2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date, Review, Interior, Specs – Coming new for the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be restyled exterior that includes new front and rear fascias, standard alloy wheels, LED running lights, and unique standard headlamps for the GT. Also, there is a newly revised navigation interface and a more passenger-friendly folding process for the second-row seat. And ultimately, a new mid-range SEL trim model will also be released.
According to me, we have to give an ‘A’ to Mitsubishi for the extra effort they’ve put for not resting on their laurels for a moment. This especially happens when an automobile company releases a redesigned model. For the 2016 year, the Outlander comes with major improvements after just two years on the market.
Fresh on the novelties list is a new look front fascia that is graced by an adventurous restyled grille, while additional standard features have also been proliferated throughout the entire line-up. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will have to face off with other worthy rivals like the 2016 Mazda CX-5, which is well known for is fuel efficiency or the 2016 Subaru Forester, which comes standard with an all-wheel-drive.
Also, you could check out the 2016 Nissan Rogue, though the 2016 Kia Sorento would be a better choice if the two were to compare side by side. But in overall, we must acknowledge the efforts Mitsubishi have put in place.
Exterior Changes & Interior Photos – 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
The upcoming new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 7 seater crossover available in four different variants: ES, SE, SEL, and GT. The latter will come equipped with a V6 engine, and the rest are 4-cylinders only. Additionally, if you want an all-wheel-drive, it comes standard on the GT but optional on the SEL and SE, but not provided for the ES.
The ES comes standard with LED running lights and taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, rear privacy glass, cruise control, automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding second-row seat that slides and reclines, , a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 50/50-split third-row seat, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity and a 6-speaker sound system with a USB port and CD player, and , Mitsubishi’s “Fuse” voice-command system (for audio and phone controls).
Stepping up to the SE gets you body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals, foglights, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a color trip computer, heated front seats, HD radio, a rearview camera, and an upgraded audio system with a 6.1” display.
The SEL adds gloss-black interior trim, black roof rails, and a power driver seat and leather upholstery. It’s also eligible for a range of options that are excluded from both the SE and ES. The SEL Premium package adds a power liftgate, a sunroof, and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with satellite radio. The SEL Advanced Safely package throws in automatic wipers, automatic headlights, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking. Both of these packages will include power-folding side mirrors.
The GT comes standard with all of the above options except the advanced safety technologies (forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning) and touchscreen navigation system, all of which are included in the optional GT Touring package. Exclusive standard features on the GT include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED headlights, chrome exterior beltline accents, silver roof rails, shift paddles.
Engine Specs – 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
The upcoming new Mitsubishi Outlander will be offered in only two powerplants. The SE, ES and SEL will come with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 166 hp and 162 pounds of torque. The power will be delivered to the wheels through the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) system. Both the SE and SEL will come with a choice of either FWD or AWD, while the ES models will only be available in a FWD.
In our own performance testing, the AWD SEL model was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds, which is rather disappointing within its segment. In case you opt for the GT model, you will get a 3.0L V6 capable of yielding around 224 hp and 215 pounds of torque. Coming standard are a 6-speed auto and an AWD as standard.
In our performance testing, the Outlander GT sprinted from zero-60 mph in less than 7.6 seconds, which is average for this type of an SUV. EPA estimates for the Outlander gave 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with a 4-cylinder engine and an FWD, and 24/29/26 mpg with an AWD.
Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 184.8 in
Width: 71.3 in
Passenger volume: 128 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10,3 cu ft
Curb weight: 3318 lbs
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 25/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cool Silver, Cosmic Blue, Diamond White, Labrador Black, Mercury Gray and Rally Red
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs
Price & Release Date of the New Mitsubishi Outlander 2016
The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will set you back by $23,845 and it is expected that it will be unveiled during the New York Motor Show.