2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

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

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(3.9)
Interior Design
(3.6)
Comfort
(3.9)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(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

Recalls

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mitsubishi

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.

  • Limited Warranty

    Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi’s get a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, up to ten years from the vehicle’s original in-service date or date of first use, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Zero deductible for covered repairs completed by a Mitsubishi dealer in the USA.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 123 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection 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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