The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is a compact SUV with 3-row seating for seven. It depends on most of its competitors in terms of quality and performance, Outlander has a number of versatile features like third-row seats and decent tire ratings. Despite the big-to-the-size size, several competitors improve it in terms of cargo capacity and indoor volume. Mitsubishi in-car technology is not our favorite, especially when it comes to the usefulness of their Rockford Fosgate systems, simply seem dated and tackled. For 2018, the larger 7-inch screen is standard, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on anything but the basic 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander ES cut-off.
Mitsubishi shows the 2018 Outlander outlook with new front and rear bumper designs, LED runs, a new center console, and shift lever. A 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now standard in addition to the new silver interior stitches. The 2018 2018 Outlander SEL trim receives blind bullet warning with the rear crossing warning and a power tailgate standard. The top GT model is now equipped with a multi-camera system and a heated steering wheel standard. Lastly, the new Touring package is available on the SEL and GT trims.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Features
The 2018 Outlander comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED daytime light, heated side mirrors, 18-inch wheels, seven-passenger seats, two-zone climate control and a leather-winding wheel and shift lever.
Many other available features are included in the 2018 Outlander SEL Touring package featuring a multi-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, forward impact mitigation, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, LED headlights and fog lights, heated steering wheel, a 710 watt Rockford-Fosgate sound system, blind change warning with lane change, assistant and rear cross-traffic warning, and a rugged elevator.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine
The standard engine is a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that delivers 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, delivering an EPA rated 25/30 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 24/29 mpg with all-wheel drive (AWD). The GT trim uses a 224-hp, 215 lb-ft 3.0-liter V-6, available only in AWD and rated at 20/27 mpg. The 2.4 liter is backed by a CVT while the V-6 is connected to a six-speed automatic. In Motor Trend test, the Outlander 2.4 SEL (AWD) hit 60 mph in 9.2 seconds and stopped at 60 mph in a respectable 119 foot.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander received the highest five-star rating for the AWD model and four stars for the NHTSA FWD version for the crossover overall score. The Outlander is considered as a 2017 Top Safety Pick + (highest rating) of the IIHS for the highest rating of Good in all accident tests and Superior’s highest rating for evaluating the leading accident prevention.
The Superior rating was issued because the Mitsubishi Outlander 2018 model able to avoid 12 mph and 25 mph frontal collisions due to the Forward Collision Mitigation System found in the previously mentioned Touring package, which brings together all 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander available driver safety features.