2016 Mitsubishi Outlander review

2016 model year seems to be the make-or-break year for Japanese automaker Mitsubishi. With few important launches for 2016 and 2017 model year this brand plans to make a big comeback on the automotive market and set the road its models will take during the next decades. 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is mid-size crossover which is set to make big result for the company. It’s refreshment was extensive and it had “more than 100 improvements”. 

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Front

In making of the 2016 Outlander, Mitsubishi had in mind complaints of the customers and market’s demands. Majority of the work has been done in order to reduce noise of the SUV, as well as to improve the driving dynamic. Along with these upgrades, designer team did a great job by making the Outlander appear more aggressive and modern, which makes it more appealing for future buyers.

On the inside, Outlander now features better materials. Gloss piano-black inserts replaced previous faux-wood details, which gave the cabin new feel, more modern one.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

Steps toward less noisy 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

In order to solve the noise issue, Mitsubishi made 31 step. All of them together made a big difference, so the work Mitsubishi team did on the model really paid off. Some of those steps, perhaps most important ones, are in Outlander’s materials and the way it was assembled. Windshield glass received a middle layer. 18-inch wheels of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander are thicker now, which will reduce road noise. All doors now feature sound damping sheets, and front fenders and front doors were additionally insulated.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander performance

Both engine options from previous Outlander are carried over. Those include a 2.4-liter I4 and a 3.0-liter V6 engines. However, not all things are the same when it comes to Outlander’s performance. Its 2.4-liter Inline-4 engine still produces 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, but it is now mated to a CVT-8. This mix made the engine and Outlander more responsive and dynamic. The V6 option produces 224-hp and 215 lb-ft of torque and offers 3,500-pound towing capacity.

Even with all these improvements Mitsubishi managed to reduce the price of the model for $200 so the upcoming 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has a MSRP of $23,845.

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