2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

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2017 MODEL
$23,495 - $31,695 See Inventory Prices

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There are a plethora of options to choose from if you are looking for a family sized crossover. Almost every manufacturer has entered into the family hauler game over the last few years, and the competition is stiff. Right in the middle of the race is the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander.

It is one of the smallest crossovers in the market with three rows of seating. There are two engine options to choose from: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine powers the ES, SE, SEL while a 3.0-liter V6 comes standard for the GT trim, each with front or all-wheel drive.

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Pros

3 row SUV at an affordable price

Respectable fuel economy

Plentiful standard feature

Cons

Some desirable features limited to fuel guzzler GT trim

Sluggish acceleration with the base engine

Passable seat comfort

What's New?

A rearview camera along with a 6.1-inch touchscreen now comes standard

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay now available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23495

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

top speed

100 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

144 cu. in.

horsepower

166 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

162 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

cvt

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.9 in. ventilated front disc/11.6 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

184.8 in.

width

71.3 in.

height

66.1 in.

curb weight

3351 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

128.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

10.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1444 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

21.9 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

17.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/27/30 mpg

highway range

498 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

10 years/100000 miles

corrosion warranty

7 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander in Cool Silver Metallic color  2017 Mitsubishi Outlander in Diamond White Pearl color  2017 Mitsubishi Outlander in Labrador Black Metallic color  2017 Mitsubishi Outlander in Mercury Gray Metallic color  2017 Mitsubishi Outlander in Quartz Brown Metallic color  2017 Mitsubishi Outlander in Rallye Red color
Cool Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Features

6.7

Engine

6.5

Fuel Economy

7.7

Interior

7.8

Exterior

6.2

Safety

7.3

Comfort

6.5

Driving

6.8

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander ES

ES

power
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$23,495 - $24,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
ES 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $23,495 MSRP (25/27/30) 166 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 7
ES 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,995 MSRP (24/26/29) 166 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 7

 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SE

SE

power
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$24,495 - $26,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,495 MSRP (25/27/30) 166 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 7
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,495 MSRP (24/26/29) 166 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 7

 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

SEL

power
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$25,495 - $27,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,495 MSRP (25/27/30) 166 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 7
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $27,495 MSRP (24/26/29) 166 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 7

 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

GT

power
224 hp @ 6250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$31,695


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $31,695 MSRP (20/23/27) 224 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed automatic all wheel drive 7   Cool Silver Metallic
  Diamond White Pearl
  Labrador Black Metallic
  Mercury Gray Metallic
  Quartz Brown Metallic
  Rallye Red

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MPG: 27 combined

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MPG: 27 combined

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV
6.5/10

Engine: 197 hp, 2 L I4

MPG: 25 combined

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6.7/10

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MPG: 28 combined

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6.9/10

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MPG: 36 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 24, 2018

6.9

Overall Rating


6.7/10
Features

 

6.5/10
Engine

 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.8/10
Interior

 

6.2/10
Exterior

 

7.3/10
Safety

 
 
 

The Outlander has its share of flaws. It suffers from low fuel economy and the third-row capability also disappoints some. It's definitely a kid's only seat. For the 2017 model year Mitsubishi has added desirable features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, however they are optional or available on the higher trims.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Features

6.7/10

The Outlander comes in 4 trims and available both in two-wheel drive as well as all-wheel-drive, although the GT 3.0 is only offered in an all-wheel-drive configuration. The base model starts at $23,495 and climbs all the way up to $31,695 for the GT 3.0 trim. 

Trim

ES

SE

SEL

GT 3.0

MSRP

$23,495

$24,495

$25,495

 NA

MSRP

(AWD)

$24,995

$26,495

$27,495

$31,695

Key

Features

  • Auto-off projector-type halogen headlights
  • Front windshield speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers
  • Front Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 6.1 in. touch-panel display audio system (replaces std. audio system head unit)
  • Remote keyless entry with panic feature
  • Auto-off projector-type halogen headlights
  • Fog lights with chrome accents
  • Front windshield speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers
    Front Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 7.0 in. Smartphone Link Display Audio System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-mo. subscription
  • Auto-off projector-type halogen headlights
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Fog lights with chrome accents
  • Front windshield rain-sensing wipers
  • Front Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 7.0 in. Smartphone Link Display Audio System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-mo. subscription
  • LED headlights
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • LED fog lights with chrome accents
  • Front windshield rain-sensing wipers
  • Front Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 7.0 in. Smartphone Link Display Audio System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-mo. subscription

