Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander

About Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV may not be a well-known commodity, but when compared to the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Dodge Journey, it stands up surprisingly well. With a choice of 4- or 6-cylinder engines, two all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems and a host of cutting-edge safety and infotainment features, Mitsubishi’s Outlander crossover SUV proves both competent and affordable. With a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Outlander’s coverage is nearly double that of the Subaru Outback, but identical to the Kia Sorento. A small dealer network may limit your buying options, but if you’re looking for a 7-passenger SUV with real off-road chops and, on the V6 GT trim, a 3,500-pound tow rating, a 2017 Outlander may be in your future.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

For 2017, Mitsubishi's Outlander SUV gains a number of upgrades. There’s a simplified AWD system on base models plus new features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert, a heated steering wheel, auto high beams and a multi-view camera system.

  • Expert Rating: 7.1
  • Consumers Rating: 8.8
  • MPG 25|30
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

For 2016, Mitsubishi's Outlander undergoes a significant refresh, with new styling, a quieter, more refined interior, an updated navigation system, a revised 4-cylinder engine and new continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The second row is now much easier to flip and fold. Aluminum-alloy wheels are now standard.

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi’s Outlander for 2015 gets a number of upgrades. All trims now include FUSE hands-free linked audio with USB/iPod interface, Bluetooth phone connectivity, plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. SE trims get new leatherette and cloth seating, while the GT gains new aluminum-alloy wheels, LED taillights and silver roof rails.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is all-new for 2014 with a fresh exterior and interior, improved fuel economy, and available safety features that include lane-departure warning and automatic braking. Gone is the past Outlander's innovative 2-piece tailgate design, replaced by a traditional liftgate with optional power operation.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is in its final year of production before a major redesign so changes for 2013 are limited to feature offerings. Heated outside mirrors and front seats, Sirius/XM satellite radio, automatic climate control, the FUSE voice-operated command system and a rear-seat DVD player become available, depending on trim.

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

For 2012, the Mitsubishi Outlander adds a new ECO indicator light that illuminates when the vehicle is being driven at peak efficiency and shows you when your right foot is getting the upper hand. Additionally, Premium and Touring packages now integrates the backup camera display into the rearview mirror.

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

For 2010, Mitsubishi restyles the Outlander with a prominent "jet fighter" front grille taken from the Lancer and Evo; also new are the hood, front fenders, mirrors, rear quarter panels, tail lamps and wheel designs. A new trim, the GT, features Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) that includes an Active Front Differential and three all-wheel-drive mode settings: Tarmac, Snow and Lock.

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

A third-row seat is now offered on the four-cylinder SE trim, while a backup camera is added to the XLS' available navigation system. Rain sensing wipers and auto on/off headlamps are added to the available Luxury Package.

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

Big changes for the relatively new Outlander include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with CVT automatic transmission on ES trim levels (replacing the standard V6), heated side mirrors on four-wheel-drive models and a keyless remote fob for the ES trim. LS and XLS trims receive an auxiliary audio input jack, while XLS trims receive new 18-inch wheels. The sliding second-row seat feature has been deleted from ES and LS trims.

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Bigger and more powerful than its predecessor, the second-generation Outlander is also more feature-packed, sportier and significantly more refined.

Consumer Reviews

Love the Idea. Hate the Paint.

By on Saturday, August 19, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good value. Great mileage. Nice AWD controls."

Cons: "Terrible, flawed factory paint application."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

we have 10 pix and will find a place to share.

"OK. This is my second Mitsubishi. My first was a Montero when they used to be real trucks. Early 90s. The best. Bought this one after studying price / value / performance and test driving for my son (his first new car / first lease.). Ultimately, we both love the 2016 4WD Outlanders (his is brown, mine is white). Great mileage, fantastic inside rear storage, good-enough performance (adjustable by eco buttons, AWD options and locking mechanism, etc.). Also a bit unique in an Outback world. Hate to say there is a but. But there is a but. Both cars at 18000 miles have the worst paint chips of any vehicle I have ever owned. And my driving habits have not changed. Soft paint on the hood and pillars. I have owned Porches, Lexus, Jags, Saabs, Volvos and everything American. Have even take some cars to 100K. None had more paint chips when I sold them than our two cars do now. Not even close. I have had paint shops and new car dealers look at problem (non-Mitsu)and all suggest a flaw in application. Soft paint, not cured they say. I have sent pix to Mitsu (regional guy) and they simply say not covered by rocks, etc.). This isnt a rock problem. It is a paint problem. More to come. Google Mitsu paint and you will start to see increasing reports of this issue. Some folks have installed bras and guards on the hood (not as a cool accessory but as a need). If you buy this car, get a windcreen / guard. Our pix are not from one incident from behind a dump truck (believe me, I know not to follow). Our paint chips continue to appear everytime we drive our (want to love it so bad) Outlander but paint-sticking two new cars (56,000 worth of Mitsus) seems absurd. And Mitsubishis response was offensive at best (didnt give any credit to my knowledge of cars, getting opinions from other dealers, even my experience in paint-meters. A shame. Wanted to be a brand maven."

