The compact Mitsubishi Outlander supplies room for seven and is this brand’s most important model. The Outlander plays in a highly competitive segment and still offers an optional V6 engine where four cylinder engines dominate. It's also one of the most affordable three-row vehicles on the market.
What's New for 2017
Just one year removed from its most recent overhaul, the 2017 Outlander reflects several important changes of note. A shark fin antenna is now standard as is a 6.1-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera.
New optional features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and automatic high beams. A 360-degree camera system and a heated steering wheel are available. Base ES models now offer available all-wheel drive. All models come with bucket seats in the first row, a split-folding 60-40 bench seat in the second row, and a 50-50 split-folding seat in the third row.
Choosing Your Mitsubishi Outlander
Four trim levels are available with the 2017 Outlander: ES, SE, SEL, and GT.
Standard equipment includes LED positioning lights, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with a rearview camera, Bluetooth technology, dual-zone climate control, and seven airbags including a driver’s knee airbag.
The 2017 Outlander offers two engine choices. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder making 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This model makes an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. This model has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.
The Outlander GT is the only model offering a V6 engine. This model makes 224 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The GT makes an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. This model has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
The first three trim levels are separated by $1,000 increments. You can get the well-equipped SEL with all-wheel drive for under $30,000, which makes it our pick of the bunch.