2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Reinforced Safety with Matched Performance Parts and Accessories

Written by Jenny McLane

The Outlander is built on a rigid unibody chassis and benefits from Mitsubishi's extensive experience in international rallies and raids. The Outlander benefits from such body-strengthening techniques as MASH seam welding and what Mitsubishi calls its RISE design (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution). Much of this technology was developed fromrepparttar company's winning efforts inrepparttar 143951 Paris-Dakar raid as well as its involvement inrepparttar 143952 World Rally Championship withrepparttar 143953 Lance

It has four doors and a roomy cargo area that's easily accessible. Like other small crossover sport utilities,repparttar 143954 Mitsubishi Outlander offers elevated seating for better visibility.

Mitsubishi's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 160 horsepower, matchingrepparttar 143955 output ofrepparttar 143956 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Mitsubishi tunedrepparttar 143957 Outlander's engine to deliverrepparttar 143958 bulk of its torque at lower engine speeds. Mitsubishi's MIVEC electronic variable-valve setup helpsrepparttar 143959 engine to operate at peak power and efficiency throughoutrepparttar 143960 rev range.

The 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in three models: LS, XLS, and Limited. All come withrepparttar 143961 160-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Most models come standard with an automatic, butrepparttar 143962 base models come with a five-speed manual. Each is available with front-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

The LS trim includes air conditioning; cruise control; power windows and locks; power folding rearview mirrors; a height-adjustable steering wheel; height-adjustable driver's seat; a 140-watt, four-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. It also has an analog clock; center console with storage; two 12-volt accessory outlets; 60/40 split, folding and reclining back seat; intermittent windshield and rear window wipers, and 16-inch steel wheels. A cargo cover, floor mats, keyless entry, and roof rails come standard onrepparttar 143963 AWD model and are optional onrepparttar 143964 2WD model

Jeep Performance Enhancers at Parts Train for the Jeep Gladiator Concept Car 2005

Written by Jenny McLane

Why concept cars? For obvious reasons - to get a visible, tangible look at a design before production so its feel can be evaluated, possible problems can be foreseen, and, for concept cars shown torepparttar public, so reactions of non-gear heads can be judged. In testing particular ideas, concepts are best - for example, they could be a test bed for exterior and interior colors and materials, new controls and dashboard layouts, variations on packaging, etc.

Driving concept cars is a wonderful experience knowing you have driven a future car first hand. Designs that you can only see in futuristic movies become suddenly real and many are exaggerated versions of what will actually appear. The Jeep® Gladiator Concept Car featuresrepparttar 143950 historic box side-mounted spare of past models as well as an open-air canvas top, an expandable truck bed and a stowaway rear seat cushion, has a rugged functionality only found in Jeep. The engine is a 2.8-liter diesel ideal for off-roading yet environmentally friendly, since gas mileage of diesels is better and do not pollute like those of years past.

It can presumably also be run on biodiesel, which both reducesrepparttar 143951 amount of energy spent on processing and avoids toxic spills. The engine has an abundant 295 foot-pounds of torque and 163 horsepower. The short rear overhang allows a good departure angle for off-roading. There is a solid front axle, and inrepparttar 143952 rear, a trailing arm system with coil-within-a-coil. There are a front winch, front and rear locking differentials, and skid plates. Onrepparttar 143953 driver's side, there is a cabin storage access panel, and a lockable storage box in front ofrepparttar 143954 rear wheel whererepparttar 143955 jack is stowed.

The Gladiator looks likerepparttar 143956 shape of Wranglers to come, and rumor has it that's exactly what it is: a first try at gettingrepparttar 143957 dimensions and shape ofrepparttar 143958 next-generation Wrangler, due around 2006 (partly to meet new safety standards). We've been told thatrepparttar 143959 Gladiator retainsrepparttar 143960 classic Jeep live axles, with a similar 4x4 system and length, but with more width for better stability and comfort (the Gladiator is ten inches wider, but we suspectrepparttar 143961 actual increase will be half that). The suspension will be updated for additional capacity and safety, and we suspect some electronics will be thrown intorepparttar 143962 mix. Ifrepparttar 143963 Gladiator is any indication, ground clearance will also be considerably better - which will be helpful givenrepparttar 143964 new competition from Hummers, Porsches, andrepparttar 143965 like.

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