IS THE OUTLANDER THE RIGHT SUV FOR YOU?

October 23rd, 2018 by

The Mitsubishi Outlander has been a strong competitor in the compact-sized SUV market since 2007. With over a decade under its belt, the 2018 Outlander looks to cement itself as one of the best available. Whether you’re looking for a car for business or personal use, the Outlander SUV is a great choice. Here’s some more information about this fantastic compact SUV to help you decide if it’s the right one for you!

SPACIOUS INTERIOR

One of the biggest reasons that people select SUV-style vehicles is for the space, and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers solidly on that front. The Outlander boasts 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space, with even more available when the back two rows are put down. This is more than enough room for luggage on car trips or athletic equipment for your next adventure. There are also lots of places to stow belongings, from the generous glove compartment and center console to plentiful cup holders and seat-back pockets.

Three rows of seating mean there’s plenty of room for passengers, though you may want to save the last row for kids. The last row has space for two while the middle is more than roomy enough for three. Headroom is more than enough even for tall passengers, and the wide windows make the interior feel even larger. Doors are large enough to make installing a car seat super easy.

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is a comfortable vehicle. Seats in the front and second row are supportive yet cushiony to provide the perfect balance to prevent aches from long drives. All of the convenience features, from the infotainment center to cup holders, are within easy reach without making the inside feel crowded. The interior of the Outlander is made from complementary materials that give it an understated yet accommodating feel: not a flashy car, but one designed for everyday use with comfort and convenience at the heart.

The infotainment center is easy to use and has available smartphone integration technology, allowing drivers to use much of their smartphone hands-free through their vehicle’s voice system. Additionally, a full range of active safety features makes driving easier than ever with technology like lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control minimizing the chance of accidents.

EFFICIENCY

There are both plug-in hybrid and traditional powertrain models available for the Outlander. The traditional powertrain, which uses a 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC inline 4-cylinder, has an EPA rating of 25 miles to the gallon in the city and 30 on the highway for a combined total of 27 miles per gallon. The PHEV plug-in hybrid model increases this number substantially to around 50 miles to the gallon for both the city and the highway.

The hybrid model offers guiding technology to help drivers get the most out of their vehicle, with suggested driving strategies and mpg averaging built into the digital instrument panel display. This model also offers fast charging, with a complete charge available in 25 minutes — the fastest on the market.

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