2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Car Seat Check

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Mitsubishi's smallest crossover is also the runt of the compact crossover class. The 2014 Outlander Sport is several inches shorter than competitors such as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, so it offers much less legroom. This was a big issue when installing child-safety seats, but it wasn't the only problem. Awkward top tether anchor placement also made installing the forward-facing convertible difficult.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 24, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Real-World Cargo Space

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Mitsubishi has an answer for those asking where all the no-frills, super-lightweight subcompact cars with big gas mileage and a low MSRP have gone. The 2014 Mirage is of that ilk, with up to 40 mpg combined EPA fuel-economy ratings and a starting price of $13,790 with destination and a manual transmission; add $1,000 for the automatic transmission and its 40 mpg combined rating.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

The four-door hatchback's micro size doesn't leave much room for rear passengers or cargo. Frugal commuters may not put too much importance on how many golf bags fit in the hatch without folding the seats — zero, actually — but the Mirage's small size results in a fuel-friendly 2,000 pounds.

By Joe Bruzek | March 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 733 model-year 2013 versions of the Outlander Sport crossover manufactured between July 20, 2012, and May 29, 2013; only vehicles equipped with leather seats are affected.

The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that the driver-side seat-mounted air bag wiring may have been improperly routed during the leather seat cover installation process. If the seat height is adjusted, the wiring could get damaged, resulting in the illumination of the air bag warning light. If a crash occurs, the airbag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mitsubishi has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Mitsubishi at 800-222-0037 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Cars.com Review

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Our mothers told us that if we don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. But if Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger had listened to her mother, her critique of the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage would be shorter than the inexpensive microcar is small. So let's just say that the Mirage has surprisingly decent cargo space and superior fuel economy compared to its competitors, and leave it at that. But for all the stuff Geiger's mom told her not to say — about the Mirage's ride, handling, cabin quality, passenger comfort — read her review below.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

By Matt Schmitz | January 27, 2014 | Comments (16)

Used-Car Prices Hit New Low in December

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December late-model used-car prices hit a new low for 2013, falling $117 from November to an average of $21,952. That's $709 less than at the start of the year, and it's the first time this year that the average listing price on Cars.com has dropped below $22,000.

The Mitsubishi Outlander's 3.5 percent price drop gave it the biggest December decline; the crossover's average asking price sank $668 to $18,155. Luxury cars took the next four spots. The BMW Z4 roadster was among those, and it continued its string of $1,000-plus month-over-month price declines that date back to August 2013.

There were even fewer models with price gains in December than November, when only eight models met our 500-car inventory criteria. This month, just three models saw price gains, with the BMW X3 leading the way with a 1 percent gain to $32,493.

The charts detail used cars from the 2010 to 2012 model years with the biggest price drops — as well as those with the biggest gains. To be eligible for the lists, a model had to have 500 cars in Cars.com's national inventory. 

By Mike Hanley | December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Cars.com Review

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During its seven model years in existence, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has never before suffered from an identity crisis. The four-door sports sedan has always known its purpose: Cheap speed at the expense of comfort. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says that mission continues, by and large, for the 2014 model year, with exhilarating track-ready power, handling and suspension. But as its price edges toward $40,000 while its interior remains at less-than-$30,000 quality, the appeal could be waning. Read Bruzek's review and decide.

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

By Matt Schmitz | November 15, 2013 | Comments (3)

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You've just purchased that sporty compact sedan you've been eyeing and are just as satisfied as you'd hoped with its comfort and fuel economy. So it goes without saying you didn't buy the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. After all, those are the practical attributes of a daily driver, when what Lancer Evo buyers covet is track performance — which it boasts in abundance. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek warns that, unless your main objective is taking corners like a rally racer, tamer competitors might be more your speed.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 1, 2013 | Comments (2)

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Cars.com Review

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Cars.com reviewer David Thomas says Mitsubishi's midsize crossover always has been a competent but unappealing vehicle. A redesign makes the Outlander more affordable and more efficient for 2014, but it still doesn't have the goods to beat the competition. Check out the full review below.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

By Jennifer Geiger | October 30, 2013 | Comments (8)

Recall Alert: 2008-2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Vehicles Affected: 10,474 model-year 2008-2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sports sedans manufactured between Dec. 12, 2007, and March 5, 2013.

The Problem: The clutch master cylinder could fail, reducing the ability to shift the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash.

By Matt Schmitz | October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

In a continuation of our truck-heavy lists of late, PickupTrucks.com's heavy-duty towing contest, the King of Beasts, also ascended to the most-watched-videos throne, debuting at No. 1. The flex-off between the 2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty and 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was followed by truck-centric holdovers from past weeks, with lone non-truck newcomer the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander rounding out the top five. Check out what else was popular:

1. King of Beasts
2. 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

3. 2015 Power Stroke Will Make More Power
4. First Look: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
5. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

By Matt Schmitz | October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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