For 2021, the Outlander only comes as a plug-in hybrid that has been updated to a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine with an upgraded electric motor that provides a combined output of 221-hp.
It can do a claimed 24-miles on electric power before switching to hybrid mode.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the 3.0-liter V6 engines have been dropped.
Outdated and outclassed, the Outlander struggles to compete.
A tiny third-row seat, that is a high point, is not offered in the plug-in hybrid.
When we tested the Outlander with the four-cylinder engine, its ride felt too buoyant and not tied-down.
Handling was clumsy, with slow steering response and lots of body lean in corners.
Standard active safety features now include FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, and lane departure warning with lane change assist.
A 2022 redesigned Outlander, based on the Nissan Rogue, is on sale.