What Winter Tires are Best for Your Mitsubishi?

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Tips and tricks, Winter on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 9:54 PM

Mitsubishi vehicles are great for winter driving. They are engrained with rally car DNA in that they’re built strong, engineered with intuitive handling, and offer precise performance. These attributes lend themselves well to Edmonton winter driving, even though it’s a season that is both unpredictable and volatile. This means that even vehicles that are dedicated to conquering winter roads, such as Mitsubishi, still need a little help.  That aid comes in the form of Winter Tires.

West Side Mitsubishi offers one of the most comprehensive and knowledgeable parts departments around Edmonton. Our parts staff do their research and study what will work best for your Mitsubishi. They know their stuff, which is why we’re here to tell you what winter tires are right for your Mitsubishi.

Out of our most popular tire brands, the GT Champiro winter tire will get you the most bang for your buck. While not a premium tire, the GT Champiro still gets the job done. If you feel confident driving in Edmonton’s harsh winter conditions, then the GT Champiro will give you what you want out of a winter tire while also being affordable.

If you’re a less confident winter driver, then you would be in the market for a more premium tire. One of our most popular and well-respected brands available to us is the Bridgestone Blizzak tire. Being a premium tire, it sits at a higher price point than most, but it is one of the most reliable pieces of rubber you can get on the market.

If you’re looking for something a little more versatile, than the Yokohama Ice Guard winter tires are something you may be interested in. Mitsubishi vehicles all come stocked with Yokohama All Seasons, so it’s clear that Mitsubishi backs Yokohama as a brand. The Ice Guards are designed with a softer compound, which makes them stickier and, overall, better at handling the freeze/thaw conditions that are so common during the long Edmonton Winter season. The Yokohama Ice Guard tires are also part of the Mitsubishi branded winter package, which also comes with steel winter rims, a TPMS sensor, and a mounting/balancing package.

Whether you’re looking to get a little value out of your tires, some added safety, or experience a more comprehensive winter package, West Side Mitsubishi’s parts department has everything you need to tackle the tough terrain this winter season.


Come into West Side Mitsubishi and talked to one of our expert parts staff or book an appointment online today!

5 Common Car Questions You’re Afraid to Ask

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Car Stuff, Tips and tricks on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 6:32 PM

 

West Side Mitsubishi always looks to provide an unmatched level of customer service. Mitsubishi vehicles are built with integrity, reliability, and accountability, and we expect the same out of our sales staff. Because of this, we understand that you may have questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask. Thankfully, we’re here to help.

Here are 5 Common Car Questions You’re Afraid to Ask.

 

#5 Why Do Signal Lights Blink Fast When They Burn Out?

When the light bulb burns out, the voltage gets lower, which makes the circuit’s job much easier. Because of this, there is less of a work load for the circuit, thus allowing the light to blink faster. This doubles as a reminder to get your bulb changed.

 

#4 What’s the Difference Between a Turbocharger and a Supercharger

Both engines are designed to burn fuel faster in order to create more powerful performance. They use a complex system that compresses air to power up the vehicle. The Supercharger connects to the engine using a compression pump and is attached by a belt. The Turbocharged engine uses your exhaust gasses to generate its power. What this means is that it can reach a higher level of compression without having your RPMs redlined; however, there is a bit of a “turbo” lag that comes with it.

 

#3 How Often Should I Check My Tire Pressure?

It’s advisable to check your tire pressure regularly, even so much as anytime you stop for gas. We understand that is a tedious task, especially if your tire pressure monitor system hasn’t gone off yet. If you check your tire pressure once a month, you’ll be just fine.

 

#2 When to Change my Transmission Fluid?

Experts believe that you should change your transmission fluid once every 2 years or every 50,000 km, whichever comes first. Here at West Side Mitsubishi, we advised that you upkeep your fluids regularly, and we adhere to the 50,000 km mark. If you’re unsure about whether or not your transmission fluid or anything else needs refilling, feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable service advisors.

 

#1 Is Premium Gas Worth It?

The easy answer is yes, premium is the way to go if you want to ensure that your vehicle operates at the highest level. Premium gas has a higher octane level than regular gas. A higher octane level gives you a faster compression ratio, which increases performance output and fuel efficiency. The only downside is that premium gas is more expensive than regular.

