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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

$11,563 — $20,971 USED
Sport Utility
7 Seats
24-27 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Tiny third row
  • Cargo area behind third row
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Seats five or seven
  • Two- or all-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander?

Not to be confused with the smaller Outlander Sport, which is covered separately, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-seat SUV. It's offered in three trim levels: ES, SE and GT. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional for the SE and standard for the GT. Competing SUVs include the Toyota Highlander, Kia Sorento and Ford Edge.

What's New on the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander?

For 2015, the Mitsubishi Outlander sports a new upper front grille and restyled LED taillights on the GT. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard equipment for all trims, as is the FUSE Hands-Free Link System with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port. It also boasts improved sound insulation, suspension tuning and continuously variable transmission calibration, according to Mitsubishi.

How Does the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Compare to Other SUVs?

On paper, the Outlander offers solid competition in terms of price, performance and comfort, but its styling is unremarkable. It doesn't immediately stand out from others in its class, and in many ways, doesn't even look like a Mitsubishi.

What Features in the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Are Most Important?

The Outlander is powered by a 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. There's also an available 224-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 engine with a six-speed automatic. Drivers can choose between front- or all-wheel drive.

Significant standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, three-row seating with room for seven occupants, climate ducts for second-row passengers and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Available options include 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, high-intensity-discharge headlights, rain-sensing wipers, chrome exterior trim, a power tailgate (SE and GT), heated front seats, a 710-watt stereo with a 10-inch subwoofer (SE and GT), a navigation system, a backup camera and a USB input for iPod.

Required safety features for the 2015 model year include front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Hill start assist and five additional airbags (side curtain, side-impact and driver's knee) are also standard. Available safety systems include lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and forward collision mitigation.

Should I Buy the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander offers comfy front seats and a handy flat-folding, although tiny, third row. If you need a lot of cargo space, you'll probably use the flat-folding feature fairly often, because cargo room behind the third row is meager. The Outlander's 2014 redesign made it more affordable with a selection of comfort and crash-avoidance features, but its reserved design will likely put off drivers who prefer to stand out.

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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 wit... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
27 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(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 and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander currently has 2 recalls


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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mitsubishi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    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

  • Powertrain

    Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    123-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.

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