The current generation of Mitsubishi Outlander is receiving price increases and a new trim level as part of its swansong year.
Prices have increased by $1000 for Black Edition models and between $100 and $900 across the rest of the range, though some models receive extra equipment.
The GSR slots in between the ES and Exceed trim levels in the Outlander PHEV range and adds a sports suspension tune.
It’s visually distinguished from other PHEV models through two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, black mirrors, grille and roof, and microsuede and leather interior trim.
ES ADAS models are gone for 2021, leaving the base ES manual and PHEV range as the only five-seat Outlanders.
To compensate for this, all ES models bar the base manual version now pick up lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors.
The same applies to the Black Edition which returns for another year and picks up proximity entry and push-button start, while the LS also picks up blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.0 manual: $29,990 (+$500)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4 auto: $32,490 (+$700)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Black Edition 2.4 auto: $34,990 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4 auto: $35,490 (+$900)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander ES AWD 2.4 auto: $34,990 (+$300)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Black Edition AWD 2.4 auto: $37,490 (+$1000)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD 2.4 auto: $37,990 (+$800)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD diesel auto: $41,490 (+$800)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed AWD 2.4 auto: $43,990 (+$300)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed AWD diesel auto: $47,490 (+$300)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES AWD auto: $47,990 (+$600)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GSR AWD auto: $52,490
- 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed AWD auto: $56,490 (+$100)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The base 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander ES manual uses a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 190Nm of torque and mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It’s available only with front-wheel drive.
Standard across all other Outlander trim levels is a naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 124kW and 220Nm and mated exclusively to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT). It’s available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
Optional on the Outlander LS and Exceed is a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 110kW and 360Nm and mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s available only with all-wheel drive.
The Outlander PHEV uses a naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine with 94kW and 199Nm, a 13.8kWh lithium-ion battery, and electric motors on the front and rear axles with 60kW/137Nm and 70kW/195Nm, respectively. Mitsubishi Motors Australia doesn’t specify the combined output.
When equipped with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander consumes 7.0L/100km on the ADR combined city and highway cycle.
With the 2.4-litre four-cylinder, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander consumes 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle in front- and all-wheel drive variants.
Opting for the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel increases the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander’s fuel economy to 6.2L/100km.
The Outlander PHEV has an electric-only range of 54km under the lenient NEDC cycle and uses 1.9L/100km on the combined cycle.
All Outlander petrol models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander measures 4695mm long, 1710mm tall and 1810mm wide (1800mm in the PHEV).
The Mitsubishi Outlander’s total luggage space is 128L in seven-seat variants and 477L in five-seat variants. This increases to 1608L with the second and third rows folded.
The Outlander PHEV has slightly less luggage space at 463L and 1602L, respectively.
When the Mitsubishi Outlander was tested by ANCAP in 2014, it received a rating of five stars.
This rating was based on a frontal offset score of 15.58 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.
All 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander models come standard with anti-lock brakes, and front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag. Every model except the ES manual also includes autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, as well as lane-departure warning.
LS, GSR and Exceed models add blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
All models feature seven seats except for the ES manual and the PHEV range.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander ES manual comes with the following standard features:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Six-speaker sound system
- DAB digital radio
- Reversing camera
- Cruise control
- Power windows
- LED daytime running lights
Mitsubishi Outlander ES automatic models add:
- Autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning
- Automatic high beam
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane-departure warning
- Rear air-conditioning vents
- Electronic parking brake
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Rear parking sensors
- Proximity entry with push-button start (PHEV only)
The Mitsubishi Outlander Black Edition adds the following standard features:
- Microsuede and leather upholstery
- Black-finish 18-inch alloy wheels and grille
- Keyless entry with push-button start
The Mitsubishi Outlander LS drops the Black Edition’s black additions but adds the following standard features:
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- Rear cargo blind
- Privacy glass
The Outlander PHEV GSR adds:
- Two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels
- Black exterior trim
- Sports suspension
- Power tailgate
- Front parking sensors
- LED headlights with washers
- Heated front seats
- Eight-speaker sound system
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
The range-topping Outlander Exceed doesn’t include the GSR’s cosmetic enhancements but adds the following standard features:
- 360-degree camera
- Front parking sensors
- Satellite navigation
- Leather seats
The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first, and comes with Mitsubishi’s new 10-year, 200,000km warranty for owners who maintain their cars under the brand’s new 10-year capped-price service plan.
Those who service the car outside the dealer network get the same five-year, 100,000km warranty currently offered.
There are three different capped-price service schedules for the different powertrains on offer.
The first is for pure petrol-powered models:
Second is for the 4×4 diesel:
Finally, the plug-in hybrid: