Sunday, August 2, 2015


With more than 100 upgrades, the fundamentally invigorated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has a great deal pulling out all the stops. Yes, we know Mitsubishi simply upgraded the seven-traveler minimized hybrid game utility vehicle for the 2014 model year. That redesign still left a few things to be coveted. With this invigorate, Mitsubishi's building and item groups are attempting to address those issues.

Quieter, smoother, arguably better looking, and less costly, Mitsubishi Motors has redoubled its efforts to see its Outlander flagship gain a more significant share of the market. They’ve worked hard at it too. In fact, so thorough is this product refresh; you’d be forgiven for looking at the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and seeing an all-new model.

However, while there are indeed significant differences, given the underlying platform is still the same, rather than declaring the Outlander an all-new model, we’re going with the phrase "significantly updated." With that said, the changes do transform the Outlander into a more premium feeling automobile all the way around.

It’s no secret Mitsubishi has been floundering of late sales-wise. If fault is to be found somewhere, in addition to a (shall we say?) less than dynamic product roster, the brand has also lacked a clear cut marketing strategy. Because of this, and the outstanding reputation of its Lancer Evolution model, people know Mitsubishi for the Evo (which is getting pretty old) and that’s about it.
Mulling over this, notwithstanding the greater part of the changes to the Outlander, Mitsubishi is likewise executing an engaged showcasing push to get the word out about its leader model. 

Beginning at a base cost of $22,995, which is a full $200 not exactly the 2015 model, the extraordinarily very much prepared Mitsubishi Outlander ES is the base trim bundle for the 2016 model year. 

Standard components incorporate programmed atmosphere control, a tilt and extendable guiding wheel, a six-speaker 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound framework, Bluetooth sound gushing and handsfree telephony, electric force controlling, force entryway bolts and side perspective mirrors, and additionally control windows with driver's one-touch up/down. 

The base value additionally finds the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander fitted with a full-shading LCD Multi-Information Display, a 60/40 split collapsing back seat with free slide and leaning back agents, 50/50 third-line fold-level seating, underfloor back payload stockpiling, a calfskin wrapped controlling haggle handle, delicate touch instrument board trim, remote keyless passage with a frenzy catch highlight, directing wheel-mounted sound and journey controls, a shine dark focus reassure with silver accents, and two 12-volt electrical plugs. 

Adjusting the base model's standard components set are a 2.4-liter inline four-barrel motor, front-wheel drive, and a consistently variable transmission. 

To the majority of the over, the $23,995 Outlander SE bundle includes a rearview camera, the FAST-key aloof passage framework, warmed front seats, a 6.1-inch touchscreen feature screen, pushbutton begin, double zone atmosphere control, foglights, and shading outside rearview mirror lodgings with turn signal repeaters. To this, the $25,995 Outlander SE S-AWC includes all-wheel drive.

To get it all, you’ll opt for the $30,995 Outlander GT S-AWC. In addition to all-wheel drive, the GT pack includes a V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, a glass sunroof, a 710-watt premium sound system, LED headlights, remote actuation for the power liftgate, an autodimming interior rearview mirror with Homelink, a windshield wiper de-icer, and power folding exterior rearview mirrors.In an effort to give the Outlander a more upscale appearance, a new front end has been grafted onto the model. This includes redesigned front fenders, a new headlight array with available LED instruments, a new grille treatment with glossy black trim elements, a skidplate under the front bumper, and a new hood. The revised hood is calculated specifically to enhance the presence of the Outlander by making the vehicle appear wider.

At the rear, the hatch garnish is also new, as well as the LED taillamps and the lower fascia. The profile view offers new trim for the lower edges of the front and rear doors. Other new exterior features include power folding side mirrors and new 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

Outlander is Mitsubishi’s flagship model in the United States. As such, it needs to represent the best the company is capable of for the price. Interior improvements include new seating surfaces and a knit headliner, which also covers the “A” pillars. Other new interior features include an optional auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, and redesigned folding rear seats, which offer significantly easier operation. Further updating the look of the interior, the brown woodgrain accent trim on the doors and dashboard was replaced with a more contemporary black woodgrain trim.To enhance the interior ambiance of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, the company’s product planning team specified a redesigned steering wheel as well as a new navigation and display audio system.

