2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Good visibility
  • Buttons, not touch-screen, for important controls
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning standard
  • Base price
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty

The Bad

  • Interior still looks dated
  • Some odd ergonomic features
  • Seat-folding not as easy as competitors
  • Lots of road noise

Notable Features of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • Blind spot warning system available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity available
  • Seven-seat midsize crossover SUV
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Forward collision mitigation available

What Is the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-seat SUV that competes with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander. Trim levels include the ES, SE, SEL and GT. The ES, SE and SEL give drivers the choice of front- or all-wheel drive (or in Mitsubishi parlance, all-wheel control). The GT comes with AWC standard. The smaller Outlander Sport model is also available but covered separately.

What's New on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander?

For 2017, the SE, SEL and GT trim levels come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. New advanced safety features are also offered on several trims: Forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection is optional for the SEL and GT, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert comes standard on the GT and is available for the SEL. All trims come with a standard backup camera for this model year, and drivers can upgrade to a multiview camera for the SEL or GT.

How Does the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Compare to Other SUVs?

Although the Outlander was updated for 2017, it still struggles to keep up with other rivals in the class. Even without all of the latest tech features and ergonomic amenities, it should still be able to attract buyers with its affordable price. When compared with other SUVs like the Kia Sorento or Ford Edge, the Outlander shines in terms of gas mileage but still fails to outshine the pack in its overall driving experience.

What Features in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Are Most Important?

The Outlander is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 166 horsepower, and it's paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Drivers seeking a performance boost can opt for a 3.0-liter V-6 engine capable of producing 224 hp; this engine is mated to a six-speed automatic. Significant standard features include heated side mirrors, cruise control, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry and a backup camera.

Significant available features offered for the Outlander are leather upholstery, a power moonroof, a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a power liftgate, a multiview camera system, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.

Should I Buy the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The Mitsubishi Outlander may not quite match its competitors in terms of performance or interior styling, but its affordable price, impressive powertrain warranty and good visibility make it a viable choice.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Road Test

by Bill Jackson

Editor's note: This review was written in November 2015 about the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. This year's model adds Apple CarPlay a... Read More

Latest 2017 Outlander Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Nice car

by Gurley41 from Mpls on August 23, 2018

This car met all my needs. Drives nice and very comfortable during long rides. Design is great runs good and love the push button to open door and start car. Read full review

(5.0)

Most under appreciated and undervalued car.

by wilxley from Denver, CO on August 21, 2018

Most under appreciated and undervalued car. Everyone should compare the vast amount of options on this vehicle for the price. They will realize it is a better value than every other car in its class. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander ES

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
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
good
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
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.*

Third-row access

C

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

C

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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