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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

$5,950 — $13,726 USED
Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
22-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Steering response
  • Comfy front seats
  • Roomy second row
  • Limited body roll
  • Flat-folding third row

The Bad

  • 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
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • New ECO indicator
  • Seats five or seven
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Performance-oriented GT trim level

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.1
14 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(3.9)
Interior Design
(3.6)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Excellent for a small family.Very good on gas andr

by Erik Mitsubishi from weyburn on August 15, 2018

You got eberything you need on this vehicle.Experience all kinds of weather and road conditions for 5 years.Definitely recommend.Has a good power and the 2wd and 4 wd option were amazing.Surely gonna ... Read full review

(5.0)

This car I owned

by Kelvin fernandez30 from Newyork on October 15, 2017

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander se sport utily is a good looking suv crossover they say is under power the 2.4 cilinder but if you press the gas you fill a lot of power 0-60 take 9.5 second and on snow ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander currently has 5 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mitsubishi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    123-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Outlander received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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