The new 2012 Mitsubishi RVR has all kinds of potential – AutoCanada's Automotive News

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The new 2012 Mitsubishi RVR has all kinds of potential

The new 2012 Mitsubishi RVR gives all other SUVs a run for their money.

With the compact SUV segment constantly growing, the competition becomes more and more aggressive.

An increasing number of manufacturers are building compact SUVs, and Mitsubishi is one of them. The new 2012 Mitsubishi RVR has the potential to be a big seller with its sporty looks and its best-in-class fuel economy.

On the outside, the RVR catches the eye with its athletic and aggressive styling. It comes standard with 16” steel wheels, halogen headlights, heated outside mirrors, and keyless entry. The RVR can also be fitted with an optional backup camera as part of the navigation package.

On the top GT model, the wheels are upgraded to 18” aluminum alloys, and it has a huge panoramic sunroof with LED accents.

On the inside, the RVR comes standard with heated front seats, air conditioning, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and a 140 watt stereo system with an MP3 plug-in. Bluetooth Hands-Free and steering wheel-mounted audio controls are standard on all but the base ES model. On the top model, the RVR comes equipped with push-button start and a 710 watt Rockford Fosgate stereo system with 9 speakers and Sirius Satellite Radio.

The top GT model offers an optional 40GB navigation system with real-time traffic.

A look inside the 2012 Mitsubishi RVR.

Under the hood, the RVR comes with a 2.0L MiVEC inline 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT Sportronic with paddle shifters. The manual transmission gets a combined fuel rating of 7.6 L/100 km and the CVT gets a combined fuel rating of 7.7 L/100 km.

The ES model is offered with FWD only, the mid-level SE model can come equipped with either FWD or Mitsubishi’s All Wheel Control (4WD), and the top GT model comes standard with AWC.

Mitsubishi has packed the RVR with the following safety features: ABS, 7 airbags with a driver knee airbag, hill start assist, seatbelt pretensioners, stability control, and an engine-immobilizer anti-theft system.  Along with all the safety features, it’s backed by a 10 year/160,000 km powertrain warranty #8211; the best in the business.

As the compact SUV segment continues to grow, automakers have had to build SUVs that meet consumers’ needs while not becoming too expensive. Mitsubishi has done a wonderful job at packing the RVR full of great standard features, while keeping the top model under $30,000. With a best-in-class fuel economy and the best warranty in the business, Mitsubishi has a winning formula on their hands.

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