2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Features Cosmetic Updates

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

The refreshed 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport receives a handful of major cosmetic changes for the upcoming model year. Although it isn’t a full redesign, the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport keeps things fresh to attract new fans.

Ever since the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport first appeared on the American market back in 2011, it has been a stylish option for active families. And thanks to the care designers paid to the crossover, the Outlander Sport continues to look as fresh and new as ever.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport features a new and improved front fascia for a contemporary vibe. Updated slim headlights, wide fog lights, and a skid plate take their cues from the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The new model also includes updated taillights with LED lighting and a skid plate.

The interior of the 2020 Outlander Sport delivers two minor details. Chrome and piano-black trim add an upscale look to the crossover. A larger eight-inch touchscreen display comes standard for the 2020 model year.

There’s no word on whether or not the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will feature a new engine. However, considering the model borrows several features from the Eclipse Cross, the turbocharged engine isn’t out of the question.

Contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi for the latest news on the 2020 Outlander Sport model. You can also stop by to test-drive any of our shiny new 2019 models.

Buying a Used Car

Used Auto Dealership

Buying a used car is a big deal. After all, it’s a major investment that will need to last you for several years. Check out these helpful tips to ensure you buy the right used car.

Set a Budget

The first part of making any major purchase is setting and sticking to a budget. Determine how much you can afford per month. Don’t forget to include any state fees, like registration, and insurance. It’s a good idea to calculate your annual routine maintenance costs, as well.

Check the Vehicle History Report

Checking the vehicle history report is one way to boost your confidence when buying an older model. Most dealerships will provide a free vehicle history report for every model on the lot. By requesting a copy, you can make sure the car was properly cared for, has a clean title, and hasn’t undergone any major repairs.

Take a Test Drive

Once you’ve found the car you want and reviewed the vehicle history report, it’s time to take a test drive. Contact the dealership and schedule the test drive at your convenience. By scheduling ahead, you can ensure that the dealership will have the car ready for you when you arrive. This will help save time as you shop for your next ride.

While on the test drive, make sure to check the air conditioning and heat functions. Roll down all the windows and make sure the controls are within your reach. Drive like you normally would on your daily commute to ensure that the car is comfortable and performs smoothly.

Stop by Quebedeaux Mitsubishi to browse our current used-vehicle inventory. We’ll help match you with an auto that suits your needs and preferences.

Best Road Trip Games Adults Won’t Hate

Family Road Trip

Every road trip movie has a scene with some gruelingly boring road trip game that everyone in the car clearly hates having to play—but road trip games don’t have to be terrible. If you’re on the road with your kids or just a group of adult friends, here are the best road trip games adults might just have fun with.

Musical Games

Bring some fun to your long drive with pop culture-themed games, like Battle of the Bands, where one person picks a song category and two other players each play a song. The first player decides which one wins! There’s also the Singing Game, where you go around singing a song lyric each and the next player has to sing a line from a different song with related lyrics.

Games that Make You Think

Most road trip games are pretty mindless, but games that let you focus your attention on thinking hard will make time fly by. One example is the Name Game, where you name a celebrity and the next player has to name another celebrity whose name starts with the last letter of the last celebrity’s name. It doesn’t have to be a famous person—pick any category that interests you!

Word Games

Word Association and Alphabet Categories are two more games for a carful of wordsmiths. In Word Association, one person says a word and the next person says the first word that comes to mind and so on. In Alphabet Categories, you pick a category like food or instruments and name something from that category for each letter of the alphabet.

Are you ready for a road trip, but your car is not? Come see us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi to find something better.

Seriously, Don’t Do the Bird Box Challenge While Driving

Bird box

Bird Box, the wildly popular new Netflix film adaptation of the Josh Malerman novel by the same name, has earned a place in internet history by achieving the peak of pop culture prestige: it inspired a meme.

The film’s main characters live in a world filled with monsters the sight of which makes humans kill themselves, so they protect themselves by wearing blindfolds when they go out. Naturally, the film’s fans—and then the entire internet—challenged themselves to go about their day in blindfolds.

