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Mitsubishi has given the Outlander another update. Again, though, it’s purely cosmetic...

Mitsubishi tends to stick to tried-and-tested methods, which is also the preferred philosophy in Japan. It’s not a bad thing, either, almost always ensuring reliability and longevity. In the case of the recently revised Outlander, that means the changes which have been affected are mainly cosmetic, with the old-school 2,4-litre engine – part of a global manufacturing alliance with Chrysler and Hyundai – remaining in service. Balance shafts help keep it relatively smooth, and it should be dependable, but the pistons are large and the engine does not rev freely and uses more fuel than the latest, smaller, turbocharged engines. Our fuel-index figure, for example, is 9,84 L/100 km and our fuel route resulted in 10,3 L/100 km.

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) is retained, too, but has certainly been improved from our last test, and now has six artificial steps to simulate a conventional auto ‘box. For those who prefer a sportier feel, Mitsubishi has provided large aluminium paddles to provide a fully manual mode. For the rough stuff, you can choose between 4x4 eco, 4x4 auto – which gives front-wheel drive until slip is detected – and, finally, 4x4 lock mode, which engages the centre diff.

The suspension, meanwhile, is well tuned to tackle poor roads and body roll in corners isn’t pronounced. It steers fluently, too. During flat-out acceleration, the engine revs rise to 6 000 r/min and stay there as the speed increases. The Outlander needed a comparatively tardy 11,44 seconds to reach 100 km/h, which is marginally slower than the previous model, due perhaps to an increased mass of 42 kg.

Jumping inside, the new centrally mounted touchscreen is neat, but the touch sections are a tad on the petite side. The sunroof is a welcome feature on this family vehicle, as are auto headlamps, and audio fundis are well catered for with a Rockford Fosgate system with eight speakers plus a subwoofer at the back. Rear-seat passengers will appreciate the overhead DVD player provided with infra-red headsets.  The middle row slides to toggle legroom to the third row of seating. The aft row is perfect for children, there’s still sufficient room behind them for luggage, and the seats fold away in the boot floor.

Additionally, there is a storage bin under the floor, with the full-size alloy spare wheel located in a cage under the body. A neat touch is a powered tailgate as standard. Storage space for various bits and bobs abound, and the large glove box is especially useful. Dual 12 V outlets are an up-to-date touch for modern electronic gadgets and cellphone-charging requirements. Overall, the Outlander is perfectly suited to a family’s needs.

Manufacturer Specifications

Standard - standard Optional - optional
  • Leather upholstery: Standard
  • Seats quantity: 7
  • Split rear seat: Standard
  • Folding rear seat: Standard
  • Air conditioning: Standard
  • Climate control automatic air conditioning: Standard
  • Front armrests: Standard
  • Heated ventilated seats: front heated
  • Antilock braking system (ABS): Standard
  • Electronic brake distribution (EBD): Standard
  • Brake assist (BAS/EBA): Standard
  • Traction control: Standard
  • Stability control: Standard
  • Driver airbag: Standard
  • Front passenger airbag: Standard
  • Driver knee airbag: Standard
  • Front side airbags: Standard
  • Curtain airbags: Standard
  • Airbag quantity: 7
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings: outer rear
  • Start stop button: Standard
  • Hillstart assist hillholder: Standard
  • Alloy wheelsrims: Standard
  • Driving mode switch eg sport comfort: eco
  • Power steering: Standard
  • Multifunction steering wheel controls: Standard
  • On board computer multi information display: Standard
  • Cruise control: Standard
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Standard
  • Voice control: Standard
  • CD player: Standard
  • Aux in auxiliary input: Standard
  • USB port: Standard
  • Central locking: keyless
  • Remote central locking: Standard
  • Key less access start hands free key: Standard
  • Electric windows: front + rear
  • Rain sensor auto wipers: Standard
  • Electric adjust mirrors: Standard
  • Sun roof: Standard
  • Electric seat adjustment: driver
  • Light sensor auto on off lights: Standard
  • Xenon headlights: Standard
  • Frontfog lamps lights: Standard
  • Highlevel 3rd brakelight: Standard
  • Rear fog lamps lights: Standard
  • Park distance control PDC: rear + rear camera
  • Camera for park distance control: rear
  • Metallic pearl escent paint: Optional
  • Fuel Type: petrol
  • Fuel range average: 732 km
  • Driven wheels: all
  • Driven wheels quantity: 4
  • All wheel drive: part-time
  • Gearratios quantity: V
  • Gearshift: automatic
  • Transmission type: CVT
  • Transmission name: CVT
  • Gear shift paddles: Standard
  • Front tyres: 225/55 R18
  • Reartyres: 225/55 R18
  • Spare wheel size full: Standard
  • Length: 4695 mm
  • Width excl mirrors incl mirrors: 1800 mm
  • Height: 1680 mm
  • Ground clearance minimum maximum: 190 mm
  • Turning circle wheels body: 10.6 m
  • Load volume / capacity: 477-1608 L
  • Load volume / capacity: 1608 L
  • Unladen/tare/kerb weight: 1590 kg
  • Gross weight (GVM): 2210 kg
  • Towing capacity - braked: 750
  • Fuel tank capacity (incl reserve): 60l
  • Fuel consumption average: 8.2 l/100km
  • CO2 emissions average: 192g/km
  • Power maximum: 123 kW
  • Power maximum total: 123 kW
  • Power peak revs: 6000 r/min
  • Power to weight ratio: 77.4 kW/ton
  • Torque maximum: 222 Nm
  • Torque peak revs: 4100 r/min
  • Torque maximum total: 222 Nm
  • Acceleration 0-100 kmh: n/as
  • Maximum top speed: n/a km/h
  • Engine position/ location: front
  • Engine capacity: 2359 cc
  • Engine size: 2.4l
  • enginedetailshort: 2.4
  • Engine + detail: 2.4
  • Cylinder layout: inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder layout + quantity: i4
  • Cam: dohc
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Valves quantity: 16
  • Variable camvalve timing: Standard
  • Warranty time (years): 3
  • Warranty distance (km): 100000 km
  • Service plan: Standard
  • Service plan time (years): 5
  • Service plan time (distance): 90000 km
  • Service interval indicator: Standard
  • Service interval (distance): 15000 km
  • Brand: Mitsubishi
  • Status: c
  • Segment: passenger car
  • MMcode: 45061271
  • MMintrodat: 2017-02-01
  • Introdate: 2017-02-21
  • DuoportarecordID: MitsOutl3ffe1

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