The new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander receives plenty of updates and a freshened styling and remains a competent crossover in its segment. However, it doesn’t stand out from the crowd. Some of the appealing and compelling attributes you’ll find on the Outlander include advanced safety features, a standard three-row seating, and a satisfying interior quality. Its release date, engine specs, exterior and interior updates, and price estimate details are covered below, so keep reading.
The new 2017 Outlander receives a lot of updates and refreshments and we’ve got to give Mitsubishi an “A” for their efforts as most manufacturers rest on their laurels for a while following the introduction of a redesigned model. But are the updates enough to elevate the Outlander from also-ran to contender? Well, features install for buyers include significant changes on the front and rear fascia. The exterior looks sleek and sophisticated and the front end is highlighted by an adventurous new grille.
However, the Outlander has failed to show any meaningful progress in terms of performance and overall appeal relative to its competition. Some of the downsides include a cramped third row seat, an underwhelming performance, and a few desirable features especially for the base model. And while Mitsubishi says the numerous platform enhancements it has gained improve its handling and ride quality, the same is proving difficult to achieve on various real-world driving loops.
In overall, we appreciate Mitsubishi extra efforts in trying to rejuvenate the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, but it still has a long way to go in order to challenge the best in the segment. Some of these include the efficient and sporty 2017 Mazda CX-5, the spunky 2017 Subaru Forester, the well-rounded and enduring 2017 Honda CR-V, and the pricey but superior 2017 Kia Sorento.
Offered Trims – Mitsubishi Outlander
Four different trims are offered for the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander: ES, SE. SEL, and GT trim models. The Outlander Sport is reviewed separately.
Interior Review & 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior Pictures
The base ES offers the following standard accessories and features: full power accessories, “Fuse” voice-command system, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED running lights, 18” alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a USB port, a 50/50-split third row seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, heated exterior mirrors, LED taillights, a CD player, and a 60/40-split folding second-row seat.
The SE steps up with a rearview camera, HD and satellite radio, a color trip computer, body-color side mirrors, a 6.1-ich touchscreen display, automatic dual-zone climate control, foglights, and heated front seats.
Opting for the SEL gets you a nine-speaker Rockford Fostgate audio system, a power driver seat, power-folding side mirrors, automatic braking, lane-departure warning and mitigating system, a sunroof, black interior trim, leather upholstery, black roof rails, forward collision mitigation, automatic wipers, a sunroof, and automatic headlights.
Springing for the GT trim model gets you chrome exterior beltline accents, LED headlights, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, silver roof rails, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, and lane-departure warning and forward collision mitigation system.
Standalone options include a rear and front parking sensors, LED foglights, remote start, a four-zone climate control, an upgraded navigation system, and a rear DVD entertainment system.
Exterior Colors include Cosmic Blue, Labrador Black, Mercury Gray, Rally Red, Cool Silver, and Diamond White. More will be added to the existing color palette as its release date nears.
Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 184.8 in
Width: 71.3 in
Passenger volume: 128 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10,3 cu ft
Curb weight: 3318 lbs
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 25/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cool Silver, Cosmic Blue, Diamond White, Labrador Black, Mercury Gray and Rally Red
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander are two engines offered: a four-cylinder 2.4L engine and a 3.0L V6 engine. The former is offered for the ES, SE, and SEL trims and generates 166 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then routed to either the FWD or the AWD via the Continuously Variable Transmission system.
A time of 9.2 seconds is required to get past 60 mph with the all-wheel drive SEL trim model.
Opting for the GT gets you a 3.0L V6 engine rated at 224 horsepower and 215 pounds-feet of torque. An AWD is provided as standard, as is the conventional six-speed automatic. With this engine a user requires 7.6 seconds to get to 60 mph from naught.
Expect the four-cylinder engine to return 29/24/26 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 27/20/23 mpg for the V6-powered GT model.
Price & 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date
Its release date should be expected in early 2017. As for the price, expect the Outlander SUV to cost you an MSRP starting from $22,995.
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