The base audio system was redesigned to place the most often used controls on the faceplate, rather than in menus on the touchscreen. Hard keys and a tuning knob were added for more convenience. Additionally, the position of the volume control dial was switched to the driver’s side to make it more readily accessible. The touchscreen menus have been simplified, and the look of the display has been improved for a more upscale appearance.

The upgrade SD Navigation audio system was reworked as well. The most frequently used functions now have buttons on the faceplate, and all controls were enlarged for easier control. Like the base system, the menus have been improved in terms of both color and graphic design.One thing you’ll notice right away when you drive the 2015 Outlander and the 2016 Outlander back-to-back is that the 2016 model is definitely quieter.

To accomplish this, the thickness of the 18-inch alloy wheels was increased to reduce the transmission of road noise into the passenger compartment. The new acoustic glass windshield further reduces interior noise levels. For even more quiet, insulation was added to the floor to diminish the transmission of undesirable sounds from underneath the vehicle as it passes over the road.

The rear door glass is also thicker, and more sound insulation has been employed throughout the Outlander. Dynamic dampers have been fitted to the front and rear suspension systems, as well as the rear differential to mute noise. Few details escaped notice; the engineering team even specified new weather stripping to reduce wind noise.

The suspension system has been reworked to improve ride quality and handling attributes. Specific efforts have been undertaken to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness in this area as well. Modifications to the suspension system and body have increased rigidity to make the Outlander quieter and more composed on the road. On the other hand, considerable effort was expended to ensure the sound the doors make when one closes them imparts the impression of quality, security, and refinement.

Legroom, headroom and shoulder room are more than adequate at all primary seating positions. Further, even with its elevated ride height, ingress and egress of Outlander’s first and second rows require no extraordinary effort.

While the Outlander is billed as a seven-passenger vehicle, the reality is that the third row is a temporary solution at best, and even then only for smaller children. Cargo capacity with both the second and third rows folded is 63.3 cubic feet. With the third row folded you get 34.2 cubic feet, and with the third row deployed you have 10.3 cubic feet.The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander's suite of standard safety features include seven airbags, hill start assist, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, and a security alarm.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2015 Outlander a Top Safety Pick+. The model was awarded the organization’s top rating of “Good” in small overlap front crashes, moderate overlap front crashes, side crashes, roof strength, head restraints, and seats. While the organization has yet to post its findings on the 2016 model, the structural improvements discussed above should stand the 2016 in equal or better stead.Amazingly, driving the 2016 Outlander with the 2.4-liter motor, directly subsequent to driving the 2015 model of the same uprooting, we thought we were driving the V6. Yes, the progressions to the CVT and the ECU have created that a lot of a distinction. While we wouldn't portray the Outlander as fast—by any stretch of the creative energy—it does have more than satisfactory increasing speed. 

Converging into quick moving movement represents no concerns, and with the greater part of the enhancements made to the suspension framework, the Outlander's ride quality is wonderful. It handles tolerably as well. The Mitsubishi does show a propensity to porpoise over undulations in the street's surface, yet it displays just gentle body move when requested that corner energetically. With everything taken into account, the reduced hybrid suv vindicates itself somewhat well on winding mountain streets—when driven easily. 

As you'd expect, the V6 feels considerably quicker, in light of the fact that its extra power enhances the Outlander's speeding up. The V6 is smooth, refined, and exceptionally straight in the way it conveys power. While we feel you could undoubtedly live without it, on the off chance that you require the towing limit or like the various components of the GT bundle, pull out all the stops go for it—you’ll enjoy it.

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