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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

$13,388 — $33,795 NEW and USED
SUV
7 Seats
23-27 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander exterior side view

What to Know

about 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
118 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

This SUV was more than I expected

by Lwrights from Germantown, MD on October 26, 2018

I love everything about this SUV. It?s great on gas. It hug the road and rides so smooth. It had so much more room than I expected. It everything I wanted and didn?t know it. Plus the price is ... Read full review

(3.0)

Rvr is way more better that outlander

by Bj from Canada on October 26, 2018

Theres a lot of issue on my Outlander especially during winter time. I owned an rvr before as mu first car but never had any issue even once. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander currently has 1 recall


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.

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

  • View All CPO Program 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.

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