The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander was introduced recently, featuring many changes and upgrades. This model is actually now more competitive in the compact crossover class. However, its form is unchanged, and like before, it comes with three-row of seating.
Overall, the cabin is much more improved, thanks to significantly nicer materials and plenty of advanced technology. Interestingly, the upcoming Outlander will most likely to share a platform and mechanical bits with the new Nissan Rogue. This model deploy a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine as standard, while plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model could be on the offers as well.
Is the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander a Good Car?
With sci-fi-like bodywork, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander looks more attractive than any other SUV in the compact class. Moreover, the Outlander shares a platform with the new Nissan Rogue, featuring surprisingly athletic driving manners. First of all, the front end is completely new, adopting a more attractive grille and interestingly shaped LED headlights with three vertically arranged lights.
Wheel sizes range from 18 to 20 inches, and all of them looks sporty. Mitsubishi says that the new liftgate looks identical to the old Montero, and we noticed that at first glance. Also, on the back, the the new Outlander comes with a slimmer taillights as well as a sportier exhaust system.
The new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has a more excellent cabin than its predecessor. Likewise, the passengers in the first two rows enjoy a very roomy cabin with lots of legroom. However, the third row is ideal for small people. If you are seeking more room behind, go for the Volkswagen Tiguan model. Cargo space is also better, with one cubic foot added to the total volume.
On the technology front, the forthcoming model comes standard with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a head-up display. Also, the Outlander offers either an 8.0- or 9.0-inch touchscreen, depending on the trim. In addition, many amenities are available, and you will find Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, an additional 10-speaker Bose audio system, wireless device charging, and much more.
The latest 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a driver-assistance technology that includes adaptive cruise control and a semi-autonomous drive mode. Also, as standard, it offers a forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Powertrain Specs
As we said, the new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is motivated by a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes exclusively with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and it uses a front-wheel drive as a standard configuration. Moreover, all-wheel drive is optional.
A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model will be available as well, and we expect a class lead fuel economy. From the information that we got, this model will also join the lineup very soon.
Release Date, Price
The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is the popular compact crossover that will arrive later in the year. Besides more attractive styling and plenty of notabilities inside, the manufacturer will also introduce a new PHEV variant.
Pricing starts at $26,990 for the ES trim, SE $30,040, SE Launch Edition $31,190, SEL $33,140, SEL Launch Edition $36,540. With a base price, the new Outlander is a little pricier than many other compact crossovers, including the Rogue.