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Mitsubishi Outlander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • All the basics, including comfort, confident handling and unique style, are in place, but the Outlander needs more power to keep up with its rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy and comfortable ride, peppy around town, solid handling.

  • Cons

    Lacks punch for passing, distracting audio controls.

  • What's New for 2003

    Mitsubishi jumps into the mini-SUV battle with the Outlander, which offers different styling but little else to separate it from the likes of the Subaru Forester or Honda CR-V.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great buy

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought this car in 2005, needed a larger car for our new baby. It has been such a great buy! It is super reliable, nothing has ever broken down on it and it runs like a champ. It has almost 90,000 miles on it now and is still running as great as the day I bought it. It is awesome in the snow, when we had a huge storm here 2 years ago, I was passing up every other SUV and truck left and right as they all got stuck or slid down a the hill. I would recommend this car to anyone, it has been great for us!




Great commuter, not bad comfort

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

This car is great for commuting and could be more comfortable... went on many long trips with it and it's good... I would consider buying another newer model in future.




It all fell apart!

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I really liked my 2003 outlander when I bought in in 2004, but soon after that I found it had many problems. Every summer water fills inside my air conditioner and causes it to short out causing a new blower motor to be replaced. This wasn't all covered by warranty and they could never figure out why it would do this. Also my entire suspension has been changed and only a year later it's already squeaking. Also our temp dial doesn't rotate freely anymore, the cable designed badly and has been replaced once already. There are also numerous issues with this model and Mitsubishi won't do recalls on. Overall I would not purchase another one!




Great vehicle for the money

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

The Mitsubishi Outlander is everything that I was looking for. It is roomy, comfortable, quick and responsive, high off the ground, and it has a very thoughtful interior design. Its gas mileage is a little higher than I expected, about 25 mpg on the highway.



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Outlander awd suv

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a great mid-size SUV with lots of room inside. It is very comfortable and has a very nice radio system. The bass sounds very good for an SUV. It drives very well in the snow with its AWD. This is a very reliable vehicle when it comes to bad weather. Also, it drives very smoothly. It is not not bumpy. It's easy to control even for younger adults. Its not too big and not to small. The Sports-tronic tranmission is great too. It feels like you're driving a manual transmission when you get bored with the automatic.




Outlander

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

We have really enjoyed this vehichle. It drives nicely and we have had no problems or concerns with it. It is fun to drive and roomy inside. However we are told it does not hold its resale value. we were also wondering why they can not be purchased in Indiana.



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Full 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

What's New for 2003

Mitsubishi jumps into the mini-SUV battle with the Outlander, which offers different styling but little else to separate it from the likes of the Subaru Forester or Honda CR-V.

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Talk About The 2003 Outlander

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Discussions See all Started By

wb2o15
wb2o15
03-05-2014
Hi all...I'm thinking of buying a 2003 Outlander, but have a hard time finding online info about such an old model. Do some of you know of the general reputation for this model?...


batman47
batman47
01-28-2008
The 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4L 4cyl CVT has an option F3 Accessory Fog Lights., which means that this car comes without front fog light/lamp in the USA at least for the above named model, howev...


vahe53
vahe53
09-08-2009
I have a Mitsubishi outlander 2003. Recently I am having a lots of problem with the cooling fans. When I am stocked in heavy traffic the fan does not kick in, therefor the temp. gage rises to red, whi...



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