CYPRESS, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is honored to have its stylish and affordably-priced all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 7-passenger crossover named as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Kelley Blue Book "5-Year Cost to Own Award: Mid-Size SUV/Crossover."
"We are very proud to see that our all-new 2014 Outlander model has won the distinguished '5-Year Cost to Own Award: Mid-Size SUV/Crossover' from Kelley Blue Book – a very welcome industry prize. And since our outgoing last-generation Outlander was also a recipient of the award, we are pleased with its continued success," said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of MMNA. "More importantly, this honor represents a win for our customers as well, who experience meaningful cost-savings to own and operate as well the high degree of safety it provides, thanks to its 'Top Safety Pick+' award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)."
The Kelley Blue Book "5-Year Cost to Own Award" is presented to a select number of vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected cost of ownership based upon the automotive research firm's extensive data compiled for new cars over an initial five-year ownership period. Kelley Blue Book makes its award selection determination based on numerous important automotive ownership-related metrics including vehicle depreciation, repair and maintenance costs, anticipated fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, and state fees.
Critical accolades such as the Kelley Blue Book "5-Year Cost to Own Award" given to the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover vehicle help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and pinpointing vehicle models with the lowest projected cost of ownership.
For more information about the Kelley Blue Book "5-Year Cost to Own Award," please visit: http://www.kbb.com. To learn more about the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover vehicle, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all research & development, manufacturing, marketing, sales and financial services for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells sedans and crossovers/SUVs through a network of approximately 400 dealers. MMNA is leading the way in the development of highly-efficient, affordably-priced new gasoline-powered automobiles while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
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