2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Motors is making its way through 2017 by celebrating their 100th anniversary and steady sales. With the company focusing on SUVs and crossovers for the 2017 model year, the Mitsubishi Outlander will continue to be a staple of the company lineup.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander has a variety of options for buyers to get the model that best suits their needs.
The lineup includes four trims, front-wheel drive (FWD) or Super all-wheel control (S-AWC), and two engines. Standard on the Outlander ES, SE and SEL trims is a 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC I4 engine that generates 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. “MIVEC” is a variable valve timing system developed by Mitsubishi that controls the air/fuel intake/exhaust valves on an engine’s cylinders. With the right design, the engine can increase in power without sacrificing fuel economy, landing the Outlander with a combined fuel economy of 27 mpg.
The other engine on the lineup is only available on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 3.0. Under the hood of the Outlander GT 3.0 is a 224-horsepower 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC V6 engine. It has a fuel economy of 20/27 mpg city/highway and it comes standard with an S-AWC drivetrain for superior driving and handling in various driving conditions.
Driving and Handling
Aside from S-AWC, there are other systems that give the driver better control over the vehicle. Three 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander trims (ES, SE and SEL) come with 6-speed automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT). This type of transmission can seamlessly change through a continuous range of gear trains at any speed and keep the vehicle’s speed steady during the transition, so that no loss of power or speed occurs.
On the Outlander GT 3.0, drivers can enjoy the benefits of manually switching gears with the Mitsubishi exclusive Sportronic automatic transmission. This type of transmission allows drivers to manually switch gears using paddle shifters found mounted onto the steering wheel. Of course, without driver input, the transmission will take over automatically.
Not a whole lot has changed for the Mitsubishi Outlander 2017 model in terms of style. Many great features are still shared throughout the lineup such as LED rear combination tail lights, auto-off headlights (auto on for SEL and GT), heated power adjustable exterior mirrors, and rear privacy glass. There is also a roof carrier plug-in accommodation for carrying extra cargo.
For a little flare, the SEL and GT trims have silver roof rails. All trims ride on 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels. Drivers can personalize the color of their own Outlander with one of seven colors. Some of the more luxury features, like a power sunroof, are reserved for the upper-level Outlander trims.
All Outlander models are capable of seating a total of seven passengers. Many features are also shared across trims on the inside too, such as an ECO indicator light that lets drivers know when they are maximizing the vehicle’s fuel economy potential and luxury features such as a leather-wrapped shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear heater floor ducts, and front dual-zone automatic climate control. The only luxury feature missing from the base trim (ES) is heated front seats, found on the Outlander SE, SEL, and GT 3.0 trims.
For changing up seating arrangements and cargo storage space, the Mitsubishi Outlander comes with 60/40 split fold-down rear seats in the second row and 50/50 third row flat-fold seats. The seating material on the Outlander ES and SE trims is fabric, with leather as the standard on the Outlander SEL and GT trims. Due to the Outlander GT 3.0 having S-AWC, it also comes with a drive mode selector, as would the other trims if AWC or S-AWC was the selected drivetrain. With the drive mode selector drivers can choose 2WD, 4WD auto, or 4WD lock depending on the driving conditions they encounter.
Technology features are pretty nice across the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander lineup. The base trim starts off with a 6.1-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera, and the other trims have a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. A standard sound system with HD radio comes standard on the Outlander ES, SE, and SEL trims. Standard on the Outlander GT, and upgradeable for the Outlander SEL is a Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system with nine speakers.
Hands-free link with Bluetooth has also been integrated into all four trims, and so have steering wheel mounted audio controls and an ECO mode switch for conserving fuel. A multi-view camera system is optional on the Outlander SEL, standard on the Outlander GT, for a bird’s-eye view of the drivers surroundings. All trims have a variation of keyless passive entry.
Safety Features and Warranty
Mitsubishi has included plenty of basic and advanced safety features on the 2017 Outlander. Along with stability and traction control systems and advanced dual-stage SRS front airbags, seven airbags throughout the cabin in total, there are also LATCH anchors for LATCH-ready child seats, an anti-theft security alarm, and an anti-theft engine immobilizer. Advanced features either optional or standard on the Outlander SEL and GT 3.0 trims are blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision mitigation.
All Mitsubishi vehicles come with a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile new vehicle warranty, and 7-year or 100,000-mile anti-corrosion and perforation limited warranty.