2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

183.7” x 67.7”


Front-wheel drive



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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • ES


  • SE


  • GT


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

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

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Outlander is the larger of Mitsubishi’s two crossover SUVs and can seat up to seven people, compared with seating for five in the smaller Outlander Sport. The Outlander is available with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 engines.  Competitors include the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander and RAV4.
New for 2013
Heated side mirrors are now standard on all models, and the SE and GT add standard hands-free cellphone operation. The SE also gets automatic air conditioning, and the GT gains heated front seats and satellite radio as standard features.
Exterior features include:

  • LED taillights
  • Liftgate with tailgate that flips down for easier loading and supports 440 pounds
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Optional 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • Available chrome exterior accents
  • Aluminum roof provides lower center of gravity

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

  • Standard air conditioning; cruise control; power windows, locks and mirrors; and a CD stereo
  • Available automatic climate control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional 40-gigabyte hard drive-based navigation system with backup camera
  • Optional leather seats
  • Standard heated front seats on GT models

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 GT makes 230 hp and 215 pounds-feet of torque and drives a six-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Regular (four-cylinder) or premium (V-6) gas

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 and traction control


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

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this is the second car of this type that we have owned, we had a 2010 prior to buying the 2013. Car is Identical to the 2010 yr, but with a few extras, namely heated front seats and an additional 3rd seat. I wouldn't recommend the 3rd seat for long trips. The only thing that was a detractor was that there are not Daytime driving lights installed, the 2010 year had them but not the 13, they just come in the sport version of this model. I think you will find that the warranties are the best. makes this outlander a good buy!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
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
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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