A red 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is shown from the front at an angle.

Let’s Talk Tech: The Perks of Shopping for a Used Mitsubishi

You’re in the market for a new vehicle, but you aren’t thrilled by the idea of paying that new car sticker price. Even so, you’re not willing to make sacrifices when it comes to technology like connectivity, safety, and driver-assist features. Those are must-haves in your next vehicle, and rightly so; it’s the 21st century, and we live in a world where technology dramatically improves our lives. So, where does this leave your search?

Shopping at a used Mitsubishi dealership is an excellent way to put your money to work. What do we mean? Mitsubishi models are renowned for their affordability, versatility, and capability just as much as they’re known for their innovative technology. This makes shopping for a used Mitsubishi an exciting prospect because it means getting a better-equipped model with the latest technology at a fraction of the price.

Connectivity, Guaranteed!

How much do you rely on your smartphone throughout the day? Smartphones are an integral part of our lives, keeping us connected to the people we love, our hobbies, and other interests. However, they also pose a significant risk to our safety when we get behind the wheel. The constant notifications, message alerts, and incoming calls can distract you and lead you to take your eyes off the road.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Whether you’re shopping for a 2019 Outlander, a 2020 Eclipse Cross, or an older Mirage, you’ll find that Mitsubishi makes it easy to stay connected and focused. Moreover, buying a used model doesn’t require sacrificing this connectivity since Mitsubishi makes smartphone integration a standard feature on most of its models. For example, the 2019 Outlander is equipped with a 7-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system that’s home to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With smartphone integration, you can seamlessly sync your smartphone with the vehicle to make calls, send messages, play your favorite music, and more via the integrated steering wheel controls or the display itself.

Onboard Virtual Assistants

An SUV like the 2018 Eclipse Cross offers similar technology with its digital cockpit. In addition to connecting you to your smartphone, the Eclipse Cross’s 7-inch high-resolution display also acts as a virtual assistant and works with Siri or Google Assistant. So, what does this mean when you’re behind the wheel? You can access your favorite apps, navigate the fastest route, make calls, respond to messages, add items to your shopping list, schedule appointments, and more with a simple “Hey, Siri” or “Hey, Google.”

The interior of a 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is shown from the center console.

Confidence at Every Turn

Mitsubishi prioritizes your safety in every aspect of its vehicle design, whether you’re looking at the Mirage, Eclipse Cross, or the award-winning Outlander. For example, every Mitsubishi is equipped with advanced airbags and standard features like anti-lock brakes, active stability control, brake assist, and a rearview camera. These features lay the foundation of each model by actively and passively enhancing your safety when you’re in the driver’s seat.

However, Mitsubishi doesn’t stop there and gives you confidence at every turn by outfitting its lineup with advanced safety and driver-assist technology. These tools add convenience, but they also enhance your visibility and actively minimize the potential for collision. What’s even more impressive is that they’ve been staples in the Mitsubishi fleet for years, which means you’ll find most of this technology on the used lot.

Rearview Camera or Multi-View Camera System

Every Mitsubishi is equipped with a standard rearview camera that gives you a better view behind the vehicle, making it easier to navigate in reverse. You’ve likely found yourself relying on the camera to back into a parking spot at the grocery store or parallel park on a busy city street. Mitsubishi gives you an enhanced view by offering the available Multi-View Camera System, which you’ll find on models like the 2019 Outlander.

The Multi-View Camera System equips the Mitsubishi with multiple front, rear, and sides cameras. These cameras deliver a 360-degree bird’s eye view around your Mitsubishi to the center touchscreen display. You’ll also have access to different angles, making it even easier to navigate your vehicle in any direction.

Blind Spot Warning With Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist

The design of any vehicle limits your visibility, meaning that you will always have blind spots when you’re behind the wheel. However, Mitsubishi goes to great lengths to design SUVs like the Outlander and Eclipse Cross to give you a more expansive view. The automaker also equips its models with innovative features like Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.

Blind Spot Warning alerts you to vehicles or objects in your blind spots so that you’re always aware of your surroundings. Lane Change Assist makes it easier to change lanes by working with the Blind Spot Warning to notify you of vehicles in the adjoining lane or lanes. Rear Cross Traffic Alert keeps an eye on the rear of your vehicle, using strategically placed sensors and cameras to alert you to traffic crossing behind your Mitsubishi.

Forward Collision Mitigation With Pedestrian Detection

Your safety is at risk anytime you’re on the road, but Mitsubishi works tirelessly to minimize that risk with features like Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection. A staple on models like the Eclipse Cross and Outlander, the tool uses the front radar and camera to constantly monitor the road ahead for vehicles and pedestrians. When it senses a potential collision, the feature will alert you to apply the brakes. If you fail to respond to the alert, the system can engage the brakes, slowing your Mitsubishi with the intent to avoid a collision or minimize the impact.

Adaptive Cruise Control

With so many features actively working to enhance your safety, you’ll find Mitsubishi also equips its models with tools that make your time behind the wheel more enjoyable. Adaptive Cruise Control is one such tool and builds upon traditional cruise control, adding convenience to long highway drives. Instead of constantly setting and resetting your cruising speed based on the flow of traffic, Mitsubishi’s Adaptive Cruise Control does the work for you by monitoring traffic and adjusting your cruising speed to maintain a safe distance between you and the car ahead.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

How often do you think about the tires on your vehicle? Your tires are the only point of contact your vehicle has with the road, which makes them extremely important to your safety. Mitsubishi makes it easy to keep an eye on your tires with its Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The tool gives you peace of mind, alerting you to low tire pressure so that you can avoid hazardous driving conditions and extend the life of your tires.

A grey 2020 Mitsubishi eclipse Cross is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a used Mitsubishi dealership.

Innovative Tech at an Affordable Price

Shopping for a vehicle is often a stressful and overwhelming experience since many customers assume they’ll have to make a few sacrifices. For example, they’ll have to settle for an entry-level trim with limited features to satisfy their budget or opt for a smaller SUV in exchange for innovative technology. Fortunately, Mitsubishi doesn’t require you to settle, especially not when you shop for a used model.

Mitsubishi’s reputation for building affordable and innovative vehicles holds true on the used lot, where you’ll find models equipped with state-of-the-art technology at an affordable price that’s guaranteed to keep more of your hard-earned money in your wallet. From smartphone integration and standard safety features to innovative driver-assist tools and a virtual assistant that’s always on call, there’s no need to settle. We’d even dare to say that Mitsubishi doesn’t have the word “settle” in its vocabulary!