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Redesigned seven-passenger crossover

By Russin


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The all-new Outlander is the third of a crossover that began in as a Japan market car restyled for America. At the time, Mitsubishi was known for its Eclipse two-plus-two and Montero, so the Outlander was quite a

As things turned out, planners were ahead of the and the Outlander was more successful they anticipated. The second that rolled out in 2007 was an North American model. The car begins where the 07 Outlander off, with a new four-cylinder two revised automatic transmissions, and enhanced safety.

For 2014, can opt for either a 3-liter V-6 engine a six-speed automatic transmission or the new block with a continuously automatic, with either or all-wheel drive. Base for the four-cylinder model is $22,995 the $825 destination charge: of a bargain for a seven-passenger crossover.

are three trim levels: ES, SE and GT. The engine is standard on the ES and SE while the GT with the V-6. All models with an eco button that the throttle mapping and air conditioning to extend gas mileage.

There are two option packages: a group that adds seating, a Rockford Fosgate system and sunroof, and the touring that includes navigation, collision mitigation, adaptive control and lane departure Cars with navigation get real-time traffic and weather courtesy of HD radio with no fee.

Lighter and stronger

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With standards on the rise, engineers on improving aerodynamics around the improving engine efficiency and the body. By using high-strength in key areas and aluminum suspension engineers reduced the car s curb to 3296 pounds.

The newest four-cylinder engine combines valve timing and lift in the system, enabling engineers to get comparable to dual overhead using a single camshaft.

An power steering system weight under the hood and internal pumping losses, the continuously variable transmission fuel economy with gear combinations. The result: the model reaches 31 mpg on the highway to the EPA.

Test drive in San Diego

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At a media this week, I had the opportunity to both four and six-cylinder through the canyons east of San Our drive route also some time in the downtown and on the freeway.

As much fun as the 224-horsepower engine is on mountain roads, I recommend the four-cylinder car to anyone not the 3500-pound towing capacity of the The new MIVEC block is an impressive with plenty of power for driving situations. In addition to its sticker price, the four-cylinder can run on regular gasoline, as opposed to for the bigger block.

Mitsubishi is one of the Japanese car companies, so product wisely target a niche of youthful driving enthusiasts their products.

What the Outlander stand apart the crowd is its powertrain. I can t offer but praise for both engines, and I am not a big fan of continuously variable transmissions, the in the Outlander is pretty darn

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

while improved over the model, has a ways to go before up with Toyota and Honda. of that has to do with curb Insulation weighs a lot. The which only seats passengers, weighs 300 pounds

The RAV s fuel economy is as good as the s, but I like the MIVEC engine than the block in the Toyota.

The strut front and multi-link suspension on the Outlander do a good job of bumps in the road without mushy.

Making the body rigid had the additional advantage of steering feedback. Electric steering units all suffer a lag in on-center response, but I felt connected with the wheels on the mountain roads.

Although spot monitoring is not available on the I had no problems with visibility the perimeter. A standard rearview on all but the base car eliminates blind beneath the rear glass and it easier to monitor cross in parking lots.

Both the optional forward mitigation and adaptive cruise are radar-based systems. Forward mitigation automatically applies the if the driver fails to recognize a vehicle ahead. It avoids a at speeds up to about 30 miles-per-hour, and reduces the impact at higher

Adaptive cruise control the driver to maintain a preset between his car and vehicles in front in The system will slow the car to a stop if necessary, but the driver to apply the brake pedal to stopped and hit resume to accelerate.

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Interior

With Suzuki out of the American market, the Mitsubishi is unique in offering seven-passenger in a compact crossover. The back are small, best suited for but they add a lot of versatility to the vehicle.

has improved fit and finish of the interior, but has a way to go before catching up with its I found the dashboard material hard and unattractive. I like the accents in the four-cylinder car better the wood in the V-6: it seems out of in this environment.

I also prefer the cloth to leather, simply because it is practical in Arizona s hot summers and is for owners with active to clean. I found both the s seat and front passenger easy to adjust and comfortable rides several hours in Heated front seats are for all but the base model.

While I t impressed with the use of materials, created one of the most functional in the segment. Features such as under the cargo floor and two of fold-flat seats make the a good option for people who to haul a lot of gear.

The instrument is well designed, with gauge cluster and center displays. The steering wheel is designed: the 2014 model has a column that the outgoing lacks.

There are plenty of points, cup and bottle holders to the driver and passengers.

My only aside from the aesthetics of the is that Bluetooth is not standard on the car.

Standard safety

All models with front, side, curtain and driver s knee antilock brakes, tire monitoring, traction control, control and hill start

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander out this summer.

Like: offers one of the best values on the with seating up to seven enhanced safety, improved economy and excellent performance.

Dashboard material is unattractive. is not standard on the base model.

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Model: Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander Electric Cars
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