2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

MSRP $24,895

Ranked #13 in Compact Suv

7.2

Overall Rating

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 3, 2021

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The Mitsubishi Outlander has been one of the top-selling cars from the Japanese marquee brand. However, the US market does offer very stiff competition for this car. Seeing this, Mitsubishi has refreshed the Outlander for 2020 with some changes to the exteriors and the interiors.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $24,695 for the base ES 2WD and goes over $33,000 for the top-of-the-line GT trim. Specific trims get Mitsubishi’s AWD system while the GT trim gets a significantly powerful motor than the other trims.

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Pros

Comfortable seating for 7

Composed ride quality

Cons

Unimpressive engine performance

Fuel-thirsty V6 motor

Uninspiring driving characteristics

What's New?

Revised exterior styling

Standard 18” alloy wheels

Re-tuned steering and suspension setup

Reconfigured interior seating and comfort


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24895

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

166 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

162 ft-lb. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

continuously variable speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.6/11.9 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

184.8 in.

width

71.3 in.

height

67.3 in.

curb weight

3329 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

128.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1532 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.6 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

7.5

standing 1/4-mile

15 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

210 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/27/30 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

ES$24,895 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander in Alloy Silver Metallic color
Alloy Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

7.8

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.2

Overall Rating


The US is a very important market for Mitsubishi. Compact SUVs are the best ways to make your presence felt in the US market. The 2020 Outlander is Mitsubishi’s tool for achieving this target and has hence given the 2020 version a whole set of feature upgrades and a facelift. The 2020 Outlander comes in a total of 4 trims and starts from $24,695 going over $33,195 for the top-of-the-line GT trim. It further gets 2 powertrains, a 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine, and a 3.0L V6 engine.

 

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV front angle view
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV rear angle view

7.8/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Features

7.8/10

"The Outlander is a lukewarm option in a boiling-hot compact-SUV market, with bland styling, a cheap-feeling interior, and an outdated infotainment system." - Car and Driver

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in a total of 4 trims and has an option for both FWD and AWD configurations for all trims. Barring the top of the Line GT, all other trims are powered by a 2.4L Inline 4 cylinder Motor that generates 166hp and 162lbs-ft of torque. The GT trim gets a 3.0L V6 Motor which generates a massive 224hp and 215lbs-ft of torque.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The base ES trim gets features like a big 7” Touchscreen Infotainment System, Dual Zone Climate Control and LED DRL’s, which makes it one of the most well-loaded SUVs in the segment.

Trims

ES

SE

SEL

GT

Price(2WD)

$24,695

$25,695

$27,095

-

Price(AWD)

$26,195

$27,695

$29,095

$33,195

Features

7 Passenger Seating

Adds/Upgrades these from “ES”

Adds/Upgrades these from “SE”

Adds/Upgrades these from “SEL”

 

18” Alloy Wheels

18” Two-Tone Alloy Wheels

Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror with Homelink

Power Sunroof with Sunshade and Tilt feature

 

7” Touchscreen Infotainment with Bluetooth

7” Smartphone Link Display Audio System with Apple Car Play and Android Auto

Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist

9 Speaker 710W Rockford-Fosgate Music System

 

Dual Zone Auto Climate Control

SiriusXM Radio

Rear Cross traffic Alert

3.0L Engine and Paddle Shifters

 

LED DRL

FAST Key Passive Entry

Power Remote Tailgate

LED high and Low Beam Headlights

 

Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold

Fog Lights

Power Folding Side View Mirrors

Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters

 

Shark Fin Antenna

Turn Indicators on Side Mirrors

Leather Seating

LCD Color Multi-Information Display

 

Power Windows with Driver Controlled Auto Up/Down

     

Trim to Choose

The base 2 trims miss out on a lot of standard and safety features. Thus, we would suggest you buy the SEL trim as it packs in a lot of modern features like Apple Car Play and Android Auto along with the safety features. It comes at $27,095 as the starting price.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine and Performance

7.0/10

With three powertrains that include a class-exclusive PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) model, the Outlander has something for almost everyone—unless zippy acceleration and engine refinement are important, that isCaranddriver.com

 Engine and Transmission of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with 2 Engine options. The ES, SE, and SEL Trims get a 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated Motor that belts out 166Hp at 6,000rpm and 162lbs-ft of torque at 4,200rpm. This Motor is paired to a CVT transmission that delivers power to the Front Wheels.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander basic SUV

This Engine feels very strained and runs out of juice when revved hard or pushed to the limits. The Pronounced Rubberband Effect from the CVT worsens the Case for this Engine and dampens the overall driving experience.

