Disclosure: We were loaned the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander for 7 days in order to facilitate this review. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own.
Looking at the 2014 Mistubishi Outlander from a guy’s point of view, there were a few features that really stood out. Most dads know they need the roominess of the minivan, but do not want to be seen driving one. The more efficient, economical Outlander seems like an ideal compromise.
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
So what made the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport a vehicle that Colby enjoyed driving? Let’s start at the front and work our way to the back of the SUV:
- Fuel-efficient MIVEC engine: The MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control) gives the Outlander Sport 148 horsepower. Paired with the available CVT transmission, you can average 31 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city.
- Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT): The CVT replaces traditional gears with an efficient belt system. This belt system then streamlines shifting for both maximum performance and fuel economy. Plus, paddle shifters in the SE allow you to enjoy the performance of manual shifting when you are in the mood.
- 18″ alloy wheels: The aluminum-alloy wheels add to the sporty look, and the P225/55R18 tires help improve traction in almost any road or weather situation.
- LCD multi-information display: Positioned directly over the steering wheel’s scope of view, between the tachometer and speedometer, the LCD multi-information display supplies the driver with lots of information. You can find the outside temperature, trip details, fuel levels, and more. It is perfectly placed for optimal viewing and puts everything in sight while driving.
- Sporty body: Designed to reduce air friction, the sculpted body panels of the Outlander give it a more sporty look… and add to better fuel efficiency. Not to mention, fun sporty details inside such as aluminum brake and accelerator pedals. It’s a win-win!
- Rockford Fosgate® premium sound system: That’s right! Inside the vehicle, you will find a 710-Watt Rockford Fosgate® premium sound system going through 9 speakers front to back. That includes a 10″ dual-voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control®. Nothing like being able to jam out to your tunes while traveling down the road.
- Cargo room: Being able to haul fishing gear, golf clubs, baseball bats, or something like a wagon for the kids is an essential feature for my husband. The Outlander has up to 49.5 cubic feet of cargo room and seating for five. There is room for everyone… and their stuff in the back of the crossover. With plenty of legroom and room for more.