2011 model pictured

NEW FOR 2012:

– Body-colour front bumper centre
– Eco mode indicator in instrument cluster
– Front strut tower bar deleted
– Available auto-dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera
– New available option packages; Sun & Sound package discontinued

For 2012, changes to the Mitsubishi Outlander are in trim. New optional packages include a Premium Package for the ES 4WD that adds a power sunroof, leather seats, power driver’s seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille surround with silver skid plate, fog lamps, and auto-dimming rearview mirror with camera; a new Sun & Wheels Package for the LS that adds 18-inch alloy wheels and power sunroof; and a Navigation Package for the XLS that adds a 40GB hard disc drive navigation system with music server, Diamond Lane Guidance system, reverse rearview camera system, auxiliary video input jack, Real Time Traffic information, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a choice of two engines. The 2.4-litre four-cylinder with CVT is used on the ES, in front- or all-wheel drive. The 3.0-litre V6 with six-speed automatic is used in the LS, which is all-wheel drive, and the XLS, which uses Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) with an active front differential. The ES is five-passenger, while the LS and XLS have three-row seating.

Features on the ES FWD include 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, auto-off headlamps, mesh grille with black surround, heated mirrors, black roof rails, variable intermittent wipers, intermittent rear wiper, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, heated cloth seats, 60/40 split fold-and-tumble second-row seatbacks, dual glovebox, cargo cover, floor mats, electronic brake force distribution, active front head restraints, anti-theft alarm, tire pressure monitoring system, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, and trip computer.

The ES AWD adds hill start assist.

The LS adds heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, fog lights, 60/40 split-folding second-row seat with slide adjusters, stowable third-row seat, auto-dimming mirror with rearview camera, security alarm with motion sensor, and proximity key.

The XLS adds 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, automatic xenon headlamps, mesh grille with chrome surround, silver skid plate extension, silver-painted roof rails, rain-sensing wipers with flat aero wiper blades, side sill extensions with chrome accent, heated leather seats, power driver’s seat, floor console box with leather armrest, soft-touch instrument panel pad, double-stitch door trim accents, active front differential, six-CD Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, Sirius satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted shifter paddles, high-contrast gauge meters with full colour display, and power sunroof.

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