of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. Base trim shown.
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- Good visibility
- Buttons, not touch-screen, for important controls
- Dual-zone automatic air conditioning standard
- Base price
- 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
- Interior still looks dated
- Some odd ergonomic features
- Seat-folding not as easy as competitors
- Lots of road noise
- Blind spot warning system available
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity available
- Seven-seat midsize crossover SUV
- Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Forward collision mitigation available
What Is the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander?
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-seat SUV that competes with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander. Trim levels include the ES, SE, SEL and GT. The ES, SE and SEL give drivers the choice of front- or all-wheel drive (or in Mitsubishi parlance, all-wheel control). The GT comes with AWC standard. The smaller Outlander Sport model is also available but covered separately.
What's New on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander?
For 2017, the SE, SEL and GT trim levels come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. New advanced safety features are also offered on several trims: Forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection is optional for the SEL and GT, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert comes standard on the GT and is available for the SEL. All trims come with a standard backup camera for this model year, and drivers can upgrade to a multiview camera for the SEL or GT.
How Does the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Compare to Other SUVs?
Although the Outlander was updated for 2017, it still struggles to keep up with other rivals in the class. Even without all of the latest tech features and ergonomic amenities, it should still be able to attract buyers with its affordable price. When compared with other SUVs like the Kia Sorento or Ford Edge, the Outlander shines in terms of gas mileage but still fails to outshine the pack in its overall driving experience.
What Features in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Are Most Important?
The Outlander is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 166 horsepower, and it's paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Drivers seeking a performance boost can opt for a 3.0-liter V-6 engine capable of producing 224 hp; this engine is mated to a six-speed automatic. Significant standard features include heated side mirrors, cruise control, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry and a backup camera.
Significant available features offered for the Outlander are leather upholstery, a power moonroof, a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a power liftgate, a multiview camera system, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.
Should I Buy the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander?
The Mitsubishi Outlander may not quite match its competitors in terms of performance or interior styling, but its affordable price, impressive powertrain warranty and good visibility make it a viable choice.
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24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.
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