Space & practicality

Mitsubishi Outlander review

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Mitsubishi Outlander
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20 Sep 2016 10:32 | Last updated: 19 Sep 2018 09:30

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 front space

There’s an adequate amount of leg and head room, although really tall people may feel a little cramped.

Storage cubbies abound, including large door bins with integrated bottle holders, two cupholders in front of the gearlever, a useful storage tray for a phone and a front centre armrest with an integrated storage compartment.

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 rear space

Tall passengers in the middle row might find their heads brushing against the ceiling on models fitted with a sunroof, although the seatbacks can be reclined to improve head room a little. There’s room for three adults, but head room is tighter still for the middle passenger.

There’s sufficient leg room in the five-seat version, and this is also the case when the rear bench fitted to seven-seat models is slid back fully. The two rearmost seats are really just for children, although average-sized adults should be fine for a short journey. These seats fold easily into the floor when not required.

Headrests are standard across the range and the second row features a built-in armrest with twin cupholders. The door pockets have bins with bottle holders, while the rear wheel arch covers in the boot have cupholders and storage trays for those in the third row.

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 seating flexibility

The Outlander’s flexible seats make it an ideal choice if you’re looking for a practical SUV. The third row of seats splits 50/50, while the second row splits in a conventional 60/40 fashion. As a result, you can keep some seats in position if you’re loading longer items in the vehicle or drop all of them flat to create a huge load bay.

The rear seats recline and on seven-seat versions they slide back and forth. The front passenger seat also folds flat – this could come in handy for those longer loads. Range-topping 4 models feature a four-way electric driver’s seat.

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Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 boot space

On diesel models in five-seat mode, the boot is a decent size, offering similar levels of space to rivals. In seven-seat mode, there’s still enough space for a few shopping bags. The second and third row of seats fold completely flat and there’s a vast amount of load space with all of them folded.

The hybrid models come with five seats only and the boot area is slightly reduced owing to the packaging of the hybrid system. All versions have a high boot lip that can make loading heavy items tricky. Fortunately, the opening is wide and the boot itself is free from obstructions, making it easy to slide things in. Top-rung 4 models get a powered tailgate.

 

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