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Mitsubishi Outlander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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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.




Excellent vehicle

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

I looked at every single small SUV on the market in the $18,000 to $28,000 range. I purchased the Outlander XLS FWD, Phoenix Red and the more I drive it the more I really like it. It has more than enough power, especially when using the sportronic. I think the steering is quite good, the brakes are excellent and the fit and finish both inside are quite good. I would recommend it to anybody who needs a small space vehicle.




Serious competition for honda and

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

I reviewed and tested the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Jeep Liberty and Mazda Tribute. All of which had their pros and cons, but the Outlander seemed to be more of a compromise of all the pros. My first choice would have been the Honda CR-V because I am a Honda loyalist comming from a Honda family. I might have even paid more for it. However, since none of the 6 dealerships in my area treated me like I was a loyal customer I actually entertained other competitor's products. I have to admit that I didn't know what I was missing. There are better options to an over priced Honda. Their reputation preceeds themselves and they take advantage of it. Don't be sheep like I was.




Great driving

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

After doing a careful driving tests with competing brands (Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Xterra). The best driving experience was with the Mitsubishi model I decided for this vehicle because I rarely drive on dirt roads and needed more cubic space than the Toyota. The CRV and Xterra are driven by a lot of women and the Outlander has a more muscular view. Problem on my city is the large amount of speed bumps and a lot of rugged asphalt which the suspension filters out very well.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Buy one

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

One early problem that was instantly rectified by the dealer. Problem with power steering. Otherwise, great car, roomy, perfect for taking the kids and animals on trips to the mountains.



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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