Mitsubishi Outlander review (2012 onwards) MSN Cars UK

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Summary — greener Outlander marks out new direction. Will anyone

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We — Tonnes of space, refined and economical. Interior improved

We don’t like Occasionally unsettled ride, not as to look at as its predecessor


The Mitsubishi what? Fair — it sells in tiny in the UK and Mitsubishi’s ambitions for the third Outlander are still pretty over here: the British is targeting a 25% sales increase, to cars per year. The new Outlander the most hotly anticipated car of then.

However, it’s the mainstream volume production car to be from the drawing board internal combustion and plug-in tech in mind, boldly where no other medium-sized has gone before. So it’s a car for the company, signalling a greener which Mitsubishi calls next frontier’.

Solid, simple and safe is how describes the new car

Solid, simple and is how Mitsubishi describes the new car’s philosophy and, aestheticallyspeaking, bang on. Eyeing up the slab-sided won’t elicit pangs of bereft as it is of visual tension and the nose of the outgoing car. lacking rugged off-roader it may be, but those pebble smooth are at least functional — to a 7% reduction in drag compared to the old

With just the 4WD 2.2 turbo-diesel on offer to UK buyers for now, the new range should be a breath of air for the terminally indecisive. A plug-in with, remarkably, sub-50g/km CO2 is on the cards, but doesn’t arrive 2013, so it’s the 148bhp 2.2 diesel we’re testing

It’s a big car, the Outlander a size up from Mitsubishi’s ASX crossover — but thanks to a 100kg lighter than the old And with turbo boost for better low down torque, the hefty Outlander can be hustled at a decent lick without breaking sweat.

In typical diesel fashion the lion’s share of grunt in an urgent spurt between and 2,500rpm. If you want to press on, best to keep the 148bhp on the boil, which means stirring the six-speed manual on twisty, undulating roads. not the quickest shift action, but accurate enough.

The six-speed makes for smoother progress, over-zealous gearbox software down-changes keenly at the merest of right pedal — a tiresome in the ebb and flow of A-road It’s possible to claw a degree of control using the wheel paddles, but there’s a performance penalty for choosing the being 1.5 seconds adrift of the in the sprint to 62mph.

Mitsubishi have been busy the Outlander’s refinement and NVH (noise, and harshness) with a host of including new engine mounts, glass and sound deadening. And it — it’s a hushed to spend time in, with and wind noise well Only a bit of turbulence around the large wing mirrors at motorway speeds.

Ride and handling

Given the remit, B-road thrills the order of the day here — the raison d’être being to a family about in comfort. And the new car a decent stab of it.

The ride is comfortable and well-damped

The ride is comfortable and well-damped, with body control — up to a Lumbering into a corner too leaves you in no doubt as to the size of the it’ll heel over But it’s still a relatively composed drive, passive steer helping pull it and securely through tighter corners.

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The electric power while accurate, is characteristically of feel and a touch light: a bit weight would inspire at speed.

Things unravel a bit on surfaces and transverse motorway where the ride can feel and fidgety. That could more irksome on UK roads on the German launch route but we’ll have to wait November to drive the new car over

Mitsubishi isn’t a brand with prestige — its has always been unpretentious, cars in the mould of the L200 and Plasticky interiors have to go hand in hand with — but the new Outlander bucks the with a smart cabin plenty of soft-touch surfaces. cheap materials remain, but a cut above the old car.

There’s a row of seats as before

By definition, are mongrels: part MPV and part The latest Outlander has the MPV side of the nailed — it’s inside, with a van-like litres of space when the seats are folded. Engineers also managed the clever trick of making it more than the outgoing car, occupying the same footprint.

a third row of seats as before, fold into the floor but this time with legroom for the rearmost passengers. to the back row isn’t particularly unless the second row is either flat or pulled right but up front, driver and passenger are for space — shoulder is great, with cubbys and a-plenty.

Launch cars were loaded to the roof rails equipment — including departure warning, collision touchscreen satnav and leather. hasn’t revealed UK specs yet but the trim choices are likely to the current line-up, which from entry-level GX2 to GX4 spec. The GX5 is likely to come in at £32k-plus, a more than the current GX4.


Given its new direction, it’s no surprise is pushing the economy credentials of the new and a combined figure of 50.4mpg the manual version) is competitive for the particularly given the size and levels on offer.

Thanks to the slippery shape, plus and engineering measures like 4WD Eco (which only sends to the rear wheels in slippery CO2 emissions have also to a more attractive 146g/km, puts the Outlander several lower than the oil-burning CR-V and Hyundai Santa Fe for car tax.

We’re not sure why Mitsubishi going to offer the more 2WD version over here, Off-road ability isn’t in the crossover sector and even economy would help the Outlander a showroom boost.

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


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