Which Mitsubishi Cars Are the Most Reliable?

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Which Mitsubishi Cars Are the Most Reliable?

Reliability is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a new or used car. Thankfully, there’s a lot of information online to help you make an informed decision.

If you’re looking to buy a new Mitsubishi car but you also want the most reliable option available to you, here are some of our recommendations.

Changes in Reliability

As a Japanese automaker, Mitsubishi has long been known as one of top manufacturers when it comes to reliability. In fact, the Lancer won most reliable car from 1997 all the way up until 2012.

The problem is, modern automobile technology has stifled the reliability of nearly every car on the market. More advanced technology means there are more things that could go wrong, and they often do. You can still find reliable vehicles on the market today, but there are inherent problems that exist in modern vehicles that weren’t present in many older models.

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi has been making the Lancer since 1973, so it’s had plenty of time for improvement over the years. And as the premier model from Mitsubishi, it’s only gotten better and better over the years.

Although the Lancer’s streak of being named most reliable by Warranty Direct ended in 2012, it’s still consistently rated one of the most reliable cars on the market. At the time of writing this, the Toyota iQ is the only vehicle that’s rated higher than the Lancer, and it’s only by 1.00 on the Reliability Index. By contrast, the third-rated vehicle is a full 3.00 points behind the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Mitsubishi Colt

Coming in at number 40 on the current Reliability Index list from Warranty Direct is the Mitsubishi Colt. Some people may have never even heard of this model because it’s been used in such a range of vehicles, from the ’78-82 Mirage to the Dodge and Plymouth Colt models.

While the Colt gets a decent score on the Reliability Index, it’s at 38.00, a full 34.00 points below the Lancer. If you can afford a Lancer, chances are you’ll have better luck than you will with a Colt.

The Bottom Line

Mitsubishi makes some great cars, and you can still find reliable options by shopping around. If you’d like to learn more about the reliability of Mitsubishi vehicles or buy a new Mitsubishi, come on down to Carriage Mitsubishi or give us a call.