The Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is an impressive SUV which includes many quality features such as heated side mirrors and front seats, a color multi-information screen, and a power tailgate. It received a 9/10 rating for Features from The Car Connection, calling the list of features on this SUV "impressive." The Outlander now has standard FUSE hands-free linked audio with USB/iPod interface, and Bluetooth phone connectivity for all models, plus a a luxury leather-wrapped steering wheel.   

Mitsubishi upgraded the transmission along with the power steering system to improve fuel efficiency, giving this SUV with third-row seating better than average fuel economy in its segment. The Outlander has a standard 2.4-liter inline-4 that earns 166 horsepower and generates 162 lb-ft of torque. The Outlander also gets a highest-in-class EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city.

One of the lowest priced 7 passenger vehicles on the market, the Mitsubishi Outlander has tons of safety and quality features packed into this fuel efficient compact crossover SUV with a starting price under 25k. Mitsubshi equipped the Outlander for a soft, quiet ride with new and improved sound insulation and a smoother aerodynamic framework, giving the cabin a more refined, luxurious feel. Kelly Blue Book Consumers rated it a 9.4/10 for value and gave it a Comfort rating of 9.1/10 also in part because of improved suspension tuning.

The Outlander has loads of safety features usually only found on luxury vehicles, which makes it an affordable option for large families on a budget. Standard safety technology on all trims includes brake assist, active electronic stability control, and seven airbags including a driver's knee bag. 

Available front impact mitigation warns drivers, while a cruise control feature maintains a specified distance between vehicles ahead. The lane departure system keeps the driver from weaving and new standard voice-activated navigational systems provide safer controls.

The improved body structures absorb more impact energy while keeping the cabin intact. Safety features like this gave the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reason to name the Outlander a "Top Safety Pick+" for 2015, giving it the highest safety achievement and safety ratings of "Good" in all categories.

Tons of safety and luxury features, great efficiency and a comfortable ride make this year's Mitsubishi Outlander a value-packed and affordable seven-passenger vehicle for big families or small ones with cargo.