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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 $34,490, rising to $56,490 for the most expensive version.

This vehicle is also known as Mitsubishi Airtrek (2001–2005).

Mitsubishi Outlander Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Outlander varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,490 and going to $56,490 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
2022 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $34,490 $56,490
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $22,400 $60,280
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $20,900 $57,530
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $19,600 $49,940
2018 SUV 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $17,100 $39,490
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Mitsubishi Outlander Seats

Buying a Mitsubishi Outlander? There's a fair chance you'll be getting one with seven seats. That's because the majority of grades in the Outlander range have third-row seats, with only the base model ES missing out - it's a five seater SUV, but you can also get the ES as a seven seater SUV. The LS, Aspire, Exceed and Exceed Tourer all have 7 seats.

Mitsubishi Outlander Seats

Mitsubishi Outlander Accessories

The entire Outlander range comes with a 9.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay (wired and wireless) and Android Auto, DAB digital radio, and some grades have built in sat nav, too. You'll need to spring for the LS grade or higher if you want keyless entry and push-button start, and from that grade upwards you also get an electric tailgate, wireless phone charging and more. Easy to see why the LS is our pick of the pack.

As you make your way up the range you see leather seat trim added, as well as a sunroof on higher grades, and the wheel sizes vary between models too: the ES and LS have 18-inch alloys, while the Aspire, Exceed and Exceed Tourer roll on 20s.

There's a range of standard safety equipment available, but the ES grade misses out on some important bits like rear cross-traffic alert, rear AEB and auto high-beam lights.

Mitsubishi Outlander Boot Space

The boot space for the seven-seat Outlander with all three rows of seats in place is 163 litres (VDA). Luggage capacity is 478L (VDA) with five seats in use. Flatten all the rear seats and the boot space is 1461L VDA.

Mitsubishi Outlander Boot space 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
2022 SUV 1500kg 1600kg
2021 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2020 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
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Mitsubishi Outlander Colours

The Mitsubishi Outlander is available in seven colours: White, White Diamond (pearl), Sterling Silver (grey), Red Diamond, Cosmic Blue, Titanium (grey), and Black Diamond.

Sorry no brown, green, gold, orange or yellow.

  • White
  • White Diamond
  • Red Diamond
  • Cosmic Blue
  • Sterling Silver
  • Titanium
  • Black 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.

  • 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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  • Can the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander tow a small caravan?

    As most smaller caravans (two and four berth ones) weight between 800kg and 1300kg, you shouldn't have any problem towing one with a 2020 Outlander. The petrol-powered 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre models have a towing capacity of 1600kg, the diesel-powered ones can haul 2000kg and the PHEV plug-in electric vehicle version is limited to just 1500kg - so probably not that one if it's one of the heavier small caravans you're considering towing.

    Please note that the towing capacity is the maximum the car can haul, which means if you have 300kg of luggage in the boot, and have a total of four people collectively weighing 300kg, you'll need to add 600kg to the weight of your caravan. Thus, with an Outlander 2.4L petrol, the maximum caravan weight including four people and luggage should not exceed 1000kg. 

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  • What is the best family SUV for around $20000?

    While the Mitsubishi Outlander is spacious, reliable and easy to drive, our experience testing it against rival medium SUVs have found it to be noisy and a little too firm riding to be truly comfortable and relaxing. At your price point, there are better alternatives out there. 

    Have you considered a Mazda CX-5? In petrol or diesel, we have found it to be a superior and more economical proposition, and is definitely quieter and more refined. Plus, the Mazda's all-wheel-drive system is more sophisticated and better at dealing with loose surfaces like sand.

    A late-model (post 2014) S5-series Subaru Forester 2.5i petrol is far more economical than the earlier iterations, since it switched to a more efficient CVT continuously variable transmission. And there's also the 2.0D turbo-diesel which is economical. This, too, is a fine SUV on-road or for light off-road driving.

    Finally, the Nissan X-Trail diesel is a roomy and capable choice, especially from 2017, when it received a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel to replace the older 1.6L unit.

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  • What are the best economical small used cars?

    It’s a fact of life, Ted, that fuel-efficiency has been a big focus for car-makers in the last decade. So, the most economical models tend to be the newer ones which tap into better technology (such as stop-start functions) and improved engine and driveline designs.

    But beyond the improvements in petrol-engine technology, diesel engines have brought some big improvements, as have hybrid vehicles. The real headline makers have been, of course, the plug-in electric vehicles which are now available second-hand for sensible money. I’ve seen Nissan Leafs for sale for less than $20,000 and the plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for similar money.

    If economy is your number-one aim, stay away from all-wheel-drive cars as the extra driveline friction requires more power and, therefore, fuel to drive it. And don’t forget that how you drive, where you drive and even whether you check you tyre pressure regularly can also have a huge effect on your ultimate fuel economy.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

The interior of the new-generation Outlander is a huge step forward from the old one, with a more interesting and likeable cabin design, bigger media screen, nicer materials, available digital driver info display, and more storage and smarts.

The top-spec models even score a panoramic sunroof, and rear climate control with heated second row seats.

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
2022 SUV 1742x1862x4710 mm 205 mm
2021 SUV 1710x1810x4695 mm 190 mm
2020 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
2019 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
2018 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/ULP, ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 1.9L/100km for SUV /Hyb/ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 1.9L/100km 2.4L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 7.5L/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
2019 SUV 1.7L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 SUV 1.7L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi Outlander Pricing and Specs for 2022

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 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2019 SUV 225x55 R18 18x7 inches 225x55 R18 18x7 inches
2018 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 Speed

You can bank on the 0-100km/h sprint taking about 10.5 seconds. That means it's not the fastest SUV in the segment, but it's not really slow, either.