The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is a three-row crossover in the larger compact range. Its main high points are the very low price for a three-row, a feature-rich interior and real-world all-weather capability. The Outlander doesn't wow any audiences otherwise, with its average looks and lackluster performance.
Even with its boring drive quality, there is a lot to like about the 2018 Outlander. This is a family-level crossover that brings the goods, checking the boxes for most average family needs, such as seating for up to seven and plenty of cargo space. Fuel economy is good and safety is high, both big requirements for most three-row buyers.
Most of the changes for the 2018 model year Outlander are in trim level and package shuffling, adding a new Limited Edition (LE) trim at the center of the lineup to give even more choices for budget-minded buyers. We note that the base model now includes a 7-inch touchscreen as standard and the top-most GT trim, both the most expensive and sportiest of the line, has even more standard equipment as well.
For more click here.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
The Mitsubishi Outlander is cleverly named. The word "Outlander" is a mashup of Subaru's Outback and Toyota's Highlander. Both are the top sellers in their sub-segments of the broader crossover marketplace. We found the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander mashes up the features of these two winners to create something no other automaker offers.
What sets the compact Outlander crossover apart from most of its peers is its optional V6 engine and its temporary-use third row of two seats, making it a five-plus-two passenger vehicle. V6 engines are all but gone from compact crossovers, and only the Nissan Rogue offers a vehicle near this size and price with a third row for occasional kids' use.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is now in its fifth model year. Along with many years of production usually comes reliability and a lack of small issues. However, the compact crossover market is now very competitive. Vehicles like the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V are tempting alternatives that feel more modern due to recent updates.
Our test vehicle was a V6 all-wheel drive Outlander GT with the only option package available: the GT Touring trim. The sticker price, including the $920 destination fee, was $34,135. This price is close to the top trims of the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue, but below some trims of the Ford Escape and Subaru Forester XT, which offer powerful turbocharged engines.