2010 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover – Test drive and new SUV review – 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Utility Vehicle

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It’s only that we have Darwin in when we discuss a Mitsubishi. all, the company’s flagship is the Evolution, a scary fast rocket of a sedan. Outlander has from intelligent design it debuted in the US as a 2003 model.

The 2010 edition represents a major facelift, the vehicle’s since 2007.

Right up the big change is a new, open grille that reminds me of the corporate grille. Mitsubishi in its press materials about the jet grille that also the Lancer Evolution.

If I were I’d be careful about aircraft comparisons in the United — you don’t want to Americans too much about the A6M Zero that was flown by the Japanese Navy Air Service World War II, a plane that was a player in the … on Pearl Just my two cents, Mitsubishi. sure nobody else

Trekking around the Outlander new headlamps, LED turn signals into the side mirrors, and LED taillamps. Base ES models get 16 wheels; SE, XLS and GT models get 18 aluminum hoops. Around back, a useful horizontally split delivers a very low lift-in and a flip down portion will support up to 440 lbs. handy — my only is that the bumper flips with the tailgate.

I’m worried that a few lot misadventures will affect the operation. Mitsubishi assured me the structure could withstand taps.

In the Driver#8217;s Seat

dash is loaded with tech features.

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Inside, Outlander has up some DNA from luxury but still displays some of its past. Mitsubishi is rightly of its high-end electronics. All but the base ES can be equipped with a 710-watt system with 9 speakers a 10 subwoofer), digital sound and other high tech

Add Navigation, and you get a 40 GB hard drive can also act as a music server. Nav real-time traffic and a reverse camera system (which I definitely order, considering how I about the vulnerable tailgate). iPod integration via USB is nicely and BlueTooth 2.0 is the icing on the cake.

Outlander’s 7 nav screen is right it should be, high on the center

I was impressed with the comfort and fit and finish of most of the interior of the especially when equipped the optional leather seating for the front two rows. Outlander can be with a third row of seats which were described in a as emergency seats. They are like slings than literally cloth hammocks on a frame.

Anyone over 60 lbs and tall will be cramped and even on a short ride. At with size 14 feet, I sit back there on a bet.

A of small complaints — a wheel that adjusts for but does not telescope, and a front console armrest that not lock into position, but freely fore and aft. quibbles, but items you must every time you drive.

On the

Mitsubishi Outlander

Due to Darwin’s work, most of us that organisms must or perish. Mitsubishi’s powerplants to evolve, and two variations appear in ES and SE models get a 2.4 liter inline with double-overhead cams and a variable transmission (CVT), a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel

XLS and GT models get a 3.0 liter V6 with a overhead cam, and a trick automatic transmission that into neutral whenever the is at idle, then back drive (automatically) when the is engaged, as a fuel-saving adaptation. The I4 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque; the V6 produces a 230 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque and requires unleaded fuel.

On the launch that I attended, Mitsubishi was the top-of-the-line GT, which is the only available with Super-All Control (S-AWC). S-AWC is a that employs an active differential and an electronically-controlled center distributing power to the front and right wheels, and to the front and wheels, depending on situational

I got a chance to test the system in sand off-road for a few minutes, with a 2009 Outlander had a more conventional all-wheel system. There was a noticeable in control and handling with the new — though I must both systems were a and a half.

Journey#8217;s End

Outlander’s taillamps and aerodynamic shape the rear view the best

Photo #169; Jason

Darwinism doesn’t make any judgments. It doesn’t state the best survive — survival of the fittest. For Darwinism to to crossover vehicles, we’ve got to that other factors, vehicle performance, luxury and will come into Mitsubishi’s marketing muscle have to be brought to bear on of Outlander.

Its dealer network have to become engaged. The will that Mitsubishi has up with its excellent Evolution and Lancers will have to some reflected glow on collecting tuner car guys as and their families outgrow cars and need something to drive with the whole aboard. If all of these factors can Outlander has a good chance.

But there’s a lot of competition in the compact market right now. The big are the Honda CR-V and the Toyota Add in the Ford Edge. the Mazda the Volkswagen Tiguan. the Subaru the Kia Sorento and the Chevrolet Equinox. and are not looking great for a niche like Outlander to find in the marketplace.

Who knows? Maybe can find the crossover equivalent of the Islands, a market segment Outlander can thrive and continue to under its own terms. Maybe market segment is current customers, drivers who are already on the tech-heavy ethos and who want to apart from the fray of crossovers.

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