Practical ride: Mitsubishi's latest Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is reasonably responsive when driven leisurely, but requires its continuously variable transmission to pile on engine speed relentlessly at the slightest hint of exertion.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is reasonably responsive when driven leisurely, but requires its continuously variable transmission to pile on engine speed relentlessly at the slightest hint of exertion.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Mitsubishi Outlander is equipped with cruise control, paddle shift, electronic parking brake with auto hold, 18-inch wheels and motorised tailgate.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is equipped with cruise control, paddle shift, electronic parking brake with auto hold, 18-inch wheels and motorised tailgate.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Mitsubishi Outlander is reasonably responsive when driven leisurely, but requires its continuously variable transmission to pile on engine speed relentlessly at the slightest hint of exertion.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is reasonably responsive when driven leisurely, but requires its continuously variable transmission to pile on engine speed relentlessly at the slightest hint of exertion.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG

Mitsubishi's latest Outlander is a high-riding seven-seater with a friendly price tag

The Mitsubishi Outlander could well be the automotive version of the cake you can have and eat.

It has the rugged good looks of a crossover, the versatility of a seven-seater, the efficiency of a front-wheel-drive, the dependable reputation of a Japanese make and the price tag of an Asian brand.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2018, with the headline 'Practical ride'. Print Edition | Subscribe