Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - MOTORING - MIT­SUBISHI OUTLANDER EX­CEED FROM $45.290 DRIVE-AWAY Craig Duff

4WD Limited at a cool $16K more. The drive­away price for both mod­els ap­plies un­til the end of September. You get a 3.6-litre V6 (213kW/347Nm) matched to an eight-speed auto. Claimed thirst is 9.9L-10L/100km. The spare is the same di­am­e­ter but has a smaller foot­print — 245mm against the reg­u­lar 265mm. The seven-seat Ex­ceed tops the Outlander tree, pack­ing a 2.4-litre four (124kW/220Nm) matched to a con­tin­u­ously vari­able trans­mis­sion and all-wheel drive. Stan­dard are AEB, lane-de­par­ture and blind-spot warn­ing, adap­tive cruise con­trol and sun­roof. There are The Tiguan is as close as you’ll get to a per­for­mance SUV, so if you can fit, it’s a good fit. It’s no SS Com­modore but the 2.0-litre turbo pushes this mid-sized soft-roader to 100km/h in just 6.5 sec­onds (quick com­pared to the com­pe­ti­tion.) It’s also good on fuel, even if you’re not go­ing to match the claimed 5.9L/100km. Ac­tive safety runs to AEB, adap­tive cruise con­trol, blind-spot and lane-de­par­ture warn­ing. There is leather up­hol­stery, heated/ power front seats and 9.2-inch in­fo­tain­ment screen with sat­nav and smart­phone mir­ror­ing.


You’re driv­ing a V8, which sug­gests you like de­cent per­for­mance, in which case the Tiguan is the best bet. If space is the key, go with the Jeep.

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