Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander

Launched in the United States in 2005, the Mitsubishi Outlander has gained popularity for being an environmentally friendly and fuel efficient mid-size crossover. As one of the most advanced vehicles on the market, the Outlander is currently available in 4 different styles, each one providing you with all the pleasure a vehicle in its class can provide. Thanks to its easy maneuverability, lightweight frame, and high MPG, this vehicle will maximize your savings at the pump while providing stability and dependability on the road.

Model Overview

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a popular car providing all the features of a luxury car without the costly price tag that comes attached to a more upscale vehicle. The Mitsubishi Outlander was introduced in 2001 in Japan, it was then known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek, but remained confined to the Japanese market until 2005 when it first appeared in the United States under the Outlander heading. If you are looking for updated technology, you can start with the 2010 model year when the Outlander received a major upgrade to include a new color MFD dashboard display, the proprietary S-AWC all wheel drive system, and the incorporation of leather to the interior trim.

Used Outlander buyers will find this vehicle available in four different styles, and with two different engine options. For 2014, Mitsubishi offers 4 different Outlander trims, ranging from the Outlander ES ($22,995 MSRP) to the powerful GT S-AWC ($27,795), all of which include a variety of advanced features such as Mitsubishi’s proprietary RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body construction, active stability control, and adaptive cruise control for an enhanced driving experience.

The Outlander GT offers 18-inch alloy wheels, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with rear view camera, and its popular FUSE Hands-free Link System® with USB/iPod® port, together with a 6-speed electronically-controlled transmission.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Ratings

All versions of the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander include a 7 airbag safety system with a driver’s knee airbag. A Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system is included to help avoid unwanted accidents, a feature that gained the 2014 Outlander the honor of being named the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ for two years in a row. The Outlander has a rating of “Good” on major safety concerns such as roof strength and moderate overlap front in a series of crash tests.

Noteworthy About the Mitsubishi Outlander

  • The Mitsubishi Outlander is the first choice for those looking for a fuel efficient vehicle that offers the luxury and technological advancement of more expensive vehicles in its class.
  • The Outlander Plug In Hybrid is an environmentally friendly option that has been rated as one of the best-selling vehicles in this class throughout Europe and Japan and will become available to the US market in 2015.
  • The Mitsubishi Outlander is outfitted with the popular "Flap-Fold Tailgate," designed for easy loading as well as becoming an external seating option that holds up to 400 pounds.
  • Because safety is always your primary concern when you are on the market for a car, the Outlander has been selected as the safest vehicle of its type for two years running by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to its advanced security and accident prevention features.

All in all, the Mitsubishi Outlander is an excellent choice if you are looking for a fuel efficient 7 passenger vehicle, that includes a roomy interior and the latest technology on the market. At carfax.com, you can find an Outlander to suit your specific needs by using the advanced search function.