Mitsubishi Outlander 2020 Is the Midsize-Crossover That People Want

November 21st, 2019 by

The Mitsubishi Outlander midsize-crossover competes with the Chevrolet Blazer and the Nissan Murano. The Outlander has a lot to offer and among the offerings is 7-passenger seating. There’s a plug-in hybrid model capable of traveling up to 22 miles only on electric power.  

To the credit of Mitsubishi, the Outlander is somewhat of an uncommon vehicle. It definitely helps the otherwise generic styling stand out in a crowded parking lot. Always something that someone wants. 

Mitsubishi is still building budget-conscious vehicles which are backed up by a warranty of 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV has distinct features that other SUVs lack. Here’s what it brings: 

Performance:

The vehicle offers 166 horsepower on most trims for the midsize 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. Many compacts are blurring the lines between compact and midsize vehicles. One would be able to find comparisons with crossover SUVs like the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V to be eerily similar to the 2.4-liter engine.    

There is the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) which helps the Outlander achieve the respectable fuel-economy figures which near the 30-mpg highway. If you’re wanting more muscle than go up to the GT trim which has a 3.0-liter V6 engine and a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission. 

The fuel economy drops only a few mpg, which is considered a good trade-off for the added power. There’s another option which is pricier for being green. The Outlander PHEV has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motor/hybrid system for an output of 190 horsepower. The added boost in the torque from the electric motors aids in acceleration and the Outlander PHEV, it can travel up to 22 miles solely on electric power.  

Exterior:

The Outlander has a clean look which was recently improved with an updated grille and headlights. The plug-in hybrid Outlander is distinguishable by its unique badging. There is a charge port that is hidden behind what looks like an additional fuel door.    

Interior:

The interior of the vehicle is compact but the changes are noteworthy for 2020. The most appreciated change is the new driver’s seat power lumbar support, which is standard on all trims. The rear A/C vents, the driver-controlled automatic up/down switch for all windows and illuminated window switches are also standard. These interior features are something that many competitors offer only on top-line trims.  

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlanders, are 7-seaters except for the PHEV trim, which is a 5-seater. Both rows have fold-down rear seats and there are more than 63 cubic feet of available cargo space. The interior is handsome and it accesses to the small third row is easy to use. 

Technology:

Included in the ES models is a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth phone and audio, 18-inch alloy wheels and cloth upholstery. The SE model adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality to the keyless ignition, infotainment system, heated front seats, keyless ignition, and available is all-wheel drive. SE models and above feature active safety features like automatic emergency braking and automatic high-beam headlights as standard.  

You can search the inventory of Mitsubishi Outlander at University Mitsubishi. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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