2010 Mitsubishi Outlander | new car review

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Outlander is a that’s more at home on the road than off it, although it does boast all-wheel drive. Sitting in below the Pajero in the range, the Outlander seats five. It’s not a new car, having been around in its current form since 2005, but has proved somewhat popular in the region for its car-like driving experience and decent interior space.

Outlander buyers have a choice of two engines – the first is a 2.4-litre four-cylinder unit that develops 168bhp and is attached to continuously variable transmission (CVT). The other choice, and the more fashionable in the power-hungry Middle East, is the 3.0-litre V6, which makes 220bhp and is attached to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The amount of equipment included in the Outlander depends on the engine choice. The 2.4 is only available in GLX trim, which includes a 4WD lock option that gives the Outlander some limited off-road capability, but don’t expect to cope well if you take it into the sand dunes. The GLX also gets full power options and keyless entry, and sits on 16-inch alloy wheels.

The 3.0 V6 is badged as the GLS version, and comes with lashings of chrome detailing on the side of the car, as well as on the door handles and tailgate. Dual tail pipes are also included, as are front fog lamps and cruise control.

Standard safety kit is decent, with two front airbags, ABS, electronic brake distribution and brake assist included on both models.

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