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Mitsubishi Outlander 2021

Our most recent review of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Byron Mathioudakis had this to say at the time: Mitsubishis like the 1984 Nimbus, 1985 Magna and 1992 Lancer GSR 4WD broke ground in some way, but none as emphatically as the Outlander PHEV. Just by being so normal, user-friendly and accessible has eased consumer entry into electrification more effectively than any other vehicle worldwide.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Byron Mathioudakis liked most about this particular version of the Mitsubishi Outlander: Affordability, practicality and ease, Surprisingly useful real-world pure-EV range, GSR speed and handling

The Mitsubishi Outlander is also known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek (2001–2005) in markets outside Australia.

Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 Price and Specs

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Mitsubishi Outlander Model Body Type Specs Price
Black Edition 7 Seat (2WD) SUV 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO $33,990
Black Edition 7 Seat (awd) SUV 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO $36,490
ES 5 Seat (2WD) SUV 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO $32,490
ES 5 Seat (2WD) SUV 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $29,490
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Accessories

Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 Boot Space

The Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 477 Litres.
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 Q&As

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

  • 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 2019: Should I wait for the 2020 model?

    There’s nothing to suggest the Outlander is a lemon. Just read up on all the reviews of the 2019 model. That should be enough to convince you it’s a decent SUV. The Black Edition is a variant of the Outlander with a long list of special features. I don’t see any reason to wait for the 2020 model.

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 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 2021 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.