“Feels big, drives small” is a great way to summarize our time with Mitsubishi’s re-imagined 2022 Outlander.
Sitting in the cabin, it feels incredibly spacious; and not only is it one of the few compact utes to even offer a 3rd row, it comes standard. Plus, there’s ultimate flexibility with 40/20/40 split-folding for the rear seat backs. And, the upgraded interior is quite hospitable; with nice leather and fit and finish that’s on par with many luxury branded utilities.
As for the driving, this much-improved 4th-gen Outlander has had us cruising through commutes with ease.
From a comfort and technology standpoint, this Outlander really shines. Especially considering its sub-$40,000 price tag. Compared to some more sport-oriented compact utilities, it’s not particularly nimble in the corners and that’s fine. It doesn’t have to be. We’re still pleased with what the chassis has to offer.
We’re averaging a great 29.4 miles-per-gallon over the 6,000-miles we’ve traveled in the first 4-months of our test. And while we would appreciate a little more grunt off the line, the 181-horsepower naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter I4 has no problems keeping up with traffic, making the Outlander an excellent cruiser.
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