Mitsubishi Automotive division formed in 1970. Mitsubishi introduced its first crossover utility vehicle, named Airtrec, in 2001. Airtrec is known as the first generation of the Outlander. Crossovers refer to a combination of a sport utility vehicle and a passenger car.
In 2005, Mitsubishi started producing the second generation of the Outlander. Mitsubishi has worked on its engine and made the car more powerful and user friendly. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander is more efficient than ever, with an innovative engine, great gas mileage, and many other exciting features. The 2013 Outlander offers four different packages: Outlander Sport ES, Sport ES AWD, Sport SE 2WD, and Sport SE AWD. The 2013 Outlander proves advanced enough to compete with any other cars in this price range.
New For 2013
Nothing changes now, but an all-new 2014 Outlander should debut by the end of 2013.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander features a number of innovative exterior extensions. The Outlander looks great, but this smoother, sharp-edge free body style also makes it a speed giant. Black paint of the air drum, front lower body panels, rear, and sides highlight the smooth design of the Outlander. The recycled advanced polymer front fender is lightweight, but built to resist any kind of dents. Xenon-powered, super wide range HID headlamps offer 35 percent brighter light with a better view than standard HID lights. It can really change the experience of a night ride.
The Outlander features 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P225/55R18 all-season radial tires. All-season tires provide the freedom to ride in any condition and the big wheels offer better speed.
The wipers and headlamps are fully automated. Wipers deploy automatically when they detect the first drop of rain, and the headlamps turn on automatically when the environmental lighting starts losing intensity. Wipers and headlamps are also available with manual control.
The powerful rearview camera offers a wide-range view behind the vehicle. It makes the navigation safer and easier, especially while parking or leaving a parking space.
The remote control key function of the Outlander unlocks the driver door with a single push of a button. Pushing twice, the button unlocks all of the doors. The key can also be used for turning on the indicators and security alarm from a remote distance.
Interior & Cargo
The interior of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander features premium materials and an extremely attractive design. Well-shaped front seating positions and plenty of legroom offer a comfortable driving experience. Bevel and telescopic steering position with expanded legroom ensure flexible movement for the lower portion of the body. The rear seats don’t have much room, but the seating itself feels comfortable.
Automatic heated seats increase the interior appeal of the Outlander. These seats work very well, and the automation means they turn on for certain temperatures. The 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium sound system comes well decorated with nine speakers, including a 10-inch subwoofer. This system produces fine and clear bass and acoustic tones to entertain passengers. The speakers are enclosed within door panels and specially designed for the Outlander.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander features 49.5 cubic feet of cargo room with seating for five. Other interior features include Sirius satellite radio, Fuse Hands Free Link System™, and the navigation panel including a 40 GB hard drive with a seven-inch touchscreen.
The 2013 Outlander includes a load of standard safety features. The anti-lock brakes synchronize with electronic brake force distribution, so the car can handle braking relatively quickly. Anti-lock brakes deliver multiple brake pulses per second, and EBD shifts the braking force automatically between the front and rear axles as needed. This combination helps the car stay on the road in very rough driving conditions.
A number of sensors monitor the grip of all four wheels. If any of the wheels begins slipping, the system automatically hands over the control to the anti-lock brakes and helps to maintain the driving line. The monitoring system also provides information and warnings regarding the tire pressure. Seven standard airbags, an anti-theft alarm, and a safety latch system confirm a higher level of safety and security.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards a ""Good"" rating for the safety features of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander. The car also gets a four-star rating from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander offers a fun drive. The 2.4-liter, MIVEC four-cylinder engine produces 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. The GT comes with a 3.0-liter, V-6 engine that produces 230 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque. The sensitive five-speed manual transmission and magnesium paddle shifters make the acceleration of zero to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds. A revised Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is also offered with the Outlander SE. All-wheel drive helps to drive on any kind of muddy or slippery road.
Dedicated Hill Start Assist helps the drive on hill slopes. Using the front and rear gravity sensors, it automatically detects inclines and applies and releases the brakes very smoothly to assist the driver. The Outlander gets an estimated fuel economy of 22/28 mpg city/highway with the 2.4-liter engine and 19/26 mpg city/highway for the 3.0-liter engine. The Outlander makes a great choice for anyone who loves adventures and road trips.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
- Honda CR-V
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
- Ford Escape SEL
- Land Rover LR2
- Volvo XC60