Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

Pros: Generous passenger and cargo room for the class; pleasant ride; available high-end tech features; competitive pricing

Cons: Super-cramped third-row seat is really only for small children; only one powertrain available

CG Says: After skipping the 2021 model year, the Mitsubishi Outlander is redesigned for 2022 on an all-new, slightly larger platform that’s shared with the Nissan Rogue. Unlike the Rogue, however, the Outlander continues to offer a third-row seat—an exceedingly rare feature among compact SUVs. The previous-generation Outlander’s plug-in-hybrid and V6 powertrains are no longer available; the lone engine is a 181-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)—the same basic powertrain as the Rogue. All Outlander models are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive save for the SEL Launch Edition, which is AWD only. Newly available tech features include tri-zone climate control, hands-free power rear liftgate, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and 10.8-inch head-up display. Also available is MI-PILOT, a driver-assist system that pairs adaptive-cruise-control functionality with automatic lane-centering steering assist system (the driver’s hands must remain on the steering wheel). Standard safety features include front and rear automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity are also standard. The redesigned 2022 Outlander offers one-of-a-kind looks that helps it stand out from the pack, as well as the versatility of a third seating row—even if those seats are cramped enough to be suitable only for small kids and emergency use. Overall, however, the new Outlander is a vast improvement over the previous generation in terms of ride, handling, available technology, comfort, and interior materials.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices ES: $26,990
AWD ES: $28,790
SE: $30,040
AWD SE: $31,840
SE Launch Edition: $32,185
AWD SE Launch Edition: $33,985
SEL: $33,140
AWD SEL: $34,940
AWD SEL Launch Edition: $37,535

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
181
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-31

Mitsubishi Outlander
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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