1.MIT­SUBISHI OUT­LANDER LS DI-D

Camper Trailer Australia - - BUDGET TOURING -

The Out­lander is be­com­ing one of the older mod­els in its co­hort but that doesn’t stop it be­ing a pretty good tow­ing pack­age.

The 360Nm peak torque fig­ure isn’t elec­tri­fy­ing but is de­liv­ered be­tween 1500rpm to 2750rpm, mak­ing it an ideal tow­ing tug. The only down­side to this free-revving diesel is it’s a bit clat­tery at idle and lacks the en­gine brak­ing you’d ex­pect of a com­pres­sion en­gine.

Cor­ner­ing in the Out­lander is met with un­der­steer and steer­ing that loads up pretty quickly, so this isn’t one of the most dy­namic ve­hi­cles in its class. Ride qual­ity is good, if a bit on the soft side.

Con­trols and in­stru­ments are easy to use and all but head­room di­men­sions are gen­er­ous. The Out­lander has the bonus of seven-seat ca­pac­ity and a class-av­er­age cargo area ca­pac­ity of 488L when the third row seats are folded. A full-size spare wheel is in­cluded, a must-have when you’re re­mote-area tour­ing.

Price: $39,500

Eng/trans: 2.2L TD/six-speed auto

Power/torque: 110kW/360Nm

Tow­ing max braked/Tongue max: 2000kg/200kg

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