The seven-passenger Outlander is fully redesigned for 2022.
It shares its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and much of its underpinnings with the Nissan Rogue, although a small third-row seat is exclusive to the Mitsubishi.
Acceleration is leisurely, but the continuously variable transmission is responsive, and the Outlander managed 25 mpg overall.
Handling is nimble and secure, but the steering is light and nervous.
The ride is stiff, and wind noise is noticeable.
While the first two rows of seats are comfortable, the third row is tiny.
Most controls are easy to use, including the infotainment system.
The joystick-like electronic gear selector, though, suffers from unintuitive labeling.
Standard active safety features include FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, RCTW, and LDW.
The plug-in hybrid has also been redesigned.