January 2016

MONTHLY ARCHIVES: JANUARY 2016

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Mitsubishi Outlander

According to Mitsubishi, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has undergone such vital changes in its design and engineering that it almost ôdrives like an entirely new vehicle. Let's see if the claim is true, and also, which of the two cars gives the best value for your money. Should you just go with the latest version right away or weigh it thoroughly with the older version before you decide anything? This majorly depends upon what you want from the vehicle. The following article attempts to sketch a quick comparison between the two versions in order to help you with your decision.

Exterior

The 2016 Outlander features such a vastly different exterior than its predecessor that a quick glance might suggest that it has undergone a complete redesign which is actually not true. Considering the vital changes that shine through the brand new exterior, the 2016 Outlander feels significantly different. Some of the new features include LED headlights and running lights, a new grille and a new bumper.

Interior

Apart from the flashy exterior though, rest of the things are fairly unchanged. The interior seems to have been entirely carried over from the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander offering the same materials, switchgear, steering wheel and controls. The only major update is a revised infotainment interface.

Performance

Just like the interior, there seem to be no major changes in the performance as well. The power-trains stay exactly the same and so do both the engines offered in different variants. The base level engine is the same 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder one producing 166 hp. The stronger engine, available in the more upscale versions, is also exactly the same 3 liter V6 offering 224 hp.

Features & Technology

Here again, we don't observe any major differences between the two versions except that the newer one has played around with the features and shuffled them up a bit in order that the line-up can be more easily understood. Also, a new SEL trim level is introduced, the rest is pretty much the same. The only changes that capture the attention are LED headlights, running lights and brake lights. Plus, the infotainment system has been revised and upgraded too. The rest of the features, including forward-collision alert system and adaptive cruise control, are carried over unaltered into the 2016 Outlander.

Driving Experience

Since there is no major change in the steering, power-trains or suspension in the newer version, the driving experience also stays virtually the same, with an average acceleration and handling. Apart from that, Mitsubishi claims that it has worked on sound deadening in the latest model resulting in a quieter cabin. However, the noise difference is not much stark when you compare the two models.

Safety

The crash test scores for both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are excellent for the 2015 Outlander, and they are not expected to vary much for its latest counterpart. Besides this, both feature 7-airbag safety system, hill start assist, traction and stability control and antilock disc brakes. This makes them pretty equal competitors when it comes to safety concerns.

Conclusions

Apart from some stylistic revisions, Outlander has remained almost virtually intact. If you prefer affordability over a sharper exterior, then the 2015 Outlander will be your best pick. If you are anywhere near Allentown, please visit Kelly Car to test drive this vehicle.

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus Mitsubishi, Emmaus Mitsubishi Outlander, mitsubishi suvs, new car, new mitsubishi, new suv, outlander models on 01/29/2016 at 7:15 PM

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Mitsubishi Lancer

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer compares quite well with the all new 2016 Honda Civic. Both compete quite neck to neck on a range of standards with each other.

Warranty

The Mitsubishi's warranties beat all others in the arena whether it be about power train, new vehicle or anti-corrosion perforation warranty. While Honda grants 5 years/60,000 miles powertrain warranty, 3 years/36,000 miles new vehicle warranty and 5 years/unlimited miles anti-corrosion perforation warranty, Mitsubishi's numbers are much greater in comparison. With 10 year/100,000 miles powertrain warranty, 5 years/60,000 miles new vehicle warranty and 7 years/100,000 miles anti-corrosion perforation warranty, Mitsubishi clearly tops the chart with its longest warranty lives.

Utility

When it comes to passenger volume, there is not much difference between the 2016 Honda Civic's and the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer's cabins; however, the cargo area of the former is much spacious than the latter.

Performance

The engine of the 2016 Honda Civic can churn out slightly greater power than the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer SE, ES and GT versions. However, the turbocharged Ralliart and Evolution versions of the Lancer beat the Civic with a huge margin in terms of horsepower.

Handling

Mitsubishi Lancer is significantly more maneuverable than its rival. This is because Civic has a larger turning radius that delivers a significant blow to its handling when compared with Lancer.

Drive-train

With a wide range of drive train options, whether it be twin clutch automatic for Ralliart and Evolution, or a continuously variable automatic transmission for SE and GT, the Lancer has much smoother and refined drive trains than the 2016 Honda Civic's.

