2007 Mitsubishi Outlander review and picture


The 2007 model of Mitsubishi’s Outlander, its chip on the table of sports utility vehicles, has a lot in common with the 2006 version, but most of it is surface similarity. For the most part, the Outlander is completely renovated. It still hugs the turf like the 2006 model, and retains the off-road verve of its forerunner as well, but it improves on both aspects and adds a lot more. Its new appearance has a couple less angles, and under the hood it’s looking different as well.

One of the new things presented with the 2007 Outlander is an electronic traction and skid control system, a necessary component of many modern cars,especially those that are meant for more than just the highway. The steering has been made more sensitive and the brakes have been increased in size to make them more easy to use and give them more power. The shock absorbers have also been shaped up to allow the driver more control over the driving experience.

The Outlander offers three versions, but only one body style, that four door smaller sized SUV that can fit up to seven passengers in its comfortable interior. The car comes with a 3.0 liter V6 engine that has 220 horsepower at all three levels, with six speed automatic but an optional Sportronic manual shift. The levels vary in price, starting low in the twenty thousands, which makes this not only a great SUV but a pretty good deal, too.

The ES comes with the standards, such as air conditioning and power windows, among other things, and also adds cruise control, controls on the steering wheel, fabric upholstery, keyless entry, and steel wheels. Not only are the front seats very adjustable in this vehicle, but the second row has four way adjustments as well, making it unique in its class for adding such additional comfort.

The LS kicks off with a shift knob and a steering wheel wrapped in leather and mounted with audio controls and a Bluetooth switch. With roof rails and a tonneau cargo cover, this level starts in on the serious outdoorsing. It offers two option packages, with the additional option which can be installed by the dealer of a Bluetooth interface with voice recognition.

  • Sun and Sound: nine speaker sound system, six-disc CD changer, DSP, subscription for six months to Sirius satellite radio, glass sunroof.
  • Entertainment: nine inch LCD monitor mounted on the roof with wireless headphones, video input jack, and AC power outlet.

Finally, at the top of line is the XLS, with starts out with automatic climate control and moves into a third row seat that can be folded down under the floor, magnesium shift peddles, fog lights, remote entry, Bluetooth, and alloy wheels. It also offers some option packages.

  • Luxury package: auto-leveling Xenon headlights, leather seats, heated seats in the front, power adjustable driver’s seat.
  • Navigation and Multi-Communication System: this is one unit, which combines a GPS-like navigation system with a radio and CD player along with DVD player, touch screen LCD monitor, and a thirty megabyte drive that stores video and audio.

Not only is the Outlander luxurious, but it is also safe, containing the standard safety features of front and side airbags, side air curtains mounted in the roof, head restraints on the front seat, and child safety seat anchors. In addition to these standards, the Outlander also comes with antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, traction contro, and tire pressure monitors.


Fashun Guadarrama.

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