2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Just when it seems the automotive industry has lost its approach with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Typically derided by enthusiasts as appliances, the no-frills commuter automobile gets the vast majority of customers the place they wish to go within the method they need to get there, safely and at a price. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander does it even better.
Exhibit A that the automotive business has gotten just a little nuts: the average transaction value for a new vehicle is more than $37,000, in line with Kelley Blue E book. Easy guilty the automakers in this period of no accountability but we’re those paying those giant prices for large autos loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For slightly below $23,000, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander places each dollar to purposeful use.
Despite the fact that it rides on a brand new platform, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it looks extra composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too exhausting to be totally different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is extra streamlined and fewer angry, and the whole look is smoother entrance to again. But still, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander within the US is built on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the front wheels. The system makes use of exhaust warmth to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats quicker, too, which might be important for cold-weather shoppers wary of the chilly vary loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric car.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot because the Prius. Anticipating nothing, it has a shocking bit of pop. Extra importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg combined, same as hybrid versions of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For traditional hybrids and not using a plug, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander trails solely the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round town, with the electronically managed brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week round town. Setting EV mode helps preserve vitality below low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then again at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there is sufficient cost within the battery.
The battery is located underneath the rear seat, so that you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an even load ground. Rear seat room is sufficient sufficient to fit two teens, and overall it felt roomy sufficient for a household of 4.
The one trim within the Hybrid comes commonplace with Toyota Safety Sense 2.zero, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works both at highway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph right down to a cease. It additionally comes with the eight-inch touch display screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster display to stay competitive.
Priced at solely $3,000 more than the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and $1,200 less than a similarly outfitted Honda Perception (EX trim), the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is the superbly practical, remarkably cheap around-town car.
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