Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 CVT Review

December 18, 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 CVT Review

Mitsubishi’s design has always been edgy, futuristic and unabashedly modern. While the previous model’s Evo-mimicking grille was controversial, this newest model’s front is generally more pleasing. It also has clean lines carving a distinctive blocky stance that is appealing and fresh.

Generous options mean you will get a sunroof and utility roof rails as standard, while other small details add further to the package. The rims are stylish and not something you’d find off the rack at an auto superstore, while the HID headlamps (dubbed Super-Wide) and LED tail lamps are very classy. It’s a handsome machine.

While undeniably full of dull black plastic, the architecture of the interior is bang-on up to date. Upon closer inspection, there are also some soft-touch surfaces that are a bit of a pleasant surprise.

There is USB connectivity as standard, and the test car was equipped with the optional $1,500 touchscreen with built-in navigation. I had a go with the Bluetooth system and while working well, its volume seemed to be set too softly, causing an uncomfortably loud return to the radio when the call ended.

Leather seats are standard, which feel great, and legroom is generous for the first two rows. Having a third row for a total seating capacity of seven is a real boon, upping the appeal of the car tremendously. Besides, the third and second row will fold completely flat to the floor too, allowing a truly cavernous moving space.