2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

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14 reviews
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Available Price Range $6,737-$14,649 Trims7 Combined MPG 21-24 Seats 5-7

Our Take on the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take

Mitsubishi's smallest SUV is available in ES, SE, XLS and new GT trims. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are offered for all versions except the GT, which only comes with all-wheel drive. The... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Four-cylinder drivetrain feels weak
  • Overly firm ride
  • Suspension noise
  • Curtain airbags don't cover optional third row
  • Big grille doesn't fit with rest of design

Notable Features

  • Restyled front end for 2010
  • Seats five or seven
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Performance-oriented GT trim level


Our Expert Reviews

The 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander is a quirky ride for a quirky family. It's definitely not the same old thing, and it's great for someone who doesn't want to blend into the crowd. While more sporty than luxurious, the Outlander still offers nifty stuff like Bluetooth streaming music and LED lighting. That's not to say this small SUV doesn't have some luxury features includ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 14 reviews

Enjoyable Vehicle

by Outlander Owner from Northern Illinois on November 7, 2010

It may not be a sports car, but I think that it is fun to drive. I really like the handling (for a CUV), but the ride can be a bit stiff depending upon the road conditions. This Outlander GT V6 is ave... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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