The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of a few crossover SUVs that comes with three rows of seating. Offered in five trim levels, the new Outlander includes one standard drivetrain choice, one optional V6 engine, and a plug-in hybrid variant. Additionally, an all-wheel-drive setup is available and this SUV comes with the best safety rating in the segment.
All that is available at an affordable price and Outlander also offers a class-leading warranty. Infotainment features are on another level, the interior is pleasing and comfortable. The exterior features a modern design and it comes with an athletic stance. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander will suffer only minor changes, however, there is plenty of new amenities, but most of them are optional.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander exterior styling and trim options
The exterior of the upcoming 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is somewhat understated. The exterior holds a simple design that does not make a stand out from the crowd, but the styling is attractive. On top of that, this SUV sports a clean design that is similar to some of the BMW’s models and the lines are looking gorgeous.
The front end gets the most of the updates, which includes a grille that comes with a different shape and the headlights with the LED units. Also, fog lights will come with the LED technology as well, and the front bumper looks bolder.
To the side, 18-inch alloy wheels are standard while the 19-inch rollers are optional. The rear part gets a new spoiler and the tailgate is slightly larger than on the previous model. All of the changes will improve the overall aerodynamic which creates a perfect combination of the amenities that the Outlander offers.
The SEL trim level offers a power tailgate and auto-dimming rearview mirror as standard. The GT models will benefit from a standard auto on-off headlights, power-folding mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander interior sports a clean design
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander can accommodate up to seven passengers, except the PHEV model. The comfort is great and the materials inside the cabin are upscale. Just like the exterior, the interior sports a clean design with plenty of beautiful shapes. Moreover, the cabin is quiet and the controls are easy to use.
Generally, the layout is very good and the interior is attractive. Some dark accents are boosting the premium feeling even more and there is a new black-gloss finish around the center console. The cargo area is also above average and if you fold both rows you’ll get up to 65 cubic feet of cargo space.
As we already said, the interior gets a lot of new features where most of them are optional. The base model comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, Bluetooth, keyless entry and a dual-zone climate control, all as standard.
Trim features and safety
The SE models are including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual USB ports, push-button start and the front seats with the cooling and heating options. LE model adds a sunroof and the 8-way power driver’s seat. Opt for a GT trim level and you can get Rockford Fosgate premium audio system.
Safety is another strong point of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander as it holds a lot of top features. That will include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward-collision mitigation system.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander powertrain output
The forthcoming 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander offers a single drivetrain option that is standard on all of the models except the GT. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is capable of producing up to 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems are available while the ES trim and higher trim levels get a Super-All Wheel Control.
The GT model will get a 3.0-liter V6 drivetrain. This potent unit generates 224 HP and 215 lb-ft of torque. The Super-All Wheel Control is standard and this engine drinks premium gasoline.
Towing and transmission
The first engine runs on a regular-grade gasoline and it can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The towing of the other engine is 3,500 pounds. Both engines are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the CVT gearbox is optional.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV model review
As expected, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will make a production. This variant will use a plug-in hybrid drivetrain but that is not the only difference when comparing it with the base model.
The exterior will visually stay the same but the interior will offer much higher quality and comfort. However, there are only two rows of seats. The leather seats are standard, and the front bucket seats are redesigned.
The buttons on the dash are also different and there are a new gauge cluster and HVAC vents. The PHEV model will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a twin AC synchronous motors. This mix produces 117 hp and 137 lb-ft of torque.
While the drivetrain comes with the less power, the fuel economy is much better. The fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg combined and 74 mpg equivalent. The battery pack is bigger than before and it can be fully charged in less than four hours.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander price and release date
The price of the base 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $24,500. The GT models with the V6 engine will cost around $33,000. Outlander PHEV is priced at $40,000. We can expect the Mitsu’s latest crossover SUV to hit the markets by the end of 2018.