The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC: 25+mpg and space for 7

The diminutive Mitsubishi lineup offers two sport utility vehicles that share the same name and recently, I had a chance to spend a week behind the wheel of the roomy 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC - the larger of the two company SUVs packing seating for seven and realistic fuel economy of 25mpg on the open road.

My 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC test vehicle was equipped with the 3.0L V6 engine and a 6 speed Sportronic automatic transmission mated to Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system. The GT trimline of the Outlander is the top of the line option and with my test vehicle being equipped with both the Touring Package and the Navigation with Rearview Camera Package, there is little that can be wanted inside and out.

The Exterior
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC shares similar front end styling to that found on the smaller Sport model that shares the Outlander name; although the full sized Outlander has a slightly bolder design to fit the larger lines. Across the front end, the Outlander has the familiar grille treatment that is common among the Mitsubishi lineup with angular, angry looking headlights mounted just outside of the grille area and pointing inward. Unlike the Sport that has a body colored center bar running across the grille, the Outlander GT uses a matte black center bar that smoothly connects the upper and lower grille openings. That matte black look is echoed along the bottom of the front fascia while the front end is accented with silver on the lower fascia, around the fog lights and trimming the grille. The front end is as aggressive as you would expect from the modern Mitsubishi lineup, presenting a sporty look but the touch of chrome here and there gives it a more upscale feel.


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