Find out why the Mitsubishi RVR offers such a good bang for your buck
Advanced features, a great warranty and supreme capability are only really attractive if they’re offered for the right price. Although Mitsubishi already boasts an excellent reputation for offering lots of features and quality components for a surprisingly low price, the brand is far from the only one to advertise its excellence in this domain. As such, we thought that we’d use the Mitsubishi RVR to outline how incredibly well-equipped Mitsubishi’s are when considering their price tag.
Safety comes standard
The RVR comes standard with an incredibly complete list of safety features. First off, it’s built on Mitsubishi’s extremely strong RISE frame – which stands for Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution Body. It’s designed to absorb the energy of any impact while maintaining high cabin integrity. Amazingly, a rearview camera is also included in the most basic RVR, as is Hill Start Assist, which prevents your RVR from rocking back when you let go of the brakes on a steep hill. Add to the list ABS, Traction Control Logic (TCL), Active Stability Control (ASC) and a plethora of additional driving assists and it’s clear the RVR is ready to help you get from point A to point B safely.
Enter the Digital Age
One of the primary incentives for buying a new vehicle is having access to the newest technological features; however, many buyers are quick to realise that these features are more often than not offered on only the highest trims or as optional extras. That’s not the case with the RVR, which comes standard with a 7-inch digital display screen, including a Smartphone Link Display Audio with Android Auto™* and Apple CarPlay**. Whether you want to talk hands-free, navigate to your next destination or listen to your favourite music, the RVR is all connected and ready to take you there!
*Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
**Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Luxury to make you feel special
Luxury features are always a nice touch. Apart from the obvious comfort they add, they also make the drive feel more special and enjoyable – they put a smile on your face. In this regard, you will be pleased to learn that the RVR comes equipped with heated seats as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. Add to the list standard automatic climate control, and you’re set! In case you needed an example of how amazing this is, we can think of at least one SUV with an M.S.R.P. of over $50,000 that does not have the latter of these features!
Capability for the harshest conditions
Our apologies for mentioning this in the middle of July, but if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re familiar with the challenge of winter driving in Saskatchewan. From scraping the ice off vehicles to driving through snow banks, our harsh winters call for vehicles that are well-built and well-designed. All RVR’s have heated side-view mirrors, and are available with Mitsubishi’s state-of-the art All-Wheel Control (AWC) system. Thanks to a simultaneous interaction of Mitsubishi’s electronically controlled coupling, active stability control and anti-lock brakes, this system ensures safety and capability. Notably, All-Wheel Control offers three driver selectable modes, allowing the driver to expertly face any condition as well as optimize fuel economy and 4-Wheel Drive capability without compromising safety.
The devil is in the detail
If you’ve made it this far into the article, chances are you care about having a vehicle that delivers a lot while asking for little in the way of repairs and running costs. And that is perhaps the RVR’s greatest strength. Details like the RVR’s black wheel arch mouldings, for instance, do much more than enhance the design of the vehicle; they protect the body against rock chips that eat into the paint and can eventually cause rust if not treated immediately. Moreover, despite the RVR’s ground clearance and all-weather capability, it is amazingly frugal on gas, thanks in great part to its continuously variable transmission (CVT) which enables the engine to always run at its most efficient speed for a range of output speeds. That means that the RVR will be helping you save money every time you have to fill up – or rather, every time you don’t have to!
Of course, it’s almost impossible to talk about Mitsubishi without mentioning words like reliability, dependability and warranty. The brand boasts of carrying “the best backed cars in the world,” and it’s easy to see why. Mitsubishi is so confident in the quality, reliability and durability of their cars that they back them with their legendary 10-5-5 warranty. This translates to a bold 10-year, 160,000 km powertrain warranty, a 5-year, 100,000 km new vehicle limited warranty that backs just about every part, and finally, a 5-year, unlimited mileage Mitsubishi Motors Roadside Assistance available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
All considered, if you’re after dependability and peace of mind, Mitsubishi sounds like the perfect choice for you – and the RVR demonstrates this in an exemplary fashion!