Under the skin, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander rides on the same platform as the new-for-2021 Nissan Rogue, and runs the same engine as the Rogue as well, with a 2.5L I4 producing 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The four-banger connects to a CVT with eight-speed sport mode feeding the front wheels. An electronically controlled 4WD system with multiple drive modes is also offered.
The Outlander was restyled for the 2022 model year with C-shaped styling elements in the nose. The CUV features a tall, upright stance, with a broad front grille punctuated by the automaker’s “Dynamic Shield” fascia design. There’s also a straight belt line and squared rear end, with an upturned fin pillar towards the rear hatch section. Oval headlights in the corners of the front bumper utilize LED elements, while 20-inch wheels sit in the corners.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is outfitted with a selection of active safety systems, such as MI-PILOT Assist, which will match the vehicle speed displayed by traffic signs, as well as automatically move the vehicle forward in stop-and-go traffic. Further safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Automatic High Beam, Hill Descent Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, and Trailer Stability Assist.
The cabin was upgraded with new materials and more space, and comes with adjustable second row seating, as well as a 4/2/4 split for cargo. Seating capacity is once again pegged at seven. A three-zone automatic climate control keeps things comfy, while a 9-inch center display is offered (8-inch center display as standard). A 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display is also optional (7-inch multi-information unit standard). The interior also features a smartphone holder and wireless charging, plus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
It’s also worth noting that the Outlander PHEV model will continue in its current form for the 2021 model year.