2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Release Date, Review and Specs

For 2017, the newest Mitsubishi Mirage offers impressive fuel economy without the added expense of a hybrid drivetrain, enhanced interior appeal, and a new exterior design. Additionally, it still boasts of best-in-class powertrain warranties, and pricing as well. The Mitsubishi Mirage release date Philippines should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017. 

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage front angle, headlights and grille

This is what Don Swearingen – executive vice president, MNNA – ha to say, “The newest Mitsubishi Mirage 2017 is not only affordable but also strong on practical appeal. Owners of the Mirage are looking for a vehicle that is reliable and functional. The newest Mirage does exactly that and even goes ahead to expand on its existing appeal.”

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage red color, taillights and alloy wheels

Most notable 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage changes are evidently available on its new exterior design that results from a redesigned rear spoiler, wheels, headlights and taillights, front and rear bumper, and hood. According to Don, the exterior designs were worked out to ensure form and functionality work hand-in-hand. Aerodynamic designs are evident and Mitsubishi says they are meant to save on fuel consumption and has been crafted to also ensure weight is reduced as well.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage front view, grille and headlights

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage interior is perhaps one of the single most construction facet that Mitsubishi gave more importance. It now features a new gauge cluster, a new 300 watt Rockford Fostgate audio system, new seat fabrics and steering wheel. Smartphone app connectivity, in tandem with modern times, is well attended to in terms of the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity integration.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Relative to the previous model, the new model now churns out 78 horsepower and 74 pounds-feet of torque extra power thanks to clever engineering that has seen the 1.2L inline3 DOHC engine getting performance-enhancing features such as Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing system that greatly minimizes fuel consumption while maximizing fuel efficiency a d power output.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage exterior

In terms of competition, the newest Mitsubishi Mirage will probably have to square it off with the Ford Fiesta and the Honda Fit. The 2017 Honda Fit price starts from an MSRP of $15,890. That value allows any would-be user to enjoy features such as an unmatched small-car versatility, excellent visibility, spacious seating and cargo area, unique rear seat design, and high-fuel economy ratings. Rumor has it that the Honda Fit color palette is also up for a change although such details are at the moment scanty and speculative.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage exterior, silver color

The 2017 Ford Fiesta redesign, on the other hand, brings a sporty handling, a zesty performance with the ST model, advanced technology options, and a well-appointed interior. Although unconfirmed, the Ford Fiesta release date is expected this fall.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review of Trims

Although we expect a slight change on the trim lineup, the existing DE and ES trim models should be expected as well. Exact nitty-gritties, of course, will be known for sure on its release date. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 review is separately covered.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage lcd screen, dashboard and steering wheel

Some of the standard features available on the base Mirage DE include an auxiliary audio input, a CD player, fourteen-inch steel wheels, a CD player, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a rear spoiler, a USB port, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, cruise control, full power accessories, and an adjustable driver seat.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage leather seats and gear shift knob

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES model adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, metallic interior accents, foglights, automatic wipers and headlights, a navigation system, chrome exterior accents, cargo nets, ambient interior lighting, and front and rear parking sensors.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage spy photo

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Specs for the Engine

Not much dissimilarities exist between the new Mitsubishi Mirage 2017 and the existing model. In fact the new one only manages to improve the power output by only four lbs. ft. of torque. That said, expect the new model to churn out 74 horsepower and 78 lbs. ft. of torque. The only transmission systems offered, as before, is a choice of either a CVT or a five-speed manual.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage engine

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage mpg stands at 37/44/40 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the CVT, and 34/42/37 mpg with the five speed.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 0.5 in. (96.5 in.)
Length: 12 ft. 4.8 in. (148.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 5.6 in. (65.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 86.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 17,2 ft³
Curb weight: 1973 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 37/44 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cloud White, Infrared, Kiwi Green, Mystic Black, Plasma Purple, Sapphire Blue, Starlight Silver and Thunder Gray
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new model will probably go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017, at least in the Philippines.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage release date

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage price starts from $12,995. Exterior Mitsubishi Mirage colors include Cloud White, Sapphire Blue, Infrared, Plasma Purple, Thunder Gray, Mystic Black, Kiwi Green, and Starlight Silver.

