All New Mitsubishi Outlander: Pros and Cons



If you want to drive around in Freehold, Asbury Park, or Belmar in Neptune, NJ, in a stylish SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a good option to consider from a Mitsubishi dealer NJ.  The Mitsubishi Outlander trims include: ES, SE, LE, SEL, GT trims and a new Special Edition trim added to the 2020 line up. Visit the Sansone Jr’s 66 Mitsubishi dealership to know more about this incredible car. 

There are a lot of pros to the Mitsubishi Outlander, starting with the numerous exterior color options and Outlander materials that give you a variety of choices and a sturdy ride. Seven people can be seated in the Outlander, which measures 67.3” in height and 184.8” in length. Three rows of seats offer enough space for a comfortable ride with sufficient headroom and legroom, and the 2nd and 3rd-row seats can even be folded to suit your requirements. Behind the 3rd row of the Outlander, you’ll find 10.3 cubic feet of space; with the 3rd row folded there are 34.2 cubic feet of space, and 63.3 cubic feet with both 2nd and 3rd rows folded.

The technology features available also add to the benefits of the Mitsubishi Outlander with Mitsubishi Connect services. Standard features include a 7” touch screen, rearview camera, HD Radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, 6 speakers, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Other features available are a push-button start, 8” touch screen, satellite radio, another USB port, sunroof, 8 speaker audio system, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.  

The Outlander comes with a good range of safety features including: 

  • forward collision warning
  • front/rear parking sensors
  • blind-spot monitoring
  • rear cross-traffic alert
  • adaptive cruise control
  • pedestrian detection
  • lane change assist
  • automatic emergency braking
  • surround-view parking camera
  • lane departure warning

A 2.4l 4 cylinder base engine is available on the Outlander that produces 166hp and 162 lb-ft. torque, paired with CVT. The GT trim has a 3.0l V6 engine that makes 224 hp and 215 lb-ft. torque paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy is impressive with the base engine getting 25/30 city/highway mpg while GT model gets 20/27 city/highway mpg. The Eco Driving mode helps to maximize the fuel efficiency of the Outlander. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander towing capacity is also impressive: 1,500 lbs on other trims and 3,500 lbs on the GT trim. 

As far as cons go, the interiors aren’t as upscale as that of rivals and could use more supportive seating. Its base engine offers poor acceleration, and handling is not as impressive as expected for an SUV. The CVT gearbox, while appropriate for city traffic, has a rubber band effect on longer drives, which can be irritating. The Outlander Sport consumer reviews seem to show better handling. 

Source: Mitsubishi