The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander’s price tag has finally been announced. The new model, which comes quite improved, will actually be less expensive than its previous counterpart. Though the price reduction isn’t drastic, it might spook some less-informed buyers and make them believe the new crossover isn’t as good as the last year’s. But, they should know better. The situation is actually opposite – the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with “over one hundred engineering and design improvements”, not to mention new appearance and more gadgets. The new model will, therefore, offer much better performance than its current counterpart. All details and flaws have been carefully examined and improved, and the price reduction is only there to sweeten the deal a bit more. The reason why the manufacturer decided to offer the new 2016 Outlander at a $200 lower price is because they want to attract even more buyers than before. In our opinion, this move will surely bring results, since the new three-row crossover really has something interesting to offer.
Like we said, the pricing for the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is announced. The base model will cost $22,995, destination fee included. This is $200 less than what the previous model cost. The base model is ES trim with 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that generates 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a CVT which sends power to front-wheels. The model should have a much better performance than the current Outlander, since the manufacturer made a lot of engineering changes on the 2016 crossover, meaning even the entry level SUV will have more than satisfying behaviour on the road.
The entry ES trim also comes with some new details. It now offers LED positioning lights, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, new steering wheel, automatic climate control, 6-speaker audio system, improved second-row seating and full-color LCD Multi-Information Display. The interior design has also been improved and now looks more modern and posh. This all comes with the new and attractive exterior design and noticeable better performance thanks to the vast number of improvements mentioned earlier.
However, if this isn’t good enough of a deal for you, the manufacturer has prepared yet another surprise. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will now come with cheaper safety features, as well. The Forward Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning all come at a lower price than before.
And for those who want something more, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander also offers the GT trim, which comes with a 3.0-liter V6 mill that produces 224 horsepower. The engine is mated to the six-speed Sportronic automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The mill comes with standard all-wheel drive, and though its price is a bit higher, it will surely stay keep the good quality-price ratio.
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