The compact crossover is one of the most popular types of vehicles on the market, and competition between the auto companies to create new and better versions of these vehicles than their rivals has led to lots of exciting innovations and extra goodies for customers. The latest of these innovations comes courtesy of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Unlike most compact crossovers, where the standard seating arrangement is for five people, the newest version of the Outlander comes with a third-row seat for two additional passengers. This gives the new Outlander the type of seating layout common among larger SUVs, while still maintaining the compact crossover’s smaller, more convenient size.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Details
In addition to the third-row seating, the Outlander also features a second row that slides forward, creating more space for passengers in the back of the vehicle. This is an incredibly convenient feature. Since most third-row seating tends to have less space and can be incredibly uncomfortable for anyone larger than a child to sit in, the fact that the 2017 Outlander allows for plenty of teenagers and adults to sit in it comfortably makes it a great pick for large families or people who like to travel with friends.
Of course, another issue that comes with third-row seating is driver visibility. The more headrests there are taking up space in a vehicle’s interior, the more obstacles there are that might get in the way of a driver’s eye line, making it harder for them to see what’s happening behind them. In this area, too, Mitsubishi has drivers covered. The third-row headrests are removable and can be conveniently stored when those seats aren’t in use. When the third-row seat isn’t occupied, it doesn’t have to be an inconvenience or a safety hazard.
There’s plenty of other details to talk about, in regards to the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. The SEL Touring package adds a heated steering while, a premium audio system, a power lift gate, and a glass sunroof. Additionally, it comes with some great safety features like the blind-spot warning system and lane-change assistance, as well as adaptive cruise control and forward collision mitigation. All of this, combined together, makes it one of the most luxurious and the safest compact crossovers on the market.
Let’s also talk performance. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a four-cylinder engine capable of 166 horsepower as the standard option, with the option to upgrade to a V-6 with a regular automatic transmission. The four-cylinder model with all-wheel drive, on the other hand, is capable of 26 miles per gallon.
When you combine all the great features together with the 2017 Outlander’s sleek, modern look, 18-inch wheels, and standard tinted rear glass, and you get one impressive compact crossover that should appeal to a wide variety of drivers.
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