With unparalleled crossover styling, the government's highest 5-star crash test safety rating, seating for up to 7 passengers and the choice of front-wheel drive or full-time All-Wheel Control (AWC), the Mitsubishi Outlander (starting MSRP $22,345) has been a winner for both North American consumers and the Japanese auto manufacturer.
For the 2012 model year, the Mitsubishi Outlander receives several key upgrades and environmentally-friendly features.
An 'ECO' indicator light has been added that illuminates on the driver's instrument panel to signal when the vehicle is being driven in a manner that provides optimum fuel efficiency,
Vehicles equipped with the Premium package (SE model) and the Touring package (GT model) provide the driver with a new level of safety thanks to a rearview camera system that's integrated into the rearview mirror.
Another eco-friendly plus: the 2012 Outlander is now certified as a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) in all 50 states.
The Mitsubishi Outlander benefits from clever engineering including an all-aluminum roof that not only helps to improve the vehicle's fuel efficiency by reducing excess weight but also lowers the vehicle's center of gravity for improved handling and stability; fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seating (SE and GT versions) and a uniquely-designed flap-folding tailgate that provides maximum ease of placement or retrieval of goods from the rear cargo area.
Standard safety and security features on Mitsubishi's luxurious, do-anything crossover include advanced dual-stage front air bags with seat position sensors; side-impact curtain air bags (1st and 2nd row occupants); front seat thorax side air bags; active front seat head rests; head impact absorption roof and pillar trim; Active Stability Control (ASC); anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Traction Control Logic (TCL); Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer and rear door child safety locks.
Freshening up the exterior of the entry-level Outlander ES for 2012 is a new wheel cover design for its 16-inch wheels.
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 168 hp
Torque: 167 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.0 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 230 hp
Torque: 215 ft-lbs
CVT, 6-speed Automatic
Standard features abound on the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander ES and include a 6-speaker, 140-watt CD/MP3 player with digital signal processing, equalization control and speed-compensated volume setting; air conditioning with micron air filtration; auto off headlight control; rear combination LED tail lamps with clear lenses; rear heater floor ducts; intermittent rear window wiper/washer and a multi-information meter display.
The mid-grade Outlander SE adds even more luxurious appointments including 3rd row seating; a sensational-sounding audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 changer and MP3/auxiliary RCA input; upgrade instrument panel and door trim; 18-inch alloy wheels; leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accents; FAST-key passive entry and engine starting; and numerous other high-end accessories.
Both the Outlander ES and SE models are powered by a 168 horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a slick Sportronic® continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with the SE versions (either 2wd or 4wd) receiving steering wheel-mounted magnesium-alloy paddle shifters as well.
The premier Outlander model, the GT, boasts a large number of high-end amenities including xenon HID headlamps; heated side view mirrors; automatic climate control; plus many more accessories.
The Outlander's already excellent handling capabilities are further improved on the GT model with the inclusion of advanced Mitsubishi technologies like Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) with three dynamic settings (Tarmac/Snow/Lock), an Active Front Differential (AFD), and Hill Start Assist (HSA). The driver further benefits from the GT's outstanding 230 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 engine and Sportronic® 6-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)Source - Mitsubishi
An all-new vehicle added to Mitsubishi's model lineup just last year, the sensible Outlander Sport has been a stunning sales success for the Japanese auto manufacturer. And for the 2012 model year - in just its second year of existence - the Outlander Sport will see a number of engineering improvements made to make this popular compact crossover even better.These changes include:
• Improving engine noise isolation on all models equipped with the continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
• Recalibration of the continuously-variable transmission (CVT) for improved acceleration response and feeling.
• Adding new chrome accents to the gauge cluster surround and some of the center console controls on SE trim level vehicles.
• A new 16-inch wheel cover design (ES model); new 18-inch alloy wheel design (SE model); incorporating a rearview camera display into the rearview mirror for the Premium package available on the SE model vehicle.
• An up-shift indicator light for efficient vehicle operation on ES models equipped with the five-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Every 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport model is engineered with fuel-conserving technologies including Electric Power Steering (EPS), a higher-efficiency alternator and a wind tunnel-tested body design that provides the best aerodynamic performance in its class.
The entry-level front-wheel drive 2012 Outlander Sport ES is available with either a refined 5-speed manual transmission or the advanced continuously-variable transmission (CVT). Standard features include a 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible audio system with four speakers; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; rear LED combination tail lights; intermittent rear wiper; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; magnesium-alloy paddle shifters (CVT-equipped cars only) and advanced dynamic systems including Active Stability Control (ASC) with Hill Start Assist (HSA).
The Outlander Sport SE boasts essentially all of the ES-level trim features but adds sumptuous amenities including the FÚSE Handsfree Link System™ that allows voice-activated operation of the audio system and a cell phone; Super-wide beam High-Intensity Discharge (S-HID) headlights; 18-inch alloy wheels; One-touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch; automatic climate control; and the FAST-key passive entry system.
The Outlander Sport SE is available with either 2WD or with a driver-selected, electronically-controlled 4WD system - the same all-wheel drive system found on the Mitsubishi Outlander mid-sized crossover vehicle.
In addition to the aforementioned Active Stability Control (ASC) with Hill Start Assist (HSA), all 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models include anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; Traction Control Logic (TCL); and an advanced front air bag SRS with passenger weight and driver's seat position sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, and curtain side air bags with role-over sensors.
All 2012 Outlander Sport models are powered by a fuel-efficient 148 horsepower DOHC 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant equipped with Mitsubishi's advanced MIVEC variable valve-timing technology and achieves an impressive EPA-rated 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
As a customer convenience, every 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sold will have a full tank of gas at the time the customer takes delivery of their new vehicle at the dealership.Source - Mitsubishi