Mitsubishi Models At-A-Glance
Until the tech-savvy Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross(over) comes to town, Mitsubishi Motors has four vehicles available for the 2017 model year. Here’s a quick breakdown of each. Mitsubishi vehicles open up many affordable possibilities for various drivers.
The original icon of the brand, the Mitsubishi Outlander is currently available with four trims. The Outlander GT is the only trim to come standard with super all-wheel control (S-AWC) and the other three trims, the Outlander ES, SE, and SEL, are available with two-wheel drive, all-wheel control (AWC), or S-AWC.
The Outlander lineup also includes two engine options. Three trims, the Outlander ES, SE and SEL, are powered by a 2.4-liter I4 engine built with Mitsubishi’s MIVEC technology, which is a system that alters the timing of the opening and closing of the engine cylinders’ air/fuel intake and exhaust valves. Capable of generating 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, and paired to Mitsubishi’s continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), this engine gives the Outlander an average fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The Mitsubishi Outlander GT is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine with MIVEC, capable of generating 224 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque. With a slightly larger engine, the Outlander GT has a combined city and highway fuel economy of 23 mpg.
All Outlander trims have a seating capacity of seven passengers and a cargo volume of 63.3 cubic-feet behind the front row seats, which is possible due to the 60/40 split-fold second row and 50/50 fold-flat third row. The Outlander ES has a 6.1-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera digital and an HD Radio. The other three Outlander trims come standard with a 7-inch smartphone link display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Standard on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT is a Fosgate premium 9-speaker audio system.
Starting MSRP for the Mitsubishi Outlander is $23,495 for the ES; $24,995 for the ES with AWC.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Like its sibling, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has trims that come with and without AWC, aside from the fifth trim, the Outlander Sport GT that comes with AWC standard. This year, the Outlander Sport received the Outlander Sport Limited Edition (LE 2.0), placed just above the base trim, the ES 2.0, to offer consumers more at an affordable price. The first two trims (ES 2.0and LE 2.0) are powered by a 2.0-liter I4 engine with MIVEC, capable of generating 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The Outlander Sport ES comes standard with a manual 5-speed transmission, and has a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, and consumers can upgrade to CVT for their transmission with INVECS-III with Sportronic to increase fuel economy by 1 mpg.
The engine in the Outlander Sport Limited Edition is paired to the INVECS – III transmission with Sportronic standard, as do the rest of the trims. It has a fuel economy of 24/30 mpg city/highway. The rest of the trims are powered by the same 2.4-liter engine in the Outlander, but with a slight increase in output, with 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. The SE 2.0 and SEL 2.0 have a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg, and the GT 2.4 has a fuel economy of 22/27 mpg city/highway.
A little more compact than its sibling, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport seats 5 passengers, and has a cargo volume of 49.5 cubic-feet behind the front seats, doable with the 60/40 split-fold rear seatback. The standard entertainment system on the base trim is a 4-speaker FUSE hands-free link system with Bluetooth technology and steering wheel controls. The Limited Edition immediately kicks things up a notch with a 6.5-inch display audio with smartphone link, Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, and Bluetooth technology – all exclusive to the Limited Edition. The rest of the trims come with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with digital HD radio and a rearview camera. The SE 2.4 and SEL 2.4 come with a 6-speaker system, whereas the GT 2.4 comes with a Rockford-Fosgate 9-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer and surround sound by Dolby.
Starting MSRP for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is $19,795 for the ES 2.0; $20,995 for the ES 2.0 with CVT; $22,495 for the ES 2.0 with CVT and AWC.
Only three trims, the Mitsubishi Mirage is powered by the same engine across its lineup. Under the hood is a 1.2-liter DOHC I3 engine with MIVEC; built with a double overhead camshaft (DOHC), stress is taken off of the engine’s cylinders during the intake/exhaust of air and fuel, leading to better performance. Across the lineup, the engine has an output of 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. The first two trims (ES and SE) are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, and the GT is paired to a INVECS-III CVT automatic. The main beauty is the fuel economy, a solid 37/43 mpg city/highway; the ES and SE get a combined fuel economy of 36 mpg if not upgraded to a CVT as well.
The Mitsubishi Mirage seats five passengers and has a cargo volume of 47.0 cubic-feet with the rear seats down. Entertainment is a standard 4-speaker system with USB across all three trims, with the SE and GT coming with a 6.5-inch display with smartphone link, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto.
Starting MSRP for the Mitsubishi Mirage is $12,995 for the ES; $14,195 for the ES with CVT.
Mitsubishi Mirage G4
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is down to two trims, both powered by the same engine as the Mitsubishi Mirage, also with the same output. The Mirage G4 ES is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, but can be upgraded to an INVECS-III CVT, standard on the SE. With CVT, both trims have a fuel economy of 35 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway.
Five passengers can sit comfortably in the Mirage G4, and consumers can fit cargo into 12.3 cubic-feet of space. Standard on the SE, optional on the ES, is a 6.5-inch display with smartphone link, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto. The basic speaker system on the ES comes with 4 speakers. Also optional on the ES but standard on the SE is the Bluetooth hands-free phone system with steering wheel mounted controls.
Starting MSRP for the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is $13,995 for the ES; $15,995 for the ES with CVT.