The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander represents an affordable route into SUV ownership, with four-wheel drive available across the range.
What's New for 2019
The 2019 Outlander has a raft of minor improvements, from the new headlights and grille to revised wheel designs. The cabin is quieter and better ventilated than before, while suspension and handling tweaks improve ride comfort. Higher trims receive power leather seats.
Choosing Your Mitsubishi Outlander
Every Outlander is a five-door, seven-seater SUV with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Most models are powered by a 2.4-liter engine that generates 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. This unit delivers an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 combined with two-wheel drive, or 24/29/26 mpg (city/highway/combined) with Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control (AWC) or Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel-drive systems. S-AWC adds an active front differential plus dedicated modes for eco driving or snowy conditions.
Meanwhile, buyers of the flagship GT model get a 24-valve 3.0-liter engine delivering 224 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque. This unit is paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Unsurprisingly, fuel economy drops to 20/27/22 mpg.
AWC is only available on the entry-level ES trim and costs $1,500, while S-AWC is an additional $2,000 on SE and SEL models and standard on the top-of-the-line GT trims.
Unless you really need the grunt of a 3.0-liter engine, the SEL trim strikes the best balance between specification and value in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander lineup.