The Mitsubishi Outlander has just been redesigned and after all the improvements that came with the recent overhaul, it is pretty much for sure that the next year’s model will come without more important changes. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will represent the second production year of the generation and therefore, we don’t believe it could bring anything more than a couple of new features. Some sources speculate about the revival of the plug-in hybrid version, but the officials are still quiet on this matter.
In any case, the overall layout will remain the same. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will continue with the same layout, which has a lot of great things to offer. We like the new model’s spacious and pretty luxurious cabin, as well as a pretty long list of standard equipment. Furthermore, the ride is smooth and comfortable. On the other hand, the engine would use a little bit more power.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the next year’s model will hit the market sometime in late 2022.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will represent the second production year of the current generation. Therefore, it’s quite obvious it will carry on in the same way, without more important changes. The recent redesign brought a lot of novelties, starting from a completely new platform. The Outlander now rides on Nissan’s CMF platform and shares most of its parts with Nissan Rogue.
Compared to the previous generation, the new model is bigger and more spacious. Still, the biggest improvement came in terms of the ride quality, which is smoother and more comfortable than before. The steering is more precise, while the handling is better too. Still, most rivals still feel more engaging and offer a higher level of athleticism.
This aspect brought probably the biggest improvement over the previous generations and that’s why we are pretty sure that bigger changes won’t happen for the next year. You may count on the same cabin design, which has so many great things to offer. We like the dashboard design, as well as the materials, which are mostly soft to the touch. The build quality is pretty impressive too.
Furthermore, the Outlander remains one of the rare compact crossovers with three rows of seats, along with VW Tiguan and the upcoming next-generation Honda CR-V. The first two rows are very spacious and accommodate adults with ease, while the outward visibility is good in all directions. The third row is tight, of course, but it can be pretty useful.
The cargo area is another strong point of this SUV. You may count 11.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 33.5 cubic feet when the third row is folded. The overall cargo volume goes all-away up to 79.7 cubic feet, which is more than you get from any other compact SUV on the market.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander might bring a couple of novelties regarding the standard and available equipment but most of the things will certainly remain the same. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Of course, there is a long list of available features, which includes a 9-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, a smartphone charging pad, HD Radio, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo, and two additional USB ports, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, tri-zone climate control etc.
When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, driver drowsiness monitoring etc.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine
Things under the hood probably won’t change. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will continue with the same 2.5-liter inline-four, which puts out 181 horsepower and comes coupled with a CVT gearbox. The driving dynamics are OK for daily commuting but the car definitely needs more power on the open road. Also, the engine can be pretty loud on higher speeds.
On the other hand, you may count on pretty good fuel economy, which goes around 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Some sources also speculate about a PHEV version for the next year, which has been Outlander’s trademark for a long time. However, the officials are still quiet on this matter.
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Release Date and Price
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander will probably hit the market in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 27.000 dollars. Besides the aforementioned three-row classmates, key competitors will also be models like Kia Sportage, Jeep Compass etc.