 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty¹ speaks volumes. If you are in the market for a Mitsubishi in Phoenix, you’ll find that Mitsubishi assures that your new car is engineered for the long-term, with a warranty designed to keep it on the road long into the future.
The Mitsubishi Powertrain Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement of select engine, transmission and transaxle powertrain components originally manufactured and installed by Mitsubishi that may become defective under normal use and maintenance, along with authorized Mitsubishi powertrain components installed by an authorized Mitsubishi dealer. Coverage is for 10 years or 100,000 miles for most models and applies to original owners of new, retailed 2014 Mitsubishi models, our Powertrain Limited Warranty. Subsequent owners would receive the balance of the warranty,
Because a piece of mind is important to Mitsubishi, almost every new Mitsubishi also comes with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/ 60,000 miles and an Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty of 7 years/100,000 miles.
Mitsubishi’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers all of the parts in your new Mitsubishi for 5 years or 60,000 miles, with the exception of the battery, tires, air conditioner refrigerant, light bulbs and select entertainment/navigation system components, which carry their own warranties. If any covered part fails during the coverage period, it will be repaired or replaced at an authorized Mitsubishi dealer or Mitsubishi service center using genuine Mitsubishi parts.
The anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty covers perforation in outer body sheet metal panels due to corrosion during normal use for 7 years or 100,000 miles for every new Mitsubishi. Coverage excludes corrosion due to accidents, damage, abuse, abnormal use, vehicle alterations or contact with corrosive material such as sand, salt, hail, stones, chemicals, acids or fertilizers.
For more information on Mitsubishi warranties, visit Chapman Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi’s best-selling model, the Outlander Sport, is back and on sale now at Chapman Mitsubishi. For 2014, the redesigned five-passenger crossover sports new tech and interior touches.
Offered in ES, SE and GT trim levels, the 2014 Outlander is equipped with standard power exterior mirrors and dark-tinted rear privacy glass. Last year’s split clamshell-style tailgate is replaced with a conventional top-hinged lift gate design.
According to Edmunds, the 2014 Outlander is equipped with soft-touch interior materials and standard gloss black trim. Third-row jump seats are standard, expanding passenger capacity to 7 passengers. Additional standard features for the Outlander ES include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, CD player, cruise control, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel.
Under the hood, the 2014 Outlander ES and SE models are equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 166 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm. Both models offer front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission that includes a new Acceleration Control feature designed to mimic the shift points of a traditional transmission. A driver-selected Eco mode improves fuel economy by reducing engine output and climate control function. The 2014 Outlander GT is equipped with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and Mitsubishi’s S-AWC all-wheel-drive system. Horsepower output measures 224 at 6,250 rpm, and torque measures 215 lb.-ft. at 3,750 rpm.
As for safety, every 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander for sale is equipped with seven standard air bags, including a knee air bag for the driver. Traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a new Brake Pedal Recession Protection Structure are also included. A reversing camera is standard on the 2014 Outlander SE, while the Outlander GT model adds rain-sensing wipers. Optional safety features include an adaptive cruise control system with a forward-collision mitigation system that detects obstacles in the Outlander’s path, sounds a warning, and can automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not respond. The Outlander SE and GT can also be equipped with a lane-departure warning system.
To test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander, visit a Phoenix Mitsubishi dealer today!
A great deal of thought goes into purchasing a new car. While some might rely on a vehicle’s bold good looks or astounding amounts of power to justify its purchase, there are the select few who look at the acquisition of a vehicle under a more financial light. Shining in the financial spotlight are two options that will forever be competing with one another when it comes to automobiles: the lease vs. the purchase. At Chapman Mitsubishi, we feel that it is important to show our customers the options of both.
Leasing, rather than buying a vehicle, can be a good option for some. If you lease, your monthly payments will be smaller than if you finance a purchase. Vehicle leasing, however, requires some contractual obligations, so it isn’t right for everyone. Here are some pros and cons to both leasing and purchasing a new vehicle.
Pros of Buying a New Car
- Eventual ownership, freeing you from the pain of payments.
- After the vehicle is paid off, you’re free to sell it at any time.
- You can drive at-will, never having to worry about mileage limits.
- No worries over minor mishaps like spilled coffee stains on carpeting or a dog-chewed seat belt.
- You’re free to modify and/or accessorize.
- Insurance costs are generally lower than leased vehicles.
Cons of Buying a New Car
- Monthly payments are higher than those of a leased vehicle.
- Dealers require a hefty down payment.
- Rapid depreciation, diminishing the vehicle’s resale value.
