What makes the Mitsubishi brand better than a competing brand? Aside from affordability, style, and performance, there’s so much more that makes Mitsubishi a top competitor for all drivers. Don’t just take our word for it! Come to West Mitsubishi in Orland, California and test drive one of our new or used Mitsubishi vehicles and find out for yourself why Mitsubishi has such a prominent name in the automotive industry. Below are tips on how to make the most out of your Mitsubishi test drive so that you can soon experience the honor of being a new Mitsubishi owner.
Determine What You’re Looking for in a Mitsubishi
If the most important features of your new car are low starting prices and a stellar fuel economy, look no further than a Mitsubishi Mirage. Available in sedan or hatchback, the Mirage and Mirage G4 is a fantastic vehicle for new drivers, college students, or to drive back and forth to work. If you’re searching for a compact SUV that offers a smooth ride, budget-friendly price, and great warranty, test drive the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. However, if you’re in the market for an affordable three-row crossover SUV with all the bells and whistles, grab the keys to one of our Mitsubishi Outlanders. It’s important to make a list of what you truly want out of your new vehicle and weight your options once you see the selections we offer at West Mitsubishi.
Get on the Highway
Most people who test-drive our Mitsubishi vehicles go for a drive around the block and come back. It’s important to drive the car thoroughly enough to ensure it meets all your expectations in a variety of traffic settings. Stop and go traffic through town is great, but highway speeds are when you notice the true value of the vehicle. Listen for odd noises or notice if the road noise is too loud for your preference. Ensure that handling is up to par by taking different types of roads. There isn’t a time limit on your test drive, so get the most out of it before making a decision.
Test the Technology
New Mitsubishi models are going to have the tech-savvy equipment that now comes standard in most vehicles. Testing driving a vehicle is no longer just about the way the car handles, it’s about the technology too. On your test drive, you want to make sure your phone pairs with the car, check for hands-free call buttons and the navigation system. Aside from electronics, it’s important to check the safety technology as well. Will the vehicle brake automatically to avoid collisions? Are there flash warnings to help the driver brake? Does the vehicle come equipped with backup cameras and blind-spot detection systems? All of the questions and more will make the most out of your Mitsubishi test drive.
Inspect the Interior and Exterior
There are a lot of components of a vehicle that you’re completely unaware of until you need it and it’s not there. There are also tons of aspects we take for granted on a daily basis. For example, does your current vehicle offer a comfortable entrance, or is it too high or too low? When searching for a new or used Mitsubishi in Orland, we encourage you to get in and out of the vehicle several times to ensure it fits your needs. Do the seat adjustments and pedals suite you? How is the leg room in the front and the back? Are there enough cupholders and lights? Are the accessories standard or extra? We ask all of these questions and more on test drives to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want out of a Mitsubishi.
Test Drive a Mitsubishi at West Mitsubishi in Orland, CA
If you’re interested in learning more about the Mitsubishi brand or about any of the Mitsubishi models we have available, stop by our dealership serving the Orland, CA area at any time. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have so you can determine if a Mitsubishi is right for you.