2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

ES FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4

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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
The Outlander and the Outlander Sport may share platforms and names, but there's no mistaking the two when placed side by side. While the Outlander Sport is a smaller crossover designed to target young buyers, the Outlander is now a more mature, sophisticated, and family-friendly offering than ever before. Although this second-generation model dates back to 2006, a midcycle update lent the Outlander an aggressive, sporty exterior (blatantly inspired by the Lancer Evolution), along with some upgraded interior materials. A 2.4-liter I-4 powers both the base ES and midlevel SE trims--the latter is available in both front- and all-wheel-drive forms. Mated with a continuously variable transmission, the four-cylinder can deliver up to 28 mpg on the highway in front-wheel-drive form, but with nearly 3400 pounds of mass to move, acceleration predictably suffers. We'd recommend stepping up to the GT, which is the only Outlander that offers six-cylinder power. A 3.0-liter V-6 provides an adequate 230 hp and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, opting for all-wheel drive on a GT model ushers in Mitsubishi's S-AWC driveline. Also found in the Lancer Evolution, this system can vector torque between the rear wheels, improving both traction and cornering. Although competitors such as the Subaru Outback and the Hyundai Santa Fe offer a little more interior sophistication and a little less road noise, the Outlander--especially in GT form--delivers impressive handling, a comfortable ride, and room for up to seven.
Mitsubishi Mirage Side View
Mitsubishi's slimmed-down product portfolio may add a new model in the near future, as a U.S. launch for the Mitsubishi Mirage is under consideration. While the new subcompact car will arrive in the North American market in early 2013, it will only make it as far as Canada. However, the idea of bringing the Mirage stateside isn't too far-fetched. "It's still 50-50 right now," said Mitsubishi spokesman Roger Yasukawa during a presentation at the automaker's headquarters in Cypress, Calif. Before Mitsubishi makes a decision, though, it has a number of factors to consider. For starters, launching the Mirage in the near future could pose a marketing budget problem for Mitsubishi, especially since the redesigned Outlander crossover is due next summer. "Our concern from a timing standpoint is that with the Outlander coming out next year, not too far from a possible launch of the [Mirage], we have to really think about resources," Yasukawa said. Mitsubishi must also think about whether there is a market for the Mirage in the U.S. At 146.1 inches long and 65.6 inches wide, the Mirage is about a foot shorter than the Kia Rio and the Ford Fiesta hatchbacks. The Chevrolet Spark, which is due this summer, is the most similar in size to the Mirage, and it appears Mitsubishi will observe how the Spark performs first before experimenting with the Mirage. "It's still a young segment that's growing in the U.S., and we have to account for that in our decision." The subcompact econobox would also need especially low pricing for U.S. buyers to consider it. The Chevrolet Spark will start at $12,995 when it goes on sale. While a U.S.-spec  Mitsubishi Mirage would require a competitive MSRP, if priced too low dealers might not make any profit. A base-model 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer DE retails for $16,490 including the destination charge. The Mitsubishi Mirage, which launched last month in Thailand, will be powered by a 1.0-liter or 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine paired to a CVT, depending on the market. To increase efficiency, Mitsubishi minimized the Mirage's weight, and added stop/start technology. With gas prices remaining high, do you think Mitsubishi expand its U.S. lineup with the Spark-sized Mirage? Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)
Mitsubishi Outlander Front Three Quarter
With less than a month until this year's Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi has announced that it will use the show to introduce the next-generation Outlander. The new midsize crossover is designed to be more fuel-efficient and offer more technology than the current Mitsubishi Outlander.
Mitsubishi Outlander PX MiEV Geneva Concept
The current Mitsubishi Outlander is a bit long in the tooth, but it appears a new model is just around the corner. Mitsubishi teased a new world debut for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and by the looks of things, it may well be the next-generation Outlander.
2012 Mitsubishi Oulander 3 0 GT S AWC Front Right View
I have a general feeling of "eh" about this vehicle, which might be unfair, but there it is. Let me explain. The Outlander's front-end styling is at least distinctive, if not attractive. There's good front and rear visibility from the driver's seat. I like the toggle switch for moving around the map in the navigation system, but where's the MAP button? I don't like the red instrument panel lighting. The engine has a little bit of a shrill metallic note, but it's a strong engine, and it works well with the six-speed automatic with manual control; the magnesium shift paddles mounted to the steering column are very nice. In the end, though, there's very little about the Outlander that makes it break through the clutter. There's not much about it that makes me want to buy it over so many other competitors in its class. And life for the Outlander isn't going to get any easier, with Honda introducing a new version of its perpetually popular CR-V. All that said, Automobile Magazine columnist and contributing writer Ezra Dyer has an Outlander in his family fleet, and he quite likes his.
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC
Mitsubishi may have just launched its electrified I microcar around the world, but don't expect the company's push towards vehicle electrification to end there. A Mitsubishi spokesman recently suggested each future Mitsu model will be developed with an electric or plug-in hybrid variant in mind.

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ES FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
23 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
168 hp @ 6000rpm
167 ft lb of torque @ 4100rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
60,000 miles / 60 months
100,000 miles / 120 months
100,000 miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2013 Outlander vehicles equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, Mitusbishi is recalling certain 2007-2012 Outlander vehicles that received replacement 6-speed automatic transmissions during servicing. The transmissions in these vehicles have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the converter housing of the automatic transmission. As a result of the contact, the power steering pressure tube may develop a hole and leak power steering fluid.
A power steering fluid leak could result in a loss of steering assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pressure tube and return tube, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-006.
Potential Units Affected
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

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