The Outlander comes in numerous configurations and can be specified with a variety of packages that change its specification levels. However, the core model breakdown includes the ES, SE, SE Black Edition, SEL, SEL Black Edition, and 40th Anniversary model. All are powered by the same 2.5-liter engine and CVT combination. Outputs are 181 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, with both FWD and AWD available.
Base models ride on 18-inch wheels, but 20 inchers are standard higher up in the range. Heated side mirrors and fog lights are also included from the SE trim upwards. Still, LED headlights and DRLs are standard across the range.
Inside, a seven-inch multi-information display and an eight-inch infotainment screen serve the base model, with the latter upgraded to a nine-inch unit from the SE trim and up. Dual-zone climate control is also upgraded to three-zone as you move up through the range. Fabric is replaced with leather higher up, and heated front seats are made standard from the SE trim. Safety across the lineup includes blind-spot warning with lane change assist, cruise control, driver attention alert, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, and rear cross-traffic alert. Front parking sensors and a head-up display are available on higher trims.
A Ralliart model has been introduced as an homage to the brand's rally heritage which comes with all-wheel drive as standard and model-specific exterior bits and pieces.
Despite a pretty strong breakdown of features across the trims, there are a few noteworthy packages available. The ES has access to a few exterior enhancement packages that cost between $395 and $495, and equips a variety of chrome or carbon accents. A Tech Package is available for the SE trim. It sees the SE's price rise to $32,945 and adds a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a Bose 10-speaker sound system, a panoramic sunroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The SEL's Touring Package increases the starting MSRP to $36,345. This package consists of a heated steering wheel, a 10.8-inch head-up display, the Bose sound system, panoramic sunroof, and rear-window sunshades. The Premium package is slightly more expensive, requiring an outlay of at least $36,845, but it equips all of the Touring Package's goodies, plus semi-aniline leather seats, synthetic leather on the door inserts, and saddle tan contrast stitching and quilting.