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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV

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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 160 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • All the basics, including comfort, confident handling and unique style, are in place, and with a much needed increase in power the Outlander now has the juice to keep up with its rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    No manual gearbox, distracting audio controls, less cargo capacity than competitors.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Outlander's 2.4-liter engine receives a much needed boost in power -- it now makes 160 horsepower.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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2004 outlander sport xls

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Purchased my outlander with 93k, now at 109k. So far no issues, smooth ride, decent gas mileage overall solid car for $7500. I was told there may be suspension issues with this model, but nothing too serious from my experience so far. It's put a smile on my face and would recommend to buyers looking to spend under 10k on a crossover with lots of room for storage. If this car had either a turbo or V6 it would be 10x better lol.



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Super reliable!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander used in 2006 with 20,000 miles on it. I've never had ANY issues with this car other than the scheduled maintenance. I only gave it a 4/5 on performance because the 4-cylinder makes it hard to drive up hills.




Best car purchase i have

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my 2004 Outlander brand new. I don't usually buy new cars and I was a devout VW person. I bought the Outlander because I was starting a new business, needed a car and I didn't want to be distracted by used car pailings. so I bought the cheapest new car I could find. I spent all of $15,000. I have NEVER had anything go wrong with this car. I have only spent money on brakes, oil changes and tires. The cost of ownership has been spectacular. I will never buy a German car again, too pricey to repair and even for regular maintenance.



20 of 20 people found this review helpful

Suspension worry

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I have owned the vehicle for only 6 weeks, but have subjected it to all manner of tests and scrutiny. It has only done 106,000 kilometers, looks immaculate inside and out, is very comfortable, handles well and is perfect in every respect bar one -- suspension (or shocks). No one can find anything wrong, yet while very smooth on good roads, smallish bumps and accompanying road noise suggest very rigid suspension. Is this a characteristic?




Not in the shop much

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I can't believe I've had the Outlander for over five and a half years now. I only planned to keep it three or four years but it is still running well and not giving me any headaches. It has not been in the shop for much of anything besides normal maintenance. It handles very well in the snow - I will not go back to FWD. The gas mileage has stayed around 22 mpg.




2004 mitsubishi outlander

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

We bought our Outlander new in 04. We have had 2 problems. 1, the power port stopped working. Replaced fuse and no good. 2. It stalls every now in then, and then it starts up fine. A few weeks later, it will stall and then be fine. Other than that, it has been a pretty good vehicle. We have been from TN to FL, TN to ME probably 20 times and the Outlander goes fine. If I could change one thing it would be the suspension. I think it needs to be a little beefier. With a heavy load, the front end gets light and it feels top heavy. Would I buy another one? Me no, my wife yes. I enjoy a bigger vehicle, but for the "soccer mom" it is fine.



Full 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

What's New for 2004

The Outlander's 2.4-liter engine receives a much needed boost in power -- it now makes 160 horsepower.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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