It’s been more than a year since Mitsubishi launched the current generation of its compact SUV and from this perspective, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer did a good job. The Outlander may not be the most exciting model in the class but, on the other hand, it plays on the practicality card and it does it right. It offers a spacious and comfortable cabin, with three rows of seats and a generous cargo area. We also like its potent plug-in hybrid powertrain, as well as the ride quality, with is mostly about comfort and smoothness. Considering all these goodies, it’s pretty much for sure that the 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander is about to carry on without more important updates.
In practice, this means that the overall design will remain the same but we won’t exclude the possibility to see smaller-scale updates, such as new color options, more standard equipment, etc. Some sources also speculate about the new appearance package. More details should come from the officials in the future.
2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Design
Design-wise, the 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander will carry on in the same way. The compact crossover was redesigned last year and this will be the third production year of the generation. Unlike the previous versions, this one share DNA with Nissan Rogue, as both models ride on Nissan’s CMF platform. The Outlander benefits from this in the way that it’s more comfortable than before and that it feels more refines.
The new generation also looks more attractive, thanks to the “Dynamic Shield” design language it follows. Futuristic aesthetical elements, combined with lots of bold styling solutions, make this SUV look more attractive than most rivals and we have no doubt it will remain fresh-looking for several more years. Still, we won’t complain if we see some updates, in terms of new color options, new appearance packages etc.
The Outlander has always been known for practical cabins, but the current generation also brought significant improvements regarding quality. As a result, there is a luxurious cabin, full of high-quality materials and with very elegant design solutions. Moreover, there is also a good amount of tech features, while the sound insulation is also pretty good.
Another thing we really like about this crossover is the amount of space. This is one of the rare compact crossovers that come with three rows of space. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the second row also accommodates adults easily. The third row is tight but that’s something you expect from a vehicle of this size. Still, it is a great extra feature you don’t get from most other models in this class.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on 11.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, 33.5 cubic feet behind the second row and 79.7 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume. The total space is impressive for a compact SUV.
Although the 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander might bring some novelties in this aspect, we are pretty sure that most things are about to remain the same. Therefore, we expect that the base models will come standard with goodies like, an 8-inch touch screen, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, two USB ports, voice recognition, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Higher trim levels should offer goodies like a 9-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless device charging, a 10-speaker Bose premium stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio and two rear USB ports, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, proximity keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a panoramic sunroof.
2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Engines
The 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander should continue with two familiar powertrain options. Base models will continue with a 2.4-liter inline-four, which puts out around 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes paired with a CVT and offers mediocre performance.
Also, there is a plug-in hybrid powertrain, based on an inline-four that comes with an electric motor and a 20-kWh battery pack. The combined output goes up to 248 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for significantly better performance compared to the standard gasoline versions.
At least, fuel economy is good with the base engine, as you get around 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The average fuel economy for the PHEV is 26 mpg in combined city/highway driving in gas mode and 64 MPG-equivalent combined in hybrid mode, which is decent but still way worse compared to most other hybrid SUVs. The all-electric range goes up to 38 miles.
2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 28.500 dollars. The PHEV currently starts at around 40.000 dollars and we don’t expect a bigger increase in the next year.