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage side angle, silver color

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage interior, leather seats adn steering wheel

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage interior, rear seats, back seats

New 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer – Release Date and Info

With strong engines in upper trim levels, a confident handling on most models, and tons of standard features to take on top rivals, the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is well-positioned as a sporty alternative to conventional economy sedans. However, lack of fuel economy on top models and interior refinement lack. Its release date, according to online sources, should be anticipated sometime early 2017.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer side view, blue color, alloy wheels

As much as Mitsubishi is trying to salvage the Lancer from drowning in the competition, there remains hard questions it ought to have addressed like yesterday. The model struggles with basic refinement and ergonomic issues, such as mediocre interior materials, coarse noises from the 2.0L engine, and a tilt-only steering wheel.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Fuel consumption has also been a concern especially for the 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which trails behind segment leaders by a huge margin. The trouble is, this Mitsubishi has been in this market for slightly more than a decade now but seems to have rested on its laurels once it debuted.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer side view, exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

However, in attempt to make the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer more attractive in such a highly competitive segment, fresh styling and a slew of standard features have been added by the Japanese automaker. New features to expect from the 2017 model include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery for top models, dual-zone climate control, chrome accents, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer side view, silver color, alloy wheels

There is no shortage of rivals in the segment, and the Lancer will undoubtedly face an uphill task in trying to spice up its image. Ultimately, the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer may offer appealing features at an attractive price, but it’s not close to the head of this class.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

It does retain the advantage of available all-wheel drive, an unusual offering that makes it more attractive to buyers in snow climes although you could still opt for the 2017 Subaru Impreza. Other alternatives in the segment include the 2017 Ford Focus, 2017 Mazda 3, and the 2017 Honda Civic.

Offered Trims – Mitsubishi Lancer

Four trims are available for the small 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan: ES, SE, SEL, and GT. Both the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition, and Evo xi reviews have been handled elsewhere on the blog.

Exterior Review & 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Interior Changes

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer front view, taillights and tailpipe

The entry-level Lancer ES offers the following standard accessories and features; rear folding 60/40-split seats, LED running lights, 16” alloy wheels, full power accessories, a tilt-only steering wheel, dual USB ports, Fuse voice controls, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer interior, steerilg vheew, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

The Lancer SE steps up the stakes with HD and satellite radio, a 6.1” display, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, and two-tone alloy wheels.

Step up to the Lancer SEL trim and you assure yourself of a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an upgraded interior trim, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, a shift knob, a leather upholstery, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Opting for the range-topping Lancer GT gets you a 9-speaker Rockford Fostgate audio system, a sport-tuned suspension, 18” two-tone alloy wheels, front and rear heated seats, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, chrome accents, leather upholstery, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Standalone features available include a 7” touchscreen display, rear parking sensors, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, a sunroof, LED headlights and foglights, and the Rockford Fostgate audio system. More of these options should be expected on its release date.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.7 in. (103.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.1 in. (182.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.4 in. (69.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 93.5 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 12.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2888 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 4.4 sec
MPG: 24/34 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alloy Silver Metallic, Diamond White Pearl, Labrador Black, Mercury Gray Pearl, Octane Blue Pearl, Rally Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Engine Specs

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer engine

Under the hood of the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer ES is a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 148 hp and 145 lbs. ft. of torque. While the CVT is optionally offered, the five-speed manual transmission is tasked with forwarding the power generated to the wheels. EPA says we should expect the CVT to return 35/27/30 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 34/24/28 mpg with the manual.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer engine view

The rest of the models get a four-cylinder 2.4L engine beneath their hoods. The power generated – 168 hp and 167 pounds-feet of torque is then forwarded to the wheels via the Continuously Variable Transmission system equipped on the Lancer SE, SEL, and GT trims. With the CVT/AWD pairing in place, EPA expects a fuel economy of 31/23/26 mpg.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Release Date & Price

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Release date

We should expect its release date sometime in early 2017. As for the price, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan is expected to feature an MSRP price tag of about $17,595.

