Mitsubishi vs Honda
Mitsubishi and Honda both provide affordable and reliable vehicles year after year. The large number of similarities show that these two popular brands make for great rivals in the market. For example, both brands value safety highly and are often included in the IIHS “Top Safety Picks”. Fuel economy also averages roughly the same for those that travel long distances. However, there are some major differences that set these two brands apart.
The first major difference is the affordability of these two brands. Mitsubishi vehicles are generally more affordable than their competing Honda counterparts for those on a budget. For instance, the cheapest hatchback offered by Honda is the Fit with a starting MSRP of $16,190. Meanwhile, the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback starts at only $13,795.
When it comes to options, Honda comes ahead as it has many vehicles available. Honda may have the larger vehicle lineup, but Mitsubishi values quality over quantity. Not only is Mitsubishi more affordable, but it also offers one of the best warranties in the nation. If we look at the powertrain warranty, Honda offers to cover drivers for the first five years or 60,000 miles. Mitsubishi nearly doubles this offer as it provides coverage for the first ten years or 100,000 miles on its powertrain warranty! This brand also excels in the other common warranties, including bumper to bumper, roadside assistance, and corrosion. Mitsubishi wouldn’t offer these amazing warranties if they weren’t confident in the quality and reliability of each of its vehicles.
Overall, both brands are strong rivals in the small car and crossover markets. However, Mitsubishi proves that they have the advantage when it comes to providing benefits to its drivers. Afterall, Mitsubishi continues to be one of the fastest growing automotive brands in the United States and isn’t slowing anytime soon.
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