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Mitsubishi Outlander

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Outdated and outclassed, the Outlander struggles to compete. Its high point is a standard tiny third-row seat, a rarity in this class. Though the ride is absorbent, it is also buoyant and doesn't feel tied down. Handling is clumsy, with slow steering response and lots of body lean in corners. The base 166-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is mated to a CVT that amplifies the engine's howl when you ask for power. Acceleration is leisurely at 10 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, though its 24 mpg overall is competitive. Top-tier GT trims get a 224-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and six-speed automatic. Forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning are available on some trims. The plug-in hybrid can do a claimed 22 miles on electric power before switching to hybrid mode.
All Ratings & Reliability
2016-2017
2016 Redesign Year
Mitsubishi Outlander 2017
Mitsubishi's small SUV alternates between mediocrity and competitiveness. The original Outlander was powered by a noisy 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which delivered unimpressive acceleration and fuel economy. Handling suffered from overly light steering and pronounced body lean. A 2007 redesign considerably improved the Outlander, making it a competitive small SUV. Originally available only with a punchy V6, an improved four-cylinder arrived in 2008, returning 22 mpg overall. Responsive steering with good driver feedback gave the Outlander a sporty feel. An optional third-row seat was unusual for the class. A 2014 redesign stripped the Outlander of any athleticism, making it feel dated and cut-rate. Emphasizing utility on a budget, the third-row seat became standard.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
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2016 $15,225 - $21,850 $12,570 - $19,020
2014-2015
2014 Redesign Year
Mitsubishi Outlander 2015
Emphasizing utility on a budget, the 2014 redesign stripped the Outlander of any athleticism, making it feel dated and cut-rate. Compared to the previous Outlander, this retooled model handles clumsily, tending to lumber through corners feeling like a larger vehicle than it is. The cabin is noisy, the front seats aren't supportive enough, and interior trim looks cheap and feels insubstantial. On the plus side, the third-row seat became standard. Overall though, we see little reason to consider buying the Outlander.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $12,775 - $19,225 $10,245 - $16,445
2014 $10,350 - $16,050 $7,875 - $13,275
2007-2013
2007 Redesign Year
Mitsubishi Outlander 2013
The 2007 redesign considerably improved the Outlander, making it a competitive small SUV with a refined and responsive powertrain. The interior is roomy and offers a tiny third-row seat, which is an unusual option in this category. A backup camera integrated into the navigation system is another welcomed optional feature. Alert steering with good driver feedback gives this edition of the Outlander a sporty feel to accompany its agile handling. However, to accomplish this, ride quality is on the stiff side. Road noise is pronounced too. Fit and finish are also a bit of a let down. Originally available only with a punchy V6, an improved four-cylinder arrived in 2008, returning 22 mpg overall.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2013 $9,025 - $14,775 $6,515 - $11,965
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2012 $7,775 - $12,400 $5,245 - $9,645
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2011 $6,975 - $10,325 $4,420 - $7,620
2010 $5,975 - $9,300 $3,465 - $6,615
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2009 $5,600 - $7,875 $3,070 - $5,220
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2008 $4,900 - $6,800 $2,360 - $4,160
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2007 $4,600 - $6,300 $2,090 - $3,690
2003-2006
2003 Redesign Year
Mitsubishi Outlander 2006
Over the years, Mitsubishi's small SUV has alternated between mediocrity and competitiveness. As an example, while ride quality is reasonably comfortable, the 2003 version of the Outlander doesn't compete well with the best models in this class. Although it has reasonable passenger space; acceleration, handling, and fuel economy are all unimpressive. However, it should be noted side airbags were made standard for the 2006 model year.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $3,125 - $5,850 $900 - $3,250
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2005 $3,025 - $5,225 $800 - $2,660
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2004 $2,750 - $4,025 $560 - $1,605
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2003 $2,725 - $3,650 $535 - $1,305
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