After the recent redesign, which has brought a lot of significant base design changes, it’s pretty much for sure that the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander, which will represent the second production year of the generation, will come without more important changes. We expect to see the same design and features, though minor novelties in terms of new standard equipment are always possible. Also, some sources speculate about the hybrid powertrain for the next year. The officials are still quiet on this matter.
You may count on a familiar layout, which has a lot of great things to offer. Besides the fact that the Outlander is one of the rare compact SUVs that features three rows of seats, we also like this model because of its well-designed cabin, full of premium materials. Furthermore, we like the comfortable ride, as well as the long list of standard equipment. On the other hand, the main complaint goes to the powertrain, which feels a little bit underpowered.
As there are no significant changes to come, it’s pretty much for sure that the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will come sometime late in the year.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will represent the second production year of the generation. Therefore, it’s pretty much for sure that it won’t feature bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar design, which is now based on Nissan’s CMF platform. The new Outlander shares most of its parts with Nissan Rogue, and that can be noticed pretty easily during the ride. The ride quality is pretty similar. This SUV is focused on comfort and convenience. While the ride is smooth, there isn’t much athleticism in this model. There is a decent amount of body lean in corners, while steering isn’t particularly precise either.
In terms of the styling, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will continue in the same way, with a pretty aggressive layout, full of sharp edges and angles. We don’t expect to see any change in this aspect. Still, there is always room for things like new color options.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander interior will also continue in the same way and it will remain one of the strongest points. The new cabin looks pretty amazing. The aesthetics are great, while most areas are covered with soft-touch materials. Furthermore, the attention to detail is great, as well as the overall build quality. Finally, things like a massive infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster make the cabin look even more upscale.
Besides great interior quality, the Outlander also impresses with its practicality and functionality. It is one of the rare compact crossovers with three rows of seats. Of course, the third row is pretty tight but it is a very useful feature to have. On the other hand, the first two rows are very comfortable and spacious.
The cargo area is among the biggest in the class. You may count on about s 11.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, while the cargo area expands to 33.5 cubic feet when the third row is folded. The total cargo volume goes up to 79.7 cubic feet.
Although certain novelties are always possible, we are pretty sure that most things are about to remain the same. So, all models should come standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo.
The list of options should include goodies like tri-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, a 9-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, a smartphone charging pad, HD Radio, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo, two additional USB ports, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine
Under the hood, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will continue with Nissan’s 2.5-liter inline-four, which puts our 181 horsepower. The driving dynamics aren’t spectacular, but this SUV serves well as a daily commuter, especially if we consider a pretty good fuel economy. It goes around 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Also, some sources speculate about a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Mitsubishi has a long tradition in designing such a powertrain. So, we wouldn’t be surprised to see an upgraded version of the system that powered the previous generation, based on a 2.4-liter inline-four engine. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so we can tell much about this powertrain.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will come sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 26.000 dollars. Key competitors will be the VW Tiguan, as well as the upcoming next-generation Honda CR-V, which will also feature three rows of seats.