The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander boasts a newly developed platform and powertrain, a distinctive exterior styling, and a refined interior that offers the segment’s only standard third-row seating.  -  Photo: Mike Antich

The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander boasts a newly developed platform and powertrain, a distinctive exterior styling, and a refined interior that offers the segment’s only standard third-row seating.

Photo: Mike Antich

Recently, I had the opportunity to test drive the next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander flagship that offers an expanded array of standard and available driver assistance and safety systems.

The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander boasts a newly developed platform and powertrain, a distinctive exterior styling, and a refined interior that offers the segment’s only standard third-row seating.

Next-Gen Capabilities

The all-new 2022 Outlander rides on a next-generation platform developed through its partnership in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The newly engineered platform offers a stable foundation for a more confident and comfortable driving experience. With hot stamped ultra-high tensile-strength steel used in key areas, torsional rigidity is increased by 33% over the previous model. 

Powering the all-new Outlander is a newly developed 2.5L, four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to an eight-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy for this all-new vehicle is 24/31/27 (city/highway/combined) for 2WD models and 24/30/26 for all-wheel drive models. 

Tech, Safety & ADAS Features

The 2022 Outlander offers more technology and connectivity than any previous Mitsubishi model. The Outlander also features more standard driver connectivity and driver assistance features and a re-engineered, upgraded version of the brand’s signature Super All-wheel Control all-wheel drive system. 

As the best-equipped Mitsubishi ever sold in the U.S., the all-new Outlander offers an impressive array of standard and available advanced driver assistance systems to increase driver convenience, confidence and safety.

MI-PILOT Assist integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Traffic Sign Recognition to maintain appropriate speed and following distance and keep the Mitsubishi Outlander in the center of the driving lane. 

Depending on trim level, the Outlander also offers: Forward collision Mitigation; Predictive Forward Collision Warning; Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA), Blind Spot Warning; Lane Change Assist; Lane Departure Warning and Prevention; Driver Attention Alert, Rear Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic High Beams, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Stability Assist; and a Multiview Camera system. 

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