- With extended use you can expect to incur repair bills.
Pros of Leasing a New Car
- Substantially lower monthly payments.
- Down payments, if at all, are small.
- No up-front sales tax fees.
- No depreciation concerns.
- Even with a low credit rating some leasing companies will still be willing to work with you.
- If you own a business and use the vehicle only for business purposes, you can claim it as a tax deduction.
Cons of Car Leasing
- Higher insurance premiums.
- You’ll always have car payments.
- Penalties for exceeding allotted miles. This generally ranges between 15 to 25 cents per extra mile.
- Wear and tear fees, creating heightened concern when traveling with pets or small children.
If you decide to lease, it is important to understand that rates are determined by the difference between the vehicle’s purchase price, and what it will be worth at the end of the lease agreement. You can find out about lease rates by visiting a Phoenix Mitsubishi dealer. So to keep your payments in check look to lease a vehicle that holds its value. Otherwise you’ll pay more if you opt for a vehicle with a high depreciation rate.
Stop by Chapman Mitsubishi for the latest Mitsubishi lease specials.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is tasked with the very tough job of crash-testing every vehicle sold to American consumers. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made their standards of Top Safety Picks tougher with each passing year. This year there are 117 cars on their list of 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks and two of which are Mitsubishi models – 2013 Outlander and Lancer.
For the sixth year in a row, the Mitsubishi Lancer compact sport sedan joins the elite group of 2013 model vehicles that meet the IIHS’s rigid vehicle crash testing criteria. It received the top score in front, side-impact, rear and roof-strength crash tests. The Lancer also received an overall safety score of four stars out of five from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It earned four stars of five in front, side-impact, rear and roof-strength crash tests. The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the company’s varied model lineup as it achieves a lofty EPA-rated 34 mpg highway. Standard safety features for the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer include, Side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows, knee airbag for the driver, antilock brakes and electronic stability system.
For the second year in a row, the Mitsubishi Motors’ made-in-America five-passenger 2013 Outlander Sport compact crossover makes the mark as an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Outlander Sport received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for overall frontal-impact protection and four stars for overall side-impact protection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In IIHS crash testing, the Outlander Sport scored the highest possible rating in the agency’s frontal-offset and side-impact tests. Standard safety features on the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport include front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver-side knee airbag, antilock disc brakes, hill start assist, traction control and stability control.
For more information on the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Sport and the Outlander Sport Limited Edition, please visit Chapman Mitsubishi.
There comes a time in every driver’s life that he or she needs to purchase a new car. This time is often followed by some online pricing research and a mild to moderate case of sticker shock at some asking prices. Although it may first appear a daunting task, dealerships are often able to work out mutually beneficial deals with prospective buyers. Here are some tips to save money on a new car., courtesy of Chapman Mitsubishi.
1. Choose the right time to buy. The point at which you decide to visit the dealership can play a significant role in the price you pay for a new car. First, check for upcoming sale events. Dealerships offer deep discounts on holiday weekends, particularly the weekend preceding Memorial Day. These discounts could even extend into the week if you prefer to avoid crowds. If you do not want to wait for a holiday sale, select a time when the dealership is less likely to be busy. Late in the week, late in the month, and late in the model year are often good times to receive special attention from the sales staff and deep discounts, as many dealerships receive manufacturer incentives for meeting weekly, monthly, or yearly sales totals. Buying a new car just after next year’s model has entered the market can also provide opportunities for discounts as the dealer looks to liquidate stock and clear space for incoming vehicles.
2. Bring cash or pre-approved financing. Financing directly through the dealer’s financing partner can be convenient, but your own bank or credit union may be able to offer personalized incentives. Perhaps more importantly, walking into the showroom with a clear idea of how much you are willing to spend and having the cash or approval in your hand improves your negotiating position. Sales associates love to sell new Mitsubishi cars to prepared buyers and will not hesitate to meet your price point if you are committed to making a purchase, especially if you come with a down payment or finance approval.
3. Do your homework. Having a general idea about which model you would prefer to test drive and purchase not only streamlines the sales process, but alerts the sales associate to your preferences and demands for a new vehicle. This knowledge will help the associate better cater to your needs and allows them to start thinking of rebates and other bonuses which can help them to offer you the best possible deal. Furthermore, not all dealerships are equal. Although every dealer will strive to serve its customers the best way that it can, different dealerships are uniquely situated in terms of their stock and freedom to negotiate – researching inventory on the Internet can be helpful. When you are looking for a Mitsubishi Phoenix dealer to test drive a new car, remember these tips in order to secure the best deal.