The 2014 Outlander bows with an all-new exterior design, and base models receive a 166-horsepowr 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. That driveline is good for 24 miles per gallon city and 29 mpg highway. Check out the full pricing press release below and our own Jonathon Ramsey's first drive here.
Expected to be one of the most fuel-efficient CUVs with standard 7-passenger seating in the North American marketplace with a manufacturer-estimated 31 mpg highway (ES and SE FWD models; pending EPA fuel mileage rating), the well-equipped entry-level 2014 Outlander ES has a starting net MSRP* of only $22,995.
The mid-grade 2014 Outlander SE will have a starting net MSRP* of only $23,795 – priced $200 less than the outgoing previous-generation comparable model. Along with the expansive standard equipment package of the Outlander ES, the SE trim level adds welcome features including stylish 18-in. alloy wheels, 6.1-in. touch panel display CD/MP3 with HD Radio audio® system, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Mitsubishi's FUSE Handsfree Link System™ with USB port, FAST Key passive entry system with push-button engine ignition on/off switch, plus much more.
The top-flight Outlander GT model has a starting net MSRP* of only $27,795 – a remarkable $800 less than last year's comparable Outlander GT model. Powered by a potent yet fuel efficient V-6 engine, the Outlander GT builds upon the SE trim level features with welcome amenities like Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), SiriusXM™ satellite radio, sporty steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, super wide-beam high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, and a wood grain appearance trim to name but a few of the upscale additions.
Along with its fresh design, vastly upgraded interior and exceptional fuel efficiency, the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is now available with an electric power tailgate (available as part of the Premium Package on SE and GT models), and highly advanced safety technologies including radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Mitigation systems and a camera-based Lane Departure Warning system (available as part of the Touring Package on SE and GT models).
*Before delivery charge of $825 for 48 U.S. states, $950 for Alaska and Hawaii.
Upcoming High-Tech Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Additionally, Mitsubishi Motors showcased the company's upcoming energy-efficient and eco-friendly new Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) at the 2013 New York International Auto Show with a unique full-scale cutaway model of this highly advanced and sustainable new vehicle.
Expected to land in Mitsubishi Motors showrooms in 2014, the new Outlander PHEV is powered by a unique hybrid drivetrain that combines the innovative 100% electric-powered componentry including a pair of reliable 60 kW (80-bhp) electric motors that have been reconfigured for the Outlander application as well as a proven lithium-ion drive battery pack along with a highly fuel-efficient gasoline-powered engine.
All 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV models come equipped as standard with a truly innovative and advanced new form of the auto manufacturer's venerable Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system that takes advantage of the vehicle's primary motive force through the use of the front and rear electric motors, making the system a 100% electric-powered, EV-based full-time all-wheel drive. These electric-powered motors produce instantaneous, virtually lag-free power that ensures more precise control of the 4WD as this configuration requires no propeller shaft, clutch plate or hydraulic system to connect the front and rear axles in a conventional internal combustion engine/hydraulic-powered 4WD system.
What's more, the twin electric motor/Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system provides outstanding instantaneous off-the-line acceleration, thanks to the inherent torque characteristics of electric motors.
For more information on the new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door and the advanced Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, sales, marketing, research and development operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells coupes, sedans and sport utility vehicles through a network of approximately 400 dealers. In November of 2011, MMNA launched the battery-powered electric vehicle Mitsubishi i-MiEV as part of a corporate mission to offer consumers more environmentally responsible modes of transportation. This battery-powered electric vehicle technology addresses the need for vehicles that produce zero tailpipe emissions and support a growing agenda for sustainability. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.