2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Key Specs

of the 2013 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 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

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

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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
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

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 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 fron...
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
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

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 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

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 and traction control

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(3.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Very good vehicle

by Mitsu guy from Oswego,NY on November 21, 2013

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 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander ES

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
acceptable
Overall Rear
acceptable
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
acceptable

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker