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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander At-A-Glance

2008 Mitsubishi OutlanderFor 2008, the Mitsubishi Outlander offers acompelling blend of driven-to-thrill dynamics, bold styling, and five-or seven-passenger versatility. Outlander features the segment’s first flap-fold tailgate for easy loading and several user-technology firsts for the compact SUV segment.

The Outlander is based on a new performance-engineered global platform derived from the foundation of the Mitsubishi Lancer and next-generation Lancer Evolution models. The Outlander LS and XLS models are powered by a new 3.0-liter 220-hp aluminum MIVEC V-6 engine teamed to a six-speed Sportronic® automatic transmission (with magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters in XLS models).

New for 2008, the Outlander ES model is now powered by an all-new, fuel-efficient 2.4-liter 168-hp aluminum DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine teamed with a new Sportronic CVT transmission. A new Outlander Special Edition model combines the economy of the 2.4-liter powertrain with upscale amenities and options from the V-6 XLS. Bringing innovation to the segment, the Outlander was the first PZEV V-6 SUV offered in the U.S.

All Outlander models for the 2008 – the value-minded 2.4 ES, the well equipped 3.0 LS and the sport/luxury 3.0 XLS and 2.4 Special Edition – come standard with front-wheel drive and Active Stability and Traction Control (ASTC). All are available with an optional electronically controlled 4-wheel drive system – All-Wheel Control (AWC).

Mitsubishi’s All-Wheel Control philosophy for Outlander combines sophisticated electronically controlled 4-wheel drive with ASTC and a tuned 4-wheel independent suspension, plus an aluminum roof that lowers the center of gravity for better handling response. On Outlander XLS and 2.4 Special Edition models, 18-in. aluminum-alloy wheels are standard.

The versatile second row seat includes independently reclining 60/40 split fold-and-tumble seat backs. On XLS models, the standard underfloor-stowable compact third row seat folds flat into the floor when not needed. When lowered, the flap-fold tailgate can also serve as a seat for outdoor activities, with a capacity of 440 lbs. In all Outlander models, overall cargo volume behind the front seats measures 72.6 cu. ft.

Standard safety features for all Outlander models include an advanced dual front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with occupant sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags (front and second row), plus energy-absorbing head protection interior pillars, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), and a tire pressure monitor system (TPMS).

The standard FAST (Freehand Advanced Security Transmitter) Key entry system on Outlander Special Edition, LS and XLS models allows passive vehicle unlocking and engine start/stop by carrying the remote control. High-tech options include a HDD 30-gigabyte navigation system with music server; a 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Audio system with digital signal processing (std. on SE); SIRIUS® satellite radio with six month pre-paid subscription; hands-free calling through Bluetooth® wireless technology, and an accessory DVD rear seat entertainment system with a nine-inch wide-format LCD screen.

The navigation system now features Diamond Lane Guidance, an industry-first development that can include HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lane information with directions.

Key Specifications:
Wheelbase: 105.1 in.
Length: 182.7 in.
Height: 66.1 in. (67.7 in. with roof rails)
Width: 70.9 in.
Curb weight range: 3,395 lbs.
(ES 2WD) to 3,781 lbs. (XLS 4WD)

Major Standard Features (2.4 ES)

  • 2.4-liter DOHC MIVEC engine with Sportronic® CVT
  • Active Stability and Traction Control (ASTC)
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 playback capability and six speakers
  • Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors
  • Front seat mounted side-impact air bags
  • Curtain side air bags
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Keyless entry, power windows, locks and mirrors

2.4 Special Edition adds over ES:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system with PUNCH® control
  • Chrome-accented exterior door handles and side sills
  • Contents of ES Convenience Package
  • Exclusive interior door panel trim with chrome door handles
  • FAST Key entry system
  • High-contrast instrument gauges.
  • Mesh fabric seats with leather bolsters
  • Sportronic® magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters

3.0 LS models add over ES:

  • 3.0-liter SOHC MIVEC engine with Sportronic® six-speed automatic transmission
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • FAST Key entry system
  • MP3/Auxiliary stereo input jack
  • Bluetooth® pre-wire ready (additional dealer-installed equipment required)
  • Color-keyed outer door handles and folding power side view mirrors
  • Driver’s seatback pocket
  • Floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel remote audio switches
  • Two additional 12-volt accessory outlets (one in cockpit, one in cargo area)

3.0 XLS models add over LS:

  • Sportronic® magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Silver-painted outer door handles and roof rails
  • Fog lights
  • 6CD/MP3 in-dash changer
  • Hands-free Bluetooth® cellular phone interface system with voice recognition
  • Underfloor-stowable compact third row seat.

Option Packages:

  • Convenience Package (ES only) featuring: 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, rear privacy glass, color-keyed outer door mirrors and door handles, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth® HFP pre-wire, MP3/Auxiliary stereo input jack, 12V power outlets (Cargo x1/Cockpit x1), seatback pocket (driver side),floor mats
  • Luxury Package (XLS only) featuring: Xenon HID headlamps with auto-leveling; leather seating surfaces (front & 2nd row); power driver seat and heated front seats.
  • Sun & Sound Package (XLS only) featuring: 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system with PUNCH® control; 115-volt accessory outlet, power glass sunroof with sunshade and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with six months free service subscription.
  • HDD Navigation & Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System (XLS only) featuring: 30GB navigation system with 7-inch touch panel and music server function, Diamond Lane Guidance, single-disc CD/DVD/MP3 player, and auxiliary video input jack.

Navigation system is available as an accessory on other models (without video input); Rear Seat Entertainment System also available as an accessory on all models.

Source: Mitsubishi

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