- Seats 7 passengers across 3 rows
- 4-cylinder and V-6 engine options
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility is available
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is a full-size SUV that seats up to 7 passengers across 3 rows. It competes with the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot. This year, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto is newly available. A new hybrid version called the Outlander PHEV will be available. It will be covered in a separate overview.
Four trim are available: the ES, SE, SEL, and GT.
Last year, the Outlander received a front-end facelift that adheres to Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” concept. It is adorned with chrome accents and gloss-black surfaces. Silver garnishes at the front, sides, and rear contrast the black-clad underbody trim. Heated side mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels come standard. Available features include LED headlights, LED fog lights, power/heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a power liftgate, and a power moonroof.
Under the hood, the Outlander is powered by a standard 166-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT. A more powerful 224-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 paired to a conventional 6-speed automatic is available for the GT trim. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes standard, while all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional. Fuel economy for the 4-cylinder models is an EPA-estimated 25/30 mpg city/highway. It lowers slightly to a 20/27 mpg rating for the V-6 model.
Inside, the Outlander has a standard cloth fabric interior with a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat and a 50/50 split-folding third-row seat. The center stack features a standard multimedia system that includes a 6.1-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a 7-inch display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather wrapped steering wheel, power windows/locks, cruise control, and remote keyless entry. Leather-trim upholstery, a FAST-Key passive entry system, push-button start, a heated steering wheel, and power/heated front seats are available as well.
The AWD Outlander earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation system, lane departure warning, a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, and an electric parking brake.