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The Fleet – Third report: Mitsubishi Outlander

Time 6 years ago

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WITH a work trip to Aberdeen on the cards the Outlander was my first choice for one simple reason and that’s the ‘C’ word: comfort.

The elevated driving position provides a good view and there’s plenty of head and legroom in the front, so you’re not cramped in on the long journeys. Two-way steering wheel adjustment and multi-adjustable seats mean you’d have to be Andre the Giant to find it uncomfortable.

It offers a smooth ride and the soft suspension soaks up any bumps. Mitsubishi has worked hard to improve the handling and stability compared with the old model and there’s far less wind noise, road noise and vibration, which again makes it more comfortable. It’s also an easy car to drive and the running costs are healthy, with figures of 52.3mpg and 140g/km of CO2 for the six-speed manual.

Our model is the GX4, which adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, a DAB radio and powered tailgate among other things to the lower models. The Outlander also offers the reassuring safety you’d expect from a big Mitsubishi.

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