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Mitsubishi Outlander Australia

Mitsubishi's mid-sized Outlander is one of the success stories for the Japanese maker's Australian operation, with the latest version hitting our shores back in 2012.

The medium SUV is offered as a wide – and sometimes bewildering – model and specification range, which covers everything from the most basic four-wheel drive, 2.0-litre four-cylinder version all the way through to a clever and luxurious plug-in hybrid model. The Outlander scored a set of major revisions in 2017 which imbued the SUV range with a base model seven seater as well as a safety pack option that includes AEB, lane departure warning and radar cruise on some models.

Current prices range from $29,990 to $56,490 for the Outlander ES 5 Seat (2WD) and Outlander Phev Exceed 5 Seat (awd).

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

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Mitsubishi Outlander Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Outlander varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $29,990 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
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $29,990 $56,490
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $22,000 $53,350
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $19,600 $49,940
2018 SUV 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $17,100 $39,490
2017 SUV 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $15,100 $36,300
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Mitsubishi Outlander Seats

One of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s better selling points is being able to fit seven seats into a medium SUV. Granted, the third row is better suited for occasional, rather than everyday use, but it is handy to have especially if, like us, you often have the kids’ friends in the back. The 60/40 split-folding middle row, with its improved seat shape and reclining back, is really comfortable, with rails that allow you to increase or decrease leg room if needed.

Mitsubishi Outlander Accessories

The Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed's features list includes, multi-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, 18-inch alloy wheels, active cruise control, six-speaker audio (with digital radio), LED headlights, tail-lights, fog lights and DRLs, auto headlights, heated front seats, leather upholstery (extending to the steering wheel and gear shifter), power sunroof, power tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, plus a reversing camera and 360-degree view display.

Mitsubishi Outlander Accessories

Mitsubishi Outlander Boot Space

The Mitsubishi Outlander SUV has a boot space size of 477 Litres.
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Mitsubishi Outlander Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Outlander has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2020 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2017 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
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Mitsubishi Outlander Colours

  • White Solid
  • Starlight
  • Sterling Silver
  • Red Diamond
  • Ironbark
  • Titanium
  • Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Mitsubishi Outlander 2019.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed's interior feels quite demure, courtesy of a dark colour palette. The high gloss piano black inserts may attract the dust but offer a nice contrast, as does the stitching on the leather seats and around the gear shift. The combination 8.0-inch touchscreen with the climate controls below is a tidy central feature and well positioned for inputs from the driver.

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
2021 SUV 1710x1810x4695 mm 190 mm
2020 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
2019 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
2018 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
2017 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, Diesel and ULP 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
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
2017 SUV 1.9L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 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 255x55 R18 9 for SUV in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2017 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

Despite it's seven-seat capacity, the Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed (petrol) tips the scales at a relatively modest 1535kg, and its 2.4-litre naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine has enough oomph to accelerate the car from 0-100km/h in around 9.0sec.