As an example of Japanese quality and reliability, the Mitsubishi Outlander does not disappoint. Built to handle any terrain and all weather conditions, it is a perfect SUV for exploring the vastness of Australia.
With its 18-inch alloy wheels being ably assisted by the front differential, active stability control, yaw rate feedback and ABS to handle any road conditions, safety levels are high. Driver and front passenger airbags and side and curtain airbags have helped to earn a 5-star ANCAP safety rating. The vehicle is also no slouch when it comes to comfort and performance.
Although it is labelled a compact SUV, the Outlander fits five adults very comfortably with plenty of room for cargo. The VR and VRX options are powered by a 3-litre V6 engine that produces an impressive 169kW and 291Nm of torque and provides ample acceleration for overtaking on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission plays its part admirably. Passenger entertainment has not been neglected.
The Mitsubishi Multi Communication System that comes with the VRX offers a 7-inch touch screen with satellite navigation. iPod connection ensures the availability of favourite playlists. Models that do not feature the MMCS system make up for it with Bluetooth audio streaming and USB ports. Further technology provides a reverse-view camera and steering wheel audio controls. What will prove a delight to the kids is the Rockford Fosgate 710-watt nine-speaker audio system, wireless headphones and great rear seat entertainment. The Mitsubishi Outlander should find favour with every member of the family.