The Bird Box Challenge, like the cinnamon challenge and the Tide Pod challenge before it, is sweeping the nation—often at the expense of public safety. A 17-year-old girl in Layton, Utah, for instance, took on the challenge while driving, pulling her hat down over her eyes and inevitably crashing into another car.

It should go without saying that you should never drive without being able to see. Both the Bird Boxer and the driver she hit came out of the accident unscathed, but it could have been much more serious. Don’t do the Bird Box Challenge while Driving—in fact, if you’re going to blindfold yourself, stay home. The general public will be safer for it.

If someone else driving like an idiot hits your car, come see us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi to see what we have to replace it.

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Tucson

Valentine's Day

Although many Americans face Valentine’s Day in the middle of dreary wintertime, if you live in Tucson you have no such problem. Instead, there are plenty of opportunities to turn up the romance and spend the day out and about with your loved one. Here are some Valentine’s Day date ideas in Tucson.

  • Plan a picnic: Pack up a romantic picnic with all your favorite snacks, including some luscious chocolate covered strawberries. A picnic dinner can easily turn into a romantic stargazing session under the night sky, allowing you to spend some quality time together away from pesky technology. For such an evening, consider venturing to Sabino Canyon, Mount Lemmon, or a favorite outdoor spot that you and your loved one share.
  • Spend the night in: If you want to avoid packed restaurants on Valentine’s Day, consider cooking a delicious dinner of your loved one’s favorite cuisine. Light some candles to make the dinner feel extra special, and take a nighttime stroll afterwards to enjoy the evening together.
  • Have a surprise up your sleeve: If you and your loved one have been talking about doing something in the Tucson area for months – like trying a new restaurant or checking out a cool music venue – Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to finally do so. Surprise your loved one with a thoughtful plan that shows you’ve been listening.

If you’re looking for a ride to truly impress your date, consider a new vehicle from Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

New Year’s Car Care Resolutions

Car Interior

It’s almost 2019, which means it’s time to start thinking about how we want to use this fresh start to commit ourselves to being more productive and responsible. Consider adding these New Year’s car care resolutions to your list for improved car performance.

Make a maintenance schedule—and stick to it

Routine maintenance is one of the most important parts of car ownership, but it’s also one of the most neglected. Check your manual to see what maintenance you need to get done and when, and start setting up appointments. You can even get help from your dealership or auto shop to come up with the schedule.

Keep it clean

It’s hard to find the time and energy to clean your car, especially in the winter, but it’s vital to the health of your car. Clean it out regularly, and also get regular car washes. During the winter, make sure you wash the undercarriage as well to get rid of any salt that could cause rust.

Do maintenance at home

We all say we’re going to check our fluids once a month, but how many of us actually do? Make 2019 the year you check your oil regularly, keep your washer fluid topped off, and notice when one of the fluids is draining quickly so you can fix leaks before they get dangerous and expensive.

If you need to catch up on routine maintenance, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Fall Events in Tucson

Check out Events in Tucson, like the Willcox Flyer Bike Ride

Looking for something to do this fall? We’ve curated a list of the perfect events in Tucson to carry you into the next school year.

Willcox Flyer Bike Ride – September 1, 2018

The 6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride kicks off at 7 a.m. at Historic Railroad Ave Park. Select from a 33- or 66-mile out and back course and enjoy live music and food vendors in Railroad Ave Park when finished.

Tucson Fall Gem Shows – September 6-9, 2018

If you’re interested in entering the world of gems and the art of lapidary, these gem events around town will be perfect for you.

Arizona Theatre Company Season-opener: Native Gardens – September 8-29, 2018

You’ll have many chances to see this entertaining comedy at the Temple of Music and Art.

Arizona Underground Film Festival – September 14-22, 2018

The 11th annual festival will show independent films in genres like Horror, Experimental, and Animation.

My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend and Country Craft Fair – September 15-16, 2018

It’s never really fall until you’ve enjoyed a slice of fresh apple pie, is it? This event lets you sample apple pies and more, including a pancake-with-apple-pie-and-syrup breakfast and apple-smoked burgers.

