With safety, performance and fuel economy tied together, it seems the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Limited has met most tests here. It still needs work but in all wheel drive, price, safety and around 31 MPG for an SUV seems to work.
All Wheel Drive Is Loved for Price
With all wheel drive that Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com gave it a "10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles" of 2017. Yes price is good for the car at around $21,000 and about 30-31 miles per gallon on an average trip.
"The Mitsubishi Outlander is a continued success story for the Mitsubishi Motors brand," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MNA. "Outlander offers consumers a quality vehicle with room for seven passengers at an affordable price and is backed up with one of the leading warranties in the industry. We are proud to have Outlander recognized for its value proposition by one of the most reputable organizations in the industry."
What's Wrong Here?
As U.S. News and World report admits, it needs work on the vehicle. It's “lagging the field in refinement, engine performance, and features.”
Touring Package gets Top Safety Ratings
Mitsubishi even got donned a 2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ recipient for the fourth year in a row with the test driven optional Touring Package*.
"At Mitsubishi Motors we are committed to safety and providing the best value for our customers," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. "Competitively priced, the 2017 Outlander remains a leader in reliability and has expanded upon last year's model enhancements with new advanced safety technologies."
As we see, this vehicle is better than before; when fully loaded, but it still needs work. Rumor is there will be a Plugin hybrid version coming soon. I'll keep you posted.