The Mitsubishi Outlander is the brand's largest model, a compact crossover that edges toward mid-size territory. It was last redesigned in 2014.
There are no major changes for 2020, but Mitsu has renamed some of the Outlander's trim levels, which now comprise ES, EX, EX-L, SE, SEL, GT, and Limited. ES, EX and EX-L use a 2.4L four-cylinder engine matched with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while SE, SEL, GT, and Limited upgrade to a 3.0L V6 and a six-speed transmission. AWD -- or, all-wheel control (AWC), as Mitsubishi calls it -- is standard in all models.
A plug-in hybrid version is covered in a separate buyer's guide entry.
ES trim comes with LED daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring, hill start assist, an electric parking brake, 16-inch alloy wheels, auto-off headlights, fog lights, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, LED taillights, heated front seats with manual adjustments and power driver lumbar, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, dual-zone automatic climate control, power door locks and windows, cruise control, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo with satellite radio, and tilt-and-telescopic steering.
SE builds on ES trim with the V6 engine, and adds passive keyless entry.
The EX package also builds on the ES, but sticks with the four-cylinder engine. Its additions are blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert, 18-inch wheels, power-folding side mirrors, a sunroof, silver roof rails, a rear spoiler, six-way power driver's and four-way power front passenger seats, artificial suede upholstery, and passive keyless entry.
SEL builds on EX with auto on/off halogen headlights, and rain-sensing wipers.
Limited uses trim-specific black wheels, LED fog lights, black roof rails, and a black headliner.
EX-L trim uses the four-cylinder engine and brings forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic on/off LED headlights with auto high beams, chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery, an eight-speaker stereo, multi-view exterior camera system, a heated steering wheel, and rain-sensing wipers.
The GT package builds on EX-L, adding the V6 powertrain, and a power tailgate.
Mitsubishi's fuel consumption estimates are 9.9/8.1 L/100 km (city/highway) with the four-cylinder engine, and 12.0/8.8 L/100 km with the V6.
Outlander competitors come from far and wide.
Germany's sole offering in this group is the Volkswagen Tiguan.
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