Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

Pros: Peppy acceleration with V6 engine; versatile all-wheel-system; some rare-for-the-class features

Cons: Weak acceleration with 4-cylinder engine; third-row seat is cramped and uncomfortable for most adults; overly sensitive lane-departure warning system

CG Says: The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has revised suspension and steering that Mitsubishi claims gives better ride and handling. All models gain rear air vents and most models now have a rear USB port. There is also freshened frontal styling. Outlander is a compact crossover SUV with three rows of seating for up to seven passengers in conventional gas models.  The PHEV hybrid deletes the third-row seat. The base powertrain is a 166-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a CVT transmission. GT has a 224-hp 3.0-liter V6 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive. All other conventional gas models offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The PHEV plug-in hybrid combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with twin electric motors for a combined 197 hp. The PHEV is capable of up to 22 miles on electric power only. All PHEVs are all-wheel drive. Available safety features include forward-collision warning and mitigation, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. Multi-view rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, keyless access and starting, and LED headlights are among the other available features. Though its overall refinement doesn’t match some class competitors, the Outlander is nevertheless a worthwhile entry in the compact SUV segment. The GT, with its standard V6 power and exceptional handling, is surprisingly fun to drive. Outlander should appeal to two types of shoppers: those who want a sporty SUV at a reasonable price and those who covet 3-row seating but don’t want to drive a larger vehicle.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5 or 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices ES 2.4: $25,790
AWD ES 2.4: $27,290
SE 2.4: $26,790
AWD SE 2.4: $28,790
LE 2.4: $27,990
AWD LE 2.4: $29,990
SEL 2.4: $28,190
AWD SEL 2.4: $30,190
AWD GT 3.0: $34,290
AWD PHEV SEL S-AWC: $36,890
AWD PHEV GT S-AWC: $42,590

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (ES 2.4, SE 2.4, LE 2.4, SEL 2.4)
Horsepower
166
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Optional Engine
3.0-liter V6 (GT 3.0)
Horsepower
224
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine/electric motor (PHEV SEL, PHEV GT)
Horsepower
197
Std. Transmission
single-speed
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
25
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
74