2017 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT (1170)

Overview:
This is the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT 

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of four (4) other SUVs in its class, of the 11 that are listed below, with a third row seating. Although the third row is only comfortable for children or other small people. The Chevy Traverse is the only one that seats 8, and the best fuel economy is the Mazda CX-5 (4-cylinder). The quality of the materials in the cabin is very good but the cabin is a bit noisy for my taste. Some think it is weak in performance but I found it to be fast enough even though acceleration is indeed a bit sluggish.

The Outlander comes with a long list of features, many of which are only available in upper trims. In researching I found that while the infotainment system is satisfying, it’s not particularly user-friendly.

General Information: It is assembled in Okazaki, Japan Parts – US/Canadian 1%, Japan 93%; Engine and transmission – Japan; Classification is Small SUV. Cars from Mitsubishi: iMiEV, Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Mirage, Mirage G4, Outlander and Outlander Sport.

 Handling & Performance:

It is a perfect size even though it is technically a small SUV.

Styling:

Pretty Generic.

Fit and Finish:

Very Good.

Cost:

Just about right, price wise, and generally a good value in today’s world.

Conveniences and comfort:

Fantastic array of standard features. . . you’re going to appreciate.

Consumer Recommendations:

There is a large field to choose from. The only way to be sure it fits your expectations is for you to test drive. Or if you travel a lot you may want to schedule your rental car from one of these whenever you can.

Recognized Competition:

Mitsubishi Outlander $33,000, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport $33,000, Nissan Pathfinder $33,000, Ford Explorer $33,000, Ford Edge $41,000, Kia Sorento $36,000, Dodge Journey $31,000, Subaru Outback $36,000, VWTiguan $35,000, Chevrolet Traverse $34,000, Mazda CX-5 $31,000.

 Good News:

Well priced for what you get, 7 – seater, good safety features.

 Bad News:

More road noise than I like. They should fix that.

Standard Equipment:

3.0 liter V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, power steering, all wheel drive, auto headlights, fog lights, heated power folding mirrors with turn indicators, Power glass sunroof, rain sensings wipers, rear window wiper, windshield wiper de-icer, 18” two tone alloy wheels, roof carrier  / silver rails, dual vanity illuminated visors, front map and floor lights, rear cargo area light, 7-passenger seating, drive mode selector, leather seating, heated front seats, 8-way power driver seat adjustment, 4-way power passenger seat, 60/40 rear split fold down seats with slide and recling adjustments, 50/50 third row seat with fold flat feature, dual zone auto climate control, leather wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote hood and fuel door release, 9-speaker audio system, 7.0” smartphone link display with Apple carplay and android auto, dual USB ports, SiriusXM satellite radio, hands free link system with Bluetooth tech included on steering wheel controls, rearview camera, auto dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, power remote liftgate, fast Key passive entry system, one touch start/stop engine switch, ECO mode switch, cruise control, power windows and locks, 3 – 12 Volt accessory outlets, underfloor cargo and storage area, Blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, Hill Start assist, electric parking brake, aBS braking system with Electronic Brakeforce distribution and brake assist, stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, front, side and side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, LATCH child restraint system and safety locks, anti-theft security with engine immobilizer. 

Gas Stats:

$2.59 Gal avg. December 3, 2016

www.fueleconomy.gov

for more information.

20 City and 27 Highway MPG

Pricing:

MSRP $31,695.

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