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The third one I have owned

By on Monday, June 5, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Affordable price, space, comfort, smooth ride"

Cons: "Middle console storage sets back, hard to reach."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought up north in 2010 the all wheel drive which made driving in heavy snow a breeze. Moved to Florida in 2013 and downsized to Sport model with great trade in value. Bought the 7 seater in 2016 while getting an oil change. Never in 7 years had a problem with either SUV. Five year bumper to bumper warranty is fantastic. Smooth quiet ride, good power, comfortable seats, and lots of cargo space. I will continue to buy the Outlander. Lowest priced SUV on the market."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

In a (segment) class by itself in America

By on Saturday, July 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Amazing value and warranty, no direct competitor"

Cons: "No rear AC, DRL disabled, no auto lock, thirsty V6"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It took me a year to decide to buy this car. I have the GT trim with v6. I waited so I could test drive the new cx-9. I'd already checked out the other 2 and 3 row crossovers. Pilot, crv, highlander, rav4, Sorrento, santa Fe, explorer, cx-5, etc. I tried a lot of cars. The outlander is 185" long. That's about 10" shorter than the Honda pilot. About 5" more than the crv. That puts it closer to the 2 row crossovers class than the 3 rows. So it's a compact that also offers a 3rd row. The only competitor in America is the Rogue, which doesn't come with a v6. The mazda5 is discontinued here. So you can't really compare it with the largest vehicles. It's not meant to be that. In asia you have many choices like the Honda stream and Toyota wish which are not sold here. The outlander is the perfect vehicle if you live in an old city like Philadelphia. Small streets, small garages and challenging parallel parking. My old Honda accord was slightly longer and didn't have a 3rd row. Now I even have a backup camera. No more accidentally bumping other vehicles. The 3rd row is for kids obviously. Do you live in a household that has 7 full size adults? If you do, then this car is not for you. But for families with 3-4 kids, this is great. Access to the 3rd row is a little tight but kids can easily get back there. I bought this because grandparents come to visit and it's great to have them and 2 kids in one car for dinner. I think the outlander gets bad reviews because reviewers are trying to fit this car into categories which it doesn't fit. On its own merit, the outlander has unrivalled value. The v6 is powerful enough. I haven't done a 0-60 but it merges into the highway much easier than my accord 4cyl. So it has to be below 8 secs 0-60. The ride is comfortable and handling is good. The steering is a little light. Not great for highway but perfect for city. The turning radius beats all 3 row vehicles. Then the nice stuff. Fosgate 700watt stereo with touchscreen, backup camera, auto dimming rear view mirror, power folding heated side mirror, wiper deicer, power tailgate, keyless entry, S-AWC, leather, flat folding seats, sunroof, etc. that's a lot of stuff you're getting for around $30,000. Plus the GT comes with a 6speed auto and not cvt. MPG on the highway is accurate at 27mpg but it's a bit brutal in the city. I get about 15mpg but my commute is only 3 miles of stop signs and traffic lights. So it is what it is. I'm happy to accept that. The daytime running lights are disabled for America. You can turn it on via ETACS. Don't know why Mitsubishi would disable a safety feature. The paint is also kinda thin. I'm going to get opticoat pro plus to preserve it. My GT came with remote start and I thought I'd never use it but we've had consecutive 95+ weather and it's been really awesome to have it. The range is pretty good too. Bottom line, if you live in a tight spaces and need to haul people, this is the vehicle for you. Comes with 10/100,000 power train warranty. 5/60,000 bumper to bumper. No I'm not a Mitsubishi salesperson. We are a Honda family, owned Crv, accord, civic, Integra. I made a leap of faith after considering every option on the market and I am happy I bought this car."

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