2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

MSRP $24,945 - $32,245

Ranked #17 in Suv

6.9

Overall Rating

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 1, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in four trim levels, with prices ranging from $20,395 to $25,995. Every Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with a 7-inch touch screen and a rearview camera for 2018. The SEL trim now has a Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and a Remote Power Tailgate. A multi-view camera and heated steering wheel are standard on the Outlander GT.

A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque is combined with a continuously variable automatic transmission in the Outlander (CVT). An all-wheel drive is an option, although the front-wheel drive is standard. The Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid, which comes with all-wheel drive and can travel up to 22 miles on electricity alone, is a new addition to the roster.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Latest Updates

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Pros

Sturdy Design

Reliable Engine

Off-road Capabilities

Fuel Economy

Low cost of ownership

Cons

Build Quality

Performance

Lacks comfort/interior space

Outdated Design

What's New?

Hybrid option available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26145

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

top speed

118 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

166 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

162 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

Continuously variable speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

capacity

passenger volume

128.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

158 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/27/30 mpg

highway range

498.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ 100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LE$26,145 onwards

ES$25,445 onwards

SE$24,945 onwards

SEL$26,145 onwards

GT$32,245 onwards

Colors and Styles

2018 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

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

6.3

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

5.5

Safety

8.0

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.9

Overall Rating


"The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is an affordable three-row crossover that deserves a look from those looking beyond the usual suspects." - The Car Connection

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander gets new front and rear bumpers, LED running lights, a redesigned center console, and a new shift lever. In addition to new silver interior stitching, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now standard. The base 2.4-liter I-4 engine delivers 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in four trim levels, starting at $20,395 and rising to $25,995. The five-year expenditures of gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander are expected to be around $22,700, or $4,540 per year. If you're on a budget and need a three-row crossover that can handle all types of weather, the Outlander is a good option.


7.5/10
Features

6.3/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

5.5/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Features

7.5/10

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in four trim levels, with prices ranging from $20,395 to $25,995. The Outlander ES 2.0 is the base model, having a 148hp engine, a 5-speed manual transmission, a touch screen infotainment display, a rear-view camera, alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry, panic mode, and power mirrors, as well as several optional packages and features.

You receive LED daytime lighting, fog lights, heated seats, a leather steering wheel, and a more modern infotainment system when you upgrade to LE 2.0. All LE enhancements are included, as well as a 7.0" Smartphone Link Display Audio, six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and USB port on SE models. The SEL variant includes all of the SE features plus some additional automatic/power functions.

Trims ES 2.0 LE 2.0 SE 2.4 SEL 2.4
MSRP (FWD) $20,395 $22,595 $22,995 $24,495
MSRP (AWD) 23,095 $24,095 $24,495 $25,995
Key Features 7.0” Touch panel display audio system with rear view camera Xenon headlights with LED running lights Includes all LE’s upgrade except Xenon headlights and styling changes Include all SE’s upgrade and adds Xenon headlights
  18-inch two-tone alloy wheels 6.5” Smartphone Link Display Audio System USB port power adjustable drive seat
   Bluetooth, cruise control  A leather-wrapped steering wheel Satellite radio leather upholstery
  remote keyless entry with panic feature  Heated front seats Six speaker audio system Auto dimming rearview mirror
  color-keyed folding side-view mirrors with turn indicator Fog lights 7.0” Smartphone Link Display Audio Automatic wipers
        Power folding mirrors

We recommend

The SE version of Outlander is the one we suggest. It sits slightly above the base ES and adds foglights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and heated front seats to the mix. The top-of-the-line GT boasts a more powerful and desirable V6 engine that boosts towing capacity, but it's also the most expensive Outlander. As a result, it's difficult to suggest it above more sophisticated competitors. Fortunately, the SE retains the third row of seating and all-wheel drive, as well as the relatively low price that made the Outlander appealing in the first place.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine and Performance

6.3/10
“There are bright spots, but the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander feels over-burdened by its mass and a lack of power on most trim levels.”- thecarconnection

 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine and Transmission

The base variant of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a 2.0L MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine that delivers 148hp and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a front-wheel drivetrain and a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine in the Outlander is designed to provide smooth rides and optimal reliability.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Engine bay

The Outlander GT gets a more powerful V-6 with 224 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque, which is better suited to the Outlander's weight, albeit it does necessitate premium fuel. The Outlander PHEV, which comes with all-wheel drive and can travel up to 22 miles on electricity alone, is a new addition to the roster.

