2013 Mitsubishi Outlander GT review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 31 January 2013 , 18:01:43 byEmil

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Mitsubishi Outlander GT

One automotive specialists and enthusiast drove the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander in GT trim and shared with us his experience. As the carmaker announced, the 2014 version of the Outlander is on its way, but the pictures indicate it would look better back in 2008. According to the driver, its rear seat is downright insulting. Of course, there are several utility vehicles on the market now that make the third row an enviable seating position, but the GT is the worst and not just the one currently found on the market, but the worst ever created. The padding is lacking and the headrests are as tall as the seat back itself, as well.

Under the hood, the model hides a 3.0-liter V6 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission to transfer the output to the wheels. This is actually the best part about it. The engineers have replaced the base 4-cylinder engine and the continuously variable transmission. It also has good ride quality no matter the weather or the road conditions. The model tested was equipped with the dynamic Super All-Wheel Control capable of transmitting the 230 horsepower output to all four wheels. This way, traction was improved. There is also an active front differential that, for better off-road performance, splits engine torque across the front axle.

Back in 2010, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT received a styling refresh and it became one of the better-looking budget crossovers on the market. The model received angular HID headlights, clear LED taillights and also a stylish touch to the overall appearance of the car.

When it comes to fuel consumption, the car registers 19 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway and it requires premium gasoline. In terms of interior, know that the front passengers have heated seats. The model features the easy-to-use Fuse hands-free system as standard equipment. The middle row provides a surprising level of comfort with a 60/40 split seat that can recline and slide offering more legroom. The starting price for the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander GT starts at $22.695.
Source: autoblog