Test drive the renewed 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander




K third incarnation of its 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander rid of “speaking” the abbreviation XL, but became more and more serious, eventually surpassing invisible line that separates the compact urban crossovers from SUVs.
Now it is a powerful solid car, similar in spirit to the flagship model range of 2018-2019 Mitsubishi .
Motives «Jet Fighter» previous design concept even guessed when looking at the front of the car, but more in the form of show through the new enterprise features of «Fuji Mountain».

Easy facelift, which the model was subjected to spring of this year, changed the exterior only slightly: the form of the front and rear bumpers and grille are slightly more expressive, a place familiar taillights to take the position the new “Outlander” class svetiodiodnye yes vosemnadtsatidyuymovye wheels turned more aggressive.
But thanks to this “cosmetic”, renovated 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has found, at last, fully completed, harmonious appearance.

Changes in technique on assurances automaker appeared to be more significant.
Redesigned SUV, according to the description, it can now boast a modified suspension settings, improved sound insulation and an upgraded cooling system of the variator.
On paper it sounds really nice, but is it really?



In order to check the “Outlander” in fact, it is not necessary to go into the field and dig deep in mud – enough to roll with the smooth asphalt of the central streets in the uneven paving of secondary.
Then you and the hole of any caliber, and similar to comb areas, and “speed bumps” in the most unexpected places.

Well, sit down in the lounge, but before taxied from the territory of the showroom, a few minutes of test driving spend to explore the interior.
The front panel is performed elegantly and succinctly to match the appearance.
Tightly arranged in the left and central units control different functions of the car, which has already become a classic contrast, easy to read “tidy” of the two rings of the speedometer and tachometer with the on-board computer display between them, the impressive size duct vents on either side of her.



All this interior grace, made of high-quality, really nice to the touch materials, supplemented by carbon inserts in the door cards and on the passenger side.
Add to all the above-mentioned two-zone climate control, the multimedia system with built-in navigation, Bluetooth, and control buttons on the steering wheel, leather trim in the top configuration and electric sunroof, a bunch of electronic assistants like rain and light sensors, position of the model status, convenience landing, a huge amount of space – and it becomes clear that the renewed 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander meets almost all the criteria of the car for those who appreciate the practicality, functionality and personal comfort.
These same qualities are endowed cars

And we have not talked about a nice addition type is height adjustable rear seat backs and smooth floor in the trunk when folded, or the drive tailgate.
We are, however, a little distracted, but the trunk in which the folded seat, you can cram-foot refrigerator, deserves special mention.



Push the engine start button to turn out onto the road, and test drive driving – has begun!
First impressions: we go somewhere?
Inside, almost hear the 2.4-liter petrol engine capacity of 167 hp, and the work of the variator can only be judged by the behavior of the tachometer needle.
In the post-facelift “Outlander” explicitly added noise insulation materials.
In practice it turned out that the changes in this component touched not only the engine shield, but the floor and wheel arches, and even suspension components (power added support cup shock absorber).

Sama suspension was also upgraded – 2018-2019 Mitsubishi engineers have added to the front and rear spring strut rebound, which has a positive impact on the level of road noise, and the stability of the behavior of an SUV in the turns.
Although previous Outlander helm, like a good dog owner, now the reaction of the vehicle to driver has become more docile and predictable.
With its impressive dimensions and weight of the machine does not heel in turns, and the direct holding and all perfect – no holes, no track is not forced to taxi and “catch” them at speed.

Test-drive maneuverability, here in front of us is woven on the pavement, going round every pothole, some slug: Rebuilds the free left lane, the gas in the floor, and “Outlander” almost instantly dials allowed in the city of 60 km / h instead of 20, and about that coating, to say the least, imperfectly resemble only barely audible “plop-plop” somewhere below – or on the steering wheel or the “fifth point” feel road imperfections can not.
“Is it time to slow down before the” speed bump “?” – A reasonable question arises in the mind.
But slow down, of course – not for nothing that they “lie”.
The conditions as close as possible to the “martial” in this test drive to drive the 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander, we did not, but the experience of love with his dorestaylingovoy version can quite credibly claim: thanks to all-wheel drive system, 2018-2019 Mitsubishi AWC vehicle not succumb either to the mud baths, nor to snow drifts.



Of course, the “Outlander” is not all-terrain vehicle – the impressive front and rear overhangs significantly limit its ability to overcome the steep climbs and descents, but the impressive ground clearance of 215 mm in conjunction with differential lock is added not only to the driver confidence, but also cross-country – the car.
In this Outlander is available in both front-wheel drive configuration with a two-liter “aspirated” power of 146 hp
and torque of 196 Nm.
Not enough?
Then perhaps you are interested in a version with three-liter V6 and a herd of 230 “horses” under the hood?
Fee for extra power and 8.7 seconds with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h – 95 th petrol, while the power units in volume 2 and 2.4 l “eat” officially 92nd, spending 7.5 and 7.9 liters of fuel to “hundreds” in the combined cycle, respectively.
Well, very fashionable today ECO-MODE – where do without it?

Therefore, the merits of the updated “Outlander” a lot: in favor of it and say modern design, spacious and roomy interior, and a wide range of powertrains, and much more.
Well, where the disadvantages?
Frankly, they tell us, if there is, in my eyes is not rushed.
Is that attributed to it a full-size spare tire under the floor, so maybe someone will complain to the lack of transmission line “mechanics”?
But all this is, to put it mildly, is not serious.
But the desire after the test-drive sedan to replace its C-Class to the updated 2018-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander there is well-founded.