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MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Seven-seater option is rare in medium-SUV segment
  • More upmarket interior presentation since 2012
  • Roomy and well-equipped main cabin
  • Plug-in hybrid's stellar fuel economy
  • Cramped third-row seat
  • Driving manners not as refined as those of many rivals
  • Interior's mixed quality
  • Lethargic performance of 2.4L engine and CVT combination
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Overview of the Mitsubishi Outlander

Overview of the Mitsubishi Outlander

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2003-2006

2006-2012

2012 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

Plug-in hybrid (PHEV): 1.7 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder: 6.7 to 7.0 litres per 100km

2.4L 4-cylinder: 7.2 litres per 100km

2.2L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 6.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER (2013 ON)

Interior plastics can become scratched by the normal day-to-day uses the average SUV is put to. Make sure the interior isn't too worn out.

Watch for oil leaks from the engine, particularly around the rocker cover.

The CVT transmission has been criticised for sometimes taking lots of time to get the vehicle up and running. In extreme cases, this could be a problem in fast-moving traffic and, in fact, the Outlander was recalled to address this.

Another recall was to address a problem that other cars with early versions of active cruise-control have also experienced. When driving close to a concrete barrier or some other roadside structure, the Outlander could interpret that barrier as an oncoming car and whack on the brakes to avoid a collision that was never going to happen.

The consequences of that behaviour in traffic are pretty obvious.