2012 LA: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander makes world debut

Mitsubishi’s new 2014 Outlander SUV made its public debut today at the 2012 LA Auto Show with a brand new exterior and interior design.

“With its sleek new interior/exterior design direction, high-quality cabin materials, and reduced fuel consumption, the all-new 2014 Outlander is an affordably-priced crossover that is an ideal vehicle for the cost-conscience automotive consumer,” Mitsubishi said in a statement.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by either a 166-hp 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine (mated to a CVT) or a 24-valve 224-hp 3.0 liter V6 engine (mated to a 6-speed automatic).

The Mitsubishi Outlander will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid starting early 2014.

Hit the jump for a list of standard and optional features.

Major Standard Features (ES Model) 

  • 6 speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 player audio system
  • Reduced-weight body
  • RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) chassis safety cell construction
  • 3rd row fold-flat seating
  • Air conditioning with micron filter
  • Heating ducts for 2nd row passengers
  • Electric assist power steering
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors, curtain side air bags, driver’s knee air bag, and front seat mounted side-impact air bags
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Intermittent rear wiper with washer
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Privacy glass

SE adds over ES:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • FUSE Handsfree Link system™ with USB/iPod™ port
  • 140-Watt Digital HD Radio/CD audio system with MP3 playback capability and 6-inch touch-panel display audio screen
  • High contrast meter with full color MID-display
  • Heated front seats
  • FAST key passive entry system with push button on/off engine switch
  • Rearview camera system
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Available Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive with Active Front Differential (AFD)

GT adds over SE:

  • 3.0-liter V-6 MIVEC engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) with Active Front Differential (AFD)
  • Super-wide beam High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
  • SiriusXM™ satellite radio
  • Rain-sensing windshield wiper system
  • Exterior chrome beltline accent
  • Wood grain appearance trim

Outlander Options:

Premium Package (SE and GT models) adds: Panoramic glass sunroof; Leather seating surfaces; Power driver’s seat; Remote power tailgate; 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate® premium audio system with DTS Neutral Surround, PremiDIA® Surround and Dolby Volume features with 9 speakers including 10-inch subwoofer (includes wood grain appearance trim and SiriusXM™ satellite radio on SE model)
Touring Package (SE and GT models) adds: 7-inch touch panel navigation system with real-time traffic; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system; Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system; Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system.

2012 LA Auto Show

– By: Omar Rana