It might seem that the Mitsubishi Outlander ES is an outside choice compared to a number of other competitors. Whilst it isn’t the largest looking SUV on the street, it does hide a lot of space on the inside.
The dash presentation, whilst it doesn’t steer too far away from the typical Mitsubishi setup, gives lots of space to store items and present information for the driver and passengers quite easily.
The resounding comments from passengers were that they couldn’t believe what they were sitting in was priced at under $25,000.
The turning circle was impressive when during the review we faced some dead end streets. For a relatively long vehicle, it was extremely easy to maneuver in tight places – this is handy for shopping center car parks which feel like they are getting smaller every visit!
Of course, if you’re a professional, the benefits listed above for families can be directly applied to your context of moving large items or transporting boxes or golf clubs easily.
With a square boot space there would be no trouble in fitting a large cabinet into the rear with the seats folded down. Normally in some SUV’s, the boot can be an odd shape, which results in a lot of unusable space, but not here!
As mentioned earlier, there’s also no shortage of space in all 5 seats of the car, which is great for when the adults want to catch up with friends and go to dinner and leave the kids at home and only have 1 driver.
The addition of an ECO mode means that fuel economy can get close to achieving the manufacturer stated 6.6litres/100km using 91 Octane Unleaded that is excellent for the 2.0Litre MIVEC four-cylinder petrol engine. At some points the SUV can feel a little slow in ECO mode, but the acceleration is consistent and smooth throughout all speeds and you are still comfortable enough to complete overtaking on the highway.
Steering is light and easy to control through corners with the weight of the vehicle. This avoids unsettling lurches in the body that typically sends everything flying across the car.
The addition of a reversing camera would have been the icing on the car and to add confidence when reversing.
That said, the mirrors and general visibility provide a good view of the car all around.
In our varying climate, the climate control also has come in handy by keeping the driver and passengers nice and toasty on the 13 degree mornings, and relaxed during the 27 degree lunch times.
There are also all of the comfort features that make handling your mobile phone and entertainment easy through the steering wheel controls and safety features that make you feel at ease when thinking about the safety of your family.
No other same sized SUV’s can come close in price but it also doesn’t feel like you’re compromising on quality.
If having 4WD is a must the Outlander ES AWD is available from $26,990 Drive Away that adds some off-road capability for those who need it.
It is a fantastic price for both the 2WD and AWD with many already being sold before stock even arrived!
For those who want a larger vehicle with a good driving position and plenty of room to fit the family, this is a fantastic vehicle and we highly recommend it!
For more information on the great deal currently on make sure you head on over to our sale page.
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