The Outlander is a compact SUV in Mitsubishi’s lineup. Starting at $22,345, it is an attractively priced small SUV. However, the sticker price isn’t always everything. Bear in mind that your costs don’t end once you’ve paid the car off in full. You’ll still have to consider fuel economy, repair costs, and auto insurance. Those are some of the associated costs of owning a given car. If you’d like to learn how to save on your Mitsubishi Outlander insurance, read on.
The Outlander comes in 4 trims: ES, SE, XLS, and the GT. The two lower trim levels, the ES and SE are both equipped with the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, which is merely adequate when it comes to acceleration. If you want a vivacious engine that can really propel the car forward, opt for an XLS or a GT, as they are equipped with a 3.0 liter V6.
All Outlanders come standard with all-wheel drive, and come standard with the following features: air conditioning, stereo with CD player, full power accessories, cruise control, and a suite of safety features. As you go up in trim level, you’ll notice an increase in features. For example, the SE will net you keyless ignition and keyless entry, sports seats, and a 6-disc CD changer. The XLS is the one that tacks on the luxury features like automatic climate control, improved interior, while the GT provides you with European style xenon headlights, and a premium sound system.
In 2011, Outlander owners paid an average of $1,250 on car insurance annually. However, how can you bring that number down?
The easiest way to do this is by simply being a safe driver. Almost all, if not all, car insurers give discounts to those who are safe driver. The smaller the risk you pose to your insurer, the lower your premium will be. Speaking of discounts, it’s also important for you to research various insurance companies before sticking with one.
You’ll want to get quotes from at least 3 different companies so that you can compare and contrast. The rates one company offers might be lower, while the other might offer discounts that the others do not. This way you ensure you get the best possible rates.
Safety ratings are important because the safer your car is perceived to be by your insurer, the lower your premiums are likely to be.
The federal government hasn’t yet tested the 2011 Outlander, but the 2010, which is similar scored well. It earned 5/5 stars for driver and passenger protection in front, rear, and side seat crash tests. The IIHS on the other hand has given the 2011 Outlander a top score of “Good” on front and side crash tests, while giving “Acceptable”, the second-best score, on roof strength tests.
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