2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Overview
If you’re looking for a small SUV that is efficient, roomy and is loaded with tons of options and cool features, then you’ll want to put the affordable 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander at the top of your list.
Available in four trim levels (ES, SE, XLS and GT), the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander also offers two distinct engines. A 168-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and comes with the ES and SE trims. A 230-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 produces 215 pounds-feet of torque, is mated to a six-speed automatic (with clutchless-manual mode), and is available in the XLS and GT models. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings get a slight bump to 19-23 mpg in the city and 25-28 mpg on the highway. The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander competes with the Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4 in the compact crossover segment. For 2011, there is also an all-new Outlander Sport model available for those who want an even smaller package.
The 2011 Outlander is available with all-wheel drive and also features a flip-down tailgate capable of holding up to 440 pounds, which makes loading cargo easier. A standard third-row seat for the SE is new for 2011. With the second- and third-row seats folded flat, the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander offers 73 cubic feet of cargo volume.
The Outlander spreads features widely across trim levels, so you can pick the exact vehicles to fit your budget and needs. The base ES trim starts with 16-inch wheels, with standard features including power windows and locks, Bluetooth® connectivity, and 60/40 split rear seats. Moving up to the SE trim gets you 18-inch wheels and adds remote keyless ignition and entry, as well as a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo with satellite radio.
The XLS ups the ante even more, adding premium features like automatic climate control and Bluetooth® voice commands. For 2011, the XLS also gets exterior revisions that make it look more like the line-topping GT trim. Other available options include a hard-drive-based navigation system, which can also store and play digital music files, xenon headlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power driver seat.
As far as safety goes, the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander has a long list of standard safety features including antilock brakes, active stability control, and traction control. A full complement of airbags, including full-length side curtains, makes the inside of the Outlander a safe place to be during a collision.
Utility meets efficiency in the impressive and practical 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV.