What Is It?
Although the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rides on the same platform as its predecessor, with the same 105.1-inch wheelbase, that’s about the only thing Mitsubishi hasn’t changed. Well, alright, the engines carry over, too: a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder (166 horsepower, 162 lb-ft of torque) with a continuously variable automatic and a 3.0-liter V6 (224 hp, 215 lb-ft) with a 6-speed automatic and shift paddles. Otherwise, though, the Outlander gets completely overhauled styling inside and out, along with improved refinement, and it’s all on display at the 2015 New York Auto Show. We wouldn’t call it a full redesign, but it should nonetheless breathe some life into Mitsubishi’s aging lineup.
Standard features are plentiful in the 2016 Outlander, including 18-in alloy wheels, LED lighting accents, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, FUSE voice controls, a color trip computer and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. You don’t get that kind of stuff in most affordable crossovers unless you pay extra. Seven airbags help keep you safe in emergencies, and cutting-edge safety features such as lane-departure warning and a collision-mitigation system with automatic braking are available. On the road, Mitsubishi says you’ll notice better handling and significantly lower noise levels, giving the 2016 Outlander a more luxurious vibe.
When Can You Get It?
Add It to Your Shopping List Because…
You’re a fan of Mitsubishi’s high-value offerings, and the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander’s styling catches your eye. With proven powertrains and a lot of appealing features, the 2016 Outlander should make for a satisfying choice.
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