Seating space for up to seven; good fuel economy from 4-cylinder engine; active-safety options; smooth ride; all-weather capability
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.
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.
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.
|Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year||6.6|
|EPA Greenhouse Gas Score||N/A|
|EPA Classification||Small SUV 2WD|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive|
|Trans Description Cont.||CVT w/OD|
|First Gear Ratio (:1)||2.63 - 0.38|
|Reverse Ratio (:1)||1.96|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)||6.03|
|Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High||N/A|
|Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low||N/A|
|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 Type||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Fuel System||Sequential MPI|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM||166 @ 6000|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM||162 @ 4200|
|Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)||620|
|Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)||130|
|Total Cooling System Capacity||N/A|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Base Curb Weight||3329 lbs|
|Curb Weight - Front||N/A|
|Curb Weight - Rear||N/A|
|Maximum Payload Capacity||N/A|
|Total Option Weight||0.00 lbs|
|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 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|
|Front Tire Size||P225/55HR18|
|Rear Tire Size||P225/55HR18|
|Front Wheel Size||18 X 7 in|
|Rear Wheel Size||18 X 7 in|
|Front Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|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|
|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 Capacity, Approx||16.6 gal|
|Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||N/A|
5 Years/60,000 Miles
10 Years/100,000 Miles
7 Years/100,000 Miles
5 Years/Unlimited Miles
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.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 17, 2020
Potential Number Of Units Affected:
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.
An incorrectly assembled seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
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:
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