As a crossover SUV, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has a tough job: it needs to maintain the performance capabilities of an SUV while cutting emissions, economy, and size down to that of a more standard vehicle. Have you ever wondered how these oft-underappreciated vehicles, these unsung heroes, manage to pull it off?
It turns out the manufacturers are helping them out by installing a lot of subtle yet amazing features under the hood that might be missed by the casual observer. Let’s take a look at some of the features Mitsubishi has included in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander in order to help it to execute its difficult task while continuing to ensure that this machine is truly a joy to take out on the road.
Heading off the list is the Super All-Wheel Control system, which is an advanced full-time four-wheel drive set-up developed by Mitsubishi themselves. Among other things, this system allows regulation of braking force and torque specifically for each wheel. The overall result is improved drive power, cornering, and vehicle stability.
With four different selectable modes, the S-AWC allows you to specially optimize for whatever driving conditions you may encounter. These modes are: Normal, Snow, Lock, and AWC Eco. For a vehicle like this designed with families in mind, every bit of control counts.
Under the hood, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has two 166 horsepower 2.4L MIVEC engines, granting this car the elusive gift of both power and efficiency. If you still want more, upgrade to the GT model for the 244 horsepower, 3.0L MIVEC V6 engine.
These engines are paired with two smart transmissions, which both feature CVT (continuously variable transmission) technology. This means they are designed to use less oil, which leads to even greater efficiency; and we all want that, right?
Finally, to round out the excitement of the driving experience, the GT model comes standard with two paddle shifters. Convenient, fun, and exciting, this racecar-like feature also gives you added control.