Used Mitsubishi Outlander buying guide
The Mitsubishi Outlander has a rugged adventurer feel to it, while still delivering a smooth and comfortable ride. It’s an easy-to-drive large and roomy five or seven-seater, instantly ticking the boxes of many growing families. They have a similar appeal as the Nissan X-Trail and Volkswagen Tiguan, but it’s their plug-in hybrid models that really catch the eye. Seating is flexible for passengers and storage, with 40:20:40 split second row and 50:50 split third row seats to create enough room for school runs or weekends away.
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Mitsubishi Outlander range
Buying a new or used Mitsubishi Outlander means you’re in for a smooth drive that won’t disappoint. Let’s take a look at what the Outlander range has to offer.
The Outlander ES comes as a petrol-only model, with 2WD/AWD and five or seven seats. Five-seater 2WD models are equipped with 5-speed manual 2.0L MIVEC petrol engines, 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, ApplePlay and Android Auto, keyless entry, emergency stop signal function, auto high beam, hill start assist, and rear view cameras. The AWD version has a 2.4L MIVEC engine, CVT auto with manual shift mode, adding all wheel control, electric park brake, forward collision mitigation, auto dusk sensing headlights and rain sensing wipers, and rear parking sensors.
For the 2WD and AWD seven-seaters, you get the 2.4L MIVEC petrol engine and CVT auto with manual shift mode, everything from the ES 2WD plus electric park brake, second row slide and recline adjustment, 50:50 split fold third row, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and rear parking sensors.
As the entry model, the Outlander ES covers a lot of bases with plenty of safety and tech features. All wheel control across all AWD models offer improved handling for all road conditions, which is an attractive choice for drivers who want more control and power.
The Outlander LS has seven seats only, with a diesel option on the AWD model. It comes with all the features from the ES 2WD, and more like keyless start, cargo blind, privacy glass, roof rails, microsuede seat trim with synthetic leather bolster, blind spot warning, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert. On the AWD diesel version, you’ll get a 2.2L DiD turbo-diesel engine, 6-speed auto transmission, and paddle shifts. Adding touches of convenience, safety, and comfort, the LS is a great value-for-money pick for busy families.
Last but definitely not least, the Exceed offers both petrol and diesel AWD seven-seater options. It adds active yaw control, premium audio, an electric slide and tilt sunroof, power tailgate, leather appointed seats, heated front seats, ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation, multi-around monitor, and front parking sensors. The Exceed is the only model in the range that offers super all-wheel control, which boosts cornering performance and overall stability with torque vectoring capabilities. With luxury touches and more practical features, the Exceed delivers excellent performance and comfort as one of the most sophisticated AWD SUVs in the market.
Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid range
The plug-in hybrid models of either the new or used Mitsubishi Outlander range are appealing choices for better fuel efficiency, and a quiet and smooth drive without compromising performance. Here’s what they offer:
Outlander PHEV ES
The ES PHEV comes with a 1-speed auto 2.4L petrol engine and EV system, super all-wheel controls, active yaw control, and twin motor 4WD. It’s equipped with the MiTEC safety systems, cruise control, electric park brake, rear view camera, rear parking sensors, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, bluetooth connectivity, telescopic steering column, keyless entry and start, and heated seats.
There’s a number of intelligent drive modes that you won’t find on the traditional models, such as charge mode to continuously charge the battery while you drive and series hybrid mode for transforming more power to the electric motors. All these makes a used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES a balanced starting point for daily commutes and city driving.
Outlander PHEV Exceed
The Exceed PHEV has the same powertrain as the ES PHEV, and adds blind spot warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, multi-around monitor, front parking sensors, premium auto, cargo blind, roof rails, leather appointed seats, and driver and passenger seat back pockets.
You’ll also get the ultimate luxury and convenience with the remote smartphone app controls, where you can remotely check the charge time, control timer settings, headlights, and even turn on the heater or air conditioning for later, all from the comfort of your home. Combined with industry-leading safety tech and all-rounder performance, the Exceed PHEV is the best the Outlander range can offer.
Is a Mitsubishi Outlander fuel efficient?
The Mitsubishi Outlander range boasts some of the most fuel efficient engines in the segment. The 2.0L MIVEC petrol engine puts you at 7.0L/100km, and 2.4L MIVEC petrol engine at 7.2L/100km. For the 2.2L turbo-diesel engine, the AWD LS and Exceed auto models both have a fuel economy of 6.2L/100km.
The plug-in hybrid models take fuel economy even further, getting you 1.9L/100km with their PHEV systems. If you’re looking for an SUV that can deliver an efficient and smooth drive, look no further than a used Mitsubishi Outlander.
Is a used Mitsubishi Outlander safe?
Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs are equipped with MiTEC safety systems, which includes essentials like forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic alert. All variants including the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs have been awarded maximum 5-star ANCAP ratings in the last decade. Used Mitsubishi Outlanders are sure to protect you and your family on the road, providing excellent safety coverage for all passengers.
What are the benefits of buying a used Mitsubishi Outlander?
With all the exciting innovations and practical details, along with great fuel efficiencies and safety features, a used Mitsubishi Outlander is a no-brainer for daily commuters and active families. Many used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs also cost less than buying new models too. Browse our range to reserve a used Mitsubishi Outlander, or speak to our customer service team about trading in your car and car financing.