Mitsubishi is considered as one of the largest industrial companies in Japan. This brand keeps a strong presence in the sedan, hatchback, and SUV sectors. Mitsubishi may not be the first choice of many individuals when shopping for used Japanese cars. However, it is still one of the best options when it comes to durability, affordability, and functionality. In this post, we are going to feature the 10 top-selling used Mitsubishi cars.
1) Mitsubishi Adventure
The Mitsubishi Adventure is a 5-door station wagon that is available in a 2.5-liter diesel engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. As a popular Asian Utility Vehicle (AUV), the Adventure is developed for specific markets in Asia. Through the years, Mitsubishi has upgraded its design and exterior, making it available in five trims—TX, GX, GLX, GLS Sport, and Super Sport.
2) Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero
In some markets, the Mitsubishi Pajero is sold as Montero. This is an affordable mid-size SUV with off-road capabilities and old-school boxy look. It is worth noting that it does not perform as excellently in the rollover tests as its rivals. However, its overall ability still makes it a popular choice for many consumers.
3) Mitsubishi Lancer
Since 1973, Mitsubishi has been producing compact Lancer units. Unfortunately, the Japanese automaker ceased manufacturing it last 2017. Since it remains popular in Asian countries, the Lancer is still widely available in the second-hand market. This model has gone through nine generations over the course of its production life.
4) Mitsubishi Outlander
The Mitsubishi Outlander is an affordable crossover that is available in 2.4-liter 4 cylinder 166 hp and 3.0-liter V6 224 hp engines. It may be compact in size, but it can still render plenty of power. It is worth noting that it is also available in a plug-in hybrid P-HEV version. If you are looking for an unconventional, compact crossover, the Outlander is one of your best options.
5) Mitsubishi Strada
Initially named as the ‘Mitsubishi Forte’ in Japan, the Strada is a compact pickup truck that is ideal as a workhorse and a lifestyle or family vehicle. Globally, the first three generations of the Strada have exceeded 2.8 million units in sales. Inside, it offers all the comfort of a sedan—user-friendly technology, cozy style, and spacious legroom. However, its powerful engine and commanding body allow it to handle rough roads like a pro. The Strada is currently sold in all markets except Canada, Korea, the US, Japan, and South Korea.
6) Mitsubishi Canter
In our Mitsubishi Canter review, we mentioned that this light-duty commercial truck played a significant role in establishing the name of the Mitsubishi Fuso line. It helped the brand become known as a leader in producing commercial vehicles for various countries in Asia and Europe. You may find that 4D35 and 4D33 diesel engines are widely available in the used car market.
7) Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter
In our Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter review, we mentioned that this model is the ideal truck for medium-duty commercial applications. It offers excellent travelling performance, making it popular in the freight sector.
8) Mitsubishi Mirage
The Mitsubishi Mirage may have gone through various marketing revamps through the years, but it still remains a popular entry-level subcompact car. All of its models are available in a 1.2-liter engine.
9) Mitsubishi Starion
It is worth noting that the Mitsubishi Starion was the first Japanese production vehicle that came with computer-controlled turbocharging and fuel injection. It was one of the few vehicles to compete with the features of the Mazda RX-7, Toyota Supra, and Nissan Fairlady.
10) Mitsubishi Eclipse
When Mitsubishi discontinued Starion, it released the Eclipse line as its replacement. It was produced from 1989 to 2012, and the first generation featured a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that could render 195 hp. The last generation of the Eclipse featured a V6 engine that could produce 201 hp.