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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Overview
This is the last year for the current version of the Outlander, Mitsubishi’s five- or seven-passenger crossover. Carrying over from 2012 are four- and six-cylinder engines driving either the front or all four wheels, and three trim levels: ES, SE and GT. For 2013, all models now have heated side mirrors, the SE and GT trims add standard hands-free mobile phone connectivity, heated seats and Sirius satellite radio, and the SE also includes automatic climate control.
Outlander’s exterior features include LED taillights, an aluminum roof to lower the center of gravity, automatic headlights, an intermittent rear windshield wiper, 16-inch steel wheels, optional 18-inch alloys, and chrome accents. An available Towing Package adds a hitch and wiring, while the Exterior Package brings a roof spoiler and “GT” side sill graphics. The Protection Package adds front and rear mudguards, scuff plates, rear bumper step protector and a tailgate protector.
Mitsubishi offers two engines for the Outlander depending on model. The ES and SE are powered by a 168-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder engine developing 167 pounds-feet of torque and mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) driving the front wheels on the SE. For the ES, front-drive is standard and all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional. The Outlander GT draws breath from a 230-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine producing 215 pounds-feet of torque and mated to six-speed automatic transmission driving the front or all four wheels. The GT’s AWD system features an active front differential, hill start assist and a trio of settings: Tarmac, Snow, and Lock.
Fuel economy with the front-wheel drive Outlander with the four-cylinder engine comes in at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. With the AWD, the four-cylinder delivers 22/27 mpg city/highway. Estimated fuel economy with the V-6 checks in at 19/26 mpg city/highway (adding AWD results in a one mpg drop in the city).
Outlander ES seats up to five with a 60/40 split folding second row, while SE and GT can seat seven with the addition of a fold-flat third row. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, locks and mirrors, and a six-speaker CD audio system. Options include automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, leather seats, navigation system with rearview camera, power moonroof, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. GT models include heated front seats as standard equipment.
Mitsubishi includes a full range of safety equipment on all Outlander models, including stability and traction control systems, antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and emergency braking assist, front seat active headrests, and impact absorbing roof and pillar trim. Occupants are protected by six airbags: dual-stage front, front side-impact and first and second row side-curtains.