Mitsubishi’s popular Outlander SUV boasts exceptional handling, driving fun, and sport performance, thanks in large part to its wide array of performance-driven technologies. The 2019 Outlander is full of tech that makes it safer and more efficient while also boosting ride quality, giving you peace of mind so you can focus on the thrill of the open road.
The unique Super All-Wheel Control from Mitsubishi makes for an SUV that can handle the nastiest weather and most treacherous roads with ease. This feature uses an Active Front Differential and other smart pieces of tech to sense which wheels need power.
Plus, with driver-selectable modes, you can use SNOW mode when you’re vacationing up north, NORMAL mode for clear days, LOCK mode for a four-wheel drive experience, or ECO mode to save fuel.
These two drive modes in the SAWC system are the perfect example of what makes the Outlander so versatile and universal. LOCK mode distributes 50-50 power to the front and rear differentials, which mimics four-wheel drive for capable off-road driving.
Then you can switch to ECO mode once you’re back on the road. In this mode, the system defaults to front-wheel drive, so power is only delivered to the front two wheels, which saves fuel—but it can still automatically engage all-wheel drive if it senses the wheel has hit a slick spot and is slipping.
The 2019 Outlander comes standard with a Continuously Variable Transmission, which makes for a super smooth ride but can take away a bit of its sporty feel. For drivers who would miss the exciting sensation of switching into a higher gear, there’s the six-speed automatic transmission.
Get an even more sport-like Outlander with paddle shifters, which you can tap to shift up or down, giving you extra control over your Outlander’s performance. Paddle shifters are standard on the sporty GT trim, so if you’re looking for an even more performance-driven trim on this performance-driven SUV, the GT is the way to go.