2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

MSRP $22,695

Ranked #8 in Suv

7.8

Overall Rating

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander is the Japanese manufacturer's weapon for the ever-growing segment in the American car market that has lately seen a lot of influx from rivals such as the Nissan Rogue, the Ford Escape, and the Honda CR-V. The Outlander brings in a robust power mill, refined ride quality, luxury interiors, and easy ownership when compared to the others. 

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Pros

Dynamic handling

Optional third row

Big cargo area

Intuitive tailgate design

Cons

Plain interior

Lack of safety ratings

No telescopic steering

What's New?

Standard Bluetooth and heated front seats on SE and GT trims

SE trim gets standard automatic climate control

GT trim gets satellite radio capability standard

Heated mirrors standard across the range

Graphite Gray replaced by Mercury Gray

Beige upper interior trim 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22695

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

122 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

168 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

167 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6 speed CVT w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

183.7 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

66.1 in.

curb weight

3384 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

100.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

72.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1311 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

9.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/28 mpg

highway range

464.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

ES 2.4$22,695 onwards

ES$22,695 onwards

SE 2.4$23,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander in Cool Silver Metallic color
Cool 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

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander starts at an MSRP of $22,695 for its base ES variant and goes up to $28,595 for its top-end GT trim. For the price, the SUV brings in a 2.4L Inline-4 engine that produces 168 horsepower and is paired to a CVT for easy driving in the city. Will the Outlander be a good bet against its more famous rivals? Let’s find out.


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Features

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in three trims, namely ES, SE, and GT, and starts from an MSRP of $22,695 and goes all the way up to $28,595. The base trim gets FWD as standard, while the other two get 4WD optional for better traction and acceleration. In terms of features, the base trim is decently equipped and gets features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering-mounted audio controls, CD player, and cloth upholstery. A table summarising all the features is listed below.

Trims

ES

SE

GT

MSRP (FWD)

$22,695

$23,995

$26,595

MSRP (4WD)

-

$25,495

$28,595

Key features

16-inch steel wheels

All features of the SE trim level plus:

All features of the ES trim level plus:

 

Heated side mirrors

18-inch alloy wheels

3.0L V6

 

Roof rails

Integrated turn signals

automatic wipers

 

LED taillamps

Fog lights

xenon headlights

 

Cruise control

Keyless ignition/entry

satellite radio

 

Air-conditioning

Automatic climate control

Soft-touch dashboard 

 

Remote keyless entry

Sliding second-row seats

Chrome accents

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls

Heated front seats

Active front differential (AWD)

 

Reclining rear seats

Six-disc CD changer

Advanced AWD mode selector (AWD)

 

Cloth upholstery

Steering-column-mounted paddle shifters

Hill-start assist

The trims are very well-equipped for the price, and if someone wants to add more features to their Outlander, Mitsubishi offers a Premium package for the SE trim that adds a bevy of features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system with satellite radio, and a rearview camera. The GT trim can be had with a Touring package that adds the above features and further throws in heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a power-adjustable driver seat.

We recommend

Seeing how well equipped the SE trim is, and what all it brings to the table in form of amenities, it is our recommendation for one who is looking for a reliable crossover that can seat 7 people. That, along with the fact that the SE can be equipped with an AWD and has a lot of packages on offer, gives a lot of customisation as well. If the 4-cylinder engine feels underwhelming, the GT trim is the second-best choice with its V6.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander’s base engine is a 2.4L Inline-4 that produces a mere 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque that is channeled to the front wheels only as standard via a CVT. This engine can be paired to an AWD for an added premium. If the output of the base engine is a bit too little for one, s/he can upgrade to a 3.0L V6 that is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and produces 230 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque. 

Both the engines are very refined and are very quiet on the road. The base engine might have a bit sluggish acceleration, but the bigger V6 has plenty of torque and a very healthy push while accelerating. The handling feels very sure, and the steering has a tremendous response for a vehicle in this segment. The suspension is very well set up for the city roads, and the highway drives don't feel any different either. The cabin is well-insulated, and the comfortable seats make it a boon for long distances. 

Models

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Nissan Rogue

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Honda CR-V

MSRP

$22,695

$22,790

$23,450

$23,445

Engine

2.4L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.4L Inline-4

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed automatic

CVT

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Power

168 hp @ 6,000 RPM

170 hp @ 6,000 RPM

168 hp @6,000 RPM

185 hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque

167 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM

175 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

170 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

181 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.7 seconds

8.9 seconds

9.2 seconds

7.5 seconds

Quarter-Mile 

17.4 seconds

17.0 seconds

16.9 seconds

15.9 seconds

Top Speed 

120 MPH

119 MPH

123 MPH

117 MPH

The horsepower figures on the Outlander might not be impressive, but it is okay for the segment as most of the crossovers employ a similar powertrain setup, of which, the Honda CR-V takes the lead for the most powerful setup. Honda also manages to take a massive lead in acceleration timings as well due to the extra power it generates over the competitors. 

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander employs a 2.4L Inline-4, paired to a CVT, to make the powertrain as efficient as possible, and to prove that, the EPA rated it at 23 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway for a combined total of 25 MPG from its 16.6-gallon fuel tank. Opting for the bigger V6 drops the numbers further to 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The drop in figures is expected since the bigger engine is in use.