Tucson Greek Festival – September 27-30, 2018

Enjoy Greek food and entertainment at this annual event held at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. In addition to traditional foods like Greek cheese and olives, you can shop vendors selling gorgeous jewelry, cookbooks, and more.

If you need a new ride to keep up with your fun in the Tucson sun, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi to learn more about our inventory of new and used vehicles.

Rap Artist Harry Mack in Mitsubishi Campaign, “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives”

The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is fun to drive as it is, but imagine if you were driving it with a talented artist rapping to you from the passenger seat. That’s what happens to a series of unexpecting customers during their test drives in recent social media campaign put together by Mitsubishi, known as the “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives.”

The campaign was launched with the intention of creating commercial-like videos as fun and memorable as a ride in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. In the video, rap artist Harry Mack acts as the salesperson at the Mitsubishi dealership. When the passengers ask to take a test drive, he joins them and then begins rapping about the various features in the crossover—versatile driving modes, a panoramic sunroof, an infotainment system, and so on.

The “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives” commercial is a fun way to present all of the details that make the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross stand out in a way that viewers—and test drivers—will remember. Even those who aren’t regularly on social media can expect to learn the Harry Mack rap soon, as the campaign is in the process of transitioning from YouTube alone to a national broadcast spot.

If you’re thinking of testing a Mitsubishi vehicle for yourself, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi for more information.

Places to Cool Off in Arizona This Summer

Cool off in Arizona at Mount Lemmon

Finding a place to cool off in Arizona is no easy task. You could stay inside an air-conditioned building, but then you wouldn’t get to see everything the Tucson area has to offer. Check out these welcoming places to stay cool near Tucson this summer!

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Located just a half hour drive from Tucson, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is the perfect spot to cool off on a hot summer day. The caves run an average of 72 degrees year-round. Visitors can take guided tours of the largest dry caves in North America. The 45-minute tour walks through the history of the cave. There’s plenty of time to take pictures, making this a memorable day trip for the family!

Bisbee

Bisbee is home to an average summer high temperature of 87 degrees, making it a warm spot to escape the summer heat. The border town is located near the Mule Mountains and is a two hour drive from Tucson. Unique architecture, welcoming restaurants, and an elevation of 5,000 feet make Bisbee a wonderful place to visit.

Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon runs an average summer high temperature of 73 degrees. It sits around an hour and a half from Tucson. The peak reaches heights of over 9,000 feet, making it the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Summerhaven, a small community near the mountain top, is home to a number of cozy restaurants and businesses.

If you’re looking for a new ride to take to all these fun places, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi June Sales Jump 46 Percent

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross contributed to Mitsubishi June Sales
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross contributed to stellar Mitsubishi June Sales.

Mitsubishi has been gaining ground over the past few years, and 2018 is turning out to be no different. Mitsubishi June sales skyrocketed 46 percent over the same time period last year. The Japanese automaker continues to gain ground thanks to vehicle affordability, style, and value.

The Mitsubishi Outlander led the charge with the largest sales gain, jumping from 2,313 in June 2017 to 3,380 units last month. Its affordability and impressive array of premium amenities have made it a top choice for drivers of all ages.

The 2018 Eclipse Cross arrives new for the model year, and the all-new crossover saw more than 800 units leave dealer lots in June alone. Upscale styling and a spacious interior make it a favorite of families.

More than 350 units of the fuel-efficient Outlander PHEV have left dealership lots so far this year, which is great considering it’s all-new this year. Its combination of high fuel economy and comfortable cabin make it a great choice for families who love spending time on the road.

So far, Mitsubishi June sales are keeping with the annual trend. Mitsubishi’s year-to-date sales at the midpoint of 2017 sat at just over 54,500 units. The end of June 2018 sets the Japanese automaker well ahead of where it was last year. Mitsubishi has sold more than 67,000 vehicles so far this year.

To take home a Mitsubishi of your very own, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.