2020 Mitsubishi Outlander FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $24,895.00
  • Invoice: $24,194.18
  • Hwy MPG: 30 mpg
  • City MPG: 25 mpg

pros

Seating space for up to seven; good fuel economy from 4-cylinder engine; active-safety options; smooth ride; all-weather capability

model highlights

There are six different versions of the Mitsubishi Outlander for 2020: ES, SE, LE, SEL, Hybrid, SP and GT. The GT is only available with an all-wheel drivetrain while all other trims can be had in either front- or all-wheel drive form.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is offered with two different engines: a 166-horsepower, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, or a 224-horsepower, 3.0L V6. Four-cylinder models utilize a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while shifting in V6 models is handled by a conventional 6-speed automatic. The V6 is only available on GT models.

The layout underneath the Outlander is like that of most crossovers in this class, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link rear suspension. An electric power steering system helps provide good weighting and responsiveness while reducing fuel consumption. EPA gas mileage ratings for the 4-cylinder models ranges up to 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

The Outlander may not present as a hard-core off-roader, but it has enough toughness and ground clearance to get through loose, rocky trails and the occasional forest road. S-AWC models (with all-wheel drive) include an electronically controlled center coupling and an open rear differential. The system is supplemented by an active front differential that helps get the torque split correct between front wheels, which is especially helpful in low-traction situations like ice, snow and mud.

In all models, the second row can fit up to three, and it's 60/40 split, with the seatbacks folding forward for more cargo capability or reclining, and there are adjustments for sliding fore and aft as well. The third row can fit two, and it's split 50/50, with a fold-flat mechanism. With both rows folded, the Outlander has up to 128 cubic feet of cargo space.

Equipment included on base ES models of the Outlander includes dual-zone automatic climate control, rear-seat heat ducts, remote keyless entry, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, cruise control, a 7-inch touch-screen display, steering-wheel audio controls and a 6-speaker sound system with 140 watts.

Stepping up to the SE adds, a passive-entry system and an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Bluetooth, a second USB port, automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning. SEL trims add a power tailgate, and SiriusXM satellite radio.

Top of the line Outlander GT models come with rain-sensing wipers, standard multi-view camera and heated steering wheel, an 8-way power driver seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, a premium Mitsubishi Power sound system and leather seat trim.

High-tech safety come standard on all trims above the SE which include Forward Collision Mitigation and Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and rain-sensing wipers.

model news

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander benefits from a variety of changes and enhancements for this year such as a new driver side power lumbar seat and available 8-inch infotainment system. Advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and high-beam assist have also been added to SE and higher trim levels. In addition, Mitsubishi re-tuned its (Super-All Wheel Control) system for even better off-road capabilities.

value writeup

The Outlander is in a crowded field, up against best-sellers including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and the Subaru Forester. Against these, the Outlander offers a comparable exterior but manages to pack seating for more people inside.

Interior space and fuel efficiency are both big strengths. Mitsubishi also says that the Outlander is one of the most fuel-efficient utility vehicles offered in the North American market with standard 7-passenger seating (it gets an EPA estimated 30 mpg highway). Furthermore, the hybrid model shows a real commitment to the use of alternative energy offering 22 miles without a single drop of gasoline.

The Outlander can tow 1500 pounds with the GT trim capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, which should be plenty for a small boat or a couple of jet skis. Ground clearance for the Outlander is 8.5 inches, which should give it an easier time with snow than some other crossovers.

Exterior Color

Labrador Black Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: X42

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Quartz Brown Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: C06

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Pearl White
Manufacturer's Color Code: W13

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Alloy Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: U25

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Mercury Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: U17

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Red Diamond
Manufacturer's Color Code: P62

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Beige

Exterior Color

Cosmic Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: D14

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Beige

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small SUV 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.63 - 0.38
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.96
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 6.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 30 MPG
Cruising Range - City 415.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 498.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4 L/144
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 620
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume 128.2 ft³
Front Head Room 40.6 in
Front Leg Room 40.9 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.4 in
Front Hip Room 52.6 in
Second Head Room 38.4 in
Second Leg Room 37.3 in
Second Shoulder Room 56 in
Second Hip Room 51.9 in
Third Head Room 35.7 in
Third Leg Room 28.2 in
Third Shoulder Room 50.4 in
Third Hip Room 39.4 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Length, Overall 184.8 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.3 in
Height, Overall 67.3 in
Track Width, Front 60.6 in
Track Width, Rear 60.6 in
Min Ground Clearance 8.5 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 63.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 34.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 10.3 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3329 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 1500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 7 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 34.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.9 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 16.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
7 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 18.50%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
20V280000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 17, 2020

Component:
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
3238

Summary:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Outlander and 2019 Outlander PHEV vehicles. The seat belt for the right side second-row seat may have been assembled incorrectly.

Consequence:
An incorrectly assembled seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Remedy:
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the right side second-row seat belt and replace it as necessary, free of charge. This recall began June 17, 2020. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-20-002.

Manufacturer Recall Number:
SR-20-002

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 0.0%
plus $1000 bonus cash

Expiration Date: 02/01/2021

Resource: mitsubishicars.com 01/11/2021