 

Have more questions? Come into West Side Mitsubishi today and talk to our knowledgeable staff.

What’s the Difference between the Mitsubishi RVR and the Nissan Rogue

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Comparison, RVR on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 5:11 PM

2017 RVR

Mitsubishi knows how to craft a vehicle tailored for your enjoyment. The RVR embodies that attitude to perfection. It’s a joy to drive, with capability that can conquer even the roughest Alberta terrain. It’s a crossover that looks and feels different. It’s a vehicle that is athletic, smart, and comfortable.

 

SPECS:

  • 168 Horsepower
  • MIVEC engine.
  • 710-watt Rockford Fosgate Punch audio system
  • Mitsubishi 10-year warranty

The 2017 Mitsubishi RVR is one of the most successful crossover vehicles in its class. While it both looks and feels like a crossover vehicle, the RVR manages to get noticed and not get mixed up among the masses. Backed by Mitsubishi’s 10-year warranty, the RVR provides an unmatched reliability. With equal parts performance and dynamic visuals leading its design, the RVR evokes the feeling of something special.

 

2017 Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is a highly capable vehicle that has its fans. Though it doesn’t quite reach the same levels of efficiency and reliability that the RVR does, it’s still a perfectly suitable ride.  While often overstuffed with unnecessary interior tech, the Rogue’s busy look and feel is overwhelming, and not in a good way.  

 

SPECS:

  • 170 Horsepower
  • XTronic
  • Safety Shield
  • NissanConnect

The 2017 Rogue is a vehicle that is both versatile and precise in its execution. It’s a vehicle with intense performance, and comfort that strives to be the best, though it falls flat in that regard. It comes from good stock, with a great performance history, and plenty of power to drive its hulking frame.

 

Wrap-Up

When you boil it down, these two crossover vehicles are both highly successful in their own right. While the Rogue has slightly more power, it’s a negligible amount. The 2017 RVR packs a powerful punch, while also being the more fuel efficient of the two. It also offers the Mitsubishi’s own Rockford Fosgate, which is one of the most impressive sound systems you can find in this market. The Rogue is a fine vehicle, that much is true, but the 2017 RVR stands a head above the rest.

 

Come into West Side Mitsubishi today to check one out or book a test drive online today! Call us at (780) 481-0924

 

Vehicle Spotlight on the 2017 Lancer Sportback

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Lancer on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 6:20 PM


The Lancer is the cornerstone of the Mitsubishi vehicle roster. Over the last few years, Mitsubishi has pushed away from a cult vehicle brand, they’ve relied on the Lancer to bridge the gap. It’s a vehicle that spawned an evolution, and it continues to change both the industry and evolve itself. And while the Lancer is the backbone of the3 Mitsubishi brand, it’s not afraid of a little change.

Introducing the all-new 2017 Lancer Sportback.

 

What’s Different?

First and foremost, the overall look has gone through a radical shift, particularly at the back end. The Sportback uses a European inspired design, with some added flair in the form of a hatchback. Dawning a unique silhouette, the Lancer Sportback provides more cargo than your typical Lancer vehicle, using a 5 Door hatchback design, and a spacious trunk with easy access from both inside the cabin and the rear door. With 60/40 split-fold seats and a dual-level cargo floor, the Lancer Sportback offers more interior space than any vehicle in its class. The Lancer Sportback features a colour-keyed rear spoiler that adds a flash of style and aerodynamics. It’s versatile while also offering a specifically Mitsubishi take of the hatchback sedan.

 

What’s the Same?

Thankfully, the Lancer itself is already a spectacular vehicle. The Sportback offers some new innovations, as well as some additions to the design that make it different enough to feel both like it’s vehicle, while also being part of the Lancer family. Like the Lancer, the Sportback has 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque out of a 2.0 I4DOHC 16 valve MiVEC engine. It has a CVT-8 transmission, and Mitsubishi crafted handling, which makes it one of the most dynamic drives you’ll ever experience. It also offers the Rockford Fosgate audio system as well as being backed by Mitsubishi’s 10-year warranty.

 

Come on into West Side Mitsubishi to check out the 2017 Lancer Sportback or book a test drive online today. Call us at (780) 481-0924

What Vehicle is Right For You This Fall?

