Maybe you didn’t realize Mitsubishi needed to make a comeback, but they do and have been in the midst of it for several years now. In the early days Mitsubishi offered the Starion ESI, the 3000GT VR-4, and an Evo that was all the rage. Now after several professional blunders and a lack of production partnerships the brand is down to only a few models and tends to play in the bargain bin of the auto world. Even with the blows to business, Mitsubishi has felt new life in the most recent months with the models they do have increasing in sales and their decision to focus more on these vehicles and less on fleet sales.
Their flagship, cornerstone, all cards on the table vehicle that has been the best-selling for a few years now is the Outlander SUV. As a remodeled vehicle the Outlander now offers a more attractive front end, a thick trim to the bottom portions of the doors and around the wheel wells. The wheels under this model ride on are all 18-inch alloys that have a unique design which offers interest and design to the exterior of this vehicle that is supposed to be a bargain basement player. The rear tailgate lifts an additional 1.5 inches higher than before to make it easier to load and unload items from the rear.
For the Outlander the power comes from the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that brings in 166 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque across the platforms of the ES, SE and SEL. The SE and EL are both available with all-wheel drive in order to give offroad capabilities for the fun of trail riding. If this isn’t enough for you the Outlander has GT model that comes in with a 3.0-liter V6 that has 224 horsepower and 215 lb.-ft. of torque that will add a great deal of more capabilities than the lower models.
The interior offers a surprisingly quiet cabin that has been made so by using a variety of technologies that lessened the sound on the inside. Mitsubishi went as far as to even use different door seals and hardware to have quieter closing doors. The interior space is excellent and the cockpit feature a wide variety of excellent technology pieces including navigation, an infotainment system, steering wheel mounted controls and many of the other modern features that are found on much pricier vehicles.
The Outlander has become the vehicle that is to carry Mitsubishi along its path to excellence once again. As an SUV that offers a base price of $23,845 the Outlander becomes one of the most affordable and favorite crossover SUVs on the market for many young families who is just starting out to enjoy and make their own. Mitsubishi loves the Outlander and so do many Americans who have them, with new features and an actual price reduction over the past year, you can enjoy the benefits of driving one of these great crossovers when you come in and see your local Mitsubishi dealer.