Models

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Nissan Rogue

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Honda CR-V

MPG (City)

23

26

22

27

MPG (Highway)

28

33

31

34

MPG (Combined)

25

28

25

29

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

16.6 gallons

14.5 gallons

15.1 gallons

15.3 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (in miles)

381/464/415

377/478/406

332/468/377

413/520/443

The fuel economy figures on the Outlander might not be the best in the comparison, but the bigger tank on offer does aid in its range. The fuel economy is topped by Honda by way of higher MPG figures and more range despite a smaller fuel tank. The others fall in between, with the Rogue providing a wee bit more range than the Ford Escape

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

9.0/10

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander has a very robust interior with no-frills inside whatsoever. There are not a lot of design elements inside apart from the new beige treatment done for this model year. The door panels have soft-touch padding in the armrests, and apart from that, they are covered in hard plastics. The same goes with the dashboard - hard plastics all around with some soft-touch areas. Upgrading to the GT trim does help with this and adds soft-touch areas all around the door panels and the dashboard. 

The seats are very comfortable for long trips and driving on the highway in general. Although they are covered in cloth in the base trim, the higher trims get leather treatment. Upgrading to the SE trim adds heated front seats and upgraded upholstery. The GT trim gets power-adjustability as an option, that too for the driver’s seat only. The rear seats are reclining and can be slid forward for easy entry in the 3rd row, which comes in the SE trim and above. 

Models

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Nissan Rogue

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Honda CR-V

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.3/56.4/41.6

41.6/56.6/43.0

39.9/56.0/43.1

39.9/58.6/41.3

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.3/56.1/39.6

38.5/55.9/37.9

39.0/55.3/36.8

38.6/56.4/38.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

36.2

32.0

34.3

35.2

The Outlander has a very spacious cabin that has a very roomy feel to it. There’s ample headroom for all the occupants to sit comfortably, while the shoulder room ensures no one feels cramped. The rear seats are comfortable as well with plenty of space. The third-row seat available on the SE and above is a bit cramped and best suited for children only. The cargo space on offer is the most in the comparison, which takes a hit with the third row of seating. That being said, some of the highlighting features of the interior are:

  • Soft-touch dash and door trim
  • Steering-column-mounted paddle shifters
  • Reclining and sliding second-row seats
  • Third-row seats
  • Voice controls 
  • Bluetooth 
  • Fuse hands-free link system
  • Cloth upholstery

Infotainment system

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with a standard infotainment system. There are no frills whatsoever, and the base system comes equipped with a CD player and an AUX jack to connect your phone device and stream music. This is further upgraded to a Fuse hands-free link system which includes voice controls for the devices connected via Bluetooth. The GT trim adds satellite radio to the equation, while there is an option to go for a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system in the SE trim. That said, some of the highlights of this system are:

  • CD player
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • Fuse hands-free
  • Voice controls
  • Bluetooth 
  • Six-disc CD changer

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior

7.0/10

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander looks sleek and sharp due to all the bold lines it carries. The refresh in 2010 also lent the Outlander headlights that look like the Lancer, DRLs, optional fog lights, and a big grille that looks subtle and fits the charisma perfectly. From the side, the Outlander has very simple styling. The 17-inch alloy wheels look good, while the chrome strip down the bottom adds visual appeal. The same goes for the rear as well, with simple lines and a very intuitive tailgate design that is helpful if you want to load heavy stuff inside. 

Models

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Nissan Rogue

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Honda CR-V

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,384

3,393

3,515

3,358

Length (inches)

183.7

182.3

178.1

179.4

Width (inches)

70.9

72.4

72.4

71.6

Height (inches)

66.1

66.3

66.3

64.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.5

7.4

7.9

6.8

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

106.5

105.9

103.1

The short wheelbase on the Outlander does help in driving around the city and in tight parking spaces, whereas the higher ground clearance is good for soaking up the undulations and discrepancies on the pavement. It is longer than all of its rivals and has a good height to ensure that the 3rd-row passengers aren’t uncomfortable. That being said, some of the Outlander’s styling elements include:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED taillamps
  • Fog lights
  • Side mirror-mounted turn signals
  • Automatic xenon headlights 
  • Automatic wipers
  • Chrome accents

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety

8.0/10

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with all the essential safety features that are to be expected in a car in this segment. All the major safety features such as ABS, stability control, multiple dual-stage airbags, and traction control are standard across the range. Cruise control is also standard, which helps a lot while driving on the highway. The crossover also scores the highest accolades in the NHTSA and the IIHS crash tests, making it one of the safest crossovers out there. Some of the highlighting safety features on offer include:

  • Hill-start assist
  • Traction control
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/EBD
  • Active stability control
  • RISE (refined impact safety evolution) body construction
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Cruise control

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Final Verdict

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander poses a very tough competition to the other crossovers in the segment with its serene ride quality, punchy engine, roomy interior, and humongous levels of cargo space. The crossover drives the best in the segment with impressive steering feedback and suspension travel. The interior might be a bit too simple for some but is pretty robust and long-lasting. That, coupled with the distinguishing styling and impressive safety scores, do make the Outlander a very good choice in the segment.

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