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When it comes to infotainment systems, no vehicle today is complete without them. Able to help the driver navigate, and usually set up with a sweet sound system, most infotainment systems come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to allow consumers to play music from their phones while keeping them off of their phone. Some infotainment systems are even mirroring smartphones, basically projecting the home screen onto the infotainment touchscreen once plugged in. It didn’t take long for the auto industry to adopt this technology, but Mitsubishi Motors is one automaker that dragged its feet until it saddled up with the Renault-Nissan Alliance and started getting access to all sorts of car tech.
What’s in an Infotainment System?
Good question. It usually comes with a touchscreen, a sound system, and depending on what’s offered, some navigation features. Yeah, Mitsubishi Motors offered all of that on its SUVs for several years, but each of those was a standalone part. Before Mitsubishi got an infotainment system, vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander came with an available 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, outfitted with a 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer, Digital Signal Processing, DTS Neural Surround™, PremiDIA-WIDE Surround, and Dolby® Volume. To handle voice-commands and voice-calling, a FUSE hands-free link system with Bluetooth did the heavy lifting, and a 7-inch touchscreen display with available 3D-mapping navigation picked up the rest of the slack. Not bad for throwing something together.
With 2016 coming to an end, 2017 models are hitting showrooms. This means savings and sales on 2016 models to make some room. When it comes to the SUV market, these sporty vehicles aren’t going anywhere, but before the 2016 models disappear, it would be good to jump on an already good deal. The Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC is one of the most well-equipped and affordable 2016 SUV models available.
Powered by a 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC 24-valve V6, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC has Mitsubishi’s personal MIVEC or “Variable Valve Timing” system. This is a process that basically improves the vehicle’s performance while optimizing its fuel economy. With a six-speed automatic transmission switching the gears, the Outlander GT produces 224-horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque, and gets 20 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on the highway.
The abbreviation, S-AWC stands for “Super All-Wheel Control,” a system developed for the discontinued Lancer EVO. This would entail that the Outlander can switch between two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD).