CYPRESS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was just named "Best Value on Road" at the 12th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards held in Chandler, Arizona. Attended by nearly 100 members of the Phoenix Automotive Press Association and local athletes, the Outlander rose above other vehicles in its class, proving its significance in the outdoor enthusiast realm.
During the two-day event, journalists and athletes test-drove vehicles on a variety of street, freeway and off-road courses to get a feel for how they perform. Participants scrutinized livability features including seating, cargo capability, and overall versatility for activities such as camping, sports, and road trips.
"It's exciting to see the 2016 Outlander resonate so well among this group of active people," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America. "We've positioned this vehicle to be both versatile and a good value, so to see the car recognized as such supports our objective to give consumers what they want in a CUV."
In its 12th year, The Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year program recognizes cars and trucks that best meet the needs of people with active lifestyles, and give automakers a better understanding of what active individuals seek in their cars and trucks. Best value cars are priced under $35,000 and come equipped with features to enhance the outdoor lifestyle such as all-wheel control, antilock brakes, electronic stability control and side airbags.
Available with Mitsubishi's renowned Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, the Outlander is capable of being pushed to its limits whether on or off the road.
Updates on the 2015 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year competition can be found at: http://carspondent.com/about/.
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