Best Mitsubishi family cars

July, 2015

Shopping for a New Family Car Go Mitsubishi

When looking for a family car with unquestionable reliability, lots of buyers tend to steer towards the Japanese brands. Toyota being our top choice, Australians are also known to love Nissans, Suzukis and Subarus. But some of the best choices Aussie families can make are vehicles from the tried and tested Mitsubishi fleet – or as the brand would rather us refer to them as…’Mitsies’.

Unlike many of the other manufacturers, Mitsubishi isn’t trying to fill every possible niche available – they’re simply doing the basics really, really, really well. There’s the undisputable Lancer, which has proved its value through the ages, from small family car to Dad’s weekend pocket rocket. There’s the Pajero, which has also earned its place in suburban culture – known for its workhorse approach to picking up the kids from school, driving around the outback or working on the farm. And then there are the brand’s other time-tested vehicles like the Mirage and Triton.

1. Lancer

The Mitsubishi Lancer is one of those family cars that can be fuel efficient, dependable and refined at the same time. It provides its passengers with a comfortable and large interior, nice safety features, smart transmission system and sporty accents that makes it suitable for urban trips.

Interior Features

The Lancer offers a sporty yet refined look on the inside. The GSR and ES Sport models are more on the sporty side while luxury elements are for those on the LS model. Together with amazing technology, you can enjoy the spacious interior together with the comfort every time you sit inside a Lancer.

Exterior Features

The front grille of the Lancer gives it a confident look and together with modern LED Daylight Running Lamps and fog front lamps, you can be as strong as you want it to be. Aside from that, the 18” 15-spoke two-tone alloy wheels and chrome accents on the GSR and LS models give drivers a stylish and sleek profile that will make them want to drive.

Performance Features

You can expect solid and responsive driving in the city with the MIVEC 2.0 litre MPI petrol engine in both the LS and ES Sport Lancer models. They also have excellent fuel economy, offering 107kW of power and 194Nm of torque.

2. ASX

Mitsubishi’s ASX is the city-sized family SUV of the brand that offers a sporty look combined with the comforts that can be obtained from a small car but with an SUV’s features and style. It offers a nice and spacious interior together with a cargo area large enough to store things for transport. The ASX provides the technology and safety families need to stay protected while travelling.

Interior Features

The ASX is capable of loading and unloading a lot of cargo with its spacious hold and which can be accessed by touching the tailgate button with your Smart Key. Bulky items can be loaded in the vehicle due to the wide tailgate it possesses while its low floor height makes it very easy to move cargo items in and out.

Exterior Features

The ASX is one of the best Mitsubishi family cars because it lets the owner feel and look good at the same time. It offers a stylish grille on the front together with shimmering chrome which highlights its design together with 18” alloy wheels and LED Daytime Running Lamps to turn heads.

Performance Features

The ASX combined performance and power with a zippy 2.0 litre 4 cylinder MIVEC engine that is available in CVT and 5-Speed Manual Transmission. It is very economical when it comes to fuel consumption with 100kW of power and 197Nm of torque as well.

3. Eclipse Cross

This Mitsubishi family car offers eye-catching design mixed with cutting-edge technology which provides the combination to give owners the bold adventure vehicle they need to take them where they need to go. The crossover landscape is redefined with the Eclipse Cross thanks to its Super All-Wheel Control and turbocharged petrol engine which gives both economy and performance for all owners.

Interior Features

Every passenger that is in an Eclipse Cross will be able to stay comfy thanks to its spacious interior cabin with plenty of legroom to keep everyone happy and refreshed even on long trips. Its rear seats also feature sliding and reclining adjustments that will make it easy to optimise space when needed.

Exterior Features

The Eclipse Cross is all about making a bold statement and this can be seen in its sleek yet muscular external profile. It features LED lighting and dynamic alloy wheels which gives off a complex balance between being stylish and sporty at the same time.

Performance Features

You can experience faster acceleration with the new MIVEC engine installed in the Eclipse Cross together with being more fuel efficient and charged to give the best performance possible. It boasts an impressive 110kW of power as well as 250NM of torque for high responsiveness.

4. Outlander

The 5 and 7 seat models of the Outlander not only gives active and busy families the vehicle of choice they need, but it also offers stylish looks, cutting-edge technology and entertainment that any family would love. It is readily available in both AWD and 2WD providing each family owner with the performance, comfort, versatility and value they need in a family car.

Interior Features

Generous leg and headroom can be expected with the roomy interior of the Mitsubishi Outlander and plenty of space for storage in the interior cabin. The tailgate can be accessed with the Smart Key which will automatically open or close to make shopping trips and school pickups a lot easier.

Exterior Features

The newly refined lines and appearance of the Mitsubishi Outlander give it a very confident and bold look for any owner. It combines both stylish and sophisticated details and its design goes well with the smart technology it offers to help owners stay connected.

Performance Features

You can maximise the control you need with this family car using the Electronic Control AWD and intuitive sensors that the Outlander has to offer. This is an advanced system that conveys the driver’s intention to all four wheels of the vehicle. It offers three driving modes which are balanced to be fuel efficient and gives the best driving performance as well.

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Other models that are up to their second, third or fourth generation, like the Challenger and ASX have quickly defined their place in the market providing Australian families with cars that are rugged, reliable and dynamic. The Outlander, for example, is a fantastic alternative to the Subaru Outback, Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 or even the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Estate, meaning drivers simply have more options when it comes to buying.

Of course, just because the Mitsubishi family car line-up is a little more sparse than say Toyota or Ford, that doesn't mean the company isn’t innovating – it has a dedicated development plan to further its consumer electric hybrid models like the Outlander PHEV and iMiEV.

In the future you’ll be seeing this technology rolled out across more Mitsubishi family cars like the GC-PHEV concept which is a full sized SUV based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV system. There’s also the XR-PHEV Concept, an ASX-like futuristic vehicle which focuses heavily on danger detection and safety functions.

So why would a family go for a Mitsubishi vehicle over its competitors? The diamond advantage is clear and simple. Mitsubishi is a reliable brand with great vehicles which have performed well over generations of drivers. The fleet is pared back to the basics, meaning there are no distracting bells and whistles, no superfluous niche models or smoke and mirrors. If you’re looking for a car that can take a beating but also help you arrive in comfort and style, then come into John Hughes to view our latest range of new and used cars for sale, including the best from Mitsubishi.