You’ve probably heard from the company’s spokesman that there are some big plans for the future, but that won’t happen so soon, at least when it comes to the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. The familiar compact crossover has been around since the early 2000s and the current version is in the third generation. It debuted in 2013, so it looks like there is still a couple of years before we see a complete redesign, especially if we consider that the current model received an update recently.
For this occasion, we’ve seen a couple of interesting styling changes, as well as new suspension and a few more updates, which means that the company plans to keep the current model active for a couple of more years.
Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will continue in the same way, with familiar design characteristics. Also, this would mean that the upcoming model will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander definitely won’t change. It will continue to ride on a familiar GS platform, which has been in use for more than a decade and still serves as a basis for most Mitsubishi models. The current generation dates from 2013, which means it’s not too old, but also isn’t very fresh. Therefore, the company decided to make some updates for the 2019-year model. Of course, most of the updates were visual, but it is important to mention that there are also some changes in mechanics. The new model features upgraded suspension, as well as revised steering.
Of course, most of the updates were in terms of styling. Still, you won’t find anything radical. Changes are rather subtle, so you can notice slight revisions on the front face, on areas like grille and bumper. The rest of the car hasn’t changed too much.
All in all, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander should continue in the same way. It will follow all the changes that came with the current-year model and could see only some minor updates, in terms of new color options and similar things.
This update didn’t include too many interior changes, and the same thing is expected with the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. It will essentially remain the same, with familiar cabin layout. Of course, the model’s obvious advantage is the fact that there aren’t many compact crossovers that come with three rows of seats. Also, it is good to mention that the first two rows are quite generous in terms of legroom. On the other side, the third row is very tight, but that seems natural, considering the model’s size. When it comes to cargo capacity, you can count on about 10 cubic feet behind the third row, and on about 35 cubic feet behind the second row. These are quite decent numbers for the class.
When it comes to the interior quality, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will look good, but most rivals will look more upscale, due to the model’s age and lack of soft-touch materials.
When it comes to standard equipment, we will mention first that base models will continue with cloth upholstery. On the other side, higher trims will offer a lot of additions, such as things like leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel etc.
In terms of tech goodies, base models come standard with things like 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, HD Radio, a USB port, and Bluetooth. You can also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear-seat DVD player, satellite radio, a nine-speaker premium sound system etc.
The list of standard safety features is pretty short. Practically, a rearview camera is the only standard safety feature in base models. In higher trims, you can also get systems like front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning etc.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, there are three options in the offer. Base models come with a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, which is good for about 165 horsepower. It definitely isn’t the most exciting crossover to drive, but fuel economy is pretty good and goes around 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. If you are for something peppier, there is a familiar 3.0-liter V6 with around 225 horsepower.
Finally, there is a plug-in hybrid version, with some of the finest systems of this type in the automotive industry. It delivers around 200 horsepower and ensures a pretty amazing fuel economy of around 75 mpg-e. Also, it is one of the most eco-friendly powertrains you will find around.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Price
Considering that no bigger changes are expected for the next year, we expect to see the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander sometime in late in the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 24.500 dollars.