March 19, 2013
With a starting net MSRP* of only $22,995, the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander compact crossover is one of the most fuel-efficient CUVs with standard 7-passenger seating in the North American marketplace at an EPA-rated 31 mpg highway (ES and SE FWD models).
What's more, the mid-grade Outlander SE model will now be available with Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system – a welcome feature previously reserved exclusively for the top-flight Outlander GT model.
As part of Mitsubishi Motors' revised model lineup, the new 2014 Outlander elevates the level of luxury, refinement and fuel economy that consumers have come to expect from the affordably-priced crossover segment.
With its smooth surfaces and crisp, modern lines, the new exterior design of the 2014 Outlander lends the Japanese automobile manufacturer's latest head-turning creation an air of elevated status and sophistication more akin to crossover vehicles residing within a much loftier price point.
Perhaps the most prominent feature of the exterior sheet metal is the new streamlined front fascia, accentuated by a more urbane design that emphasizes aerodynamic efficiency as much as eye-catching appeal – an engineering necessity in these days of high fuel prices and increased fuel economy mandates. Greatly aiding fuel efficiency of this captivating crossover is a wind-cheating advanced aerodynamic exterior design that is 7% more aerodynamically-efficient as well as a lightweight body that is approximately 200 pounds lighter than that of the car it replaces.
Other environmentally-friendly features include a new HVAC interior heating/cooling system that minimizes energy consumption and a lighter version of the available Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system.
The potent yet smooth-operating 2.4-liter 4-cylinder powerplant receives the latest edition of the company's exceptionally engineered MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) system with continuously-variable valve lift timing technology for optimal fuel efficiency and power production with reduced harmful emissions (all 2014 Outlander models meet LEV II - ULEV emission standards). This 4-cylinder engine produces 166 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque at 4200 rpm.
This workhorse 4-cylinder engine is coupled to an advanced continuously-variable transmission (CVT) that mimics unique ratio patterns for improved "shift" feel as well as enhanced fuel economy. An all-new feature added to the new Outlander's CVT is Acceleration Control that provides better throttle response at the early stage of acceleration and postpones upshifts until later in the rev range.
A new driver-activated ECO-mode setting that is standard on all 2014 Outlander models helps to further reduce fuel consumption by slightly decreasing engine power on initial acceleration as well as the airflow volume of the air conditioning. Furthermore, when Outlander models equipped with Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) are driven with 4WD engaged, the driver-activated ECO-mode will allow the vehicle to function as a 2WD vehicle until sensors instantaneously reactivate 4WD when deemed necessary.
The premium 2014 Outlander GT model (starting net MSRP* of $27,795 – a remarkable $800 less than last year's comparable model) receives a power upgrade in the form of a 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6 MIVEC engine that produces a full 224 horsepower at 6250 rpm and a plentiful 215 lb.-ft. of torque at 3750 rpm. This spirited engine utilizes low viscosity engine oil (0W-20) and iridium spark plugs to help maximize fuel efficiency. A refined 6-speed automatic transmission is a paragon of efficiency, directing power to the driven wheels with improved torque converter performance and a new final drive ratio contributes to improved fuel mileage.
Mitsubishi designers and engineers put a special emphasis in endowing their stylish new crossover with numerous cutting-edge advanced safety technologies (available on SE and GT models). Among these are:
Standard safety features include a 7 air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) including side curtain air bags, driver's knee air bag, and a completely redesigned new air bag for the driver's seat; a new Brake Pedal Recession Protection Structure to reduce driver leg injury in the event of a high-speed frontal impact; enhanced pedestrian protection with the redesigned hood and front fenders; Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL); Hill Start Assist (HSA); anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); and an all-new ultra-rigid chassis that benefits from the most advanced form of Mitsubishi's RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) impact-absorbing safety cell technology ever.
Along with these new advanced safety technologies, particular attention has been paid within the new Outlander's interior to make it not only an exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabin, but also one that makes use of the highest grade materials available.
Consumers who appreciate the finer things will immediately notice the all-new premium surfaces consisting of a soft-touch instrument panel, lovely wood grain appearance trim (GT model) and attractive high-gloss black center console panel.