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer side angle, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer side angle, exterior, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer rear view, sxterior, taillights, tailpipe, white color

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer front view, red color, headlights and grille

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer front view, exterior, silver color, headlights and grille

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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer interior, leather rear seats

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer interior, gear shift knob

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander receives plenty of updates and a freshened styling and remains a competent crossover in its segment. However, it doesn’t stand out from the crowd. Some of the appealing and compelling attributes you’ll find on the Outlander include advanced safety features, a standard three-row seating, and a satisfying interior quality. Its release date, engine specs, exterior and interior updates, and price estimate details are covered below, so keep reading.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side angle, exterior, black color, alloy wheels and headlights

The new 2017 Outlander receives a lot of updates and refreshments and we’ve got to give Mitsubishi an “A” for their efforts as most manufacturers rest on their laurels for a while following the introduction of a redesigned model. But are the updates enough to elevate the Outlander from also-ran to contender? Well, features install for buyers include significant changes on the front and rear fascia. The exterior looks sleek and sophisticated and the front end is highlighted by an adventurous new grille.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side angle, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

However, the Outlander has failed to show any meaningful progress in terms of performance and overall appeal relative to its competition. Some of the downsides include a cramped third row seat, an underwhelming performance, and a few desirable features especially for the base model. And while Mitsubishi says the numerous platform enhancements it has gained improve its handling and ride quality, the same is proving difficult to achieve on various real-world driving loops.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander rear view, auto show, alloy wheels and taillights

In overall, we appreciate Mitsubishi extra efforts in trying to rejuvenate the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, but it still has a long way to go in order to challenge the best in the segment. Some of these include the efficient and sporty 2017 Mazda CX-5, the spunky 2017 Subaru Forester, the well-rounded and enduring 2017 Honda CR-V, and the pricey but superior 2017 Kia Sorento.

Offered Trims – Mitsubishi Outlander

Four different trims are offered for the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander: ES, SE. SEL, and GT trim models. The Outlander Sport is reviewed separately.

Interior Review & 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior Pictures

The base ES offers the following standard accessories and features: full power accessories, “Fuse” voice-command system, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED running lights, 18” alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a USB port, a 50/50-split third row seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, heated exterior mirrors, LED taillights, a CD player, and a 60/40-split folding second-row seat.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

The SE steps up with a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, a color trip computer, body-color side mirrors, a 6.1-ich touchscreen display, automatic dual-zone climate control, foglights, and heated front seats.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander leather front and rear seats

Opting for the SEL gets you a nine-speaker Rockford Fostgate audio system, a power driver seat, power-folding side mirrors, automatic braking, lane-departure warning and mitigating system, a sunroof, black interior trim, leather upholstery, black roof rails, forward collision mitigation, automatic wipers, a sunroof, and automatic headlights.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Springing for the GT trim model gets you chrome exterior beltline accents, LED headlights, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, silver roof rails, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, and lane-departure warning and forward collision mitigation system.

Standalone options include a rear and front parking sensors, LED foglights, remote start, a four-zone climate control, an upgraded navigation system, and a rear DVD entertainment system.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander trunk, cargo space

Exterior Colors include Cosmic Blue, Labrador Black, Mercury Gray, Rally Red, Cool Silver, and Diamond White. More will be added to the existing color palette as its release date nears.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 184.8 in
Width: 71.3 in
Passenger volume: 128 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10,3 cu ft
Curb weight: 3318 lbs
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 25/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cool Silver, Cosmic Blue, Diamond White, Labrador Black, Mercury Gray and Rally Red
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander are two engines offered: a four-cylinder 2.4L engine and a 3.0L V6 engine. The former is offered for the ES, SE, and SEL trims and generates 166 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then routed to either the FWD or the AWD via the Continuously Variable Transmission system.

A time of 9.2 seconds is required to get past 60 mph with the all-wheel drive SEL trim model.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander engine

Opting for the GT gets you a 3.0L V6 engine rated at 224 horsepower and 215 pounds-feet of torque. An AWD is provided as standard, as is the conventional six-speed automatic. With this engine a user requires 7.6 seconds to get to 60 mph from naught.

Expect the four-cylinder engine to return 29/24/26 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 27/20/23 mpg for the V6-powered GT model.

Price & 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Release date

Its release date should be expected in early 2017. As for the price, expect the Outlander SUV to cost you an MSRP starting from $22,995.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander front view, red color, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander front angle, headlights and grille

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander front angle, red color, exterior, headlights and grilee

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander side view, exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander interior, leather rear seats

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander interior sunroof, leather seats