Three Must-Have Features of the Ultimate Road-Tripping Vehicle

Picture making the most of your summer on the road, leaving nothing behind but the cubicle.

By Wheels.ca Wheels.ca

May 24, 2017 3 min. read

Article was updated 6 years ago

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Imagine driving farther, and with ease, across Canada’s open roads. Picture making the most of your summer on the road, leaving nothing behind but the cubicle. It’s all possible, and getting behind the wheel of the right vehicle will mean you arrive in style, comfort, and with some extra spending money for your trip.

Going farther

When traveling with family or friends, the in-laws (or outlaws), all passengers will appreciate stopping to see the sights instead of stopping to fill the gas tank. Great fuel economy might be the most important feature in a road-tripping vehicle. It means you’ll see more of the family, friends and country on your road trip.

Aim for a car with a combined city/highway fuel consumption rating of 7.0 liters per 100 kilometres or less when equipped with a CVT, such as the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4. The 2017 Mirage G4 Sedan is a class leader in this regard, too. You can count on a combined city and highway fuel rating of 6.4 liters per 100 kilometres when equipped with a CVT.

When on the road, coping with finicky family members is miles better than dealing with fickle gas prices.

Getting there in comfort

No matter how far you travel, a car that’s designed with your total comfort in mind will make any distance feel shorter. Lots of leg room, in the front and rear, will reduce how often you hear the chorus “are we there yet?”. And with ample cargo space, you’ll have peace of mind knowing someone’s favourite toy, blanket or pillow makes the trip as well.

A car’s interior designed with comfort in mind makes the ride more pleasurable. It starts with increased padding and support and ends with finishing touches such as premium fabrics and contrasting stitching, giving the vehicle a first-class feel. Automatic air conditioning ensures everyone stays cool, so they can enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

Enhancing driver experience and convenience, every Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan comes equipped with remote keyless entry, power windows, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Driving across Canada in this car, you can keep your hands on the wheel and the fun at your fingertips.

Groovin’ down the highway

Every summer has a soundtrack, which is why a high-quality infotainment and sound system is the third must-have feature for any road trip. If it comes with smartphone display connectivity, even better. Available in newer models, this feature lets you access your favourite entertainment and keep you connected to everyone back home and at your destination with ease.

The available smartphone link display audio system in the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SEL and 2017 Mirage G4 SEL offers a smart and safe way to use your mobile phone while on the road. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, the system connects you. With its large 6.5-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay support, you have easy access to your Apple Music. Making phone calls or sending messages is a snap using the touchscreen or Siri. The system also supports Android Auto giving access to commonly used features such as Google Maps and Google Play Music.

Wherever you’re headed this summer, choose a car that connects you and takes you farther with ease.

2017 Mirage G4

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