Best Bet
  • (4.8) 11 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,136–$14,904
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-25
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Revised XLS trim level
  • Seats five or seven
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Performance-oriented GT trim level
  • Third-row seat now standard on SE model

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Mitsubishi's smallest SUV is available in ES, SE, XLS and GT trims. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are offered for all versions except the GT, which only comes with all-wheel drive. The Outlander can seat up to seven people. It competes with the Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.

New for 2011

For 2011, the SE model gains a standard third seating row, and the XLS trim level gets some exterior revisions that make it resemble the top-of-the-line  GT. Fuel economy also improves.

Exterior

After its 2010 freshening, the 2011 Outlander changes very little, though GT models do receive special badges.

Exterior features include:

  • LED taillights
  • Standard rear liftgate
  • Small rear tailgate flips down to make loading easier and supports up to 440 pounds
  • 16- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Available chrome-accented side sills
  • Aluminum roof provides lower center of gravity

Interior

The Outlander ES can seat up to five people on front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding second-row seat that can also tumble forward. SE, GT and XLS models can seat up to seven with a standard two-person third-row seat that can fold into the floor.

Interior features include:

  • Standard air conditioning; cruise control; power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; and a six-speaker CD stereo
  • Optional automatic climate control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth available
  • Optional 40-gigabyte hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic info
  • Optional leather seating surfaces

Under the Hood

ES and SE Outlanders have a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 168 horsepower and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The 3.0-liter V-6 engine in the XLS and GT makes 230 hp and 215 pounds-feet of torque and drives a six-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed automatic incorporates a clutchless-manual mode that's separate from the XLS' paddle shifters.

Safety

Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for the first and second rows
  • Electronic stability system



Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 11 reviews

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Great family car

by Carly from Oakdale, MN on September 24, 2017

So many awesome features in the GT model! Great for a small family. Reliable vehicle that handles well and I feel safe driving. Interior design is beautiful.

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5 Trims Available

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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Head Restraints and Seats
A
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
A
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Outlander ES

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
A
Overall Rear
A
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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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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