2014 Mitsubishi Outlander review

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

down to little more the potent Evo and the quirky i-MiEV, has neglected mainstream buyers in the States. Hoping to make up for is the brand s new Outlander, a five or crossover that slots into the heart of the new car market.

We t had much positive to say about in the last few years, but the Outlander might have what it to change that.

The third to wear the Outlander badge, new-for-2014 model slots in the automaker s five-seat Outlander

Although ours was of the four-cylinder, variety, the Outlander can be ordered a 3.0-liter V6 engine and Mitsubishi s Super All-Wheel-Control all-wheel-drive. The in our tester puts out 166 horsepower and 162 of torque through a continuously transmission. Riding on a conventional strut front and mutli-link suspension, the Outlander controls its wheels via an electrically-assisted steering

Four Outlander trims are on Price leader ES, as-tested, SE, SE with AWD, and range-topping with the V6 and AWD. At just more than the ES, the SE includes alloy wheels, a proximity key and among other goodies.

Our tester was further equipped the optional Touring Package which moves the Outlander the thick of things where major competitors dwell. as part of the kit was a navigation system 7-inch touch screen, a Rockford Fosgate audio with SiriusXM, a power sunroof and leather seating.

s it up against?

If you re after seven you ll want to cross-shop the Kia Sorento and Santa Fe. Otherwise, we think rivals like the Ford Honda CR-V and Mazda should also be on your list.

How does it look?

bland, the Outlander has a certain quirkiness to its front fascia could have been from now-defunct Saab. Had the adopted this design, they still be in business Probably not.

The Outlander s appears to be the love spawn of a Vue and a Transformers toy. Not that bad, it’s just we have always wanted to use love spawn phrase.

Conservative looks continue the use of blackout greenhouse trim gives a larger appearance, an elegant character line/crease tip to tip from the headlight housing to the lamp lenses. Visual has been reduced through the use of black rocker panels, create a negative space at the edge of the side panels. the side view of the Outlander present a wall-like appearance reminds us of the Green Monster at Park.

We will go out on a limb to say at least with this its exterior trim shows a new to detail that we hope extend to every car in the Mitsubishi if they want to stay in the North American market. are hard decisions to be made a business standpoint and the ball is in court.

And on the inside?


The interior of our Touring SE was awash with leather from the leather-wrapped steering rearward. The accommodations are big and roomy, a big back seat but an awkwardly center headrest.

On the Outlander s the controls are nicely canted the driver for his or her undivided attention. in its layout, it features a speedo and along with the various gauges showing fuel water temp and the like. an idea seen with of its ilk, the Outlander features a leafy pictogram on the instrument that suggests how economical you are with the skinny pedal.

A monitor offers an at-a-glance of what’s going on inside, but it did a few challenges when attempting to the Bluetooth to our smartphone.

The Outlander standard with third-row which disappears into a cargo area when not Chances are you will find it not as well, as it is really only for small children. Cargo behind the front, second and row seats dial in at 63.3, and 10.3 cubic feet,

Mitsubishi interior decorators us with the abundance of soft material all over the inside of our including the windowsills and the door panels. Once again, we not expecting this. The only we found hard plastics were in areas that do not regularly come into with.

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But does it go?

Equipped Mitsubishi’s 2.4-liter MIVEC engine, which is, admittedly, not the powerful in the world, the Outlander manage to move along a surprising amount of pep.

We accustomed to the constantly climbing sound emanating from the tunnel since CVTs do best to keep the engine at the most power-efficient RPMs. more responsive when into sport mode, it for a higher degree of entertainment the skinny pedal.

Tossed a corner, we noticed some play in the Outlander s electric steering, but, honestly, we ve more to complain about in tier one rivals. Neither boosted nor sloppy, it struck us as for this segment.

The Outlander tips the scales at a 3,300 lbs. which explain its light feel the road. By no means sporty, it is pleasant enough to hurtle the twisties or over a bumpy Handling most pavement aplomb, it even managed to its own during a brief off-road for photography.

We found our Outlander very quietly with a amount of road noise the cabin. Credit goes to engineers and their use of new vibration-isolating to smooth out the ride.

In most the engine performed its duty protest, and it was only when you on the accelerator that the transmission you know that it is operating in That gearbox does fuel economy hit an EPA-estimated mpg (27 mpg combined). In our testing, we managed an 27.6 mpg.

Admittedly, our expectations weren t for the Outlander — but this crossover managed to impress us than we expected.

True, it little ground and it isn t the best on the market, but the sum of its parts extends further than the legacy by Outlanders from years by.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SE price, $22,995. As tested,

SE Touring Package, $6,100; $825.

Mitsubishi Outlander Electric Cars
Mitsubishi Outlander Electric Cars
Mitsubishi Outlander Electric Cars
Mitsubishi Outlander Electric Cars
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