Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 driving position
Finding a comfortable driving position isn’t easy because the seat has limited height adjustment and can’t drop low enough for taller drivers. The steering wheel doesn’t adjust sufficiently for height or reach, either.
Most of the dashboard controls are simply laid out, but some buttons are tucked away out of sight and the touchscreen sat-nav system has complex menus and small, hard-to-hit icons. All versions come with a footrest, making the car more comfortable on longer trips.
Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 visibility
You get a decent view from the driver’s seat, aided by large door mirrors. The high-set seating position helps visibility, too.
Rear parking sensors are standard on 3 models but can be added by a dealer to any version. Front parking sensors are also available on all models. In addition, 4 models get a reversing camera that makes it even easier to judge your parking manoeuvres.
Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 infotainment
Entry-level 2 trim features a small LCD display for radio and media functions; Bluetooth is available, but only as a dealer-fit accessory. Next-rung-up 3 trim adds Bluetooth, but upgrading to 4 brings a 7.0in colour touchscreen display, as well as sat-nav and a DAB radio.
The touchscreen system has complex menus and small, hard-to-hit icons. It feels more like an additional accessory compared with the better-integrated systems on rival cars and is a bit fiddly to use.
All versions get a small LCD vehicle and journey information display in the instrument cluster. It’s black and white on 2 trim and colour on 3 and above.
Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 build quality
The upper surfaces of the Outlander’s interior feel pleasantly squidgy when you give them a prod, while harsher plastics are generally confined to lower areas where they are less noticeable. Fit and finish isn’t up to rivals’ standards, though.
Overall, the inside looks rather dated; and with no colour choice other than black, the interior feels drab – despite the gloss-black trim and chrome highlights on the fascia. Top-level 4 trim does add some further decoration in the form of black ash trim on the doors; while this is pleasant enough, it still doesn’t disguise the fact that the Outlander is no class leader in terms of perceived quality.