Although the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with remarkable features such as satisfying interior features, advanced safety technologies, a standard third row bench, and a refreshed styling, it still lags behind some of its rivals in many respects. Its date of release, price, exterior and interior changes, and engine specs’ details are covered below, so keep reading on.
Many automakers rest on their laurels for a while following a redesign, but it’s a different story with Mitsubishi which we’ve got no choice but to give them an “A” for their efforts. And with just three years on the market now, the automaker has given the Outlander significant changes. But the only nagging question remains. Are these changes enough to elevate the model to a formidable contender for the top spot in the segment? Well, in all fairness, I’d say no!
Our research has revealed that most of the changes lie deep below its skin, although Mitsubishi mentions lots of handling, ride, and platform changes. But numerous test track drives failed to show any meaningful progress over the previous model.
There are some positive points though, but are sadly overshadowed by most of its rivals. some recommendable rivals available include the fuel-efficient 2017 Subaru Forester, the sporty 2017 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Kia Sorento, and the 2017 Nissan Rogue.
Trims Available – Mitsubishi Outlander
The seven-passenger 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander will be offered in four trims: GT, SEL, SE, and the ES. All models with the exception of the GT, which is equipped with a V6 under its hood, are offered with a four-cylinder engine.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
The ES’s list of standard features and equipment includes a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, a 50/50-pslit third row seat, LED running lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding second-row seats, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Mitsubishi “Fuse” voice-command, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, rear privacy glass, and automatic climate control.
Upgrading to the SE gets you a rearview camera, a body-color side mirrors, foglights, HD and satellite radio, four-zone automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, heated front seats, a color trip computer, and automatic climate control (four-zone).
On top on what the SE offers, the SEL adds a power driver seat, a leather upholstery, black roof rails, and a black interior trim. options available for this model include a nine-speaker sound system, a sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, a power-folding side mirror, automatic braking, forward collision warning system, lane-departure warning, and satellite and HD radio.
Stand-alone features available for all the trims include an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, chrome exterior beltline, LED headlights, shift paddles, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, silver roof rails, LED foglights, front and rear parking sensors, remote start, and a slew of safety features (lane-departure warning system, forward collision assist, and adaptive cruise control).
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine Specs
Two engines are available under the hood of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. A four-cylinder 2.4L engine good for 166 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque is offered for the ES, SE, and SEL trims. This power is consequently transferred to the wheels via the CVT.
According to provisional test drives, a time of 9 seconds is what you need to get the Outlander from 0-60 mph. with the four-cylinder, buyers should look forward to fuel consumption ratings of about 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Opting for the GT gets you a 224 horsepower and 215 lbs. ft. of torque-generating 3.0L V6 engine under its hood. The power is then fed to the standard AWD system via the conventional six-speed auto.
7.6 seconds is the time you require to get the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander past 60 mph, at least according to Mitsubishi. The V6-powered AWD system returns 20/27/23 mpg.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Price & Release Date
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander’s release date should be expected in early 2017, according to various online sources. Expect it to go for sale for an MSRP of $22,995.