If you’re looking for a budget-friendly vehicle that is both fuel-efficient and safe, the automotive industry offers a number of options. Many customers, though, find themselves trying to choose between a Mitsubishi model and a Mazda. Here, we delve into a comparison between these two brands – and look at why you should consider choosing a Mitsubishi over its competitor.
When you purchase a new car from Mitsubishi and Mazda, you will automatically receive a warranty for the first years of ownership. In fact, these warranties are one of the biggest differences between the two brands. Mazda provides customers with a 3-year/36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, which is quite standard for the industry. Mitsubishi goes above and beyond, though, and provides its customers with an outstanding 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty – well above the rest of the industry’s standards.
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Though Mazda is well-known for its green SKYACTIV® technology, which has helped its gasoline-powered lineup become extremely efficient, this brand currently doesn’t offer a single hybrid option. While Mazda has committed to using electric motors in all of its vehicles by the early 2030s, Mitsubishi currently offers one especially eco-friendly powertrain that help reduce your footprint, helping it stand out. This powertrain is in the popular Outlander PHEV (plug-in electric hybrid), which offers plug-in hybrid utility in a crossover package.
Cost of Ownership
While both Mazda and Mitsubishi offer budget-friendly vehicles from the start, it’s always important to consider which brand will save you money over your vehicle’s lifetime, too. After all, routine maintenance and unexpected repairs can add up over the years. When it comes to cost of ownership, Mitsubishi manages to nudge Mazda out by a hundred dollars, according to a recent study. Mitsubishi ranked as the fifth lowest cost brand to maintain with an average cost of total maintenance over 10 years of $7,400. Mazda came in seventh with $7,500. That means a Mitsubishi vehicle will save you cash over time compared to its competitor.
Clearly, Mitsubishi comes out ahead, here. Come and explore the Mitsubishi lineup today at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.