Mitsubishi Outlander

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$22,995 - $30,995
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Ratings Category: Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Model Summary
The most notable exterior update on the 2016 Outlander is the new design for the grille, headlights, and surrounding areas. Mitsubishi says the updates aren't just skin-deep, with upgraded suspension, structural rigidity, and efforts in noise reduction. The new CVT is also claimed to offer improved acceleration and shift feel. ES, SE, and SEL trims come with a 166-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The top-tier GT trim gets a 224-hp, 3.0-liter V6. Forward-collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control are all features available on SEL and GT trims. Improving on the current Outlander shouldn't be hard, but what Mitsubishi really needs is a home run.
General Model Specs
Body styles
4-door SUV
Drive wheels
Front or selectable AWD
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Engines available
2.4-liter 4 (166 hp)
3.0-liter V6 (224 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
Basic: 5/60
Powertrain: 10 year/ 100,000 mile
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First Drive - Mitsubishi Outlander
How good does a car need to be to appeal to buyers? That's the question posed by the Mitsubishi Outlander small SUV, newly updated for 2016. While it's quieter now and feels more solid, the freshening goes only so far.

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Reliability History - Mitsubishi Outlander
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard with rollover
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap Good
IIHS front small overlap Good
IIHS side crash Good
IIHS rear crash Good
IIHS roof crush Good
NHTSA overall crash score 5
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score 4
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger 4 / 5
NHTSA overall side-crash score 5
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger 5 / 5
NHTSA side pole-crash 5
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD 4 / 4
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Mitsubishi Outlander