Models

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Kia Sorento

MSRP

$25,690

$25,190

$25,345

$26,980

Engine

2.4L i4

2.0L I4 Intercooled TSI

1.5L I4 i-VTEC

2.4L I4

Transmission

Continuously variable automatic

8 Speed automatic

Continuously variable-speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Horsepower (hp@RPM)

166 hp@ 6000 RPM

184hp@ 4400 RPM

190 hp@ 6400 RPM

185hp@ 6000 RPM

Torque (lb-ft@RPM)

162 ft-lbs@ 4200 RPM

221ft-lbs@ 1600 RPM

179 ft-lbs@ 3900 RPM

178ft-lbs@ 4000 RPM

For people wanting a more enthusiastic performer to have the option of going for the 3.0L V6 that belts out 224Hp at 6250rpm and 215lbs-ft at 3750rpm. This engine is mated to a 6 Speed electronic Transmission and is only available in the Top of the Line GT Trim.

Acceleration of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Dull 2.4L Inline 4 Engine does not do well in terms of outright acceleration from a standstill. Rivals like the 2020 Honda CR-V, and 2020 Kia Sorento offer a far better performance despite similar body structures and size.

Models

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Kia Sorento

0-60 MPH (seconds)

9.2 sec

N/A

7.7 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter mile (seconds)

N/A

N/A

16 sec

N/A

Engine

2.4L i4

2.0L i4

2.4L I4 i-VTEC

2.4L I4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3329 (lbs)

3847 (lbs)

3337 (lbs)

3810 (lbs)

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.5

7.7

N/A

N/A

In terms of Emissions though, the Naturally Aspirated Unit of the Mitsubishi ranks pretty high when it comes to the least emission figures emitted by a compact SUV. The 2020 Kia Sorento proves to be the fastest as it measures 0-60 MPH in 7.3 seconds.

Ride and Handling of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a reworked suspension and chassis design which, Mitsubishi designers say improves the riding experience inside the SUV. Steering offers a lot of feedback and inspires confidence while taking turns at high speeds. The Outlander isn’t the most comfortable SUV in its class but does offer adequate cushioning and bolstering for short trips. One of the highlights of the Outlander has to be its silent ride. The cabin offers good noise insulation from the Outside and the dull engine noise seeps in through only when it’s revving past 5000 RPM.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

In terms of handling, the Outlanders meet most expectations and do their best, to ensure confidence-inspiring handling on highways or city roads. The Tires offer good grip while cornering at decent speeds while they tend to offer a little less grip Off-Road.

Braking of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander has one of the smallest brake rotors in this comparison on the front. On the Rear, however, it’s the other way around. This means that the pressure to impact balance isn’t the best but it tends to provide good stopping power when needed.

Models

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Kia Sorento

Brake Front (in.)

11.6

13.4

11.1

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

11.9

11.8

10.2

12

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121 ft.

N/A

115 ft.

N/A

In terms of Brake Feel though, they tend to be spongy at times but they aren’t overly sensitive. In terms of stopping distances as well, the Mitsubishi stops from 60 MPH-0 MPH in 121ft, which is at par with the other SUVs in the segment.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Economy

9.0/10

"With its base engine, a front-wheel-drive Outlander gets 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is solid, if unspectacular, for the compact SUV class." - Cars.USNews

In the previous sections, we have seen that the 2.4L engine of the Mitsubishi Outlander isn’t the most refined or powerful engine to drive in the segment. Mitsubishi has however done this to improve one of the more important parameters of the SUV, the MPG figures. The Outlander offers a respectable 27 MPG to the Gallon on average. This, coupled with the massive 16.6-gallon fuel tank gives a combined average range of around 415 miles, which is one of the best in class.

