Mitsubishi Outlander Sport reminds us that the family car can still be fun. Powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 126kW and 224Nm of torque, the Outlander Sport has the power to feel fun, while achieving a combined fuel efficiency rating of 7.2-litres/100km. With seven seats, this Outlander possesses enough space for kiwi families that manage to fit their collection of holiday equipment in the back.
Why the Mitsubishi Outlander is great for Kiwis?
Family-friendly and with the power to rival SUVs The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers plenty of standard safety kit, including: Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, ESC, Brake Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Hill Start Assist. With all of the above, the Outlander Sport boasts a high standard of crash testing, making it a safe car to travel with the family and the technology to make every journey more enjoyable.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has nine airbags and a Forward Collision Mitigation system. In addition, the new automatic climate control system has seven different temperature zones, including a humidity sensor. A handy reversing camera is also included, giving the driver a clear view.
How the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport fits into your family
When the Mitsubishi Outlander was first released in 2008, its ‘Sport’ designation was no indication that the new car was to be built to be an SUV. Some of the Outlander Sport is the same as the first generation car with its seven-seater practicality and 5.9-metre length. The exception is the Sport’s two-piece rear tailgate, which can be opened and closed with one hand. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport proved so popular that by 2015 it was the fourth bestselling car in New Zealand. It is particularly popular with females, with 47 percent of buyers in the 12-year history of the Outlander Sport being female. It’s true that SUVs are hot, especially with buyers in New Zealand being female, but the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sits comfortably in the realm of small cars.
Conclusion Is the Outlander Sport the perfect family car? Based on the above analysis, it would be a valid question. Is the Outlander Sport the perfect family car for New Zealand? There is one more thing to note about the Outlander Sport, its design. Mitsubishi has placed a focus on the design, making it a modern day family car that looks appealing to the eye. The Outlander Sport is all about family and for most families, making a car that resembles a mini SUV rather than a compact SUV is a good thing. More importantly, it is likely that family buyers in New Zealand, especially first time buyers, are looking for a versatile vehicle that can carry the family and their stuff from school to playtime.