CYPRESS, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has announced that its stylish and fuel-efficient all-new 2014 Outlander 7-passenger crossover/SUV was named to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com"10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles" list.
"Outlander is full of safety and convenience features not normally associated with a vehicle at this price point," states Don Swearingen, executive vice president Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. "It is this value proposition, which can be found across all of our models, that is attracting more people to the brand and garnering our vehicles industry accolades."
An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick+" – the highest safety achievement designated by the non-profit agency that performs crash test evaluations on vehicles – every 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander model includes a wealth of welcome safety features including Hill Start Assist (HSA); anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA); seven (7) air bags including a driver's side knee air bag; Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL); and Mitsubishi Motors' patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body/chassis construction technology that helps absorb and/or dissipate energy in the event of a collision to help protect the vehicle's occupants.
Additional high-tech safety technologies available on the 2014 Outlander include radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) – the latter advanced system helping the driver to avoid an accident and in certain circumstances even automatically applies the brakes– along with a camera-based Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system.
With a starting MSRP of only $22,995 and an EPA-rated fuel economy of up to 31 mpg highway, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander's expansive standard equipment package includes third-row seating; a refined 2.4-liter MIVEC all-aluminum 16-valve 4-cylinder engine paired with an advanced continuously-variable transmission (CVT); fuel-saving Electric Power Steering (EPS); auto-off halogen headlights; heated side view mirrors; automatic climate control with micron filtration; remote keyless entry; and steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, among many other welcome features further adding to Outlander's value story.
Of note, Kelley Blue Book KBB.com recently named the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander as Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover in its "2014 5-Year Cost to Own" awards. In its assessment, the Outlander finished #1 overall ahead of a plethora of other vehicles in its category as having the lowest overall operational costs based on insurance, financing, vehicle maintenance/repairs and fuel costs.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
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SOURCE Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc.