Coming in 4 different trim levels, the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander puts out price stickers accordingly – ES at $23,000, SE at $24,000, SEL at $25,000 and GT at $31,000. Fascinations are not just limited to the bucks as this new Mitsubishi Outlander is more luxurious, aesthetically pleasing and efficient on performance.
Powertrain and Performance
The base engine of 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2.4-liter inline 4 unit which is coupled with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission. This engine delivers a power of 166 HP at 6,000 RPM and 162 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 RPM. EPA ratings have been improved this time around, and the figures measures at 25 mpg in city, 30 mpg on highways and 27 mpg on a combined scale.
For higher powers, Mitsubishi has used a 3.0-liter MIVEC V6 which comes as an option on lower trims. With the capability of producing 224 HP, this engine makes Mitsubishi Outlander 2017 sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 8 seconds. Max towing capacity stands at 3,500 pounds. With an all-wheel drive, this engine puts out an EPA rating of 20 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway/ 26 mpg combined.
As Mitsubishi lays great focus on vehicle safety, this new Outlander brings along the automaker’s best. This vehicle is constructed out of the RISE frame which uses crumple zones to absorb energy in case of collisions.
Another great safety feature in vehicle is the auto high beam headlights which automatically switches between high and low beams to adjust proper lighting while on-the-go. Other standard safety features include rear cross traffic alert, multi-view camera system and forward collision mitigation.
Comfort and Convenience
Being a mid-sized utility crossover, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander doesn’t fail to embrace comfort at its fullest. Some of the notable ones include:
- 7 passenger seating – This new Mitsubishi Outlander 2017 comes standard with 3rd row seats to offer a comfortable seating for 7. The 2nd row seats feature 60/40 quick split-folding while the 3rd row seats feature 50/50 folding. The driver’s seat is available with power reclining and heating function.
- Premium Sophistication – 2017 Outlander packs great interior sophistication as well. The dashboard, door panels and center console wear soft touch materials. Leather-wrapped accents and upholstery are standard on higher trims and optional on the lower ones. Also available from Mitsubishi as options are the power sunroof, gloss black finish and heated function on the steering wheel.
- Easy Access – Buyers can even opt for optional convenience features like remote keyless entry and keyless ignition. The steering wheel house controls to audio, connectivity and even incorporates paddle shifters for the driver’s convenience.
- Power Tailgate – The availability of the optional power tailgate makes the rear cargo section access easy. There’s even an option to open the lift gate via the foot paddle located in the rear bumper.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Competitors
This compact crossover faces competition from the likes of 2017 Subaru Forester, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Ford Escape. Also, both Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue comes in hybrid version offering fuel economies in the 30s range.