Dimensions

The Honda Civic and Mitsubishi Lancer are almost equal in length and will take up approximately the same length of space in your garage but they differ in width. The 2016 Honda Civic is slightly wider than the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer, which can make it slightly inconvenient for you to get in and out of a tight parking space.

Cost

Comparing the costs of two vehicles is not as straight forward as it might seem at the first glance. This is because a lot of factors need to be catered to while calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The two major considerations are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), and Destination Charges which refer to the cost incurred on transportation of the vehicle from manufacturer to the dealer. Keeping in view both the key factors, the Honda Civic comes out to be somewhat pricier than the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Comfort

Although the passenger volume in the cabin is almost equal in both the cars, the Honda Civic tends to offer greater space in the rear than the Mitsubishi Lancer which is rather cramped at the back. However, when it comes to the driver's head and leg room, the Mitsubishi Lancer is much more generous than the Honda Civic.

If you are anywhere near Allentown and interested in the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer, please visit Kelly Car for a test drive.

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus Mitsubishi, Emmaus Mitsubishi Lancer, mitsubishi cars, new car, new mitsubishi on 01/25/2016 at 7:05 PM

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Mitsubishi Outlander

The Outlander - a seven passenger crossover SUV by Mitsubishi – is overall an average car neither falling much short anywhere nor exceeding expectations. Some of its key highlights include high quality interior, above average fuel economy and attractive look. However, the performance could have been better, the third row more spacious and cargo capacity a bit more to match the top rivals.

Trims

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in three distinct trim levels: the base ES, the midrange SE and GT. Base ES models come with 16 inch steel wheels, Bluetooth, 140 watt AM/FM/CD FUSE audio system, keyless entry and automatic climate control. The more upscale versions of SE and GT are better equipped featuring 18 inch wheels, dual zone climate control, a touch based audio system, a color information display, heated front seats and a backup camera. GT models further throw in All Wheel Drive, a V6 engine to replace the 4 cylinder, paddles for manual shifting and windshield wipers with rain sensors.

Performance

The engine homed by Outlander ES and SE is a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces 166 hp and delivers it either to just the front wheels or all four. Its towing capacity is a modest 1500 pounds. The Outlander GT, on the other hand, is powered by 3 liter V6 engine that produces 224 hp and powers AWD. It has a decent towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. All Outlander models feature automatic transmissions which can be CVT to pair with 4-cylinder engine or 6-speed automatic to go with the V6.

Interior & Comfort

The interior of the car has a capacity to accommodate seven passengers. While the third row is not the most spacious and comfortable, it still allows you to fit more than 5 passengers which very rare vehicles in the compact SUV category do. With all rear seats folded down, the total cargo space comes out to be 63 cubic feet which, though is good, but falls short of the top rivals. The material used is of high quality, the dash and controls are clean but too simple.

Safety

When it comes to cutting edge safety features, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is an impressive vehicle. It features a forward collision warning and mitigation system and lane departure warning which are currently considered the most covetous features to be garnered by any compact crossover SUV.

Moreover, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander features the side curtain, front seat airbags and a driver side knee airbag, hill start assist, traction and stability control and antilock disc brakes. In addition to that, with a five star federal rating (for its AWD) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + status, the vehicle is indeed something to go after if safety is one of your prime concerns.

If you’re looking for an affordable compact SUV that can easily accommodate more than 5 passengers, drive off-road and offer a long list of the latest audio and safety technology options, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is your best bet. If you are anywhere near Allentown, please visit Kelly Car for a test drive.

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus Mitsubishi, Emmaus Mitsubishi Outlander, mitsubishi suvs, new mitsubishi, new suv on 01/19/2016 at 7:55 PM

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Mitsubishi Lancer

The 2015 Lancer is a compact sedan by Mitsubishi featuring an exterior that screams for attention. The angular, aggressive and sporty design makes it stand out from other compacts. The upscale models feature an even more athletic character.

Trim Levels

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer comes in five trim levels: ES, SE, GT, Ralliart and Evolution. The base ES features a height adjustable driver seat, cruise control, air conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-only steering wheel, keyless entry, heated mirrors, and 16-inch steel wheels. The SE features standard ES equipment plus a rearview camera, heated front seats, fog lights, 16 inch alloy wheels, All Wheel Drive and a more powerful engine.

