Test Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 Di-D 4WD: Do not feel like Van?

You know spontaneously, which is the most successful plug-in hybrid vehicle in Germany? It comes from Japan, specifically from Mitsubishi, and is the Outlander. Which it is still well as gasoline and diesel.

Nevertheless, the offer remains pleasantly manageable, because for each of drive there is only one power stage, which in both cases with 110 kW / 150 hp is also still the same. We drove the 2.2 Di-D 4WD, wherein the capacity is closer to 2.3 liters.

Mitsubishi Outlander.

Mitsubishi Outlander.
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Facelift for 2016

The series has been redesigned for this year. Of the approximately 100 changes, especially the new front design and especially boomerang-shaped chrome bar on either side of the modified bumper striking. back and the SUV now contributes a little more luster. All in all, occurs both noble and dynamic on the Outlander.
The interior has also been upgraded. to look nice are the deposits on the dashboard and door interior trim which will probably remember the grain of bamboo. There is also a little piano. but otherwise it goes to rather more rustic despite facelift. This is especially true for quite unadorned designed center console. There you will also find the button for the choice of all-wheel drive, with us has much better liked the rotary knob from the previous generation, it was able to see where the wheel rotates while the key does not reveal anything, but only the Bordcomputeranziege but equal. Three modes are available: Eco mode (rear axle is switched on only when necessary), permanent all-wheel drive and driving with differential lock on the ground.


After a pause for the diesel jumps to the pressure at the start button. The six-speed automatic (1800 Euro cost) changes gears pleasantly soft and reacts quickly to the gas commands as required can be engaged manually via shift paddles. The Outlander also excited by an exact steering and comfortable suspension with not firmer damping. In terms of assistance systems Mitsubishi offers a package. It includes for 1,400 euros, an adaptive cruise control and a Collision Warning with brake intervention and a lane departure warning system that works relatively reliably, but logs a little late in our opinion.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander
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inner space

One of the great strengths of the Outlander is his space. Thus, passengers can complain about lack neither button or knee room nor too short leg supports on the second row. Even with outworked back bench - it has an adjustment range of 25 centimeters - it's still too kommod. Eng is however in series three, which is fitted as standard with the diesel (the gasoline engine is only available with five seats). The two additional seats really are only good as a short-term stopgap, but stand for the great variability of the Japanese. It is not even so much the high angled knee or the leg, but above all the lack of height for the head, which is in the range of the tailgate bracket, requires the waiver. The luggage is of course no matter an almost 1.70 meters long load surface and over 1,754 liters of storage volume available for when needed.

The Outlander also has relatively large windows, which is now no longer a matter of course. Even the third side windows behind the C-pillar allows despite thick D-pillar when maneuvering quite another look diagonally behind. In any case, the vehicle dimensions when entering or leaving a parking space can be estimated relatively well.

Conclusion: The Outlander, by the way, does not bear the type plate, but as the Land Rover Discovery model name on the front hood, is one of those SUVs that is recommended as an alternative for those who are looking for space and flexibility, where a van but very image of the family car adheres. And five-year warranty, there are also. (Ampnet / jri)

Specifications Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 Di-D 4WD Aut.

Length x width x height (m):4.70 x 1.81 x 1.68
Engine:4-cyl diesel, turbo, 2268 cc
Power:110 kW / 150 hp at 3,500 U / min
Max. Torque:360 Nm at 1500 to 2750 rev / min
ECE consumption:5.8 liters
CO2 emissions:154 g / km (Euro 6)
maximum speed:190 km / h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h:11.6 sec.
Curb weight / payload:min. 1736 kg / max. 524 kg
Trunk size: 145-1754 l
Max towing capacity.:2000 kg
Turning circle:10.6 m
tires:225/55 R18
Price:35,290 €
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