2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has stylish, slightly more aggressive look than similar sized rivals which will get your attention. However, it doesn’t tend to offer sports performance rather pleasant and comfortable ride for families. It is actually one of the smallest crossovers with three rows of seats and wins on comfort, efficiency, and active safety features.
2018 Outlander comes after last year update while redesign came in 2014. However, it offers some improvements. It adds larger screen as the standard option and rear view camera as well. New options are smartphone apps, surround view camera system, and heated steering wheel. Also important is available all-wheel drive in the base trim.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander: Styling
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is coming with a design language which makes it looks a bit more aggressive than many of its rivals. Pronounced fenders and character line together with sloped roofline give it a more aggressive tone while chrome accents provide touch of luxury.
Dynamic shield styling takes place on its front fascia. It consists of two slat chromed grille and blacked center area which is bracketed with chrome fangs. Model also features rugged lower body cladding and high ground clearance.
How is it inside?
On inside, its the best quality is functionality. It offers sufficient head and leg room in front and middle rows. The third row is cramped and can accommodate small kinds.
The model also offers well-contoured and supportive seats. They will provide you long trip comfort despite more lateral support will be good. On the other hand, you can count on 10.3 cu ft of space behind the seats. Maximal cargo capacity with folded two last rows is 63.3 cu ft.
The Outlander gives you four trims to choose from ES, SE, SEL and GT.
On the base level you get 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, dual-zone climate control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, rear privacy glass, etc. Tech features include a 6.1 inch screen, voice controls, a 6-speaker sound system, USB, Bluetooth connectivity, etc.
The next level brings heated front seats, smartphone integration, a larger 7-inch screen, upgraded sound system, keyless entry and ignition, satellite radio, fog lights and so on.
On the SEL trim it adds leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, power adjustable driver’s seat, automatic headlights and wipers, and more optional safety features.
On the top level it has more standard safety features, steering-wheel mounted shift paddles, additional chrome accents, etc.
Some of the safety and security features coming with this vehicle include: Rearview camera, traction control stability control, airbags, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a 360-degree camera, forward collision mitigation, etc.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander: Performance, MPG
For the power option it is not likely that the automaker will change anything in the engine option of this 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. So, the engines offered on the existing model should be expected for this upcoming model also.
So, you should be expecting 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine offering 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque as the base engine. Continuously variable transmission routes power to either front-or all-wheel drive. With this engine, fuel economy is around 27 mpg combined.
A 3.0-liter V6 engine with ability to produce 224 horsepower and torque of 215 lb-ft comes on the GT trim level. It is also standard with all-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission helps it to reach 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. Fuel economy is around 23 mpg combined.
Price and Release Date
The release date of the upcoming 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander should be before the end of 2017. However, the information is yet to be confirmed by the automaker.
The price on the other hand will start from $23,495 for the base model. It is quite competitive when compared with the price of the competing models in the market.