Mitsubishi, a Japanese owned car manufacturer, has a recognizable name in the global automobile industry. One of its new crossover SUV is the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It is ranked as 8.9 out of 10 in the KBB.com Overall Consumer Rating.
The new version of Outlander Sport is a mid-sized crossover with an angular structure and an interior that is practical yet modern; ideal for cruising in the UAE in all its terrains. It comes in five trim levels and other accessories to choose from.
Here is a full review of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2017 in terms of its exterior and interior design, engine specifications, performance along with other highlighting features of the new Mitsubishi SUV.
The Exterior of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The most noticeable feature of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is its quite distinct exterior. The front has a large air intake below the grille that showcases the Mitsubishi logo. The headlamps meet the front grille seamlessly, giving a signature Mitsubishi look to the SUV.
From the sides, it has just the right amount of contours that gives it the aerodynamic look. It is hailed for its durability and engineering when it comes to its built and capabilities. The side mirrors have a heated feature to keep your rear view clear at all times. They can also be power-folded in order to get into those extra tight parking spaces.
The exterior has a range of seven colours for its users to choose from and make it personalized.
Interior Design of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The interior is designed to give comfort and convenience to all its occupants. It has an available 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and heated leather seating surfaces. This is coupled with the Automatic Climate Control feature that keeps the atmosphere relaxing. These features combined will ensure all its passengers are in a comfortable and cozy environment even if it’s a blizzard outside.
Talking about leather, Outlander Sport interior features the softest touch leather on the steering wheel as well as the shift knob for a proper grip. Other than that, there is a one touch start and stop button that allows you to effortlessly start or stop the engine.
To let in the natural light and open up the world around, the interior features a panoramic tinted glass roof. After the sun sets, you can light up the LED mood lighting feature on the roof.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is known to be a spacious crossover. It not only provides ample legroom for the passengers, but there is also plenty of cargo capacity of 49.5 cubic feet, enough to equip you for all your outdoor adventures.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is equipped with advanced technological specifications and safety features. Its technological features are such that they are user-friendly and within the drivers and passengers reach.
The instrumental panel contains a 7-inch Touchscreen HD display that provides navigation system, 3D mapping, and road speed limits among other features. There is also a 6.1-inch Audio Controls that supports all sources of radio and your phones playlist.
For further driving convenience while being connected, there is a hands-free link system that works through Bluetooth. It has an advanced speed recognition that allows you to place a voice over command if you want to place a call or play your music collection etc.
In terms of infotainment, there are enough features to keep your ride in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport enjoyable and entertaining. In order to enhance your in-car experience, the cabin supports 710 watts sound system through 9-speakers and a 10-inch dual voice coil subwoofer.
Advanced Safety Features
The new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport supports some standard as well as advanced safety features that makes it a versatile crossover to drive in the city as well as on off-road terrain. Some of the worth mentioning and exclusive safety features featured in the new crossover are as follows:
- Active Stability Control:
This feature employs a series of sensors that constantly monitor the grip of each tire. ASC works with the Anti-Lock Braking System at the time when the vehicle starts to slip, it helps to maintain its control.
- Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
Instead of the driver switch the windshield wipers on and off during a downpour, the rain-sensing windshield wipers senses the first sign and are automatically activated. They control their speed according to the frequency of the downpour.
- 7 Airbag Safety System
Other than the six standard airbags in the cabin, the Outlander Sport Crossover adds a seventh underneath the driver’s side dashboard.
- Rise Body Construction
This feature is a real asset for safety especially during high-impact collisions. The Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) capitalizes on the crumple zones in order to route and absorb energy in such collision incidents. It overall gives the vehicle a stable, secure base that’s worth its weight in safety.
- Rearview Camera System
This feature helps in reversing as well as parallel parking. With its wide angle view of the area behind the vehicle, it makes it easier to navigate into a tight parking space or backing up from a parking lot.
Performance of the new Outlander Sport
The performance of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in terms of a SUV is described as “efficient yet powerful with its exclusive engines.” There is an option of either having the more powerful 2.4-litre engine producing 168 horsepower or the more efficient 2.0-litre engine producing 148 horsepower, both are MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control) engines.
Both of these engines are engineered to provide maximum power output with low fuel consumption. It has a torque of 222 Nm and can accelerate from 0 to 100Km/h in 11.2 seconds. All of its trim levels come with the All-Wheel Control system that helps the vehicle to keep on track and in control on various road conditions.
In terms of traction and braking, the Outlander Sport features 11.6 ventilated front and 11.9 solid rear disc brakes, four-channel Electronic Brake-force Distribution with Brake Assist and Traction Control Logic—all working together to help give you better traction and control.
Talking about its fuel efficiency capabilities, it has a fuel economy of 23/29 MPG (City/Highway MPG).
Price of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in the UAE
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and its trim levels are available in the UAE. In the region it has a price tag that starts from AED 77,900 and goes up to AED 115,000. The new Outlander Sport is an ideal mid-sized crossover for the UAE road conditions.
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