Models

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Kia Sorento

MPG (city)

25

20

28

22

MPG (highway)

30

27

34

29

MPG (combined)

27

23

30

25

Range (city/highway)

(miles)

415/498

337 / 444

364 / 448

414 / 545

Tank Capacity (gal)

16.6

15.3

14.0

18.8

The powerful 3.0L V6 motor, however, compromises the fuel efficiency in favor of a better performance. The V6 delivers 22 MPG on average and gives an overall range of 350 miles, which is still a respectable number.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

7.0/10

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–Edmunds.com

Seating and Comfort of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

One of the main highlights of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is its seating ability. The Outlander can seat 7 People, as it comes in a 7 Seater configuration as standard. The 3rd Row however is best suited for kids as they are quite cramped and compact in terms of the area they offer.

Models

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Kia Sorento

Passenger capacity

7

7

5

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.6/56.4/40.9

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.5/59.1/44.1

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.4/56.0/37.3

38.9/55.8/38.7

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.3/58.0/39.4

In terms of comfort, the seats do a decent job of providing comfort to all the passengers in the cabin. We could, however, have loved a better cushioning of the seats and a higher seating layout. Passengers seating at the front and 2nd row, won’t complain much about the area on offer as it is at par with the rest of the competition.

Infotainment of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi has updated the Infotainment System of the new Outlander and added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its existing Infotainment System as an option. A 7” Touchscreen System also comes as Standard across the Range.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander basic SUV infotainment screen

However, this is where the good points end. Intuitive and easy to use won’t be the first words that would come to your mind when you start using this infotainment system. They offer a considerable amount of Lag while usage and becomes even cumbersome while changing the audio settings or connecting other devices. The Following are some of the features that can be found in the Infotainment System of the Outlander:

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • 7” Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation
  • SiriusXM Radio with 3 Months Subscription
  • Bluetooth, Front, and Rear USB Ports
  • Rockford Fosgate Music System
  • Bluetooth Telephony and Connectivity to Multiple devices

Cargo Capacity of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

Comparing with other Crossovers in the Segment, the Outlander offers a good amount of storage space behind its third row and ranks among the very few Crossovers in the segment that can boast of this fact.

Models

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Kia Sorento

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

10.3 cu.ft.

37.6 cu.ft.

39.2 cu.ft.

11.3 cu.ft.

Maximum cargo Area (ft.3 63.3 cu.ft. 73.5 cu.ft. 75.8 cu.ft. 73.0 cu.ft. 

From a common perspective, the Outlander offers around 34.2 cubic feet of space. This is among the highest in the segment and can take a lot of stuff with it. The 2020 Kia Sorento manages to beat the Outlander by a very small margin in terms of Cargo space but that isn’t a substantial loss.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior

8.0/10

Profile is the Outlander’s best angle, with a pleasing-if-anonymous crossover SUV shape–TheCarConnection.com

Design and Dimensions of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Exterior Design of the 2020 Outlander has seen some changes as compared to its previous year model. Mitsubishi has added a lot of chrome into the front fascia of the SUV that includes the front grill and some extent of the Bumper. 18” Alloy Wheels now come as standard. The rear end of the 2020 Outlander has also received some styling tweaks that include a redesigned bumper and a lot of chrome additions. The Mitsubishi Outlander ranks as one of the “Not So Small” compact crossovers in the segment.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander basic SUV 

Spanning over 184 inches in length, the Outlander does make you feel it’s a present from the outside. The 67.3 inch height allows more room to be liberated inside in terms of the headroom on offer.

Models

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Kia Sorento

Curb weight (lbs.)