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Fall Season, Outlander, RVR on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 7:07 PM

 

Summer is coming to a close; it’s time to put away the swimsuit, lock up the boat, and throw away your sunscreen6. Now that Labour Day has passed, it’s only a matter of time until we’re smothered by a white blanket of snow, I give it like a week. More importantly, it’s time that you end your procrastination and move on from that vehicle you’ve been driving. Stop saying “I’ll fix it next year, it’ll last”. Winter always comes at us faster than expected, and it’s better to be prepared rather than shocked and stranded with a vehicle that you can’t rely on.

With that, I’m here to tell you what vehicle is right for you this fall. 

First up, you’ll ask yourself, “What do I want?”

First things first, Mitsubishi models come built with innovate driving technology that helps you be more controlled during your drive, no matter how icy that drive may be. Technology like S-AWC allows the driver to feel confident even in the harshest conditions, which makes any Mitsubishi vehicle a good call for the winter months.

Now let’s talk about size.

Mitsubishi produces a range of vehicles that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you’d prefer something smaller, that can still handle itself on the road, the vehicle you’re looking for is the 2017 Lancer. With an agility and quickness to get out of any tight spot and a low-riding body style, the Lancer is both a great summer drive and capable of conquering the winter climate.

If you’re looking for something with a little more bulk to it, might I suggest the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander? It’s a vehicle that offers both size and luxury, while also being one of the more capable vehicles driving on Edmonton roads.

If you find these two vehicles aren’t quite what you’re looking for, you can have your porridge just right with the 2017 Mitsubishi RVR, which is a bit of a mix between the Lancer and the Outlander. It’s not a big as the Outlander, but it still offers a wider stance and higher view of the road ahead than the journey. You get the peace of mind of a much bigger vehicle without the burden of size.

When you boil it down, the right vehicle for you, no matter what the season, is that one that you’re comfortable driving in; Comfortable in your seat, comfortable in the way you can customize, and comfortable in the way the vehicle drives.

 

 

Come on into West Side Mitsubishi to check out which vehicle may be right for you this season! To book a test drive, call us at (780) 481-0924

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Mitsubishi Outlander

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Outlander on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 10:20 PM

 

Mitsubishi is one of the most versatile vehicle brands on the market. No longer solely a maker of cult vehicles, Mitsubishi has steadily grown in popularity over the past decade.  The brand has shed a bit of its rally car persona in favor of more dynamic vehicles for everyday driving that are built with the DNA of the rally car.  The Outlander, while being a full-scale SUV,  has certain aspects of its design that utilizes the rally car and what it stands for as inspiration. It’s steadily becoming not just one of the most popular vehicle driving in Edmonton, but the entire world.

Now let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons to buy an Outlander

 

 

The Look

The 2017 Outlander is a hulking body that adds a dynamic edge to the SUV vehicle class. It’s got perfect proportions, which lead to a uniquely beautiful silhouette. A commanding stance offers athletic styling accents throughout its exterior. It’s got a dominant chrome grille leading the charge, with the Mitsubishi Diamond emblem in the center. A black glossy bumper holds up the back and is a nice addition to this gorgeous ride.

 

On the Inside

The SUV vehicle class is known for having its interior generally be the most compelling aspect of its design. The 2017 Outlander seats seven people comfortably. It’s designed for comfort, from its lavish seating to its Rockford Fosgate sound system, heated steering wheel, and use of audio and connectivity apps like Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

 

Performance

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a big bodied SUV with the performance to back it up. The 2017 Outlander comes with 224 horsepower and 215 ft-lb of torque out of a 3.0 L SOHC MIVEC engine and a 6-speed sportrontic automatic transmission. It’s an SUV designed with the same technology that goes into the industry’s best Rally Cars; you get an uncanny level of precision and handling. It’s the SUV that handles like a rally car.

 

Warranty

Mitsubishi offers the best Warranty in the business. Known as the 5-5-10 warranty, we bring you a 10-year/160,000 km Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 5-year/160,000 km New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/Unlimited Km Roadside Assistance. No other warranty lasts as long or is as comprehensive than what Mitsubishi has to offer.

 

Price

Starting as low as $26,698, the 2017 Outlander is one of the most affordable SUVs in its class. That’s nearly $10,000 less than most of its competitors, while offerings a vehicle that drives better, built with 100 years on innovation behind it, and an exterior design that is unique.  It’s filled with a variety of Mitsubishi branded technology, like S-AWC and Rockford Fosgate sound system. It’s a vehicle that stands out from the rest.

