Japanese automotive manufacturers are a particularly competitive bunch. Mitsubishi and Nissan may be headquartered in the same country but they’re on opposite sides of the spectrum. Mitsubishi offers smart choices for budget-conscious buyers while Nissan models come with similar features but cost much more. Here’s a quick breakdown of how Mitsubishi and Nissan really compare.
It’s no secret that Mitsubishi vehicles are built around providing drivers with more bang for their buck. These value-oriented models offer top features in low trims. The Mitsubishi Mirage, for example, offers a standard rearview camera while the comparable Nissan Versa Note lacks such a feature. Both models are comparably priced, but the Mirage offers more upscale features, thus providing drivers with a value-oriented vehicle with all the latest goodies.
Mitsubishi has no issue with backing its engineering. That’s why the manufacturer offers a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty as well as a five-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty. In comparison, Nissan offers a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and a three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.
Safety comes first throughout Mitsubishi’s lineup. The Mitsubishi Outlander boasts a number of available technologies, like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, and many more. While Nissan offers many of the same features, it’s often at a much higher price than a comparable Mitsubishi model.
Mitsubishi vehicles also feature the RISE body construction. The Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution body uses crumple zones to redistribute and absorb energy during collisions. The end result is a safe, secure vehicle that protects passengers in almost any circumstance.
Cost of Ownership
Thanks to their rather simple and conservative designs, Mitsubishi vehicles are relative inexpensive to maintain. Since the entire lineup earns excellent fuel economy, paying for gas isn’t nearly as expensive as it is to fill up a Nissan’s tank.
While it’s true many of Nissan’s cars are fuel efficient, the crossovers and SUVs are far from eco-friendly. That alone raises the cost of ownership a fair amount.
When it comes to insurance, price plays a major role. As a result, Mitsubishi vehicles are clearly cheaper to insure than Nissan models.
Finally, as for maintenance, Mitsubishi vehicles are backed by an extensive warranty that covers most repairs. Once a Nissan vehicle’s warranty is up, all repairs come out of the owner’s pocket.
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