2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
Save up to $4,853
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
Save up to $4,853

What’s new

  • Refreshed styling including new headlights
  • Steering and suspension tweaks for better ride comfort and handling
  • New rear-seat climate control vents
  • Part of the third Outlander generation introduced for 2014

Pros

  • Generous list of standard features
  • Standard three-row seating

Cons

  • Slow, noisy acceleration with the base four-cylinder
  • Thirsty V6 is available only on the top-of-the-line GT
  • Third-row seat is pretty small
  • Limited Mitsubishi dealer network


Which Outlander does Edmunds recommend?

While you might be drawn to the Outlander because of its low introductory price, consider getting the top-of-the-line GT if you can. It's the only way you can get the V6 engine, which is preferable over the four-cylinder engine. You also get all-wheel drive, leather seats, LED headlights and a Rockford Fosgate audio system. The optional Touring package would be a good addition for its adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and lane departure warning systems.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

6.6 / 10

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the least expensive SUVs you can buy with a third-row seat. It also comes with an appealing set of features and offers an optional V6 engine. So far, so good, right? But if you research this Mitsubishi more closely you'll realize that it comes up a bit short.

For one, the Outlander isn't particularly rewarding to drive. The base four-cylinder engine is underpowered and noisy. You can get that V6, but fuel economy is poor, and it's only available on the most expensive trim level. And as for that third-row seat, well, it's small, even for children.

If you need a three-row crossover on a budget, the Outlander might be worth a look. But in one of the most hotly contested segments, just about every manufacturer is making a competitive crossover, and most of them are more refined. We recommend shopping around before settling on the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander configurations

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-passenger crossover SUV that comes in four different different trim levels: ES, SE, SEL and GT. The LE trim level has been dropped for 2019.

The base engine in the Outlander is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque) paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.

Standard features for the ES include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights and taillights, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, second-row air vents, a 60/40-split folding second-row seat that slides and reclines, a 50/50-split third-row seat, a rearview camera, voice controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with a 7-inch touchscreen display and a USB port.

Stepping up to the SE gets you foglights, keyless ignition and entry, power-adjustable front passenger seats, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a second-row USB port, and an upgraded audio system with satellite radio. The SE also has an optional Convenience package that includes a sunroof, power-folding side mirrors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

The SEL starts with the SE's content and adds automatic headlights, power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, leather upholstery, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The SEL also has some optional equipment that you can't get on lower trim levels. The Premium package adds LED headlights and foglights, a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree parking camera system, and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system. The SEL Touring package includes the Premium package contents plus automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, and a lane departure warning system.

The GT comes standard with all of the above options except the advanced safety technologies, all of which are included in the optional GT Touring package. Exclusive standard features on the GT include a 3.0-liter V6 (224 hp, 215 lb-ft) paired with a conventional six-speed automatic, all-wheel drive, chrome exterior beltline accents and steering-wheel shift paddles.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (2.4L inline-4 | CVT automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current Mitsubishi Outlander has received some revisions, including the addition of new infotainment features and revised steering and suspension tuning. Our findings remain applicable to this year's Outlander, however.

Driving

6.5
All Outlanders except the GT come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Mashing the gas results in slow and loud acceleration. Handling is uninspiring no matter which model you get.

Acceleration

6.5
The gas pedal is initially jumpy, which gives the impression that the Outlander has more power than it really does. But the engine's 166 hp simply isn't enough. Getting to 60 mph takes 9.2 seconds. You'll need to think twice about pulling into fast-moving traffic.

Braking

6.0
The brake pedal has a spongy feel and doesn't give great confidence. But the brakes aren't touchy, and our test vehicle stopped in 121 feet from 60 mph, an average distance.

Steering

7.5
The steering has a natural feel. It turns in quickly enough that you can have some fun on a back road, yet the effort is appropriately light for around-town driving. It's easy to keep the Outlander steered straight on the highway.

Handling

5.5
The tires provide enough grip around turns to drive at a moderate pace. The Outlander is adequately competent on real roads, but it was a sloppy mess on our test track's handling course. Note that this year's model has revised suspension tuning, which could improve this score.

Drivability

6.5
Pressing the Eco button is the only way around the surging throttle. The engine lacks power in critical situations, though it's still pretty easy to drive. Adaptive cruise control isn't a smooth operator.

