New 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander – Release Date, News and Rumors

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander side angle, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander front

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).

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander interior, leather rear seats

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander back
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander back

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander interior
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander interior

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander trunk, cargo space

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander engine

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

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander side view, exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

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.


2016 Mitsubishi Mirage – Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – Within the subcompact economy car segment, a once conceding mostly rolling penalty boxes, has eventually matured into one with a figure of enjoyable, economical transportation choices. Unfortunately, the upcoming 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage, despite being among the new entrants, seems to be rather a holdout.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage side view, red color, alloy wheels

You won’t immediately notice this at first by just looking at the specs. With EPA ratings capped at 40 mpg when combined with the CVT and an sumptuosly low base MSRP, this 4-door Mitsubishi hatchback is by the strongest terms possible, outright thrifty.

Standard features available on the base model are rather impressive and even include a USB/iPod hookup for the audio system, automatic climate control while the options roster includes a rearview camera, navigation system, and front/rear parking sensors.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage
2016 Mitsubishi Mirage

According to my own assumption, if you had a chance to head-out for a test-drive, the most probable occurrence would be for the bloom to come off. And underway, you might notice the bumpy ride, wheezy acceleration, rough handling and an overall disappointing riding expedition.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

One of the most noticeable flaws on the new Mirage include lots of engine noise irrespective of the speed you moving, and most of the cabin materials are of low quality. For these reasons, I highly encourage shoppers to consider other choices within the price range. Some of the options include Chevy Spark, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent.

Exterior Review & Interior Redesign – 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage

First things first, the new vehicle is a small, four door, five passenger hatchback available in only two trim versions: DE and ES.

Some of the standard features to expect in the base DE sedan model should include 14-inch steel wheels, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, automatic climate control, a tilt-only steering wheel, and a four-speaker sound system. Alloy wheels comes as an option.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage front
2016 Mitsubishi Mirage front

The ES adds those foglights, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob, a height-adjustable driver seat, along with keyless ignition and entry, metallic interior accents, 14-inch alloys, and Bluetooth phone connectivity. The optional Navigation package adds a rearview camera and navigation system.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage rear seats

Available as option for both the SE and DE trims is the Park Assist package, which makes available front and rear parking sensors. Other options include various chrome exterior accents, utility items like mud flaps and cargo nets, and interior lighting.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage back
2016 Mitsubishi Mirage back

Nothing fancy will be available inside the Mitsubishi Mirage 2016, as most surfaces are made from hard plastics and even of poor quality. Also, the telescopic steering wheel is notably missing, which might prove difficult for some users behind the wheel, however, taller folks will find the interior height cozy.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage interior
2016 Mitsubishi Mirage interior

In the aft, the shoulder room and headroom are limited as well, and average sized adults will most probably find it cramped. Additionally, the posterior bench is quite flat, with the least comfort. With the posterior seats folded down, the capacity should increase to 47 cubic feet, a good number for this segment.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage cargo space, trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage

The new 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage will get its motivation from a 1.2L 3-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 76 hp and 74 pounds of torque. All the trim levels will offer you a choice of 5-speed manual transmission system or a CVT.

The only drive system will be the FWD, just like in the 2015 model.

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage engine

Currently, EPA hasn’t provided the fuel economy ratings for the vehicle, however, we should expect improvements from the previous model’s 34/42/37 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the five speed manual and 37/44/40 mpg with the Continuous Variable Transmission system.

The values, basing on the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage, are rather amazing for a gasoline engine. The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage should be able to dash from 0-60 mph in a sluggish 11.7 seconds, according to credible sources. But, nothing is final yet.

Standard safety features for the 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage include side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and a driver knee airbag. Front and rear parking sensors should come as optional equipment on both trim levels.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 0.5 in. (96.5 in.)
Length: 12 ft. 4.8 in. (148.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 5.6 in. (65.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 86.2 ft³
Cargo volume: 17,2 ft³
Curb weight: 1973 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 37/44 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cloud White, Infrared, Kiwi Green, Mystic Black, Plasma Purple, Sapphire Blue, Starlight Silver and Thunder Gray
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage front angle, exterior, green color, alloy wheels and headlights

As for the expected release date of the new Mitsubishi Mirage 2016, we should expect the mini vehicle somewhere in the 1st Q of 2016. Its price should be around $15,000 and its closest rival should be the miniature 2016 Nissan Leaf sibling.

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