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Mitsubishi Outlander Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

Mitsubishi's mid-sized Outlander has been around since 2003 in Australia.

A direct rival to the Toyota RAV4, the Japanese medium SUV is offered in a wide range of engines, including petrol, diesel and the world's first mainstream plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model. Additionally, there are five-and seven-seater versions, in front-wheel as well as all-wheel drive configurations.

In its first generation, this vehicle was also known as Mitsubishi Airtrek (2001–2005). The cheapest grade starts from POA, rising to $71,790 for the most expensive version.

This vehicle is also known as Mitsubishi Airtrek (2001–2005).

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Mitsubishi Outlander Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi Outlander varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $71,790
2022 SUV 2.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $33,660 $75,130
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $22,770 $63,690
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $20,790 $61,820
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $21,230 $59,840
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Mitsubishi Outlander Seats

Mitsubishi's Outlander is available with five seats in base form, but higher grades afford seating for seven. Keep in mind though, the Outlander is much more of a 5+2 rather than a full-on people mover.

Mitsubishi Outlander Accessories

As standard, you'll get 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, cloth seats, a reversing camera and a 7.0-inch driver display, but higher grades of the Outlander will score features like rear privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, and heated front seats.

Mitsubishi Outlander Boot Space

The Outlander's boot will swallow 163 litres of volume with all three rows of seating in place, 478L with the third-row folded flat and 1473L in two-seat configuration.

Mitsubishi Outlander Boot space

Mitsubishi Outlander Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi Outlander has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2022 SUV 1500kg 1600kg
2021 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2020 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2019 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
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Mitsubishi Outlander Colours

Mitsubishi's Outlander is available in a variety of hues, including the usual black, white, silver and grey, but also more attention-grabbing colours like blue and red.

  • White
  • White Diamond
  • Red Diamond
  • Cosmic Blue
  • Sterling Silver
  • Titanium
  • Black Diamond
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mitsubishi Outlander Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Outlander here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a Nissan X-Trail or a Mitsubishi Outlander?

    This issue will always come down to the documented service history that each car comes with. A switched-on previous owner will not only have serviced the vehicle by the book, but will also have kept the relevant receipts as proof of this crucial work being done. We'd always choose the vehicle with a big wad of service receipts over a similar car with no (or less) evidence of scheduled maintenance.

    Beyond that, the Nissan clearly has almost 50,000 fewer kilometres on its odometer, so all things being equal it probably nudges ahead at that point. In either case, the CVT transmission fitted to these cars is likely to be the major source of mechanical grief down the track. Both brands' CVT transmissions have been known to give trouble. If that bothers you, then perhaps the one to buy is the Outlander AWD with the turbo-diesel engine option. In that guise, the vehicle has a conventional automatic transmission rather than a CVT.

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  • Why is the fuel consumption in my '07 Mitsubishi Outlander so high?

    It doesn’t take much to throw a modern engine off its game when it comes to fuel consumption. Modern electronics control just about every function of today’s engines and a single sensor that is giving the on-board computer incorrect information can throw the tune way out of whack without affecting the way the vehicle feels to drive.

    The best advice is to have the car scanned by a workshop with the appropriate equipment to see if the car’s computer has detected any faults or glitches (which it will have logged). This is a vastly better approach than simply replacing parts at random and hoping that the problem will go away.

    I agree that 14.5 litres per 100km is too much fuel for this car, so something is definitely wrong, especially if the consumption has suddenly increased without any change in your driving habits.

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  • Can the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander tow a small caravan?

    As most smaller caravans (two and four berth ones) weight between 800kg and 1300kg, you shouldn't have any problem towing one with a 2020 Outlander. The petrol-powered 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre models have a towing capacity of 1600kg, the diesel-powered ones can haul 2000kg and the PHEV plug-in electric vehicle version is limited to just 1500kg - so probably not that one if it's one of the heavier small caravans you're considering towing.

    Please note that the towing capacity is the maximum the car can haul, which means if you have 300kg of luggage in the boot, and have a total of four people collectively weighing 300kg, you'll need to add 600kg to the weight of your caravan. Thus, with an Outlander 2.4L petrol, the maximum caravan weight including four people and luggage should not exceed 1000kg. 

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  • What is the best family SUV for around $20000?

    While the Mitsubishi Outlander is spacious, reliable and easy to drive, our experience testing it against rival medium SUVs have found it to be noisy and a little too firm riding to be truly comfortable and relaxing. At your price point, there are better alternatives out there. 

    Have you considered a Mazda CX-5? In petrol or diesel, we have found it to be a superior and more economical proposition, and is definitely quieter and more refined. Plus, the Mazda's all-wheel-drive system is more sophisticated and better at dealing with loose surfaces like sand.

    A late-model (post 2014) S5-series Subaru Forester 2.5i petrol is far more economical than the earlier iterations, since it switched to a more efficient CVT continuously variable transmission. And there's also the 2.0D turbo-diesel which is economical. This, too, is a fine SUV on-road or for light off-road driving.

    Finally, the Nissan X-Trail diesel is a roomy and capable choice, especially from 2017, when it received a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel to replace the older 1.6L unit.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

Kitted out with a fabric interior in entry-level guise, Mitsubishi will also offer soft-touch, premium materials in higher grades like leather and synthetic carbon-fibre.

Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

Mitsubishi Outlander Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 1740x1862x4710 mm 205 mm
2022 SUV 1740x1862x4710 mm 205 mm
2021 SUV 1710x1810x4695 mm 190 mm
2020 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
2019 SUV 1680x1800x4655 mm 215 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi Outlander Dimensions

Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi Outlander is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, —, ULP, Hyb/ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 1.5L/100km for SUV /Hyb/PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV 1.5L/100km 2.4L Hyb/PULP 1 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 7.5L/100km 2.5L CVT AUTO
2023 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2022 SUV 1.5L/100km 2.4L 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 1.5L/100km 2.4L Hyb/PULP 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 1.9L/100km 2.4L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2021 SUV 1.9L/100km 2.4L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 SUV 1.7L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 SUV 1.7L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
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Mitsubishi Outlander Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi Outlander has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x60 R18 1 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 235x60 R18 1 235x60 R18 1
2022 SUV 235x60 R18 1 235x60 R18 1
2021 SUV 255x55 R18 9 255x55 R18 9
2020 SUV 225x55 R18 18x7 inches 225x55 R18 18x7 inches
2019 SUV 225x55 R18 18x7 inches 225x55 R18 18x7 inches
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Mitsubishi Outlander Engine

The Outlander is available with either a non-turbo 2.5-litre petrol engine producing 135kW/245Nm, or with an innovative plug-in hybrid system which has a 2.4-litre engine running in the Atkinson cycle with the addition of two electric motors on the front and rear axles respectively. Combined output for PHEV models is 185kW/450Nm

Mitsubishi Outlander Engine

Mitsubishi Outlander Speed

0-100km/h is done in 10.5 seconds for petrol-powered Outlanders.

Mitsubishi Outlander Range

Range for the standard 2.5-litre Outlander in combined usage conditions is roughly 714km, while the PHEV can travel a theoretical 3667km between fills, although this assumes the bold 1.5L/100km average consumption claim.