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What Automotive College Students Need to Know About the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander

Published on November 26, 2020 by in Blog, CATI

What Automotive College Students Need to Know About the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander

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The subcompact crossover field is becoming increasingly competitive, as more families seek the luxury and practicality of a vehicle that’s smaller and cheaper than an SUV, but that still offers many of its design advantages. With the release of the 2021 Outlander, Mitsubishi is competing at a price point similar to competitors such as the Hyundai Kona, Subaru Crosstrek, Honda CR-V, and Honda HR-V. Production on the Outlander Sport began in 2011, so the ageing model has been well overdue for a makeover for some time now. While the 2021 release is less than thrilling overall, we’re happy to report that the subcompact crossover from Mitsubishi manages to stand out nonetheless, with some notable benefits coming from its new design. 

To learn more about what to expect from this model, let’s take a closer look!

A Glance at the Engine and Fuel Economy For Automotive College Students

The 2021 Outlander is equipped with either a 2.0-litre engine producing 148 horsepower, or a 2.4-litre engine that puts out 168 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard, and uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT). In terms of fuel economy, the 2.0-liter engine gets 10 km/L in the city, 13 km/L on the highway, and around 11 km/L combined. If selecting the all-wheel drive option, the fuel economy is almost the same, getting 10 km/L in the city, 12 km/L on the highway, and 11 km/L combined. 

Drive, Warranty, and Price Point

An auto career pro may notice the drive is on the stiffer side, while the steering and brakes offer good overall responsiveness. The somewhat noisy base 2.0-liter engine lacks some power, and the CVT can sometimes make for a less than smooth acceleration. With some of these flaws in mind, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander remains satisfactory for its price point, with a base model sitting at around $31,000 CAD. The 2021 Mitsubishi also boasts an excellent warranty—guaranteed for 10 years or 161,000 km, taking care of many cost-related concerns for buyers.

Standard and Additional Features

The Outlander’s base model is equipped with features such as LED headlight and taillights, cruise control, automatic climate control, audio controls built into the steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen, and an audio system with 4 built-in speakers equipped with Bluetooth, radio, and a USB port. LED fog lights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, and an auto-dim rear-view mirror are additional stand-out features noted by industry reviewers.

A Convenience Options package comes with some features that take the Outlander up to par with some of its competitors, including heated front seats, Apple/CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and an 8-inch infotainment display. 

Check out the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander interior here:

As to changes to the LE trim, fans who know the Outlander best are likely to take note of the added black 18-inch wheels, along with black door mirrors and grille.  

Safety Features

The 2021 Outlander offers a variety of advanced safety features likely to impress students of automotive training schools, including anti-lock brakes, hill-start assist, and a stability control function that applies the vehicle’s brakes if grip loss is detected. The Outlander also comes equipped with a forward-collision prevention function, as well as an auto high-beam system to adjust to oncoming drivers.

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