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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Outlander
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Expert Rating
2.9 (Fair)

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2020 ES 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $24,895
2020 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,095
2020 ES 4dr S-AWC Price:   -  From $26,895
2020 LE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,295
2020 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,495
2020 SE 4dr S-AWC Price:   -  From $28,095
2020 SP 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,495
2020 LE 4dr S-AWC Price:   -  From $29,295
2020 SEL 4dr S-AWC Price:   -  From $29,495
2020 SP 4dr S-AWC Price:   -  From $30,495
2020 GT 4dr S-AWC Price:   -  From $33,745

Overview

What's New

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander sees content changes across most trims. Most notably, a new SP trim is joining the lineup in between the LE and SEL trims. The SE, LE, SP, SEL and GT trims also add forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams as standard.

All trims gain power lumbar support for the driver's seat and a second-row USB port, while the shape of the second-row seat has been changed to improve comfort.

Choosing Your Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander is offered in six trims: ES, SE, LE, SEL, SP, and GT. Pricing starts at $26,035 including destination for the ES and reaches $35,075 for the GT.

Engine Choices

All trims but the GT come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. The GT houses a 3.0-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.4L 4-Cylinder166 hp162 lb-ft27 mpg
3.0L V6224 hp215 lb-ft22 mpg

The first five trims offer standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for $2,000. The GT trim is only offered with AWD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Outlander is unusual for its class as it offers three rows of seating for seven people. The first two rows offer room comparable to the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape, but the third row is very tight, even for small children.

Storage space measures just 10.3 cubic feet behind the third row. Folding down the last seat supplies 34.2 cubic feet of cargo space. Drop down both the second- and third-row seats to open up 63.3 cubic feet, which is about average for the segment.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Safety Features

All Outlanders but the base ES come standard with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.

On the SE, blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert are available through the Convenience Package ($1,000). These features are standard on the LE and higher.

On the SEL, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights and fog lights, and a surround-view camera system become available through the SEL Touring Package ($2,700). These safety features are standard on the range-topping GT but aren't available on the SP.

Connectivity

Mitsubishi supplies the base Outlander with a 7-inch touchscreen display, but all other models get an 8-inch unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth, HD Radio, and a USB port come standard with either display, but the larger touchscreen also brings satellite radio, voice recognition, and two rear USB ports.

Mitsubishi Outlander

ES - From $26,035

The standard Outlander ES has LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and heated side mirrors. Inside, the model is held back by the smaller touchscreen without smartphone integration and a six-way manually adjustable driver seat. However, it does come with heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote keyless entry.

SE - From $27,425

For just $1,390 more, the SE adds the driver-assist safety features, the larger touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic headlights, fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-way power adjustable front seats, and push button start. These upgrades are worth far more than the extra cost.

A power sunroof is paired with power-folding side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert in the $1,000 Convenience Package.

LE - From $28,625

The LE trim adds several blacked-out features, including roof rails, side mirrors, door garnishes, and a headliner and pillars. Even the 18-inch wheels are black. The LE also includes the features from the SE's Convenience Package as standard.

SEL - From $28,825

The Outlander SEL rolls out some more premium features, most notably leather seating surfaces and a power remote liftgate. The exterior loses sunroof and the blacked-out nature of the LE, but now includes silver roof rails and chrome side window molding.

The sunroof is bundled alongside a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, the surround-view camera system, a Mitsubishi audio system, and LED headlights and fog lights in the $2,700 SEL Touring Package.

SP - From $29,825

The SP builds on the LE instead of the SEL. It keeps the blacked-out equipment that comes on the LE but also includes black door handle covers, a black hood badge, and front, side, and rear air dams.

GT - From $35,075

As the lone trim powered by the V6 engine, the GT builds on the SEL and brings everything to the table. All of the features from the SEL Touring Package come standard, as does a front windshield wiper de-icer.

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CarsDirect Tip

Any trim outside of the base ES supplies the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander with a generous amount of equipment. Although competing models are more modern, Mitsubishi aggressively backs the Outlander with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Good standard features
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Conservative styling
Cons
  • Low-end material quality
  • Tame four-cylinder engine
  • Tight third row
Expert Rating
2.9 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Affordable three-row pricing. Unlike a lot of other compact crossovers, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander offers seating for up to seven. Not only is its three-row configuration unique, the Outlander also undercuts a lot of the competition with its $26,035 starting price.

Unfortunately, the third row is best suited for children, as the majority of adults will find it tight. The other two rows offer spacious accommodations, especially the second row, which can slide fore and aft.

Cargo capacity for the Outlander falls behind for the segment. With the third row in place, it has 10.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Behind the second row, there’s 34.2 cubic feet of space, while it has a total of 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Honda CR-V can hold 75.8 cubic feet of cargo, while the Toyota RAV4 has a total of 73.4 cubic feet of space.

Ho-hum performance, decent fuel economy. There are two available engines for the Outlander. The base engine is 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces a modest 166 horsepower. The lackluster engine doesn’t make enough power to get the Outlander down the road quickly.

Range-topping GT models come with a 3.0-liter V6 that’s rated at 224 horsepower. The V6 is a much better engine, as it actually produces a usable amount of power, but it isn’t as smooth as the six-cylinder engines in some of its competitors.

Fuel economy for the Outlander is decent for the class. It's rated at an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 combined. The V6 is rated at 20/27/22 mpg (city/highway/combined).


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Features galore. Despite being an affordable compact crossover, the Outlander is packed with all sorts of features. The entry-level trim comes with heated exterior mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, and heated front seats. Higher trims come with a sunroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather upholstery, and a heated steering wheel.

Advanced driver assist safety features are also available. Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams are all available.

Conventional on the outside, dreary on the inside. On the outside, the Outlander wears Mitsubishi’s large chrome grille, which is its standout feature. The rest of the vehicle is much more conventional.

Underneath the exterior, the Outlander’s cabin has a dated design with lackluster materials. Material quality doesn’t match what competitors offer, as the Outlander feels like an affordable vehicle on the inside, even on higher trims.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander excels as an affordable compact luxury with three rows. Take those two things out of the equation, and rival options are much better.

Both the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are better options. They get better fuel economy, have more powerful base engines, offer more spacious cabins, and come with more upscale materials. They’re both a lot newer than the Outlander, too.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 166 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Transmission
2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 166 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
16.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$63
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
63.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
128 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
184.8 "
Exterior Width
71.3 "
Exterior Height
67.3 "
Front Headroom
40.6 "
Rear Headroom
38.4 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
37.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,329 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear / Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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