There are some refreshed works and updates for the upcoming 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, which is claimed not only good for the appearance, but also the performance. Although the details aren’t complete or thorough just yet, some of the available information is already comprehensive – and it gives a sense of pleasant promise.
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander: Pros and Cons
It’s natural that there are several things to like about the new Outlander and some to dislike. On the positive side, the cabin is filled with technologies and features. The SUV style is pretty rugged and solid. The safety equipment is pretty solid with new improvements and refreshments. And even the base trim gets well-equipped features that will make it fun to ride and control.
On the negative notes, there are some things that aren’t really liked from this ride. So far, there hasn’t been any information about the crash-test and EPA ratings, which makes it quite difficult to predict whether it is safe enough or whether the ride already comes with improved fuel economy system. We need to wait for further info about it.
Design and Style
The architecture of the SUV is shared with Nissan Rogue. For the refreshed look, it has crisp design and solid stance. There would be different trims, including SEL, SE, ES, and SEL Touring. It has high set grille with LED slim running lights and bigger headlights. The ride has Crossfitter-look on the side with near-vertical construction for the rear roof pillar. It has an old school vibe in it, but not dominated by it.
Comfort and Interior Cabin
The Outlander has somewhat elegant and classy interior design. It has a horizontal and straightforward design for the dashboard, equipped with either aluminum or black trim and touchscreen display screen. The center console has a gear selector with knobs with driving mode selector. The new Outlander comes with wider construction (around 2 inches) and more space for the front (two) rows.
The ride is designed for 7 seaters, although it is obvious that the most comfortable seats would be on the front. As a standard, there will be (power) driver seat while the heated seats on the front and second rows would be an extra option. If you fold the rear rows, you can expand the cargo space, but the exact dimension hasn’t been known yet.
Engine and Performance
The standard engine would be the inline-4 with 2.5 liter capacity that produces 181 hp of power. It also comes with CVT 8-speed ratios. The info about the EPA fuel economy of 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is still unknown, but we should know soon enough. There would be 6 driving modes of Mud, Snow, Gravel, Tarmac, Normal, and Eco. There would be a mixture of suspension with independent rear multi-link setup and front struts with electric motor to power the steering wheel.
Price and Availability
If everything it set as scheduled, then it is possible that Outlanders would be available starting in April 2021. The base would be sold at around $27,000. And the most expensive line of 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander would be predicted to be more than $35,000.