Models

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda cx-3

MSRP

$20,395

$17,995

$19,570

$20,110

Engine

2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-Valve Inline 4-cylinder

1.4-Liter I4 MultiAir Turbo Engine

1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC I4

2.0L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder

Transmission

5-speed Manual

6-speed manual

6 speed Manual

6 speed Automatic

Power

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

160 hp @ 5500 rpm

141 hp @ 6500 rpm

146 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

145 ft-lbs @ 4200 rpm

184 ft-lbs @ 2500 rpm

127 ft-lbs @ 4300 rpm

146 ft-lbs @ 2800 rpm

The Outlander is the most expensive in the section, but it isn't the most powerful. The Jeep Renegade, although being the cheapest, offers a 160hp, 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine with 184 lb.-ft. torque, followed by the Mitsubishi Outlander, Mazda CX-3, and Honda HR-V.

 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Acceleration

The Outlander with its 148hp engine accelerates from 0-60mph in 8.4 sec and hits the quarter-mile margin in 17.5 sec @82mph when configured with the base engine. 

Models

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda cx-3

0-60 MPH

8.4 sec

9.2 sec

9.3 sec

8.6 sec

Quarter mile

17.5 sec @ 82 mph

17.2 sec @ 80.0 mph

16.8 sec @ 80.9 mph

16.3 sec @ 83.3 mph

Engine

2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-Valve Inline 4-cylinder

1.4-Liter I4 Multi Air Turbo Engine

1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC I4

2.0L SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder

Emission

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

7.0

6.8

6.3

5.7

The Mitsubishi Outlander is the fastest in the 0-60mph, while the Mazda CX-3 is the fastest in the quarter-mile section. Now, whether you're driving in the city, off-road, or in bad weather, you won't be going faster than 60 mph unless you're on the roads, so both the Outlander and the Mazda CX-3 have excellent acceleration.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Handling and Steering

The 2018 Outlander has electric power steering, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, and cruise control, as well as a 5-speed manual transmission for a smoother city ride and more comfortable long excursions. The 5-speed manual transmission may be a pain in the city, but once you're on the interstate, it won't be an issue.

 

The Outlander also has 4-wheel independent suspension, which not only absorbs bumps but also comes in help while off-roading thanks to the 5-speed stick shift. When it comes to handling, the car feels much smaller while driving, has strong grip, and is rather snappy around the corners; you may notice some body roll, but it won't be noticeable.

 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Braking

Small 11.6/11.9 inch vented front and solid rear disc brakes come standard on the Mitsubishi Outlander. The vehicle also has 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control, as well as emergency braking help. The brakes may appear modest, but they have plenty of stopping ability for a 3252lb crossover with a 148hp engine.

Models

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda cx-3

Brake Rotors-front(in)

11.6

11.5

11.8

11.0

Brake Rotors Rear(in)

11.9

11.1

12.0

11.1

Curb weight(lbs)

3252

2888

3060

2809

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

127

125

117

Moving up the competition, all of the competitors have almost the same size brakes, which shifts the competition to body weight, with the Outlander staying last because it is the heaviest, and the Mazda CX-3 offering severe braking and shorter stopping distance.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Mitsubishi Outlander gets an average of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway, for a total of 25 miles per gallon. Individually, the fuel efficiency is excellent, but not when compared to the competitors. The 3.0-liter V6 offers  23 mpg combined while the PHEV variant of the Outlander offers a combined 5 mpg combined and 74 MPGe.

Models

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda cx-3

MPG city

23

24

25

29

MPG highway

29

31

33

34

MPG combined

25

26

28

31

The Outlander is the least fuel-efficient vehicle in the class, whereas the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, and Jeep Renegade dominate the segment. And, once again, weight plays a vital role in the quest to be the greatest in each segment.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

6.0/10
“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.”- Edmunds

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Seating and Comfort

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a 4-door crossover with either a 5-seat or a 7-seat layout. The Outlander is well-equipped in terms of the infotainment system and offers a plethora of convenient features for its budget, but the build quality is a major letdown. The dash's low-quality plastic, the interior's archaic style, and the low-quality seating material are the main low points in the interior.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander seats

The Outlander has a multifunctional steering wheel, 6-way manual driver seat, 4-way manual passenger seat, and split-folding rear seats with a center armrest, among other amenities. The driver's side has plenty of controls, storage, and various analog buttons, some of which are false. The center console, on the other hand, is sparse.

Models

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda cx-3

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume(ft cube)

97.5

100.1

100.1

86.3

Front (Head/Hip/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.4/52.1/56.2/41.6

41.1/53.1/55.9/41.2

39.5/53.1/56.8/41.2

37.6/52.3/53.5/41.7

Second (Head/Hip/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.9/51.6/55.5/36.3

40.5/51.9/55.1/35.1

38.3/47.4/54.5/39.3

37.2/49/50.4/35

Interior Features

  • Remote Keyless entry
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power steering
  • Tilt-telescopic Steering wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Climate control
  • Manually adjustable seats
  • Rear-view camera
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Interior Filtration

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Infotainment System

The Outlander has a pretty loaded infotainment system for the higher tiers of course. The base model features a 7.0” touch panel display, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, 10 watts Stereo Output with AM/FM stereo, and a set of 6-speaker. For an added feature, it gets speed-sensitive volume control and that sums up its infotainment features.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Cargo Capacity

The 2018 Outlander offers a standard cargo volume of 21.7 cubic foot which can be expanded up to 49.5 cubic feet. Being an SUV makes it easier to access the cargo area but rear seats being manually adjustable, sure going to be a bit of a workout.

