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Mitsubishi Outlander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • With its unique looks, pleasant handling characteristics and roomy, user-friendly interior, Mitsubishi's compact SUV has no trouble winning over its share of fans.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Could use some more power, less cargo capacity than competitors, ABS limited to the most expensive models.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Outlander now offers a manual transmission on the base LS model. A new Limited trim line debuts, and all models feature slightly revised rear styling. Standard equipment enhancements on all Outlanders include advanced airbags and four-wheel disc brakes. Leather-trimmed seats are standard on the Limited, and both the XLS and Limited ride on 17-inch alloy wheels.

Full 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

What's New for 2005

The Outlander now offers a manual transmission on the base LS model. A new Limited trim line debuts, and all models feature slightly revised rear styling. Standard equipment enhancements on all Outlanders include advanced airbags and four-wheel disc brakes. Leather-trimmed seats are standard on the Limited, and both the XLS and Limited ride on 17-inch alloy wheels.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Reliable so far.

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

LS model, FWD, automatic. I purchased this car when it was 2 years old and had 26K miles on it. Now it's 7 years old and has 82K miles. I have had only one problem - with the steering column - that was taken care of through 5y/60k miles warranty. I do regular maintenance according to the manual. While the LS model has a very spartan interior, it handles well. I replaced its very standard radio/CD player with an all-in-one player. It's perfect for a small family of 2-3 people or a couple with dogs. Not enough pwr with 4 adults. Mine has gas mileage of 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg hwy. I am very happy with it and will drive it to its end, hopefully many years and many miles away.




It's not a "quality" japanese

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

We bought our Outlander 1 and half years ago from the dealer. Only 59K with lots of warranty left. Worked like well for the first 4 months then, $800 of front end work. New ball joints, tie rod ends, sway bar bushings etc. Then the gas tank started leaking another $1000. Then the transmission drive shaft seals began leaking (should have been covered under warranty) $300. New clutch kit, $800, new rear caliper $618 (yes, 1 ). Still needs new windshield, 4 struts, all new bushings again, doesn't start well after fuelling up and recently the power steering rack began leaking. It currently has 91K and we still owe $7000 on it. Dealer we purchased from said they'd buyback for $2200 firm.




Good suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Limited Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

When I saw this SUV, I knew this was the one. It was different than all the other SUVs I had looked at! The interior looked like a German Interior and not Japanese. I really like our Mitsubishi Outlander, it has been a very reliable SUV. Performance is ok for normal drivers, but if your like me, there's not enough horsepower! My wife loves her SUV. It has been such a good vehicle, that I'm going to buy a new Mitsubishi Lancer GTS for my daughter. Good luck!




Amazing!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I just bought this car used a week ago. I love it, it handles just the way I like, like the Lancer platform it was built on. Hugs the curves just the way I like. Holds the road with almost NO body lean. It's incredibly fun to drive. My first SUV, and I'm in love with it. Lots of room and plenty of cargo cubbyholes. Plenty of room for my big dog to ride in the back. I have the Sun & Sound package and I love my Infinity sound system. Great gas mileage for an SUV.



7 of 7 people found this review helpful

75k death

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander LS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

At 75k entire rear suspension needs to be replaced. Car was cared for very well. Was told by dealer that I should have had a 4 wheel alignment every yr! Good bye mitsu




Better than expected

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

After "trying on" several small SUVs, I decided this one has the best seat comfort which was my main criterion. I was pleasantly surprised with the mpg and ergonomics of the unit as well. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for a small SUV with AWD.



Talk About The 2005 Outlander

2005 Mitsubishi Outlander Discussions See all Started By

illusions229
illusions229
01-26-2009
Hello, I just bought a used 2005 Outlander with 41k miles. When I turn it off, the engine shuts down but there is a noise, hard to describe, like something's still running. It shuts off after 10 secon...


djbderwood
djbderwood
05-07-2007
BUYERS BEWARE! I used to be a Honda owner but one month ago I decided to buy a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS with Navigation and Sun and Sound Package (i.e. top of the line). I could not be more dis...


rcpax
rcpax
10-27-2006
be based on the platform of the new Mitsubishi Outlander, but will be fitted with diesel engines from PSA. These cars have been designed and constructed according to PSA's standards. The facia featur...



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