Mitsubishi Outlander 2,2D of the 2013/2014 model year is a crossover, a compact SUV, with room for the whole family of five and a few friends if you buy the model with the up and retractable additional seats at the back.
Mitsubishi Outlander – Interior:
Mitsubishi Outlander feels at first test drive as a solid and spacious car. Although black cloth upholstery and black interior it feels roomy, which is amplified when the load compartment is inspected. It will easily accommodate a large stroller and under the floor are several deep storage compartments. It is also easy to get into the back seat, the entrance is wide and the handle of the door sits close to the B-pillar.
The interior feels well screwed together and is equivalent to other Asian cars incl. Toyota RAV€. It is also Toyota that Outlander is similar to when it comes to the placement of buttons. There are several buttons at the bottom left next to your left knee when you sit in the driver’s seat. These buttons are not quite easy to see. On the test car, there were only two functions, the remaining socket keys had escutcheons.
The back seat of the Outlander is spacious without being lavishly as in the Toyota RAV4. You have allright thigh support even if you are long, and thanks to the straight, low waistline, you have a good view out of the back seat. The tested car had tinted rear windows and around the cargo space, which keeps the sun rays out there and you are partially protected from view.
Mitsubishi Outlander – Highway driving
It is not dumb as a Chevrolet Captiva and shows no truck tendencies like in a Mitsubishi Pajero. Despite the soft composition the new Mitsubishi Outlander is not alien to the more dynamic driving. You will not reach the same speeds with as with BMW X3 on its sport chassi decent tarmac roads Outlander does the job brilliantly, even when the road turns slightly. You have to work with the shift lever, and when you learn dispense torque, it is fun to drive the Outlander.
Mitsubishi Outlander – City driving
When driving in city traffic, it’s nice to have an automatic transmission. The test car had a manual transmission, six-speed, and it was a lot of tugging the lever when driving on city streets, during turns and in intersections. The start-stop technology found in the car along with an Eco Mode allows driving directly ungainly (engine throttled). Start-stop can activate eg in when you are about to turn and must stop for pedestrians. Have you depressed the clutch, the car can turn itself off.
Mitsubishi Outlander – Engine
Overtaking is easy thanks to a diesel engine that handles high speed in a good way. If you only manage to gear up for overtaking it is no problem to pass 1-3 trucks at once. Outlander produces 150 hp at 3,500 revolutions and 380 Nm between 1750-2750 revolutions. Zero to 100 km/h in 10 seconds and top speed of 200 km/h will not start a revolution but perfectly acceptable for this price point.