2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S: What you ought to be aware of Mitsubishi’s midsize crossover
This Mitsubishi Outlander received a lot of looks over the weekend. There’s no doubt that those were mostly from people with not witnessed this car — it looks just a little weird and futuristic — and also they only haven’t seen the three-diamond logo in as long they forgot exactly what was. The leading end is actually a little odd in my opinion, since I stare advertising online. The big, dark area beneath headlights and grille is just too much. Maybe Mitsu might well have done some thing while using body color. Side, rear and three-quarter views are usually fine, even cool. Visually, it falls squarely into “midsize SUV” territory in my situation.
Inside, it feels a little bit … I detest to express cheap, maybe just simple. It’s mostly black on black, with a bit of woodgrain mixed. It’s much better than being too busy. The plastics are mainly hard, along with the dash features a rubbery feel going without running shoes, but it’s flat, and outward visibility is sweet. It feels roomy inside, and looking toward a corner seat there may seem like a good amount of space for the people and cargo. I was able to should scoot the leading seat up a tad in order to suit the auto seat back there, but there seemed to be still more than enough room.
I normally don’t like aftermarket radios, however, this Rockford-Fosgate unit looks nice. It’s completely integrated using the dash, and also the controls are easy to decide. It's also loud, however expected that because I’ve had friends with Rockford equipment, mostly in secondary school, that’s plenty loud. Always love seat and tire heat. I really hope wheel heat becomes as ubiquitous as seat heat.
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The 3.0-liter V6 is peppy, and so i will have guessed somewhere inside 250- to 270-hp range through the butt dyno. The engine’s eagerness, throttle tip-in and steering quickness choose this utility feel faster than expected, and it's nimble, too. At 3,600 pounds, it’s light for the SUV, to ensure that feeling seems sensible. The six-speed auto is a slowest thing about this car and was sluggish in both manual and automatic modes. I had fun with the paddles a couple of minutes. I don’t know why I became expecting Evo-like shifts.
Like I said, the Outlander feels light all around and thin-walled. You will hear some road, tire and wind noise, even so the suspension assimilates potholes well — the jagged, unavoidable big ones. I didn’t get weather to manage and so i didn’t use the majority of the Super Handling All-Wheel Control, though I did so use the button. There’s no sport mode — just normal, eco and snow, unfortunately. C’mon Mitsubishi, all of you couldn’t amp it up for one within the options!?
At $32,000 base, it’s a good value, even though base Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 starts at almost the very same price. The Jeep feels more pricey overall, it’s quicker too with increased horsepower also it looks better. Checking the type, it’s yet another few inches bigger, though it didn’t think that a large difference inside or on the road. The Grand Cherokee has been my go-to comparison for non-luxe midsizers, and it’s still my choice inside segment.
Mitsubishi is almost piecemeal available in the market at this time. We realize the business tends to make a pleasurable vehicle, at a fair price. This Outlander is close; another three years or so, several upgrades, other horses, this SUV are working the combination.
— Jake Lingeman, road test editor
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Granted, it doesn’t feel premium, even so the Outlander is loaded with the little luxuries you would like away from an advanced SUV. Like Jake mentions, that doesn’t mean it’s the top these days for funds, but it surely at the least means this Mitsu provides a fighting chance.
The 3.0-liter V6 only sends 224 hp to your six-speed automatic, nonetheless it feels peppier . You won’t be disappointed when you leave a stoplight, nevertheless, you also won’t be thrown into your rear seat while using the acceleration. The Rockford-Fosgate stereo audio will the deed and sounds good. The media screen is gorgeous and snappy, so when good as almost everything currently available. There is a sticker-like emblem on top corner of the screen’s frame which will eventually drop off, but you won’t notice it when it’s gone.
It's improved enough to really make the individuals that walk past the sea of Mirages for the local Mitsubishi dealership perform a double take at these Outlanders.
— Wesley Wren, associate editor
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On Sale: Now
Base Price: $32,590
As Tested Price: $34,090
Powertrain: 3.0-liter SOHC V6, AWD six-speed automatic
Output: 224 hp @ 6,250 rpm; 215 lb-ft @ 3,750 rpm
Curb Weight: 3,626 lb
Fuel Economy: 20/37/23 mpg(EPA City/Hwy/Combined)
Options: GT Touring Package including multi-view camera system, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high beam and heated steering wheel ($1,500)
Pros: Feels quicker than expected; budget entry
Cons: Lots of noise, quirky looks