2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

Pros: Peppy acceleration with V6 engine; versatile all-wheel-system; some rare-for-the-class features

Cons: Weak acceleration with 4-cylinder engine; 3rd-row seat is cramped and uncomfortable for most adults; overly sensitive lane-departure warning system

CG Says: The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has revised styling inside and out. Suspension and power steering have also been revamped. Four-cylinder Outlanders get a new generation continuously-variable transmission (CVT). Noise-isolating glass and more sound insulation have been added. The available navigation system has a revised control system and GT models get standard LED headlights. Though its overall refinement doesn’t match some class competitors, the Outlander is nevertheless a worthwhile entry in the compact SUV segment. The GT, with its standard V6 power and exceptional handling, is surprisingly fun to drive. Outlander should appeal to three types of shoppers: those who want a sporty SUV at a reasonable price; those who covet 3-row seating but don’t want to drive a larger vehicle; and those who place heavy emphasis on crash-preventative safety technology but can’t afford a premium SUV.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices 2WD ES: $22,995
2WD ES: $24,995
2WD SE: $23,995
AWD SE: $25,995
2WD SEL: $24,995
AWD SEL: $26,995
AWD GT: $30,995

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
166
Std. Transmission
continuously variable transmission
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

Optional Engine
3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
224
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL