The latest Mitsubishi Outlander comes with numerous enhancements that really help it stand out. This 7-passenger SUV is packed with more tech-features, more power and performance enhancements and of course some look adjustments that make it one of the most exciting models that Mitsubishi currently has on offer. If you’re considering an SUV for your family, take a look down below to see why the 2016 Outlander is worth making note of.
New Dressed Up Look
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with plenty of improvements, but the most noticeable are the exterior enhancements. It has an all-new grill that’s far more pronounced and recognizable than the outgoing models. You’ll also notice a more tucked-in front end that has a rugged look and ties in additional chrome accents around the edge of the grill. That same chrome extends along the lower body panels of the Outlander as well as on the upper rails on either side.
Power and Performance
No matter which variation of the Outlander you decide on, you’ll have plenty of power to get you where you want to go. Stomp on the accelerator and this SUV moves. The base model up through the SEL trim comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 166 HP and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, which is more than enough for everyday driving. If you’re looking for a bit more oomph when travelling down the road, the Outlander GT comes with a 3.0 liter V6 that offers 224 HP, which should help speed up your acceleration noticeably, while making the SUV feel more lightweight in the process.
A Quality Interior
Once you climb inside the 2016 Outlander you’ll immediately notice the quality of the materials and styling. Soft trims and materials abound within the cabin and you’ll enjoy how it feels to ride or drive the Outlander. Both the front row and second row of the vehicle are spacious with numerous adjustments like tilted seats and slides to help those passengers get as comfortable as possible. The third row passengers should be the smallest, because space is limited at the back.
Cargo Space and Towing Potential
The Outlander isn’t designed to be used for hauling things, but if you’re willing to fold down the seats you can certainly fit quite a bit inside. Behind the third row you’ll have just 10.3 cubic feet of room to store items, but with that last row down you get 34.2 cubic feet and with third and second rows folded you’ll enjoy a total of 63.3 cubic feet overall. The standard Outlander will only pull 1,500 lbs. but if you opt for the GT version, you’ll haul around a more respectable 3,500 lbs, making it capable enough for some small boats, and certainly a range of little trailers.
Plenty of Features
The Outlander comes with a plethora of features, but what you get really depends on the trim level you decide on. If you stick with the base model of the vehicle you’ll enjoy 18 inch alloys, cruise control, a leather wrapped steering wheel that tilts and has telescopic controls and heated mirrors and power accessories.
If you decide to upgrade to the SE you get a bunch of enhancements like heated front seats, rearview camera, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, dual automatic climate control system, keyless ignition and entry and a set of fog lights.
When you move up to the SEL you’ll enjoy some minor additions like gloss black interior trim, roof rails and more leather throughout, but you’ll also unlock additional options like a sunroof, upgrades sound system and a power lift gate, which you can’t get in any of the lower versions of the Outlander. This level of the SUV also comes with an option for a more capable safety system with auto wipers, forward collision system and a lane departure warning system.
The top tier GT trim available on the Outlander comes with LED headlights, chrome accessories, a touchscreen nav system, paddle shifters and auto dimming rearview headlights, as well as standard all-wheel drive.
As you can see, you get what you pay for when buying the Outlander, and the features that you have are entirely up to you when making the purchase. The only downside is that if you want one particular feature like paddle shifters, or the enhanced safety features, you’ll have to pay to get all the other features as well, some of which you might not be interested in.
The latest Outlander has an enhanced look with a whole lot of new features that really make it exciting and worthwhile. Many journalists believe the vehicle is poised to become the new face of the company, and with so much promise it’s no wonder that they are so excited about it.