2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

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What Changed for 2008:
  • LS and XLS models

  • Front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive (FWD or 4WD)

  • Standard stability control, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and tire-pressure-monitoring system

  • Optional 650-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system

  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system

  • Optional navigation system with Diamond Lane Guidance

  • Three option packages available for LS and XLS models
The 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander, a compact crossover utility introduced in 2002 and restyled in 2007, is a carryover model. With seating for 5 or 7 passengers and based on a performance-engineered platform that also serves as the underpinning for the Mitsubishi Lancer sedan, Outlander has numerous standard and optional features to further entice prospective buyers.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in LS and XLS models, both with a 220-hp V-6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and available FWD or full-time 4WD. Outlander LS includes 16-inch alloy wheels; steering-wheel-mounted audio controls; leather-wrapped steering wheel; cruise control; roof racks; stability control; 4-wheel ABS; a 140-watt CD/MP3 audio system; and Bluetooth connectivity. XLS trim adds 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels; steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters; under-floor stowable compact third-row seating; automatic climate control; advance security transmitter; and keyless entry.

Three option packages are available for Outlander LS and XLS models: Luxury (auto-leveling Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, leather seats, heated front seats, and power driver's seat); Navigation (7-inch LCD touch screen, Diamond Lane guidance system, and single CD/DVD video playback); and Sun & Sound (650-watt audio system, power sunroof, power outlet, and 6 months free Sirius satellite radio programming).

Stand-alone options and accessories on the 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander include a 6-disc CD tuner; fog light kit; navigation system; rear-seat entertainment system; trailer hitch; and wheel locks.

The 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a single engine: a 3.0-liter, single overhead cam (SOHC) V-6 that generates 220 hp (213 in California) at 6250 rpm and 204 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Available in FWD or full-time 4WD, power is transferred through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Stability control and ABS are standard. EPA fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway for the FWD Outlander and 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway for the 4WD.

The 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander's safety features include advanced dual-stage front air bags for driver and right front passenger; side-impact and roll-sensing curtain air bags; 3-point safety belts and height-adjustable front shoulder belts with pre-tensioners; active front headrests; stability control; ABS; multi-mode 4WD (in 4WD models); tire-pressure-monitoring system; security alarm system and anti-theft engine immobilizer; and daytime running lights. Outlander features the LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats, and child-safety rear door locks.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Mitsubishi Outlander is \"to be rated\" in frontal and side-impact crash tests, while the compact utility receives a 4-star rating (out of a possible 5 stars) in the agency's rollover test.

The 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander LS and XLS include a standard 140-watt CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers and auxiliary input jack. Optional and available with the Sun & Sound package on XLS only is a 650-watt, 9-speaker (including enclosed 10-inch rear subwoofer) Rockford Fosgate audio system that features digital signal processing. A power glass sunroof, 115-volt power outlet and 6-month paid subscription to Sirius satellite radio are included in the package. Sirius can be added to LS as well. A 6-CD/MP3 in-dash changer is also available on XLS. The 30GB navigation and multi-communication system with digital music server in the optional navigation package includes a 7-inch LCD touch-screen panel, points of interest locator, customizable settings, Diamond Lane guidance system, maintenance recorder, and single CD/DVD video playback.

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