2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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Mitsubishi Outlander

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

its 2010 refresh, the Mitsubishi has transformed itself, reviews It gains a nicer cabin, neat gadgets and an advanced system that turns it a true athlete — for an

Although it’s not recommended as as the ultra-safe, ultra-sporty 2010 Tiguan (Base MSRP: to $33,500). critics place the as a good runner-up in the small, SUV class, on par with the 2010 Rogue (Base MSRP: to $25,310) .

Two touches come from Mitsubishi’s rally-ready Evolution X sports sedan: the new big-mouth grille and a Super Control (S-AWC) system is available only on the top-level Outlander GT.

S-AWC is the reason Evos can with supercars on twisting Autoblog.com’s Jonny Lieberman It can send torque to the wheels the best traction — or back, right or left and lets drivers select three modes, Tarmac, and Lock. The result is an SUV that’s quick and smooth in corners, says.

Most other agree, and About.com’s Jason says even the less AWC system found on lower trims is a hoot and a half. ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two share an editorial affiliation.) Car and disagrees, saying the Outlander GT on the skid pad but suffers too much roll and heavy steering on the

Opt for the front-wheel-drive base Mitsubishi SUV, and you’ll get good economy for a small SUV: 21 mpg mpg highway/24 mpg combined with the engine, a 168-horsepower, 2.4-liter coupled with a continuously transmission. AWD sacrifices 2 mpg highway and This engine lets the tow 1,500 pounds.

Upper trims can tow up to 3,500 with their 230-horsepower, V6. Coupled with a six-speed transmission, this engine 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined front-wheel drive, dropping 1 mpg all with AWD.

Inside the testers say there’s plenty of for five in the Mitsubishi Outlanderfirst two rows, but forget the optional third-row seat. ‘seat’ isn’t the right writes John Phillips at Car and It’s more like pieces of rebar rattling a roll of felt, with headrests fashioned from paddles.

About.com’s Fogelson says more like slings seats, literally cloth hung on a frame and sized for children — although Car and Jared Gall notes, No is going to be comfortable back unless he’s unconscious.

all the rear seats, and you’re with a 72.6-cubic-foot cargo bay is roomy for its class. Testers say the is handy for tailgating, as the bottom of its clamshell liftgate folds to form a tailgate.

Mitsubishi Outlander

The entry-level Outlander ES (Base MSRP: to $22,240) comes with the engine and air conditioning, full accessories, reclining rear cruise control and a CD stereo. The SE (Base MSRP: $22,540 to adds remote start and touches including paddle fog lights and sport seats.

The Outlander XLS (Base MSRP: to $26,390) switches to the V6 engine and several tech goodies impress testers, including the voice-activated multimedia system to Ford’s Sync system) and The Outlander GT (Base MSRP: tops out with the improved AWD an upgraded stereo with radio and more. Options heated leather seats, a DVD player, sunroof and a navigation with free traffic that testers say is particularly and easy to use.

Crash ratings range acceptable to good. The Outlander the highest possible front- and ratings from two separate organizations, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Institute for Highway Safety Its 4-star government rating for resistance is likewise high for an

Its rollover roof strength and protection are judged Acceptable at The Outlander includes the usual of standard safety features for its antilock brakes, traction and control, and front, front-side and airbags, plus front restraints designed to reduce

The 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander be more reliable than the SUV, according to one major organization. It is covered by a five-year/60,000-mile warranty, with a 10-year/100,000 powertrain warranty.

Car and Driver tests the 2010 Outlander head-to-head against other small SUVs. at Edmunds.com and ConsumerReports.org also the Outlander with its rivals, but has not yet fully tested the redesigned model. Neither has Cars.com, editors name the 2010 a top pick.

Autoblog.com’s test of the Outlander GT is extremely thorough, and we found helpful reviews at The New Times, About.com and The Washington FuelEconomy.gov provides official estimates, and NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov and the publish crash ratings.

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