Models

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda cx-3

Behind Second Row (cube ft.)

21.7

18.5

24.3

12.4

Second Row Folded (cube ft.)

49.5

50.8

58.8

44.5

The standard cargo volume offered by the Outlander is good but the Jeep Renegade and the Honda HR-V offer quite commendable cargo volume.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior

5.5/10
“Simple and understated, the design of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander doesn’t stand out in a class that includes the more aggressively styled Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Still, the Mitsubishi’s look is clean and attractive, with a BMW-like character line down it flanks and an angular nose that hints of the Lexus NX SUV.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander doesn't alter much from last year; it still has the famed dynamic shield design in the front and a nearly identical side or rear appearance. It features a more sleek and modern appearance, as well as a very solid construction. LED daytime running lights, Xenon headlights, and a sunroof are available on higher trim levels, but the entry model must make do with a plain-looking Outlander.

The Outlander weighs 3032 pounds and measures 171.9 inches in length. The Outlander measures 71.3 inches wide and 64.8 inches tall, so it's not a particularly large SUV, but it's certainly roomy. The 8.5-inch ground clearance improves off-roading capabilities, while the 105.1-inch wheelbase ensures stability.

Models

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mazda cx-3

curb weight(lbs)

3032

3056

2888

2809

Length(in)

171.9

166.6

169.1

168.3

Width(in)

71.3

74.2

69.8

60

Height(in)

64.8

66.5

63.2

60.7

Ground clearance(in)

8.5

6.7

7.1

6.2

Wheelbase(in)

105.1

101.2

102.8

101.2

Track width(in) F/R

60.6/60.6

60.6/60.6

60.4/60.6

60/59.9

Exterior Features

  • Body-color door handle
  • Body-color Mirror
  • Chrome Grille
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • 18x7.1 inch wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Spare tires

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety

8.0/10

The 2018 Outlander safety system is almost the same even in the higher trim levels. In terms of safety it offers more than enough as for its value. And the best of all, it has been rated 5 stars for its overall safety features by NHTSA and IIHS which proves that it is pretty safe. The standard safety features are as follow-:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap and Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensions
  • Back-Up Camera

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Competition

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander VS 2018 Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is the most affordable crossover in this class, with a starting price of $17,995. It comes with a 160 horsepower engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The Renegade is the most capable in terms of performance stats, but it has an odd-looking body that some of you may or may not like. The Renegade is small and lacks practicality and interior room when compared to the Mitsubishi, but it has a more modern and comfortable cabin. Its compact body design makes it more agile and easy to operate, extending its off-roading range in tight spaces.

2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander VS 2018 Honda HR-V

In fact, the Honda HR-V is the most fashionable vehicle in the class. It is slightly less powerful than the Outlander, but it offers superior fuel economy, passenger volume, load capacity, and a lighter body for a lower price of $19,570. One of the first things you'll notice is that the Honda looks more modern and elegant, whilst the Mitsubishi is bulkier and more traditional. When it comes to performance, the Mitsubishi has the edge, but both vehicles provide a similar level of comfort.

 

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander VS 2018 Mazda CX-3 

The Mitsubishi Outlander is noted for its excellent ride and handling characteristics. It has independent front and rear suspensions, which allow the wheels to move freely on the road, including around turns and on the pavement, without sacrificing comfort. The Mazda CX-3, on the other hand, has a semi-independent rear suspension. The Mazda CX-3 lacks front parking assistance, whereas the Mitsubishi Outlander has parking sensors as an option.

2018 Mazda CX-3 

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Final Verdict

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a cost-effective crossover designed to manage the everyday commute, highway driving, and off-roading. The Outlander, which has Japanese DNA, is dependable, durable, and easy to ride, and it provides a reasonable amount of comfort, as well as an excellent fuel economy and low cost of ownership. One of the most significant flaws of the Outlander is its outmoded interiors, which feature low-quality materials and a lack of practicality. However, in terms of SUV capability, the Outlander has plenty to meet your needs and keep things moving.

 


2018 Mitsubishi Outlander FAQs

Is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander reliable?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander scored 78 out of 100 in the J.D. Power reliability test, which is a great score. However, there are other rivals with much better scores.

How much does a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander cost?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in four trim levels, with prices ranging from $20,395 to $25,995.

Is Mitsubishi Outlander a 7-seater?

Yes, the Mitsubishi Outlander comes seating for up to 7 people. 

How much can the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander tow?

The base engine of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has a towing capacity rated at 1,500 lbs while the V6 engine can tow up to 3,500 lbs.   

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