2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Arrives with New High-Tech Safety Features, Comfort and Technical Improvements
- Enhancements take top-selling Outlander to next level
- Four-cylinder AWC price line gets available third-row seating
- V-6 GT S-AWC price line gets pedestrian detection system
Mississauga, ON, Oct. 19, 2016 – Coming off last year’s dramatic new design and 100-plus enhancements, the Mitsubishi Outlander compact SUV continues to evolve with a long list of safety, comfort and technological improvements for 2017.
For the new model year, the Outlander ES range receives the lion’s share of changes and, for the first time in Canada, the four-cylinder model offers available seven-passenger seating, a feature previously reserved only for the V-6 model.
“Outlander is our best-selling model and we expect Canadians will flock to a seven-passenger configuration in a rugged, all-wheel-control Outlander for just over $30,000,” said Tony Laframboise, vice president, Sales & Marketing at Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada. He refers to Outlander ES AWC Touring which, for an MSRP of $30,398, receives this suite of new-for-2017 safety technologies:
- Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist promotes safer lane changes by alerting drivers when a vehicle is in, or is approaching, a blind spot
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert aids backing out of parking spaces or driveways by alerting drivers if another vehicle is about to cross their path
A step up to the ES AWC Premium ($33,598) adds leather seats, heated steering wheel, power-folding side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, rain-sensing wipers, Smartphone Link Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay, and this new technology:
- Multi-View Camera System provides a sweeping, 360-degree birds-eye view for backing out of parking spots or driveways as well as parallel parking assist
The flood of new safety technologies, along with available seven-passenger seating, on the 2017 Outlander ES creates the most compelling value story for a compact SUV in Canada. It is part of an effort by Mitsubishi Motors in Canada to expand sales for the fuel-efficient, four-cylinder model.
Mated to the company’s latest, advanced CVT-8 transmission, Outlander ES’ 2.4-cylinder engine produces 166 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 162 lb. ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm. For the base, front-wheel-drive model (i.e. non AWC), Outlander ES achieves 7.5 L/100 km (highway), 9.2 (city) and 8.4 combined. Mitsubishi Motors is the recognized leader in the development of advanced AWC technologies. Outlander ES price lines equipped with AWC achieve 8.1 L/100 km (highway), 9.8 (city) and 9.0 (combined).
Line Up and Pricing
Seven variants of the Mitsubishi Outlander are available for the 2017 model year, with the base, five-passenger ES front-wheel-drive price line starting at an MSRP of $26,698 or $28,698 with the addition of AWC.
Among the many standard items on all Outlander price lines are seven airbags including at the driver’s knee, anti-theft security system and engine immobilizer, halogen headlamps, heated power side mirrors, heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer, leather-wrapped, tilt-telescopic steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, remote keyless entry, six-speaker, 140-watt sound system, auto climate control to name some. New-for-2017 added features on all price lines include 12v accessory outlet in rear cargo area, shark-fin roof antenna, front foot well lamps, LED console illumination and washer fluid level warning lamp; additionally, dual-zone climate control is now on all price lines.
The aforementioned, seven-passenger Outlander ES AWC Touring price line also includes power glass sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps and auto-dimming rear view mirror with Homelink®, SiriusXM satellite radio (three months complimentary) and silver-painted roof rails.
The SE and GT designations for Outlander denote 3.0-litre, V-6 power producing 224 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 215 lb. ft of torque at 3,750 rpm from a single overhead camshaft aluminum-block MIVEC engine. Outlander SE and GT price lines are not only the brand’s best sellers but also Canada’s only Japanese-made compact SUVs with six-cylinder power, boasting 3,500-lbs towing capacity. All SE AWC and GT S-AWC Outlanders continue to include seven-passenger seating with third-row, fold-flat seats.
New-for-2017 features on Outlander SE AWC ($31,998) include electronic parking brake, display audio and rear-view camera. Outlander SE AWC Touring ($33,998) gets Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist as well as Rear Cross Traffic Alert technologies plus Smartphone Link Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay along with heated and power folding/adjustable side-view mirrors with integrated LED indicator lamps.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC offers Super All-Wheel Control – Mitsubishi’s most sophisticated AWC system with added torque vectoring capabilities – essentially managing under/over steer and superior traction by providing torque to the front wheels on a left-to-right basis in addition to AWC’s front-to-back. As well, the GT S-AWC priceline includes advanced safety technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Mitigation, which now includes pedestrian detection.
New-for-2017 features on Outlander GT S-AWC include Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Multi-View Camera System and the Smartphone Link Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay; Outlander GT S-AWC starts at an MSRP of $37,998.
Outlander received the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating by the IIHS – the highest safety award designation offered by the organization – due in part to the availability of Forward Collision Mitigation technology that alerts drivers to potential frontal collisions and automatically provides warnings and applies emergency braking as necessary to reduce the severity of the collision or help avoid it altogether.
In addition to seven air bags, every 2017 Outlander also includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS) and Brake Override System (BOS); Hill Start Assist (HSA); Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
An additional layer of occupant protection is provided by Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system that absorbs energy to help provide occupant protection. RISE safety structure technology is engineered into every vehicle in Mitsubishi Motors’ product lineup.
Built Better. Backed Better
The Mitsubishi Outlander arrived in Canada in October 2002. The second generation Outlander bowed in early 2007 and was freshened in 2009. The current third-generation model went on sale in June 2013 and, for 2017, receives its second consecutive flight of significant enhancements and improvements following 2016’s 100+ enhancements.
Mitsubishi Outlander is backed by the best warranty in the world – lending itself to the company’s Canadian brand statement: Built Better, Backed Better – including a 10-year or 160,000-km limited powertrain warranty and a five-year or 100,000-km limited new vehicle warranty along with five years, unlimited mileage roadside assistance.
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada is the sales, service, parts and marketing arm for Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors with 89 dealerships across Canada. With a product range consisting of Lancer sedan and Sportback, Mirage hatchback and G4 sedan, RVR compact crossover, Outlander compact sport utility and the all-electric i-MiEV hatchback, MMSCAN supports its dealerships with a head office team and parts distribution centre -- both located in Mississauga, Ontario. Established in 2002, MMSCAN and its dealerships employ over 1,200 people in communities large and small. In 2016, MMSCAN became the only automaker to partner with Breakfast Club of Canada with a goal of stimulating young minds and a brighter future in communities across the land.