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Mitsubishi Outlander Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

Mitsubishi's mid-sized Outlander has been around since 2003 in Australia.

A direct rival to the Toyota RAV4, the Japanese medium SUV is offered in a wide range of engines, including petrol, diesel and the world's first mainstream plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model. Additionally, there are five-and seven-seater versions, in front-wheel as well as all-wheel drive configurations.

In its first generation, this vehicle was also known as Mitsubishi Airtrek (2001–2005).

The cheapest grade starts from $37,740, rising to $73,790 for the most expensive version.

Mitsubishi Outlander Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Outlander varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $37,740 and going to $73,790 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 SUV 2.5L, —, CVT AUTO $37,740 $73,790
2023 SUV 2.5L, —, CVT AUTO $34,430 $77,990
2022 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $33,660 $75,130
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $22,770 $63,690
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $20,790 $61,820
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Mitsubishi Outlander Seats

Base model Outlanders have fabric-trimmed seating for up to five occupants, comprising two front bucket seats and a rear bench seat. There are also '5+2' three-row variants offering occasional seating for two more.

Mitsubishi Outlander Seats

Mitsubishi Outlander Accessories

At a minimum, all Outlanders come standard with 18-inch silver finish alloy wheels and a full-size alloy spare, LED headlights/ DRLs/rear fog-lights/rear high stop-lamp, rear spoiler and more.

Mitsubishi Outlander Accessories

Mitsubishi Outlander Boot Space

The base model Outlander ES 2WD luggage area provides (VDA) 485 litres of load volume with the rear seat upright and up to 1466 litres (or more than 1.4 cubic metres) with the rear seat folded. For seven seat models load volume starts at (VDA) 163 litres with all seats upright, which expands to 478 litres with the third-row folded and up to 1473 litres (or more than 1.4 cubic metres) with the second and third rows folded.

Mitsubishi Outlander Boot space

Mitsubishi Outlander Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Outlander has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2023 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2022 SUV 1500kg 1600kg
2021 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2020 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
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Mitsubishi Outlander Colours

Available colours include white (solid), 'Sterling Silver' (metallic), 'Graphite Grey' (metallic), 'Cosmic Blue' (pearlescent), 'White Diamond' (prestige), 'Black Diamond' (prestige) and 'Red Diamond' (prestige).

  • White
  • Sterling Silver
  • Graphite Grey
  • Cosmic Blue
  • White Diamond
  • Black Diamond
  • Red Diamond
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mitsubishi Outlander Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Outlander here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander remote no longer synced

    Ultimately, you may have to resort to a locksmith to have the key fob re-synced with the car. But before you do that, try this: Mitsubishis of this era often have a key fob with a lock and unlock button. While sitting in the car (or standing next to it) push both lock and unlock buttons down together. Hold them down until you see the fob’s LED flash three times. Then, push the unlock button for one flash of the LED. The LED should then flash another two times and you’re all set. The lock and unlock buttons should now work.

    It may not work with all cars, but it’s definitely worth a try. If it doesn’t, you probably have a Mitsubishi model where syncing has to take place via the OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) plug which requires a bit more know-how and the correct plug tools. That’s where your friendly locksmith or auto electrician comes in.

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  • What can I drive on red P-Plates?

    The NSW government website advises that you must not drive a high performance car on red P-Plates. But that’s hardly the case for a 2007 Outlander, so you should be fine. The catch is that you must also only drive cars that feature the type of transmission you took your test on. So, if you took your test in an automatic or clutchless manual car, then the Outlander you drive unsupervised must have the same transmission type, and not have a conventional manual with a clutch pedal.

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  • Should I buy a Nissan X-Trail or a Mitsubishi Outlander?

    This issue will always come down to the documented service history that each car comes with. A switched-on previous owner will not only have serviced the vehicle by the book, but will also have kept the relevant receipts as proof of this crucial work being done. We'd always choose the vehicle with a big wad of service receipts over a similar car with no (or less) evidence of scheduled maintenance.

    Beyond that, the Nissan clearly has almost 50,000 fewer kilometres on its odometer, so all things being equal it probably nudges ahead at that point. In either case, the CVT transmission fitted to these cars is likely to be the major source of mechanical grief down the track. Both brands' CVT transmissions have been known to give trouble. If that bothers you, then perhaps the one to buy is the Outlander AWD with the turbo-diesel engine option. In that guise, the vehicle has a conventional automatic transmission rather than a CVT.

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  • Why is the fuel consumption in my '07 Mitsubishi Outlander so high?

    It doesn’t take much to throw a modern engine off its game when it comes to fuel consumption. Modern electronics control just about every function of today’s engines and a single sensor that is giving the on-board computer incorrect information can throw the tune way out of whack without affecting the way the vehicle feels to drive.

    The best advice is to have the car scanned by a workshop with the appropriate equipment to see if the car’s computer has detected any faults or glitches (which it will have logged). This is a vastly better approach than simply replacing parts at random and hoping that the problem will go away.

    I agree that 14.5 litres per 100km is too much fuel for this car, so something is definitely wrong, especially if the consumption has suddenly increased without any change in your driving habits.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

The Outlander comes standard with height/reach adjustable steering wheel with multifunction controls and paddle-shifters, two 12V accessory sockets, electric parking brake, dual-zone climate control and a six-speaker infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen, digital radio and Apple/Android connectivity.

Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

Mitsubishi Outlander Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 SUV 1740x1862x4710 mm 205 mm
2023 SUV 1740x1862x4710 mm 205 mm
2022 SUV 1740x1862x4710 mm 205 mm
2021 SUV 1710x1810x4695 mm 190 mm
2020 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Outlander Dimensions

Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Outlander is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by —, Hyb/PULP, ULP, Hyb/ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.5L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.5L CVT AUTO
2023 SUV 1.5L/100km 2.4L Hyb/PULP 1 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.5L CVT AUTO
2023 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2022 SUV 1.5L/100km 2.4L 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 1.5L/100km 2.4L Hyb/PULP 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 1.9L/100km 2.4L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2021 SUV 1.9L/100km 2.4L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 SUV 1.7L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
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Mitsubishi Outlander Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Outlander has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x60 R18 1 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 235x60 R18 1 235x60 R18 1
2023 SUV 235x60 R18 1 235x60 R18 1
2022 SUV 235x60 R18 1 235x60 R18 1
2021 SUV 255x55 R18 9 255x55 R18 9
2020 SUV 225x55 R18 18x7 inches 225x55 R18 18x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Outlander Wheel Sizes

Mitsubishi Outlander Engine

All petrol-only Outlanders share the same 2.5-litre four cylinder engine which produces 135kW at 6000rpm and 244Nm of torque at 3600rpm. The PHEV delivers 185kW of power and 450Nm of torque.

Mitsubishi Outlander Engine

Mitsubishi Outlander Speed

Petrol-only Outlanders can accelerate from 0-100km/h in approximately 10.5 seconds. The plug-in hybrid lowers the 0-100km/h sprint just over 7.0 seconds with both having a top speed of around 190km/h.

Mitsubishi Outlander Range

Mitsubishi claims combined urban average consumption of 8.1L/100km, resulting in a theoretical driving range of around 680km from its 55-litre tank. It uses 91 RON petrol. Theoretically the 'PHEV' Plug-in Hybrid will take you 3700km between refills, but that's predicated on keep the battery charging constantly (as in, every 100km).