We Recommend

Go with the Outlander SEL that costs only $2000 more than the base and adds features like heated, leather upholstered seat, a power adjustable driver's seat. You also get an upgraded infotainment system with smartphone integration.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine

6.5/10

Although the V6’s 6-speed automatic doesn’t manage the extra power as well as the CVT. The V6 also comes with the more advanced AWD system and, unlike the 4-cylinder, requires premium fuel...the Outlander’s ride on the firm side, its steering somewhat numb on-center and its handling acceptable" - KBB

Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with two engine option. A 2.4-liter engine that churns out 166 horsepower and 162-pound-feet of torque powers the ES, SE, and SEL while the GT comes standard with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 224 horsepower and 215-pound-feet of torque. The base engine comes mated to continuously variable transmission that operates like automatic. The V6 meanwhile comes married to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Ford Escape S

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 sport

MSRP

$23,495

$23,750

$24,045

$24,045

Engine

2.4L SOHC I4 MIVEC 16 Valve

2.5L i-VCT I4

2.4L I-4 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC

2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder

Transmission

CVT automatic

6-speed automatic

CVT automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

166 hp @ 6000 rpm

168 hp @ 6000 rpm

184 hp @ 6400 rpm

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

162 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm

170 llb-ft @ 4500 rpm

180 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

185 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm

Acceleration

The base engine feels okay while city driving but you will be disappointed when you take the Outlander on the highway as the acceleration is weak. It is the slowest in the segment and takes 9.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60. The Outlander will take you from point A to B but both the engine feels when compared to rivals like Honda CRV.

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Ford Escape S

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 sport

0-60 MPH

9.5 sec

9.1 sec

8.6 sec

8.9 sec

Quarter mile

17.1 sec

16.8 sec

16.7 sec

16.6 sec

Engine

2.4L

2.5L

2.4L

2.5L

Emission

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

6.6

7.3

6.3

6.5

Braking and Handling

The all-wheel-drive system works well when riding through rough terrain and keeps the SUV stable. Mitsubishi also offers different driving modes to improve driving in certain conditions. Outlander feels nimble and secure around turns but it isn't an off-roader. With the upgraded suspension, the SUV now feels more rigid and the ride can feel a bit bumpy. Brakes are also not the best in class as the SUV takes 127 feet to come to a halt from 60 mph.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Ford Escape S

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 sport

Brake Front (in.)

11.6

12.8

11.1

11.7

Brake Rear (in.)

11.9

12.0

10.2

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3351

3515

3307

3527

60-0 MPH (ft.)

127

112

117

126

Towing Capacity

Outlander's towing capacity is limited to 1,500 pounds with the base four-cylinder engine. Although, if you wish to tow more go with the V6 powered GT that can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Economy

7.7/10

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander with the base engine and front wheel drive gets an EPA rating of 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined, while the all-wheel-drive models are rated at 24/29/26 mpg. The GT trim with the V6 engine and all-wheel drive brings the EPA figure down as it checks in with 20/27/23 mpg.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Ford Escape S

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 sport

MPG (city)

25

21

26

24

MPG (highway)

30

29

32

31

MPG (combined)

27

24

28

27

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

7.8/10

"The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander's interior pleases. It has high-quality materials, is quieter than previous models, and provides adequate cargo space. The mirrors and sightlines allow for good visibility and clear views while driving."- Cars.usnews.com

Seating and Comfort

The Outlander sits seven and is the only SUV in its class to offer three rows of seating. The third row, however, is only good enough to accommodate small children. Both the front two rows offer comfortable seating with sufficient amount of head and leg room.

