The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is a modern crossover that offers a great ride. The new model has inherited some of the alterations offered by the outgoing model. It will be available in 3 trim levels; SEL, GT and SE trim. Further, it will be offered either as a base or sports model. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander competes with Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder. It comes with an awesome warranty package since it’s built to last.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The 2018 Outlander comes with a new front fascia and a huge trapezoidal inlet on the bumper while the grille features two horizontal slats. In addition, the tail lights have been restyled which gives the car a more sporty look. On the other hand; the crossover comes with a new set of fog lamps, head lamps and front windshield-sensing rain wipers. It is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels with the wheel base measuring 105.1 inches. It has a ground clearance of 8.5 inches.
The interior features a quiet cabin. It is equipped with 3 rows of seats where the 2nd and 3rd row seats can be folded to create more cargo space. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has a sitting capacity of 7 passengers. The interior comes with an updated technology package. Safety features include lane change guidance, forward collision mitigation, blind spot warning system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, a tire pressure monitoring system, lane departure warning, airbags and crash avoidance system.
Driver assistance features include an electronic stability system, anti-lock brakes, adaptive cruise control, angle-view rear camera, front dual zone automatic climate control and a heated steering wheel. Entertainment features include a 7-inch touch screen display, premium audio system with 9 speakers and a SiriusXM satellite radio. On the feature include an electronic brake force distribution system which gives better stability while braking.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander – Engine and Performance
The Mitsubishi Outlander 2018 will be powered by either a 2.4-liter, 4 cylinder engine that produces 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque or a 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be mated to a 6- speed automatic transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that uses less oil and gives better efficiency. The EPA fuel economy for the V6 engine stands at 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and a combined 27 mpg.
The crossover comes with an active front differential control that distributes power on the right and left front axle. It comes with four driving modes which include ECO mode, normal and snow mode. This gives it the power to handle different weather conditions. It comes with unique suspensions that give accurate handling and a smoother safer ride. According to Mitsubishi, the new model will be offered either as a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander suggested retail price is approximated at $ 23,495 for the SE model, $31,500 for the GT model and $23,400 for the ES model. The car is expected to be released in the dealerships towards the last quarter of 2017. It is in the last stages of development.