The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 is more like a sport-utility than a boring old crossover, and that’s a good thing. For 2011, the new Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 benefits from slightly improved fuel economy and some minor feature shuffles that benefit buyers. Mitsubishi is certainly doing all it can with its Mitsubishi Outlander 2011. With aggressive styling pulled from the high-performance Lancer Evolution sedan and unusually sporty handling, the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 should appeal to those looking for a contrast to the conventional family-oriented crossover.
A choice of engines are offered in the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011. The base four-cylinder is standard on the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 ES and SE; it’s a bare-bones sort of power plant, hardly adequate to motivate this crossover, particularly through the sluggish responses of a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). It’s also noisy.
The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 GT and XLS models come with a much-preferred 3.0-liter V-6 that puts out 230 horsepower through a responsive, easy-shifting six-speed automatic with paddle controls mounted near the steering wheel. The V-6 doesn’t exact too much of a fuel-economy penalty in exchange for its ample power.
All-wheel drive (AWD) is offered as an option on the SE and is mandatory on the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 GT while the XLS is front-drive only. The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 AWD system offers different driver-selectable modes to optimize traction in varying conditions. The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 GT all-wheel-drive system features an improved front differential and additional mode.
In recent Edmunds testing, the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 GT accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, which is respectable for a V6-equipped crossover SUV in this segment. EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2WD Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 mpg are 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined with the four-cylinder engine, and 19/26/22 mpg with the V6. The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 AWD four-cylinder gets 22/27/24 mpg, while the AWD V6 gets 19/25/21 mpg.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 Compared to Other Vehicles
The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 makes sense for buyers who want a sporty small SUV with seating for up to seven and a long warranty. At first glance, the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 seems like a compact SUV that’s just average. The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 price is average, the fuel economy is average, and little seems to set the Outlander apart from rivals.
Dig a little deeper and you’ll see the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 has some features that the competition doesn’t. Its sporty performance, expansive cargo space, available seating for seven and long warranty set it apart. And if you like to drive, the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 is one way to get your family around without giving up thrills.
The Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 is fairly competitive with the rest of the crossover crowd, offering similar features and configurations. In comparison, the Toyota RAV4 provides a bit more power, while the Honda CR-V is more spacious and refined than the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 interior.
The Chevrolet Equinox scores with a roomier rear seat and the new Kia Sorento matches the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 for style, handing and warranty coverage. Overall, we like the Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 and find it a respectable choice, yet it’s more like a sport-activity vehicle than the mild-mannered crossovers elsewhere in the segment.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review
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