(4.5) 19 reviews
MSRP: $1,617$6,445
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 22-23
Engine: 140-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take on the 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take

Even though Mitsubishi has had a pair of sport utility vehicles on sale in recent years, the company’s marketers determined that a third model was necessary. Because young buyers have been flocking toward smaller SUVs — and Mitsubishi caters to that end of the age spectrum — the n... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

There's no doubt consumers love vehicles that fall into the category of "SUV-lite." Known alternately by such vague labels as "crossovers" and "sport wagons," these are products like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 that provide many of the benefits of a bigger sport utility vehicle -- like a panoramic view of the road -- but with fewer of the hassles -- like a rough, truck-like ri... Read full review for the 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Underpowered but safe, reliable, great mpg.

by JohnJohnJohnJohn from Wausau, WI on September 11, 2010

Pros: highest possible safety ratings; very reliable engine; excellent gas mileage; looks awesome. Cons: interior has very little storage space; interior isn't the most durable around; engine is only... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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