CYPRESS, California — The base 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander ES SUV starts at $23,845, including an $850 destination charge, reflecting a $200 price cut compared to the 2015 model, Mitsubishi Motors America announced on Tuesday.
The midlevel 2016 Outlander SE starts at $24,845, including shipping, also for a $200 price reduction.
But the top-of-the-line 2016 Outlander GT with four-wheel drive starts at $31,845, including shipping, reflecting a $2,800 price increase.
The heavily refreshed 2016 Outlander is expected to arrive at Mitsubishi dealerships this summer.
Mitsubishi said advanced safety systems on the 2016 Outlander, including forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control are now available "at a lower price point." They are available as part of a $1,550 safety package for SEL and GT models.
Previously, they were part of a $6,100 touring package on the 2015 Outlander.
"The 2016 Outlander has a dynamic new design and a long list of engineering upgrades," said Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America executive vice president, in a statement. "Despite all of the improvements to the vehicle, we made the starting MSRP lower than the previous model year to make it an even more compelling value than before and to attract new buyers to the brand.
The base 2016 Outlander is equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. The Outlander GT gets a 3.0-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
The base model gets more standard features, including new LED positioning lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and an improved cabin with a redesigned steering wheel and improved second-row seating.
Edmunds says: A price cut is always a great way to get shoppers into showrooms.