Additionally, all seven seating positions have been completely reconfigured for improved comfort/ergonomics as well as for ease of operation of the fold-flat seats (2nd and 3rd row seating sections) allowing up to 128.6 cubic feet of passenger room.
Other refined appointments included as standard equipment are a high-resolution meter cluster; air conditioning with micron filter; a dynamic-sounding 6 speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system; privacy glass, cruise control; tilt and telescopic steering column and a newly designed steering wheel.
The mid-level Outlander SE (starting net MSRP* of $23,795 – priced $200 less than last year's Outlander SE) builds on the base ES model's already expansive standard equipment package with a 6.1-in. touch-screen display audio system; rearview camera; HD Radio®; fog lights; 18-in. alloy wheels, front dual-zone automatic climate control; heated front seats; FAST-key passive entry system with push-button engine ignition on/off switch; and Mitsubishi's FUSE Hands-Free Link System® with USB port that allows voice activation of an iPod® and cell phone via simple voice commands.
Among the higher grade Outlander GT standard features are the potent yet fuel-efficient 3.0-liter V-6 MIVEC engine/6-speed automatic transmission combination with steering wheel mounted paddle shifter; Mitsubishi's proven Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system with Active Front Differential (AFD); Super wide-beam High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights; SIRIUSXM® satellite radio and wood grain appearance trim.
Available luxury features (SE and GT models) include a state-of-the-art 9 speaker 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® sound system with DTS® Neural Surround, PremiDIA® Surround, HD Radio® and Dolby® Volume; an intuitive next-generation MMCS High-Definition Navigation system with 7-in. touch panel, voice command, 3D mapping, expanded Point of Interest (POI) information, real-time traffic navigation system, and road speed limit display; a convenient remote power tailgate that can be activated from the driver's seat or by the FAST-key entry remote fob; and leather seating surfaces.
The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is available (SE and GT models) with the company's outstanding Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system that has been optimized for the vehicle's new Brake Control and Electric Power Steering, allowing for even better vehicle performance and stability. Derived from similar computer management system hardware found in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the Outlander's S-AWC system includes sensors that monitor vital vehicle dynamics including engine torque, gear ratio, steering angle, longitudinal and lateral acceleration as well as yaw rate to deliver an exceptional degree of vehicle stability, traction and safety in both adverse and every day driving conditions.
Available in 6 striking colors – Cool Silver Metallic, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Copper Metallic, Diamond White Pearl or Labrador Black Metallic – the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is the perfect vehicle for environmentally-conscious, active individuals or families requiring a comfortable, well-equipped and sophisticated crossover that provides the latest in advanced safety technologies, ecology and comfort.
*Before delivery charge of $825 for 48 U.S. States, $950 for Alaska and Hawaii.
|Engine:||2.4-liter aluminum SOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine (ES or SE model)|
|Horsepower:||166 @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque:||162 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm|
|Transmission:||Continuously-variable transmission (CVT)|
25 city/31 highway (ES & SE FWD models)
|Engine:||3.0-liter aluminum SOHC MIVEC 6-cylinder engine (GT model)|
|Horsepower:||224 @ 6250 rpm|
|Torque:||215 lb.-ft. @ 3750 rpm|
|Transmission:||6-speed automatic transmission (6AT)|
|Fuel Economy:||20 mpg city/28 mpg highway|
Major Standard Features (ES Model)
SE adds over ES:
GT adds over SE:
Premium Package (SE and GT models) adds: Power glass sunroof; leather seating surfaces; power driver's seat; power remote tailgate; 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system with DTS® Neural Surround, PremiDIA® Surround and Dolby® Volume features with 9 speakers including 10-in. subwoofer (includes SIRIUSXM® satellite radio and wood grain appearance trim - SE model).
Touring Package (SE and GT models) adds: 7-in. touch panel navigation system with real-time traffic; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system; Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system; Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, power glass sunroof; leather seating surfaces; power driver's seat; power remote tailgate; 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system with DTS® Neural Surround; PremiDIA® Surround and Dolby® Volume features with 9 speakers including 10-in. subwoofer; (includes SIRIUSXM® satellite radio and wood grain appearance trim - SE model).