 

 

Come on into West Side Mitsubishi to check out the 2017 Outlander or book a test drive online today. Call us at (780) 481-0924

 

 

100th Year Mitsubishi Anniversary Celebration at West Side Mitsubishi

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 9:03 PM

West Side Mitsubishi holds a lot of value in the idea of tradition. We’re a dealership that lives by the Way of the Samurai; our sales personnel operate under strict discipline. We deal in integrity, reliability, and accountability, and our vehicles are constructed with the same idea in mind. We’re a dealership that celebrates history.

This week, we’re celebrating Mitsubishi’s 100th year anniversary! 

This Saturday, come down and experience our Franks to Give Thanks, 100th Year Mitsubishi Anniversary Celebration. For one day only on Saturday, August 28th, this epic celebration runs from 11 am to 2 pm and offers great incentives and deals as well as Free Franks (hot dogs) for everyone that shows up. I mean, even ignoring the incredible deals West Side Mitsubishi has to offer, it’s hard to say no to a free hot dog.

This one-day event offers exclusive deals to celebrate Mitsubishi’s 100th Anniversary. Come into West Side Mitsubishi and receive marked down prices on our entire inventory, that’s the lowest prices you’ll find of 2017 Outlanders and RVRs,  0% financing for up to 84 months, upgraded 5-year bumper to bumper Warranty to 10 year, upgrade to our 5-year Roadside Assistance to 10 year, and no payments for 90s days!

Make sure you go to our Facebook page and RSVP for the event by clicking “GOING” on our Facebook event. Come in on Saturday, August 28th and take advantage of these exclusive offers, available only at West Side Mitsubishi.

 

 

 

5 Reasons to Buy a Mitsubishi Lancer

By mmcbride | Posted in Lancer on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 4:40 PM

The Lancer is a benchmark vehicle for Mitsubishi. It’s a vehicle that has built a brand up from obscurity, from cult status to something truly special. The Lancer is a sedan that lives by its own rules.  It personifies what it means to be a Mitsubishi, inspirations from rally cars of years past, and an infusion of efficiency.

With that, here are 5 reasons to buy a Lancer.

 

The Look

Mitsubishi prides itself on creating vehicles unlike any other. The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has a structure that is sleek and athletic in its design. The slender body stretches out to a front end that proudly displays the Mitsubishi diamond emblem in the center of its grille. The back end is strong and cut at a tight squared angle that gave the Lancer a tougher finish and an impressive silhouette.

 

Performance

Being a descendant of Rally car DNA comes with certain expectations and the 2017 Lancer exceeds them all. The Lancer packs 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of Torque out of a 2.4 L 4-Cylinder DOHC MIVEC into a featherweight body to give you a vehicle that is capable of taking tight corners at top speeds while never being out of your control.

 

Technology

 

The Mitsubishi Lancer is a vehicle designed to be fun. It’s a vehicle packed with new and interesting technology all of which are there to improve your drive.  The 2017 Lancer comes equipped a variety of audio features that are powered through a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate Punch Audio System with nine speaking and a 10-inch subwoofer. Mitsubishi vehicles are also built with a suite of safety Technology like Traction Control Logic and Active Stability Control give you one of the most intelligent and controlled drives anywhere.

 

Warranty

 

Mitsubishi offers the best Warranty in the business. Known as the 10-5-5 warranty, we offer you a 10-year/160,000 km Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 5-year/160,000 km New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/Unlimited Km Roadside Assistance. No other warranty lasts as long or is as comprehensive than what Mitsubishi has to offer.

 

Price

Starting as low as $22,898, West Side Mitsubishi offers you the lowest price of a vehicle that is far superior to any in its class. With the 2017 Lancer, you get a sedan that is sporty, safe, and with a unique design and feel to it.

 

Come on into West Side Mitsubishi to check out the 2017 Lancer or book a test drive online today.

Call us at (780) 481-0924

 

 

 

5 Reasons to Buy a Mitsubishi RVR

By jroach | Posted in Car Stuff, Dealer info, Fun Stuff, Safety, summer on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Mitsubishi, a once cult vehicle brand, has made the successful push into the mainstream. They’ve moved away from the outsider persona that they developed in the 90s and 2000s and creating a reputation of vehicles that are built with integrity, vehicles that you can rely on. Which that change in reputation came creating new vehicles, while the legendary Evo Lancer took its leave with the 2015 model, a new vehicle rose to glory. That vehicle is the Mitsubishi RVR.

