2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Review
The new, redesigned 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander is a bold SUV that's designed to stand out from the other sport-utilities on the market. It's based on the Lancer sedan platform, and offers all-wheel drive options, as well as a host of optional equipment.
Bold Styling and Design
The Outlander's styling is meant to convey a muscular, masculine look. To accomplish this, designers created a wide nose section that splits the grille and flows back over the hood. It also features a thick, dynamic pillar with the triple-diamond emblem in the center.
Ride Quality and Handling
The 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander rides on a stiff chassis with evenly tuned MacPherson struts front and multi-link rear suspension. This enables the vehicle to have an even balance between body lean and body roll, while also giving it a smooth, quiet, compliant ride.
Steering Feels Precise and Controlled
The steering in our test unit was light touch, with a tight on-center feel. During our long drives in and out of corners, the Outlander felt nimble and responsive to the driver's inputs.
Comfortable and Well-Appointed Interior
The Outlander's interior is well stocked with the equipment you need to make a comfortable ride possible. The base LS trim is filled with desirable features like air conditioning, power package, CD audio and cruise control.
Moving up to the XLS adds a versatile roof rack, electric heated wing mirrors, colour-coded rear spoiler and 16 inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Adding leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear lever and white-faced instruments further improves the level of luxury inside the Outlander.