2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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The all known Mitsubishi Outlander continues to redesign and improve its SUV starting back in the 90’s. Now the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is bigger and better than any of the previous generations. Mitsubishi’s main competitors are the Kia Sorento, Honda CR-V, and the Toyota RAV4. Like the Sorento, the 2014 Outlander seats seven comfortably. Mitsubishi has redesigned its Outlander’s exterior mostly stays the same with features like the same wheelbase, length, and track. The main difference with the new Outlander’s body is its 200 pounds lighter, making it a smoother and quieter ride. The interior is what really catches your eye. The interior has new materials like a soft-touch instrument panel, reshaped seats, and a glossy black center console. Compared to one of its competitors, like the Kia Sorento, you get about five mpg more than you would the Sorento, giving it a 27 mpg highway and city. All new features on the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander include an all new engine, rear suspension, floor plan, interior, glass, and sheet metal. Under the hood, you have a new engine, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 166 horsepower. The improved engine comes with a smart electronic variable value time as well. You also have a choice of a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 224 horsepower. Both engines have been improved to increase efficiently and a cleaner exhaust system. The V6 uses a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while the four-cylinder uses a CVT. Mitsubishi took seven years for them to make for them to make the CVT feel like an automatic transmission. While the Outlander ES has front-wheel drive, you also have the availability of all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive, named Super All-Wheel Control, or S-AWC, is available for the first time to the four-cylinder SE model. The S-AWC has been improved and has four driving modes: ECO for fuel mileage (two-wheel drive), Normal, Snow, and Lock. The biggest improvement is how it drives. The new Outlander gives a nice, smooth ride, and as Mitsubishi stated, they spend numerous hours on reducing the noise of the wind while driving. You have a choice of three different models for the Outlander, the ES, SE, and GT models. You also have an option of a Premium Package as well. Standard safety features on all models are seven airbags, electronic stability control with traction control, anti-lock brakes with brake-force distribution, hill start assistance, and tire pressure monitory. Mitsubishi also uses a safety procedure called Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution. This safety procedure uses energy absorbing sections in certain areas of the body and chassis of the car. Because of this, Mitsubishi is saying the Outlander will receive the Top Pick Safety Award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. If you’re looking for a good-sized 7-passanger crossover with good fuel economy, the Outlander is the way to go. Starting base price for the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is $22,995.

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3 thoughts on “2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

  1. Now also an IIHS top safety pick. The only CUV to do well in the offset frontal crash test. No other CUV can tow 3500 lbs and get a combined 23 mpg with AWD. The audio-tech is first rate without being difficult to learn and use. Way to go Mitsubishi. I’m 53 with a family and two Labradors. This car was built for me and Mitsubishi should figure out the audience for this car and tailor the marketing to that demographic. I think predictions of the company’s demise is way off. While small in the USA, it huge multinational with a strong automotive share in markets like Europe and Asia and Africa where its off road prowess is appreciated.

    1. Danny great feedback! Pleased to hear how functional the vehicle is for your personal use. Very informative information on strength Mitsubishi has internationally.

      Really appreciate you visiting Auto Club USA blog and hope you visit soon and participate with your automotive insight


  2. I traded up my FWD 09 Outlander for a 2014 SE with S-AWC. I kicked myself for a long time about taking on a higher payment, but this vehicle is worth it. It’s a 4 cylinder, don’t really see the need for a V6 at least for me. I think people need to do themselves a favor when they are in the market. These vehicles have tons of features that are standard when others offer them as options. They are a totally underrated vehicle.

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