2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review, PHEV version

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander front

Mitsubishi revealed its three-year plan which includes the introduction of six new vehicles. According to the Japanese automaker, five best-selling models will still make up 70% of total sales. One such a model is the upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. A small three-row crossover comes in five trim levels and an all-wheel-drive setup. Moreover, the Outlander Sport and Outlander PHEV variants will also arrive.

The price remains affordable and the warranty is among the best-in-class. Unfortunately, the new model won’t suffer significant upgrades, only slight refinements. A single drivetrain option is still present, however, GT variant will ride on a different engine, just like the PHEV version.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander side2020 Mitsubishi Outlander exterior changes are minor

The exterior of the all-new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will remain simple and subtle. The design is unique and very attractive. The changes on the upcoming model are minor and mostly the front part of the vehicle will suffer upgrades. The shape of the grille is slightly different and the headlights will suffer a similar redesign. LED fog lights are standard now and the front bumper will get a bolder look.

The side profile stays intact, which means the 18-inch alloy wheels are still standard equipment. 19-inch wheels are on the optional list. The rear end will get a new spoiler and the enlarged tailgate is looking impressive. Generally, the aerodynamics are better than before, but the shape and the overall dimensions are the same as on the current model.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander interior2020 Mitsubishi Outlander interior is roomy

Outlander is one of a few models in the compact SUV segment that comes with the three-row configuration. There is room for seven persons and the comfort is great. The interior holds the same subtle and clean design as the exterior does. The layout of the controls is simple and the driver can ease reach all of the important buttons. The cabin sports plenty of black-gloss finishes and dark accents which looks brilliant.

Interior room is above average and the cargo space is rated at 65 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. Unfortunately, there won’t be many changes and the only updates will happen in the technology department. That includes a new 7-inch touchscreen and the existing infotainment that gets an important update. Some of the optional features are standard now but if you want luxury level, opt for the upper trims or GT variant.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander2020 Mitsubishi Outlander powertrain options and towing capacity

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander still uses a single engine choice and it is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit. This drivetrain can produce 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel-drive is standard but the all-wheel-drive setup is optional as before.

Upper trims are available with the super-all wheel control system. The gasoline engine can tow almost 1,500 pounds.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

If you are looking for better mileage, Outlander PHEV is the thing for you. This hybrid variant offers over 80 MPGe while the base model comes with 22 mpg combined. Outlander GT provides the best performance thanks to its 3.0-liter V6 that returns 225 HP and 215 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander rear

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander price and release date

Mitsubishi’s newest crossover will start at around $25,000. This price stands for the base model, while the GT version will cost almost $35,000. PHEV variant is priced at $41,000. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will go on sale later in 2019.

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