3329

3847

3337

3810

Length(in)

184.8

185.1

182.1

189.0

Width(in)

71.3

72.4

73.0

74.4

Height(in)

67.3

66.3

66.1

66.3

Ground clearance (in)

8.5

7.9

7.8

7.3

Wheelbase (in)

105.1

109.8

104.7

109.4

Track width (in) F/R

60.6/60.6

62.2/61.8

62.9/63.5

64.3/64.7

One of the standout points of the 2020 Outlander, is its superb 8.5 inches of ground clearance. Mitsubishi has ensured that the Outlander doesn’t suffer any hiccups while traversing the road less taken by providing good ground clearance. This allows the Outlander, to wade through rocky terrains easily and glide through big speed humps without much concern of scraping the underbelly of the compact crossover.

Exterior Features of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Exteriors of the Mitsubishi Outlander has a good set of features that matches the competition and better them in some areas. Some of the Exterior Features have been listed below.

  • Rear View Camera
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and Rear Tail Lights
  • Heated and Powered Outside Mirrors
  • 18” Alloy Wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Power Glass Sunroof
  • Auto On/Off LED Headlamps
  • Shark Fin Antenna

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety

6.0/10

"The Outlander is available with a host of high-tech assists that include automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. - car and Driver

The safety rating of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander comes stacked, with Safety equipment and features that are offered in other rivals as well. We do however feel that the Standard Safety Equipment on offer could have been higher as the rivals offer those as standard. In terms of safety rating, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander gets a perfect five out of five-star rating from the federal authority, NHTSA. it further scores a four-star rating in the aspects of the frontal crash and four-star safety ratings. It again comes back with a perfect score in the aspect of Side crash safety ratings.

Some Safety features of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander include:

  • ABS with ESC and Driveline Traction Control
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Tire Pressure Warning System
  • Multi-View Camera System
  • Side Curtain, Front, and Thorax Airbags
  • Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist
  • LED Auto Headlamps
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Competition

6.0/10

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2020 Honda CR-V

There is no denying the fact that the Honda CR-V is one of the Best SUVs in the segment. It flaunts an easy-to-understand infotainment system and best-in-class storage space. The CR-V additionally has a rich lodge that offers two lines of seating and has enough space to oblige grown-ups. The Outlander, however, offers the luxury of allowing 7 people to sit inside it with relative ease and comfort. What also sets Mitsubishi ahead is in terms of the standard equipment on offer, which is higher than CR-V.

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the sportiest SUVs in the segment. The Mazda offers one of the best 2nd-row seating arrangements in the class as well. When it comes to the off-road ability, both the SUVs are nearly matched and have potent 4WD systems. The Outlander, however, trumps the CX-5 in terms of the creature comforts on offer as a Standard fitment, good gas mileage, and an ability to tour with 7 people on board.

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is the American answer to what is essentially a market dominated by European, Korean, and Japanese SUVs. The Equinox offers good fuel efficiency and way more space in the interior for both the 1st row and 2nd row of passengers. The Outlander, however, can seat 7 people in it and has a better equipment list in terms of creature comfort and safety as standard than the Chevy.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox

 

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Final Verdict

With The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the company has tried to woo customers with its all-new styling on the exteriors, features on offer, and gas mileage. The Outlander also offers one of the safest cabins in the class and has been a top safety pick for the IIHS for 2020 as well. The infotainment system and the base 2.4L engine are among the weakest points of the Outlander as other competitors offer a more powerful engine, with a lot more power and torque on tap. But with a good gas MPG figure, decent cargo space, stylish exteriors, and a standard 7 seater configuration, The Outlander certainly is one of the most practical SUVs in the segment.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

 


2020 Mitsubishi Outlander FAQs

What is the towing capacity of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander can tow as much as 3500 lbs.

What is the starting price of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander comes at a price of $24,695 and ranges up to $33,195.

What are the engine specs of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

There are two engine options on offer, a 2.4L engine and a 3.0L V6 engine.

How many trims are offered for the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is offered in a total of four trims.

What is the cargo room offering of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander offers a maximum cargo room of 63.3 cubic feet.

 

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