2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Review Car Reviews

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1. Power comes from a a 166 hp 4-cylinder with 162 lb-ft of or a V6 that puts out 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of

2. New for 2014, the Outlander gets collision mitigation, adaptive control and lane keeping

3. Fuel economy is rated at city/highway/combined for the FWD four-cylinder, while the V6 20/28/23.

4. A third row comes and offers 28.2 inches of and 35.7 inches of headroom.


Left alone since for 2014 Mitsu has given its crossover a redesign to try and keep it in an increasingly growing and competitive flooded with new vehicles.

off, the new look of the Outlander is revised from its previous the biggest change being the of the “shark nose” grille has adorned many Mitsubishi over the last few years. the design has taken on a slick which also contributes to aerodynamics, with a drag of 0.33. The rear end does a little disproportionate to the rest of the because of its wide haunches and overhang, but it pulls together in the back end with small, taillights.

A new beltline has been added to which gradually slopes up the front to the rear, adding to the robust look of the Outlander.


Two can be had in the Outlander, either a 2.4-liter that’s good for 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of or a V6 that churns out 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of While neither engine is new to the the availability of a V6 is a big deal, as all of the Outlander’s competitors have dropped six-cylinder options, leaving the full of naturally aspirated and fours.

Mitsubishi only the take rate of the V6 to sit around 25 but it is still an option that no doubt draw some in from other brands – those disaffected RAV4 who can no longer get a V6.

The only real for what the V6 offers is a turbocharged particularly Ford’s EcoBoost. The turbo that powers the makes 270 lb-ft of torque, the outlander to shame when it to twist.


A variable transmission (CVT) is available paired to the four while the V6 gets a six-speed available with paddle The V6 offers some great once it kicks in. While the is willing, the transmission is a little to kick down a gear to the most available torque.

As for the it is a typical CVT experience. Rubber effect is prominent, and little is felt under hard though on the positive side, deadening in the cabin does a job of keeping the whiny CVT very

The trade off for the CVT of course is improved economy. The four-cylinder CVT combo is at 25/31/27 city/highway/combined, while S-AWC version is pegged at Real world numbers the same story, as our time the four-cylinder front-wheel drive returned a rating of 28 mpg.

The off for that six-cylinder power of is a lack of fuel economy, as the engine gets a 20/28/23 To achieve better fuel Mitsubishi innovative valve electronic control (MIVEC) has added to both engines.

The Outlander’s rack and pinion system has been replaced by a new setup, which provides a smooth driving experience. cruising is handled especially though feedback to the driver is vague; which means any of extracting any fun from the Outlander in the is dashed.

Off road, the lack of actually goes a long as you don’t need to fight the wheel to keep the wheels on especially perfect for the compact buyer who probably won’t be crawling anytime soon, but who tackle dirt, gravel, or roads.


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Also new for 2014 is the pairing of Super-All Wheel Control with the four-cylinder engine, as it was only available with the V6. The is lifted directly from the Evolution, where it has built of a cult following. It gives the two electronically controlled differentials; one the front wheels and one between the and rear axle.

S-AWC deliver lightning reactions times, with a split second of wheel before power is re-routed to it needs to be. The Outlander also now different all-wheel drive including snow, lock, AWC Eco and

The inside of the new Outlander has been the once over as well. New for is a six-inch touch screen, black center stack and a revised Rockford Fosgate Digital HD Radio. Simplicity giving the cabin a clean with no clutter to be found

It is a classic feeling dash with no flair, except for or fake carbon fiber accents (depending on trim) into the dash and doors.

The of a third row sets the Outlander from its competition, though the jump seats in the back are only meant for children or offering just 28.2 of legroom and 35.7 inches of Folding those rear flat into the floor is an affair, and once stowed, are well hidden and offer no along with 63.3 ft. of total cargo room. the third row up, only 10.3 ft. of cargo room is available, there is a small storage in the floor that helps to away luggage.


Also new for Mitsubishi has introduced a segment collision-mitigation system along adaptive cruise control. The mitigation operates through a of radar sensors located in the that communicate with the which will deploy if At speeds up to about 30 mph, the mitigation will bring the to a full stop if an accident is unavoidable.

The system waits the last second to react, the driver of the vehicles as much as possible to handle the situation.

the same radars, the Outlander has and adaptive cruise system, reserved for high-end automobiles, the technology is beginning to trickle into large volume Easily the most impressive is the ability for the vehicle to come to a stop, without the need for intervention, so it will work in traffic. Three different distances are available, all of which are in terms of following distance.

As of the date of publication, pricing for the Outlander has not been made Mitsubishi did say however that the price would stay to the outgoing 2013 model, starts at $22,695.


In an segment that is growing wildfire, it is easy to be left Mitsubishi has managed to stake its in the market with the Outlander, strong selling points not on its competitors. The optional V6, adaptive control, forward collision and S-AWC give the Outlander a leg up on the is some respects, opening the for Mitsubishi to steal some sales from the big boys, Toyota, Ford and Honda.

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