The 2017 RVR is simply one of the most impressive crossover vehicles on the market. It’s got the flair of the Evo, with the precise performance that Mitsubishi is known for packed into one spacious body.  It’s truly something special.

Now let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons to buy an RVR

#1 – The Look

The 2017 RVR has a distinctly modern design to it. It’s got a heavy dose of classic Mitsubishi DNA, with an infusion of its unique personality. Frame-wise, it looks like a Lancer that’s spent some time pumping iron. Upon closer inspection, it’s a much more complex being than your typical meat head. The RVR is a muscular, athletic vehicle that looks polished in the way it stands. It’s a vehicle that looks confident and inspires confidence in its driver.

#2 –  Performance

Mitsubishi has a reputation for designing performance based vehicles. The RVR is no different. At the very least, the RVR can power out 148 horsepower, and up to 168 horsepower in some of its more performance inspired trims. The RVR has a 2.0 L 4-Cylinder DOHC MIVEC engine that drives a lightweight body to create a vehicle that is much faster than it looks.

#3 – Technology

Mitsubishi creates vehicles that are fun, and what’s more fun than innovative technology. The RVR is suited with a variety of audio features that powered through a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate Punch Audio System with nine speaking and a 10-inch subwoofer. The RVR is also home to some incredible safety technology as well. Technology like Traction Control Logic and Active Stability Control give you one of the most intelligent and controlled drives anywhere.

#4 – Warranty

Mitsubishi is the proud owner of the best Warranty in the business. Known as the 10-10-10 warranty, we offer you a 10-year/160,000 km Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 10-year/160,000 km New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and a 10-year/Unlimited Km Roadside Assistance. No other warranty lasts as long or is as comprehensive than what Mitsubishi has to offer.

#5 – Price

Starting at $19,998, it’s hard to argue with the 2017 RVR’s affordability. Even the top most trim among RVR models is available for under $30,000 MRSP, and that comes equipped with gorgeous 18-inch allow wheels and the Mitsubishi branded Xtronic driving system. Not only is the RVR one of the best vehicles in its class, but it’s also competitively priced as well.

Come on into West Side Mitsubishi to check out the 2017 RVRor book a test drive online today.

 

 

 

West Side Mitsubishi’s Black Friday Event

By mmcbride | Posted in Car Stuff, Dealer info, Lancer, Mirage, New vehicles, Outlander, Used vehicles on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 11:47 PM
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Winter has arrived, and while it’s not quite the Holiday season here in Canada, but down under (I mean the USA), they’re rallying to celebrate their highest of holidays – Thanksgiving. It’s a time for friends and family to gather, eat delicious food, drink delicious drink, and get their pumpkin pie on. For us Canadians, that particular event happened a month ago and since no one seems to like my idea of having two Thanksgivings, we’re forced to settle for sitting back and watching our friends in the south enjoy the festivities. But not anymore, now we have access to the aftermath of the American Thanksgiving holiday. That being Black Friday and its cousin Cyber Monday. And here at Westside Mitsubishi, we’re looking to take advantage of the massive deals offered and bring this event to Canadian soil.

West Side Mitsubishi is a dealership that values its customers. Because of this, we’re offering reduced pricing on all pre-owned vehicles, as well as reduced rates on select 2016 and 2017 vehicles and a variety of specials exclusives to this weekend. With each purchase of a new vehicle, whether that be a 2017 Mitsubishi RVR or a 2015 Evo Final edition, West Side Mitsubishi is giving you a free, No Charge Winter Tire Package, which includes; rims, installation, tire pressure monitor, and one free season at our tire hotel.

Westside Mitsubishi is also offering a free 2-way remote starter system with each purchase. We’re also giving each person that buys a vehicle during our Black Friday Sales Event a chance to win a $2,500 WestJet travel voucher with no blackout days or restrictions.

This event runs from November 25th until November 28th so come on into West Side Mitsubishi to take advantage of these fabulous deals all weekend long!

Check out our Incentives page for more savings and for a chance to win even more check out our monthly Jake Ryan giveaways!