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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Engine Engine 2.4LI-4
MPG MPG 24 City / 29 Hwy
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2014 Outlander Overview

The Mitsubishi Outlander has languished since its glory days as an SUV in the '90s.It's important to Mitsubishi that Outlander comes back, and the total redesign for model year 2014 is their best shot.But how much excitement does it take, nowadays? How much excitement do other cars in that field have? Mitsubishi targets the Kia Sorento, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.Only the Sorento seats seven people like the Outlander; a third row isn't available with the CR-V, and Toyota dropped the third row for 2013 due to lack of demand.Does Mitsubishi know something Toyota doesn't?

Mitsubishi has done a great job with the 2014 Outlander; it's the same wheelbase, length and track, but has more interior room.If you need a 7-passenger crossover, and you want the best fuel mileage you can find, Outlander is the call.It gets five miles per gallon more than the Sorento, 27 mpg Combined city and highway versus 22 mpg Combined with 2WD, according to EPA estimates.The Sorento has sexier styling, but the Outlander is super smooth even with the base four-cylinder.

The 2014 Outlander has a new engine, new rear suspension, new floor plan, new interior, new glass, and new sheet metal.The skin is totally different, from the previous Outlander.Gone is the striking shark mouth, which was so 2011.Grilles aren't so much in-your-face any more.Mitsubishi isn't the only manufacturer to redefine bold, lately.Nowadays, bold seems to be another mile per gallon.Not that we're knocking the focus.Sometimes you just can't win with critics.

We can't say anything snarky about the Outlander's new styling.We can't find any dynamic words.The lines aren't cluttered or gratuitous.They deliver a good 0.33 coefficient of drag (thanks largely to the loss of the shark mouth).No more standard roof rails, and that helps aero.The headlights are tidy, and the front fascia isn't big and bland.Overall, it looks substantial for families.

Let's say we're not along for the ride, in the Outlander's press kit, when the second word describes the styling as breathtaking.Oops, we just said something snarky.But nobody on the sidewalk is going have their breath stolen by the new Outlander.It's not likely they'll even notice.

The new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is single overhead-cam, formerly double-overhead cam.For decades, DOHC has meant high performance, but now that efficient performance matters more, SOHC might be the wave of back to the future.

The improved 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, now with smart electronic variable valve timing, might make you forget the need for a V6, depending on the level of your need.It wasn't that long ago when we were saying the same thing about V6s versus V8s.It's all good.On that subjective subject of need, we can say that the 166-horsepower I4 gives you all the power you need for everyday driving, including on the freeway at 80 mph.We ran it there on a short road trip, and it was smooth and effortless.Its CVT kicked down for the long gradual uphills, invisibly, while maintaining the pace without much effort.There were no passengers with us for that run, and performance diminishes with each person …
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2014 Outlander Overview

The Mitsubishi Outlander has languished since its glory days as an SUV in the '90s.It's important to Mitsubishi that Outlander comes back, and the total redesign for model year 2014 is their best shot.But how much excitement does it take, nowadays? How much excitement do other cars in that field have? Mitsubishi targets the Kia Sorento, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.Only the Sorento seats seven people like the Outlander; a third row isn't available with the CR-V, and Toyota dropped the third row for 2013 due to lack of demand.Does Mitsubishi know something Toyota doesn't?

Mitsubishi has done a great job with the 2014 Outlander; it's the same wheelbase, length and track, but has more interior room.If you need a 7-passenger crossover, and you want the best fuel mileage you can find, Outlander is the call.It gets five miles per gallon more than the Sorento, 27 mpg Combined city and highway versus 22 mpg Combined with 2WD, according to EPA estimates.The Sorento has sexier styling, but the Outlander is super smooth even with the base four-cylinder.

The 2014 Outlander has a new engine, new rear suspension, new floor plan, new interior, new glass, and new sheet metal.The skin is totally different, from the previous Outlander.Gone is the striking shark mouth, which was so 2011.Grilles aren't so much in-your-face any more.Mitsubishi isn't the only manufacturer to redefine bold, lately.Nowadays, bold seems to be another mile per gallon.Not that we're knocking the focus.Sometimes you just can't win with critics.

We can't say anything snarky about the Outlander's new styling.We can't find any dynamic words.The lines aren't cluttered or gratuitous.They deliver a good 0.33 coefficient of drag (thanks largely to the loss of the shark mouth).No more standard roof rails, and that helps aero.The headlights are tidy, and the front fascia isn't big and bland.Overall, it looks substantial for families.

Let's say we're not along for the ride, in the Outlander's press kit, when the second word describes the styling as breathtaking.Oops, we just said something snarky.But nobody on the sidewalk is going have their breath stolen by the new Outlander.It's not likely they'll even notice.

The new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is single overhead-cam, formerly double-overhead cam.For decades, DOHC has meant high performance, but now that efficient performance matters more, SOHC might be the wave of back to the future.

The improved 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, now with smart electronic variable valve timing, might make you forget the need for a V6, depending on the level of your need.It wasn't that long ago when we were saying the same thing about V6s versus V8s.It's all good.On that subjective subject of need, we can say that the 166-horsepower I4 gives you all the power you need for everyday driving, including on the freeway at 80 mph.We ran it there on a short road trip, and it was smooth and effortless.Its CVT kicked down for the long gradual uphills, invisibly, while maintaining the pace without much effort.There were no passengers with us for that run, and performance diminishes with each person …Hide Full Review