2015 Mitsubishi Outlander | new car review
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a handsome looking crossover.
It's well priced when lined up against the competition.
The CVT transmission is known to be a little iffy.
Some things change for the better and that is definitely the case with the Mitsubishi Outlander. Not only is the third generation model heaps better looking, but it also packs in a bigger engine than ever before. The countenance of the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is composed of a unique upper grille, neat contours that start at the centre, rise upwards and zoom down the length of the car, along with Range Rover-esque headlamps.
Some thought has definitely gone into the cabin of the Outlander and the results are highly satisfying. Although simple, the interior is undoubtedly neat. While the driver and front seat passenger are treated with a dashboard that is peppered with piano black trim and wood inlays, rear seat passengers benefit from generous amounts of head and legroom.
Compared to some of the other models in the brand’s line-up, the Outlander feels like it belongs to the next generation. Paddle shifters, push button ignition, HID headlamps, hill start assist and a power tailgate are all features that are available, as long as you’re willing to dig deeper into your pockets.
What’s on offer?
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with a 165 horsepower 2.4 litre engine, or a bigger 3.0 litre that tosses up 227 horsepower and 292 Nm of torque. In case you’re having a hard time deciding between the two, it’s important you know that while the 2.4 litre is mated to a CVT transmission, the 3.0 litre gets a proper 6 speed automatic transmission.
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is a great offering from the brand. It’s good looking, well equipped, and with a price tag of AED 79,000 to AED 102,000, an absolute steal. You could get your hands on the Korean Kia Sportage for a lot less, however, if it’s the Honda Crosstour you fancy, you’ll have to keep a whopping AED 149,000 aside.
|Specifications||2015 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4L||2015 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.4 litre / 4 cyl||3.0 litre / V6|
|Max Power |
|165 hp @ 6,000 RPM||227 hp @ 6,250 RPM|
|222 Nm @ 4,100 RPM||292 Nm @ 3,750 RPM|
|Tranmission||CVT||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||11.2 secs||8.7 secs|
|Top speed||195 km/h||205 km/h|
|Price||AED 79,000||AED 102,000|