• (4.0) 1 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $7,940–$17,612
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-25
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

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

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

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Reviews

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

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.0)

Average based on 1 reviews

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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

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Head Restraints and Seats
A
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
A
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Outlander ES

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
A
Overall Rear
A
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mitsubishi Outlander ES

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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