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Mitsubishi Outlander

Driven: 2014 Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi’s 2014 Outlander is now in its generation of design and presents an all new and interior.

As technology has changed, so has the and the 2014 model includes standard features, more options and more comfort.

The new is offered in four trim Even the base model, the two drive Outlander ES includes an range of standard features as brake assist, hill assist, heated front steering wheel audio and controls and a driver’s information with a wide array of Pricing starts at $25,998 $1,450 destination charges for the ES

Next in the lineup is the Outlander ES AWC is short for All Wheel Control and the all drive system adds to the base price of a 2WD model, but are also more features on the all wheel drive version.

For example, a Premium Package is for $3,500 which includes a glass sunroof with 18-inch alloy wheels of the 16-inch wheels, leather surfaces, power driver’s dual zone automatic control, fog lamps, rearview with an audio display in the centre of the dash, satellite black roof rails and a centre console with This is the model we tested and as tested with destination was $32,948.

There are two other 4wd models offered. Both with the larger 3.0 V6 engine, the 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine in the ES models. Unfortunately, this engine does require fuel, so every day driving are a bit higher.

The SE model is available with a Touring Package with sunroof, 18-inch wheels, view camera, black rails and satellite radio. The SE includes many of the features of the package offered on the ES model as equipment.

The ‘high-tech’ version is the model. With a starting of $35,998, the GT-S model is with a Navigation Package not only includes the navigation but also lane departure real time traffic and a multi-communication interface that a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer. should knock your off!

The audio system in our ES model quite as dramatic, but did produce a clear sound that was by the low interior noise levels the powertrain and suspension.

I was pleasantly by the ride comfort in the Outlander and the leather seats in our vehicle fair lateral support and comfort.

The tilt/telescopic steering and optional power driver’s adjusted for a wide variety of sizes and outward visibility all seats was excellent.

The dashboard and tachometer are large and easy to see at a with an ECO indicator in the tachometer that progressively turns on segments as you drive economically. is another ECO indicator between the and speedo which comes on you have selected the ECO drive in the all wheel drive system.

A button on the console cycles the ECO, Normal and Lock so the driver can match all wheel operation to driving conditions.

The design is smooth, cleanly out and finished with a combination of textures, piano black surrounds and metallic coloured trim. The interior looks and feels nice to the touch.

On the road, the 2.4-litre engine has power. Better aerodynamics, vehicle weight and a CVT transmission with both performance and economy.

The CVT (Continuously Variable operates smoothly and most wouldn’t even notice it was a CVT they accelerate hard the engine rpm will go up to about rpm and seem to stay there nothing happening, but if you look at the you will see the vehicle is accelerating at a rate.

The quiet interior levels and this normal of CVT operation would make it to exceed the speed limit realizing it!

Mitsubishi Outlander

The Outlander ES is a five vehicle although SE and GT-S come with a 3rd row seat.

The Outlander is a nice driving that will fill needs at a price that has attracted many buyers.

All wheel drive 5 passenger SUV

Engine: 2.4 litre 4-cylinder; 166 162 ft-lbs. of torque

Drivetrain: CVT all wheel drive transfer

Fuel economy: city: 8.6 km; Hwy: 6.8 L/100 km

Suspension: independent strut with bar, coil springs; multi-link

Brakes: Four discs, ABS

Base MSRP:

Price as Tested: $32,948 $1,450 destination charges

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