Our current vehicle is coming up on being seven years old with 100,000 miles. As much as I don’t want to admit it, it’s about time to start looking for something new. We know that we want to stay with an SUV, which offers the space we need — however, we don’t want a monster truck that sucks up gas.
Which is why the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander caught my eye when it debuted at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show last month. Check out this beauty–
The 2014 Outlander crossover seats SEVEN while still being classed as a compact SUV. Plus, it’s expected to deliver fuel economy that will place it among the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the compact utility category. It’s the perfect ride for a family on the go!
The new Outlander, which commemorates the 30th anniversary of Mitsubishi Motors entering the North American marketplace, has a fresh look and feel that’s both visually appealing and functional. The new interior design emphasizes ergonomics, aesthetics, comfort and quality. From the new soft-touch instrument panel to the eye-catching gloss black center waterfall to the lovely wood grain trim, the interior of this handsome crossover exudes opulence.
Further aiding fuel economy is a lightweight body that tips the scales approximately 200 pounds less than that of the outgoing Outlander – all while providing a high level of collision safety and structural rigidity through use of high-tensile steel.
In addition to the long list of standard amenities, available features include:
- a next-generation navigation system
- a state-of-the-art 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate sound system
- a power tailgate activated from the driver’s seat or by the keyless entry remote fob
- advanced safety systems including a camera-based Lane Departure Warning system and radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Mitigation systems as well as the latest version of Mitsubishi’s extraordinary Super All Wheel Control all-wheel drive system.
There’s plenty of space for all of the “stuff” that goes along with life. From toting the kids to and from soccer games, to hauling bags of groceries and luggage for road trips to visit family across the country.
I don’t have price point yet, but the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is set to arrive at Mitsubishi dealerships in North America in early 2014 — about the same time we will be purchasing a new vehicle … I can’t wait to see it in person!
What do you think of the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander?
This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.