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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.3 GX5 (2013) CAR

By Damion Smy

First Drives

24 May 11:00

Should you even about the new Mitsubishi Outlander? The new is based on the old model but has a revised powerplant and new transmission that superb stats, while loads more room and to go with it. It’s four-wheel and comes with a six-speed and seven seats. This is the GX5, which costs to make a slightly more the flagship five-seat Honda and seven-seat Hyundai Santa Fe.

Can it a genuine fight to its more rivals?

So is just the old car with a new

That’d be selling it short. The odd styling, which is a mix of curves and a bulbous, almost Peugeot-like is at odds against competition tossed out the French Curves and on setsquares instead. It’s that jacked-up Lancer of the previous model, with a identity of its own, but underneath our car is the old car’s platform meaning it has the wheelbase. There’s nothing wrong with that, as it the Outlander some genuine capability and also offers of space.

What is new is the six-speed transmission, weighs less and changes much more smoothly before. The 2268cc aluminum four-pot is the only engine (Mitsubishi calls it a 2.2-litre, but closer to 2.3).

So does it like a car or a truck?

The diesel is not in VW passenger car leagues in terms of but it’s not exactly a rough either. Claimed output is which is down from but the Outlander now weighs 135kg than the equivalent previous so it feels perkier to drive. kilos also mean it can with 14 Ib ft less torque with 266 Ib ft from a lower In a straight line, it doesn’t heavy or cumbersome. In fact, the throttle and the slightly delayed shows not only the more torque, but also the soft

Changes of direction aren’t its as despite the all-wheel drive’s body control is sloppy at and while the brake pedal has a feel, there’s a heap of under braking. It requires a touch and patience to drive, around central London, it somehow seems to know in the capital and hence drinks like a stockbroker sinking before 2008. Paddleshifters the steering wheel? A little

Can you switch the four-wheel drive

No, but the Outlander will do it for you via it’s mode. The chrome-rimmed button in the console switches between and eco, where it sends to the front wheels and only the rear wheels in slippery This saves fuel, is most notable on the motorway, it seems to be the miser that promises and actually achieves than 40mpg.

That’s not too far of the combined claim of 48.7 figure, but still well shy of the extra urban figure.

It loads of space, and acronyms?

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As well as the ones we all ignore, ABS and ESP, the Outlander has ACC (Adaptive Control) with a speed FCM (Forward Collision Mitigation) and LDW Departure Warning). You can adjust the for the cruise and FCM system, too.

The Outlander has a Master’s degree in with enough room in the for three adults, with good headroom. There’s a row of seats, but save these for children or adults that a lift then never the favour. Luggage space is with up to 1022 litres both rows of rear are folded flat.

There’s an tailgate, but it’s frustratingly at opening and makes all sorts of to let your neighbours know it’s 3am and you’re finally Same goes for the proximity which wouldn’t work in my pocket, defeating the purpose…

You mentioned the cabin, so it must be a

The cabin’s design isn’t a but you can’t criticise the fit and finish. The black stuff surrounding the screen isn’t the classiest, but not what the Outlander’s going This is the top model – the GX5 –and Mitsubishi hasn’t added a option to it. The leather seats a high driving position as a little firm and flat, you notice on long journeys, and the of some of the buttons – which are behind the wheel – is something get used to. The nav is easy to read, and has features such as the next etc. and also doubles as the for the reversing camera.

While the camera’s not so clear at the Bi-xenons are brilliant at turning into day.


You buy an Outlander for driving dynamics or but for space, practicality and low running – and that’s exactly what it

It has more space, better and lower running costs before and isn’t too bad to drive. not badly made, either, and loaded with gear, but not as car-like to drive as the thirstier Sante Fe, which comes more equipment for slightly cash. It is a step up from its though, but the main drawcard likely be the Outlander PHEV, lands later this with a claimed 149mpg. on price, that might mix up a bit…

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