The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has sporty handling and a solid drivetrain , but test drivers say it falls short of other crossovers with inferior interior material quality and an uncomfortable third row. The Outlander powertrain is one of its few bright spots for auto writers. While critics of the four-cylinder model adequately supplied call , they prefer the available V6, which is stronger and say , feels smoother. The four-cylinder engine coupled to a continuously variable transmission ( CVT ), while the V6 is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. Critics say the available six-speed automatic transmission provides smooth shifts . In terms of handling, the feeling that the critic is one of the sportier Outlander crossover on the market , but can not quite reach the dynamics of the class leaders . The ride is a bit harder than most in the class, but it avoids too hard. The Outlander gets an EPA – estimated 22/28 mpg highway with the four- cylinder engine , which is good for the class . Remember, though, that the Outlander receives a below-average reliability score for the class.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander offers space for up to seven in all trims except the base model , the five seats. Reviewers are disappointed with the interior quality of the Outlander . They agree that the Outlander cabin assembled cheap and flimsy plastics flooded . Critics also like the optional navigation system is cheesy, outdated graphics . The first and second row seats offer good comfort and legroom , according to test drivers . The automotive press is the third row of seats available thinly padded and also not comfortable for children. Despite the cheap-looking , test drivers think the audio and climate controls are intuitive and easy to read. Also appreciate the reviewers cock / tailgate combo, which they say makes the cargo area more accessible.
Perhaps the most obvious shortcoming of the previous generation Outlander was his cheap- feeling interior. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander corrected that with an outdated cabin, which is done in a much more attractive and beautiful materials.
Front seats are a little on the firm side , but offer a good amount of legroom , as well as the second-row seats that can slide forward for greater comfort and back and recline . Some buyers can see the standard third-row seat as a plus , but this place is really only suitable for occasional use by small children. When it comes to hauling stuff , you’re going to 34.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 63.3 cubic feet with both rows to find folded down. These numbers fall short of the hold in most other compact crossovers , including the CR-V and Escape.
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with two engines. The ES and SE both get a 2.4 – liter four- cylinder engine that produces 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT ) is standard. ES models are front-wheel drive only , while the SE can be had with either front -wheel drive or all-wheel drive . Standard safety features on the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander include antilock disc brakes , traction and stability control, Hill Start Assist , a driver ‘s knee airbag , front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.