There are also two sets of lower anchors in the middle row outboard seats which are easy to connect. There are however no tether or anchors in the third row.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Ford Escape S

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 sport

Passenger capacity

7

5

5

5

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

40.6/56.6/40.9

39.9/56.0/43.1

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.4/56.1/37.3

39.0/55.3/36.8

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

35.7/51.4/28.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

Infotainment

The available 6.1-inch touchscreen is user-friendly and easily navigable. Most of the controls are within reach and you will not need to take your eyes off the steering. There is also ab available 7-inch display that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Standard infotainment feature includes:

  • 6.1-inch touchscreen
  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen
  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth

Cargo Space

Outlander offers 10.3 cubic feet cargo space behind the third row, 34.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 63.3 cubic feet overall. These numbers are impressive for a compact SUV, still, if cargo is top priority go with the Honda CRV that offers best in class cargo space.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Ford Escape S

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 sport

Cargo Volume seat 1 (ft.3)

10.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo Volume seat 2 (ft.3)

34.2

34.3

39.2

30.9

Cargo Volume seat 3 (ft.3)

63.3

67.8

75.8

59.6

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior

6.2/10

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander's exterior sits somewhere between generic and awkward, though the chrome trim provides an upscale touch.- The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight

The Outlander hasn't changed much for the 2017 model year. It gets an aggressive nose and rear for that conventional Mitsubishi look. It is the longest SUV in its class and the three row of seating justifies that extra space. It also boasts 8.5 inches of ground clearance but it is not a serious off-roader.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Ford Escape S

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 sport

Curb weight (lbs.)

3351

3515

3307

3527

Length(in)

184.8

178.1

180.6

179.1

Width(in)

71.3

72.4

73.0

72.5

Height(in)

66.1

66.3

66.1

65.3

Ground clearance (in)

8.5

7.9

N/A

7.6

Wheelbase (in)

105.1

105.9

104.7

106.3

Track width (in) F/R

60.6/60.6

61.5/61.6

63.0/63.7

62.8/62.8

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety

7.3/10

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander has scored fairly in the safety tests. It has earned Good result in every category from IIHS and has also earned Top Safety Pick+ status. NHSTA's rating is not as promising, it has given four stars out of five overall with front-wheel drive and five stars with the AWD.

In terms of reliability, Mitsubishi has covered the Outlander with a five year/60,000-mile warranty and a 10,000-mile powertrain warranty.

NHSTA Rating

Overall rating

4 star

Overall frontal barrier crash rating

4 star

Frontal barrier crash rating driver

4 star

Overall side crash rating

5 star

Side barrier rating

5 star

Side pole rating driver front seat

5 star

Combined side rating rear seat

5 star

Rollover rating

4 star

Side barrier rating driver

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating passenger

5 star

Combined side rating front seat

5 star

Side barrier rating passenger rear seat

5 star

IIHS Rating

Crashworthiness

Small overlap front driver side

Good

Small overlap front passenger side

Good

Moderate overlap front

Good

Side

Good

Roof strength

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

Front crash prevention

Superior

Headlights

Acceptable

Child seat anchors (LATCH)

Acceptable

Safety features

There is a long list of safety features that come along with the Outlander. Pedestrian detection is new for the year 2017 along with three new features: blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert.

  • Active Stability Control
  • Traction Control Logic
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Side SRS curtain airbags
  • Front seat-mounted SRS side airbags
  • Advanced dual-stage SRS front airbags
  • Three-point seatbelts and head restraints for all seating position
  • LATCH child-restraint system
  • Anti-theft security alarm system

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Competition

Mitsubishi Outlander Vs Ford Escape

There is not much difference between the Outlander and the Escape. Both the SUVs are similarly priced and goes neck to neck even in terms of specifications. Outlander, however, outperforms the Escape in some areas. It gets better mileage and sits seven as compared to five in the Escape. Outlander also offers more space in the second row but Ford leads when it comes to offering cargo space.

Mitsubishi Outlander Vs Honda CR V

Honda CR V is one of the top-ranked SUV in its class and there is reason for that. It gets premium material and handsome styling that imparts a high-class feel. You also get more space in both the rows a peppier engine and smoother ride quality. The CR V also gets best in class cargo space. So, as long as you don't need three row of seating CR V is a far better choice to go for.

Mitsubishi Outlander Vs Mazda CX 5

You will surely have more fun behind the wheels of Mazda rather than the Outlander. It gets a more powerful engine along with a precise steering and a well-tuned suspension. Mazda also offers a smooth and quiet ride for a base price that is just above the Outlander. Mazda also adds a high-quality interior.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Final Verdict

The main highlight of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is that it comes with three rows of seating. It falls short in many ways when compared to rivals. Its Interior quality, engine performance and ride comfort struggle to keep up with the competitors. You should consider buying the Outlander as it gets the best warranties on the market and earns an admirable crash test rating.