2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Crash-avoidance options
  • Comfy front seats
  • Flat-folding third row

The Bad

  • Tiny third row
  • Cargo area behind third row

Notable Features of the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • Seats five or seven
  • Two- or all-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Mitsubishi's Outlander is the larger of its two SUV offerings and has room for seven occupants. Not to be confused with the smaller Outlander Sport, which has room for only five, the Outlander was redesigned for 2014 with a new exterior and interior. The Outlander competes with the Ford Edge, Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander. 

New for 2015

The Outlander gets a new upper front grille design and other minor styling updates, including LED taillights on GT models. All Outlanders now come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, along with Mitsubishi’s Fuse Hands-Free Link System with USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. Mitsubishi also claims improved sound insulation, suspension tuning and continuously variable transmission calibration.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted. 


Exterior Highlights

  • 16-inch steel wheels standard; 18-inch alloy wheels available
  • Available fog lamps
  • Available high-intensity-discharge headlights 
  • Available rain-sensing wipers
  • Available chrome exterior trim
  • Available power tailgate (on SE and GT)

Interior Highlights

  • Third-row seating with room for seven occupants
  • Climate ducts for second-row passengers
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available USB input for iPod
  • Available heated front seats 
  • Available backup camera 
  • Available navigation system (on SE and GT)
  • Available 710-watt stereo with 10-inch subwoofer (on SE ...
Vehicle Overview

Mitsubishi's Outlander is the larger of its two SUV offerings and has room for seven occupants. Not to be confused with the smaller Outlander Sport, which has room for only five, the Outlander was redesigned for 2014 with a new exterior and interior. The Outlander competes with the Ford Edge, Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander. 

New for 2015

The Outlander gets a new upper front grille design and other minor styling updates, including LED taillights on GT models. All Outlanders now come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, along with Mitsubishi’s Fuse Hands-Free Link System with USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. Mitsubishi also claims improved sound insulation, suspension tuning and continuously variable transmission calibration.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted. 


Exterior Highlights

  • 16-inch steel wheels standard; 18-inch alloy wheels available
  • Available fog lamps
  • Available high-intensity-discharge headlights 
  • Available rain-sensing wipers
  • Available chrome exterior trim
  • Available power tailgate (on SE and GT)

Interior Highlights

  • Third-row seating with room for seven occupants
  • Climate ducts for second-row passengers
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available USB input for iPod
  • Available heated front seats 
  • Available backup camera 
  • Available navigation system (on SE and GT)
  • Available 710-watt stereo with 10-inch subwoofer (on SE and GT)

Under the Hood

  • 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired with continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Available 224-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 with six-speed automatic transmission 
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Seven airbags (frontal, side curtain, side-impact and driver's knee)
  • Hill start assist 
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available forward collision mitigation

 


Latest 2015 Outlander Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(2.0)

Very poor quality of car nowadays

by Zanis Bacans from Riga on July 19, 2018

I have 130 000 km driven and I have had so many unexpected problems - engine, turbine, LED lights, climate control, cruise control etc. Ok, big part covered by guaranty but it is unbelieveble how poor ... Read full review

(4.0)

Very nice car

by Jon Litz from Chicago, Il on May 20, 2018

I've only owned this vehicle for one day. However, my first impressions are very good. It is quite annoying to read so called experts rate this vehicle totally opposite of actual owners. I traded my ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander ES

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

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
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
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

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
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and 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