After the recent refresh, it looks pretty much certain that the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will come without more important changes. The popular compact crossover has been around for almost two decades. The current-generation model came in 2013. Five years later, the company comes with the second update. For this occasion, we have seen various novelties, both outside and on the inside.
Considering such tweaks, it seems hard to expect more important changes only a year later. Still, we can find many reports around that suggest a new hybrid powertrain in the near future. Will the new electrified version come before the redesign, we can’t be so sure. In any case, expect to see 2020 Outlander sometime late in the next year.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is about to continue in the same way. There is a familiar design, which makes this compact crossover a very capable machine. A familiar GS architecture might look old but still brings some benefits, mainly in terms of performances. Despite this is a pretty common crossover, it actually comes with solid off-road capabilities and that is one of its strongest points for sure.
In terms of styling, the recent update has brought a lot of novelties, so we shouldn’t expect anything new from the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander in this area. Of course, those changes mostly affected front end. You can notice a new grille design, as well as some tweaks to the bumper. At the rear end, you can also notice some changes on the bumper, while the rest of the crossover remains largely the same. As it usually for these kinds of refreshes, there are also novelties in terms of new wheels design. For the next year, there is a chance to see some new color options in the offer.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander interior
On the inside, this crossover hasn’t changed a lot since the initial launch five years ago. It comes with three rows of seating in a standard package, except the hybrid version, which can accommodate five passengers. The overall look of the cabin looks ok, though most competitors have more things to offer. The comfort is good, but not spectacular. In higher trims, you can count on leather upholstery as well. The overall quality seems ok, while legroom and cargo space are pretty much class-average. In terms of gadgetry and other tech features, you can count on a 7-inch touchscreen interface, which is simple and works pretty smooth. Higher trim levels offer smartphone integration as well.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander safety
The Outlander is a pretty safe crossover. On most crash tests, it gained eighter four or five starts, which seems more than enough. There are even some advanced safety systems that make the overall feel even better. Base models come with a rearview camera, while higher trims have much more to offer. Some of the highlights are a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, active lane change assist and much more.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander engines
The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander will continue with three familiar powertrain options in the offer. The base model comes with a four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine, which is good for about 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy goes around 25 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. It drives ok, but a larger V6 unit is definitely a much better choice. It is a familiar 3.0-liter gasoline engine, which has a max output 224 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque. While the base engine comes with a CVT, this one uses a 6-speed automatic transmission. Compared to the base engine, this one features lower mpg ratings, around 20 in the city and 27 on the highway.
Finally, there is a plug-in hybrid version. This one features a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a couple of electric motors. In terms of power, it stands between two gasoline engines. A fuel economy is good, but not spectacular. You can count on 25 miles per gallon in a combined drive. An all-electric range goes around 22 miles. When it comes to charging, you will need 13 hours on 110V outlet, or 3.5 hours on a 240V power supply. There is also a fast-charging option, with which you can charge 80% of the battery in about 25 minutes.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander release date and price
We expect to see 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander sometime in the second half of next year. When it comes to price, base models should go around 24.000, while top models go all away up to 40.000 dollars.