Best Bet
(4.0) 11 reviews
MSRP: $8,220$16,728
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
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take on the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take

Mitsubishi's Outlander crossover is available with front- or all-wheel drive. It can seat up to seven people. Competitors include the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota RAV4.New for 2012The ES model gains a new wheel cover design, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a backup camera is availab... Read Full Report

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

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

5 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.