So the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander made its debut at the New York Auto Show, and as we predicted upon seeing the first teaser pictures, although the SUV benefits from a nice refreshed design, it is still quite hard to get excited about the Outlander. That is probably why Mitsu themselves mention “value, quality and safety” as their area of focus with this model.
The engineers have been fairly busy with the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, making a host of straight-forward improvements which can be mentioned in a list: increased body and suspension structural rigidity, redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, noise-isolating windshield and rear door glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, new dynamic front suspension and rear differential dampers, improved weather stripping and engine compartment trim.
Styling-wise, you can count on features like redesigned front fascia, front fenders, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia and LED taillights. But do these new features make that big of a difference in the overall looks of the car? That is for the buyers to decide.
In terms of value, 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander does not disappoint, boasting power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights (GT model), redesigned steering wheel, seating surfaces, accent trim, rear folding seat, headliner, display audio system (all models) and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink (GT model), Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).