Off-road

7.5
Mitsubishi calls the Outlander's all-wheel-drive system Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC). The four different modes (Eco, Normal, Snow, Lock) affect the system's parameters, with Lock being the high-traction mode for off-road driving.

Comfort

7.0
It's not as refined in most areas as competitors. The seats could use more cushioning. The third row, in particular, is suited to kids only. Given the less-than-stellar handling, we expected a more absorbing ride. Other than the loud engine during acceleration, it is a pretty quiet vehicle.

Seat comfort

6.0
The front seats are far from plush and only OK in terms of comfort. The door and center armrests are nearly unpadded. The rear seats are also not overly comfy, and the middle seat is hard. The third row is situated low, which puts your knees up into your chest.

Ride comfort

7.0
The ride isn't as cushioned as the underwhelming handling would suggest. The Outlander handles mild bumps pretty easily, but city potholes and bigger bumps at speed upset its composure significantly. It comes down to a lack of suspension design refinement. Note that this year's model has revised suspension tuning, which could improve this score.

Noise & vibration

8.0
Wind noise is well-controlled, and the tires are exceptionally quiet. There's some suspension noise over big bumps. The engine stays at low rpm at steady-state highway speeds, but in slower running that low rpm causes unsettling vibrations in the cabin.

Interior

7.0
The first two rows offer plenty of space for adults, but the third row is only suitable for small kids. Build quality is still a bit disappointing as well. Outward visibility is excellent.

Utility

6.5
While it isn't the most utilitarian car in its class, the Outlander does have some versatile features such as third-row seating and decent tow ratings (depending on engine selection). Despite its large-for-the-class size, several rivals better it in terms of cargo capacity and interior volume.

Small-item storage

6.0
For an SUV of this size, the Outlander has large door pockets, but the front bin is far away and the center-console cupholders don't have an anti-tip design.

Cargo space

6.0
The second-row seats fold in a three-step process. The trunk measures 10.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 63.3 cubic feet with all seats folded.

Towing

7.5
The Outlander SEL 2.4 is rated to tow 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. Opt for the V6-powered Outlander GT and you can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Technology

Mitsubishi in-car tech isn't our favorite, especially when it comes to the usability of its Rockford Fosgate systems. They simply seem dated and tacked on. For 2018, the bigger 7-inch screen is standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all but the base ES trim level.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$24,695
MPG
25 city / 30 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,695
MPG
25 city / 30 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,695
MPG
24 city / 29 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,095
MPG
25 city / 30 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Outlander safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Alerts the driver of a car hidden in a blind spot (or an approaching one) to protect against dangerous lane changing.
360-Degree Camera
Creates a simulated bird's-eye view of the car for tight parking situations, allowing the driver to see the car from all angles.
Forward Collision Mitigation
Helps mitigate an accident by monitoring ahead, warning the driver of an impending collision and applying the brake in certain scenarios.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Mitsubishi Outlander vs. the competition

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Honda CR-V

The CR-V sets the bar for the small-SUV class. While the Outlander seems to be very similar to the CR-V on the spec sheet, the Honda's high level of refinement really sets it apart. It's more powerful, more composed over bumps, and more stable when going around turns.

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Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Kia Sorento

Larger and more expensive when fully loaded, the Sorento offers a bigger, more powerful V6 engine along with a more useful third-row seat. The base Kia is well-equipped, but you'll need to check off all the options boxes in order to compete with an option-heavy Outlander.

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Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Ford Escape

The Escape might be getting on in years, but it's still a solid all-around choice in the compact SUV segment. The Escape's optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine packs a greater punch than the Outlander's V6. You miss out on the third row if you get the Ford, but it can be downright fun to drive on a curvy road.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander for Sale

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Overview

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is offered in the following submodels: Outlander SUV. Available styles include ES 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT), SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT), SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT), GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT), and ES 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT).

What do people think of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander?

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,625. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,087 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A) is11.8% below the MSRP.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,825. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $4,512 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is16.8% below the MSRP.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,690. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $4,337 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is16.9% below the MSRP.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,690. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,625 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is9.1% below the MSRP.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,525. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $4,853 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is15.9% below the MSRP.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,445. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,943 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) is6.8% below the MSRP.

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