If you like the idea of an Outlander but aren't really wedded to the idea - or the price - of Plug-in hybrid technology, then this conventional 2.0-litre petrol model with 150PS offers a decent alternative, priced much more affordably in the £28,000 to £30,000 bracket. Should you happen to be wondering about the diesel power this third generation Outlander model was originally launched with, well Mitsubishi no longer offers that with this car in the UK. How things have changed.
All Outlanders come with 4WD and automatic transmission and if you go for the conventional petrol model, you'll get a third seating row as standard too. The petrol variant offers a choice of either 'Juro' or plusher '4'-spec trim levels. Even with base 'Juro' trim, this car comes very well equipped. At this level, you get 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, rear privacy glass, power-folding mirrors, front fog lamps, headlamp washers, auto headlamps and wipers and a Thatcham category 1 alarm.
Standard interior features across the range include air conditioning with dual-zone climate control, an auto-diming rear view mirror, cruise control, a heated windscreen, heated front seats, Bluetooth 'phone connectivity and leather for the steering wheel and gearstick. Rear parking sensors are missing at this level, but you do get a reversing camera. Infotainment is covered off by the brand's 'SDA' 'Smartphone Link Display Audio' system, which gives you a 7-inch high-definition centre dashboard colour infotainment screen with 'Apple CarPlay/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring and a DAB radio.