2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has undergone a myriad of changes –
and it’s not just about that new better looking front and
redesigned rear end. The manufacturer claims that the
redesigned Outlander 2016 has more than 100 engineering and
design improvements compared to the previous model.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior

According to the manufacturer, the exterior styling tweaks are
highly important to the majority of customers who like to
venture into great outdoors and live life to the fullest.

The exterior design comprises a modern and aggressive-looking
revised front fascia, reshaped front fenders, halogen
headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18” alloy
wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights (on all models). For the
Outlander GT model, brand new exterior features include
power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper deicer and LED
headlamps.

Some other features that may come across as interesting are
wheel arch moldings, color-keyed front & rear bumpers with
chrome accent, color-keyed exterior door handles, roof carrier
plug-in accommodation and heated outside mirrors.

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New Outlander Interior

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander’s interior hasn’t really changed
enough to come near the best in the class.

Upon entering the car, one can notice that the way the door
closes has been improved. Mitsubishi states this was an
essential change that made it feel more premium.

New items inside include a redesigned steering wheel, new
headlining with sunglasses holder in LS and XLS models, as well
as redesigned seats with new trims and stitching, worked over
for comfort improvement. Although it does look way nicer than
before, it isn’t nearly as plush as Mazda CX-5.

Equipment levels are decent for the Outlander. On top of the
standard reverse-view camera and sensors, there’s satellite
navigation from this spec up. The XLS trim has commodities such
as auto lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control and an
auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

As for the cabin space, the Outlander makes good use of it.
There is enough space for four larger adults, and the third-row
is spacious enough for kids. There’s just the right amount of
storage through the cabin, with large door pockets and
cup-holders in the front, as well as large door caddies in the
back.

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Engine and Specs

While the looks have changed to a great extent, there hasn’t
been much change under the hood.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be powered by the 2.4-liter
Inline 4-cylinder petrol engine putting out 166 hp and 162
lb-ft with minor fuel consumption enhancements, whereas
3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque
will be an option for XLS model. The petrol keeps operating
adequately with 124kW of power and 220Nm of
torque. Acceleration 0-60 mph new Outlander 2016 achieves
for 9.2 seconds, while top speed is about 110 mph.

The engines will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Some other major enhancements concern NVH.

Price and release date

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was officially presented at the
New York Auto Show, in early February 2015, is speculated to go
on sale in July of this year. Official pricing hasn’t been
released yet, but Mitsubishi claims the 2016 Outlander will be
“an unmatched value.” The current Outlander pricing starts at
around $24,000.

Models which could be competition for the new Outlander 2016:

2016 Toyota RAV4 

2015 Kia Sorento

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2016

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is also expected to appear
on the market in late 2015, a smaller model with the same
name should have a 2.4-liter MIVEC engine with 168
hp. Headlights will be LED running lights, while the
interior of the vehicle have a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio
display with Digital HD Radio and rearview camera.

It is expected a plug-in hybrid version that will appear in
spring 2016, called i-MiEV.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Concept

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport