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Each driver has their own criteria when it comes to choosing a car, but one of the most exciting features of a new car is learning about its acceleration and 0-60 times. Being able to quickly pick up speed isn’t only lots of fun – it can also get you out of a traffic jam from time to time. The iconic Mitsubishi brand is known for making not only good-looking and well-built vehicles, but also for making very quick ones. In this guide, we’ll share the fastest Mitsubishi cars & SUVs by their 0-60 times. To test drive any of the models mentioned in this list, contact our team to schedule a visit to our Mitsubishi dealership in SW Florida.
From a historical standpoint, the Mitsubishi Lancer is the fastest car ever built by Mitsubishi, and the fastest 10 models are all different versions of the Lancer. The quickest 0 to 60 mph times are:
The Mitsubishi Outlander has been around since 2001 and is now in its fourth generation, with the new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander is a great SUV and serves multiple purposes; its comfortable ride and huge cargo area make it an ideal companion for long road trips. However, despite its size and towing power, the Outlander manages to also be fast in its acceleration.
All trims come with the same powertrain, but it is one that satisfies the needs of a diverse range of drivers. Its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, direct-injection engine manages to produce an output of up to 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, pushing the Outlander to a 0 – 60 speed of 9.7 seconds with an MPG rating of 24 mpg when driving in city traffic and 31 mpg at highway speeds.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is smaller than the regular Mitsubishi Outlander, allowing it to reach higher acceleration.Its base engine is a more-than-capable 2.0-liter four-cylinder that can produce up to 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with a smooth, continuously variable transmission. However, those who want a little extra push can choose the optional engine, a more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder with up to 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque.
When equipped with its standard 2.0-liter engine, the Outlander Sport can go from 0 to 60 mph in just under 10 seconds. However, its optional 2.4-liter engine pushes it to a speed of 60 mph from a halt in only 8.5 seconds, a better time than some much-smaller sedans and hatchbacks.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid small SUV that pairs a classic gas-powered engine with an electric one. Although it’s not fully electric, it can still run up to 24 miles on its electric motor alone, meaning that if you work reasonably close to home you can realistically drive to the office and back home every day without needing to use gas. It’s also a very safe and comfortable vehicle, making no compromise in delivering you comfort and efficiency.
Its powertrain consists of a 2.4-liter, inline-4, gas-powered engine paired with electric motors and a battery pack to produce a combined total output of up to 221 horsepower, which is great for a car that is so fuel-efficient. It also manages to reach a speed of 60 mph from a full stop in only 9.3 seconds – a good time for a car built with different priorities in mind.
Part of its first generation that was initially introduced in 2018, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a comfortable and dependable SUV with an impressive number of features. Its main focuses are safety and comfort, offering buyers a spacious and smartly designed interior as well as plenty of standard active safety features that only come as options for other vehicles.
All trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a power output of up to 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain pushes the Eclipse Cross to a speed of 60 mph from a halt in around 8.5 seconds, which should be more than enough for most drivers.
Depending on your driving style, you can choose between a five-speed manual transmission and a variable automatic transmission on the Mitsubishi Mirage. Even the standard trim has advanced technology and safety features, such as smartphone compatibility through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, and forward-collision mitigation.
Its 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine manages to produce up to 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque, which may not sound like much but should be enough for a car so light and compact. It also makes the Mirage very fuel-efficient, and with an EPA estimate of 39 mpg combined, reaching a speed of 60 mph takes about 12 seconds.
The Mirage G4 is a compact sedan with similar qualities to the original Mirage, namely affordability, fuel-efficiency, and competitive pricing. It comes with the same 1.2-liter engine, has great standard features like keyless entry, automatic cruise control, and a 7-inch touch-screen interface, but is oriented toward those who want to trade some of the original Mirage’s agility for more interior space. Its 0 to 60 time is also similar, around 12 seconds.
From full-sized SUVs to small city vehicles, the Mitsubishi lineup has plenty of options for different types of drivers. If you want to see them all for yourself and test-drive their acceleration times, pay us a visit at Fort Myers Mitsubishi! We have financing options for all drivers and will be happy to find you the model that meets your goals and budget. Contact our team online to discuss your options and to learn more about the fastest Mitsubishi model on our lot.
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