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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
Available Price Range $4,892-$12,816 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-22 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take

For 2009, Mitsubishi's smallest SUV receives only minor interior changes, and it's available in ES, SE and XLS trims. The Outlander retains 2008's addition of a 168-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. An electronic stability system is standard on all models. Front- and all-... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cabin quality
  • Second-row headroom
  • Unrefined ride quality
  • Neither drivetrain is especially quick
  • Second-row seat folding
  • No telescoping steering wheel

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available AWD
  • Available paddle shifters
  • Liftgate/tailgate combo
  • No more LS trim

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

When I first got into the Mitsubishi Outlander SE, I was a bit disappointed. There were no power-adjustable leather seats, and I couldn't find the MP3 jack, so I couldn't hook up my iPod to the stereo. Blah. (I later found it.) Then I took a walk around it and checked out the cargo area, where I saw a pull cord. I pulled it, and a third row appeared from nowhere! It was like magic, an... Read full review for the 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Consumer Reviews

4.1

Average based on 8 reviews

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GREAT car for the price...

by ess_78201 from San Antonio, TX on July 13, 2009

I paid 23,500 for this vehicle. Right off that price is excellent compared to competitors. The Saturn Vue was at 23,000 as was the RAV 4 for the base model. The XLS model contains a 6 disk CD chager, ... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 9 recalls for this car.


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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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