The GT does not have standard AWD and heated front seats but it comes with leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, upgraded upholstery, sport front seats, automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Ralliart further ups the game by featuring a turbocharged engine that far exceeds in power than any of the ES, SE and GT versions. The Evolution, however, is the strongest variant of them all.

Performance

The vast number of engine and drive train options available make the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer anywhere between a demure mundane car and a race vehicle. With a 2 liter engine that produces 148 hp, the ES edition is the least potent of all the variants. SE and GT models feature a bigger 2.4 liter engine that produces 168 hp. Ralliart is endowed with a 2 liter turbocharged engine that takes the power level right up to 237 hp. Evolution tops the list with an engine capable to churn out a phenomenal 291 hp. Ralliart and Evolution have twin clutch automatic transmission that go well with the powerhouses they home. The SE and GT feature continuously variable automatic transmission that feels superb and is surprisingly refined.

Interior and Comfort

Although the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer is sharp and modern from the exterior, the same feel does not continue into the cabin, much to the user's dismay. The absence of a telescoping steering wheel and the cheap plastic materials make for an average interior. The upholstery is rather cheap; the driver seat sits low with no adjustability. The shorter drivers have to struggle to look over the dashboard. However, the upscale editions of Ralliart and GT feature a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob which make them quite appealing from the rest.

Safety

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer features necessary safety provisions as standard, including front seat, side curtain and driver's knee airbags, antilock brakes and stability and traction control. Moreover, a rearview camera is standard on all Lancers, except ES. Rear parking sensors are also available and sold as an accessory for all trims offered. Furthermore, the vehicle has a good score in government crash testing (4 out of 5), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety scored it ôGood in roof strength, side impact and moderate-overlap frontal offset.

If you’re seeking out a compact car that has attractive looks, good safety ratings and gives good value for your money, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer is a worth considering option. If you are anywhere near Allentown, please visit Kelly Car for a test drive.

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus Mitsubishi, Emmaus Mitsubishi Lancer, mitsubishi cars, new car, new mitsubishi, stylish cars on 01/13/2016 at 7:44 PM

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Outlander Sport

The 2015 Outlander Sport belongs to the new breed of crossover SUVs. Known for its maneuverability and compactness, the 2015 Outlander is a good pick for all those who value responsive handling over acceleration.

Overview and Trim Levels

There are three available trims in the 2015 Outlander Sport: ES, SE and GT. The features standard in all versions of the car include 18 inch alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, rear LED combination tail lights, heated side view mirrors, hill start assist, color multi-information display, FUSE hands-free Link System with Bluetooth technology, USB port and steering wheel audio controls. The SE further adds FAST- with panic feature and one-touch start/stop engine switch, automatic climate control and High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with fog lights and running lights. The GT is an upscale edition featuring 168 hp, 2.4 liter MIVEC engine along with All Wheel Control, HID and 6.1 inch touch screen audio display with Radio and rearview camera.

Interior & Comfort

The interior of the car has an economy class feel to it. Although the dash cover is a bit more padded than the rivaling SUV crossovers, the rest of the interior is quite budget material. The interior is much spacious with a decent passenger volume, considering the vehicle's compact exterior. Although front seats are quite packed, the rear can easily accommodate three kids or two adults. When it comes to driver's comfort, the 2015 Outlander Sport makes sure it competes well by throwing in one touch start/stop engine switch, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, FAST key entry system, FUSE hands free link system with USB port and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Performance

There are two distinct powerful MIVEC engines available in trims, including 2.0 liter 148 hp engine that is available in the ES and SE and 2.4 liter 168 hp engine that is available in the ES 2.4 and GT 2.4.

Safety

The 2015 Outlander Sport boasts advanced anti-theft features including an integrated alarm system and engine immobilizer that shuts down the most crucial electronic circuits. The rear view camera is a great navigation tool helping you to pull out of tight parking spaces and avoid hitting obstacles while doing so. The Active Stability Control is another safety feature that immediately detects as a wheel begins to slip and tells the ABS to apply maximum brake force to the wheels that have the most real-time traction. In addition to that, the Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body construction makes use of specially designed crumple zones to absorb energy in case of high impact collisions. There is a seven-airbag safety system in place - six standard ones and one more to protect the driver's knee.

If you are a cost conscious urbanite looking for a car that gives maximum value for your money, the 2015 Outlander Sport is one of your worth-considering options. If you are anywhere near Allentown, please visit Kelly Car to test drive this vehicle.

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


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