The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is currently the bread-winner for Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA). That might not be the story for long, while the automaker shifts its focus to electric vehicle (EV) development and is set to make the new flagship of the automaker the Eclipse Cross PHEV. The original Eclipse Cross recently won a spot in the 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, so it’s already a great step in the right direction for the new flagship car of Mitsubishi Motors. For now, however, the 2022 Outlander is crushing it in sales and even with the current semiconductor chip shortage, the new SUV is attracting a higher-class crowd and big spenders that will keep Mitsubishi Motors going strong.
It may be surprising to think of an SUV as a luxury vehicle, but these large vehicles have become more than just machines that can handle various driving conditions. We’ve come a long way from the gas guzzlers SUVs once were, and these days, every automaker wants at least one SUV or model they can use to compete in the luxury vehicle class, and not just the mass market. Having sold 6,954 units so far, double the sales of 2020 to date, the new Outlander is forging the path for new and future Mitsubishi models.
“The Outlander offers upscale styling, lots of standard features, and seven-seat practicality, yet it still costs about the same as its five-seat competitors…All in all, this new Outlander’s cabin could give those of some entry-level luxury SUVs a run for their money.” – US News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is well-known for its coverage of national and international news in a number of industries since 1933. Spanning across Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, and Civics, U.S. News & World Report also conducts automotive studies and tends to put together best of lists, like many other automotive reviewers and publications. The organization puts a large focus on the seating compatibility and arrangements possible in the SUV but fails to mention it can sit up to eight people comfortably, especially if going for a trim level with semi-aniline leather upholstery.
Up to date with all kinds of modern tech, select trims come with an available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 9-inch center screen, a windshield-display 10.8-inch full-color Head-Up Display (HUD), and available wireless smartphone charging capability with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. Designed to be safe, 11 airbags come standard, but advanced safety measures have also been added. High-tier trim levels will be the first to utilize Mitsubishi’s MI-PILOT Assist driver assistance system with adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist as well as make use of integrated navigation using what3words technology.
We said the new 2022 Outlander SUV is forging a path, and we mean it with the new Dynamic Shield front fascia debuting on this and other 202 model year vehicles. Opening itself up to personalization, the driver is in control of the SUV. Whether equipped with the new 2.5-liter 166HP four-cylinder engine or the 224 HP 3.0-Liter V6, a two-wheel drivetrain or Mitsubishi Motors’ own Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander also comes with a drive selector, programmed with five-to-six driving modes so the driver can find one that fits their driving style best. Could the 2022 Outlander be the new standard for SUVs? Tell us when you come to Miami Lakes Automall for a test drive of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander.