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One of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s most impressive offerings is the plug-in hybrid version of the SUV. For $41,190, consumers get a three-row SUV with quick acceleration, a tech-filled interior, excellent fuel economy, and even an all-electric driving mode. This all-electric mode has a maximum range of around 38 miles, which puts the Outlander PHEV near the top of its class in fuel efficiency. J.D. Power recently released their list of the best features of the new Outlander, according to owners. If you were considering buying a new Outlander and you were wondering what makes this new model so special, here are the top three areas of the new Outlander that owners love.

Mitsubishi Outlander owners love the feeling of safety their SUV provides

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a sturdy crossover SUV, and while some of the other offerings produced by Mitsubishi, like the Mirage, can be seen as flimsy, the Outlander is built to be tough. Owners ranked safety as their third most favorite category.

The Outlander received a perfect 10/10 score from U.S. News with all good crash test results from the IIHS. This Outlander even achieved a test score of superior in front crash prevention. The IIHS also gave the Mitsubishi Outlander their Top Safety Pick + award, the organization’s most prestigious award.

Standard features on the Outlander include blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking.

Optional features include adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, heads-up display, and lane keep assist.

Owners also appreciated the driving feel

When it comes to crossover SUVs, rarely does driving feel come into play unless higher-end luxury vehicles are being discussed. However, the Mitsubishi Outlander punches above its class by offering an interior that feels incredibly classy and tech-forward. Yet, owners liked the driving feel of this SUV enough to rank it as the second-best quality.

This interior design is even more impressive due to its soft-touch materials, which can be found throughout the cabin. With an optional heads-up display, digital gauges, and wireless smartphone connectivity, the interior of the Outlander is impressive.

This driving feel continues to the engine behind the Outlander PHEV which is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor to offer around 249 horsepower. This power is good enough to bring the Outlander PHEV to 60 miles per hour in just 6.5 seconds. With a comfortable cabin and powertrain that offers some quick acceleration surprises, the Outlander PHEV is an excellent SUV to drive.

The Mitsubishi Outlander has a surprisingly stylish look

No, really. The number one aspect of the Outlander that owners love is the exterior styling. Mitsubishi claims that this design was made with Omotenashi in mind. Mitsubishi continues by explaining that Omotenashi, or “Japanese hospitality”, is created by offering a million small touches of design and atmosphere that contribute to one whole elegant design.

Some examples of this design philosophy can be seen in the wheels, which feature a 20-inch aluminum angular design that contrasts against the Outlander’s lower exterior design, which is covered in horizontal lines. LED lights bring an observer’s eyes inward to the center logo on the grille, where horizontal lines continue to the back of the SUV.

The A, B, and C pillars of the Outlander are also sublimated to fit in with the glass around them, giving the Outlander a ton of visibility and style points from the outside. All in all, the Outlander is a radically styled crossover SUV that owners have fallen in love with.


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