Mitsubishi is giving its littlest model some nice tech upgrades and a slight price increase for 2018.
The subcompact now comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with audio streaming even on the base ES trim. The ES also comes standard with Bluetooth phone, a rearview camera, and phone controls on the steering wheel.
Meanwhile, the mid-level SE and top GT trims stay pretty much the same for 2018. They both do now come standard with driver’s seat armrests and a new USB port in the middle console. The SE also only offers Automatic CVT transmission, which makes a bigger price jump due to the still standard manual -with the option for auto- on the ES.
The 2018 ES starts at $14,385, which is $525 more than the 2017 ES. The SE starts at $17,085. That’s only $225 more than last years SE with CVT. The 2018 GT starts at a matching $225 more at $17,585 and continues to only come with CVT.