If your family here in Bakersfield, California, is looking for an affordable SUV, we invite you to look at the Mitsubishi lineup. Mitsubishi produces a variety of crossover SUVs for parents who prioritize value and practicality. These are the models that we at Bakersfield Mitsubishi think your family may like.
A classic in the Mitsubishi lineup, the Outlander has been a popular SUV for families in the U.S. for almost two decades. The Mitsubishi Outlander is designed to be a versatile, affordable transportation solution for families on a budget.
With three rows of seats in its cabin, the Outlander can accommodate up to seven people, making it a suitable crossover for families in Bakersfield who have more than two children or are living with grandparents. Due to its generous passenger volume of 125.5 cubic feet, the Outlander provides lots of legroom in the first and second rows, so growing teenagers won’t feel cramped.
The Outlander is entering its fourth generation with the 2022 model year, offering additional standard safety features and improved infotainment systems and screens. The availability of new technology like MI-PILOT Assist™ can make driving easier for parents who are running errands or arranging carpools in Bakersfield. And the model’s bold new look helps it stand out from other family-oriented SUVs on the market.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
While it shares many similarities with the standard version of the Outlander, the Outlander PHEV is quite different under the hood. The Outlander PHEV has the same design highlights as the gas-only Outlander but with enhanced fuel efficiency and greener performance. The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander was also one of the earlier PHEV models on the market.
What makes it a worthwhile choice for some parents is its low fuel consumption and option of zero-emission all-electric travel. On a full charge, the 2022 Outlander may be able to drive to your child’s daycare and back without having to burn gasoline.
The 2022 model uses a 2.4-liter MIVEC DOHC four-cylinder engine with a 70kW electric motor and 13.8 kWh Lithium-ion battery that can be recharged using a standard 120-volt household outlet. The powertrain averages 74 MPGe when using gasoline and electric power in tandem.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
If you don’t want the three rows of seats or larger dimensions of the Outlander, check out the Outlander Sport. It’s a smaller version of the Outlander, with compact dimensions that make it easier to park in tight areas like a cramped garage or curbside space.
Other ways the Outlander Sport may appeal to families are its low starting price and fuel-efficient engine. The five-seat crossover also has a tight turning radius and forgoes that third row of seating to provide 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear row — about double what the Outlander offers behind its third row. This means you have extra space for groceries, sports equipment, and road trip luggage.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
A well-rounded option for families, the Eclipse Cross has the affordability, safety, style, and technology that young working parents want.
Available in bold, stylish colors and a range of trim levels, this two-row crossover is fun to drive whether you’re commuting to your job or taking the kids to school. And you can use your smartphone to keep track of your Eclipse Cross using the Mitsubishi Connect™ app.
A highlight of the Eclipse Cross is its safety. Newer versions of the Eclipse Sport provide Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beam, and Lane Departure Warning as standard inclusions. Plus, the 2022 model received a fantastic NHSTA score: a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.
 EPA highway mileage estimate for (Outlander PHEV SEL, S-AWC). Combined fuel economy Electricity + Gasoline. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.