We found the lane departure warning system really annoying ...
The Mitsubishi Outlander was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded overall five-stars, the maximum rating. It scored 94% for Adult Occupant, 83% Child Occupant, 64% Pedestrian and 100% for Safety Assist, which is an excellent result. This compares to the comparable Toyota RAV 4 which was tested in 2013 and which again scored a five star rating – 89% Adult Occupant, 82% Child Occupant, 66% Pedestrian and 66% Safety Assist.
Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes (ABS) with EBD, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Traction Control, Brake Assist an Emergency Stop Signal System, Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX child seat anchorages on the middle row of seats and seven airbags that includes a driver’s knee bag.
Plus as standard on the GX-5 model you get Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation System, City Crash Provision, Lane Departure Warning System and Speed Limiter.
We found the lane departure warning system really annoying as if you tend to clip corners or driving too near to the centre line as you would on country roads it will trigger, you can disable it but it re-activates on starting.
The GX-5 has a satellite navigation system as standard, which looks a little like an aftermarket unit. The navigation side of the system is fairly good but we found entering post code locations a little tricky as it would also ask for road names, which seems to defeat the purpose but that could be human error on our behalf.
The audio controls are complicated although the basic audio functions can easily be accessed from the steering wheel. It does include Bluetooth handsfree telephone connectivity, a FM/DAB radio tuner with single slot CD player and an iPod/mp3 via a USB connection port.
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What We Liked
- Euro NCAP rating
- Equipment level on the GX-5 model – very few options
- Interior Space
What We Disliked
- Fuel consumption could be better
- Only one shot/up down electric window on the driver’s window
- Handling a bit too ponderous
- Would like a GX-5 five-seater model with more boot space
- The interior lacks cohesion
We enjoyed our week with the Mitsubishi Outlander, we spent the time touring west Wales in the winter and this is where the Outlander performed well, out in the country. The reassurance of four-wheel-drive and the ride height made for comfortable safe driving. It was only really let down by out and out handling which may not bother you – so we recommend that you go and test the Outlander it might just be the wildcard SUV that will meet all of your needs.22 February 2014
Mitsubishi Outlander Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-D GX-5|
|Body Type||5-door SUV|
|Colour||Metallic Cool Silver|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||10.2 Seconds|
|Top Speed||118 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||153 g/km g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||55.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5-stars|
|Warranty||5 years / 62,500 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 22/02/14)||£33,999 + £450 paint|