The new Mitsubishi Outlander is almost upon us.
Mitsubishi has confirmed pricing for the 2022 Outlander SUV ahead of its arrival on Australian shores in November 2021.
The plug-in hybrid version, as detailed in our price and spec story here, will arrive in Australian dealers from August 15.
UPDATE, 05/08/22 – A Mitsubishi Australia spokesperson has confirmed the Outlander range has received a $1000 price rise due to component shortages and increased supply chain costs. New Outlander PHEV pricing remains the same.
This latest price increase follows a $500 price rise in May, as well as minor specification changes in February for MY22.5 due to ongoing semiconductor shortages.
Customers with existing orders are price protected and no specification changes have been made following the minor alterations in February.
Under the skin, the new model shares its bones with the new Nissan X-Trail. At 4710mm long, 1862mm wide, and 1745mm tall with a 2706mm wheelbase, the car is significantly larger than its predecessor.
It’s 51mm wider, 38mm taller, and 15mm longer than before to be precise, with a 36mm longer wheelbase.
With a new platform comes new technology. Inside, there’s a new centre airbag between the front seats to stop flailing limbs smashing into each other in a side-impact collision.
A full suite of driver aids will be offered, including forward and reverse AEB, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic assist, blind-spot assist, a surround-view camera, and driver attention monitoring.
There’s also trailer sway assist and hill descent control, working in tandem with a revised take on Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system to make the new Outlander more capable than its predecessor.
Like before, the all-wheel drive system packs brake-based torque vectoring, but Mitsubishi says its new clutch system is faster-acting than before. The Outlander will also be available with front-wheel drive.
Power comes from a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a CVT with eight pre-programmed steps to mimic a torque converter.
Peak power is 135kW and peak torque is 245Nm. A more powerful plug-in hybrid variant will be released in the future, but details aren’t yet available.
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 5-seat 2WD: $35,990 (+$1000)
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 5-seat 4WD: $36,490 (+$1000)
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 7-seat 2WD: $39,490 (+$1000)
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 7-seat 4WD: $41,990 (+$1000)
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire 7-seat 2WD: $42,990 (+$1000)
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire 7-seat 4WD: $45,490 (+$1000)
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed 7-seat 4WD: $49,990 (+$1000)
- 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed Tourer 7-seat 4WD: $52,490 (+$1000)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
Power in the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander comes from a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol four-cylinder engine with 135kW of power and 245Nm of torque.
The standard transmission is a CVT with eight pre-programmed steps to mimic a conventional automatic.
All-wheel drive models have a new version of the S-AWC system used in the current model, capable of pinching the brakes on individual wheels to pull the Outlander into line when you’re cornering in a hurry.
Mitsubishi says it’s faster-acting than before.
Claimed fuel economy on the combined cycle for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is below:
- Mitsubishi Outlander ES FWD five-seat: 7.5L/100km
- Mitsubishi Outlander LS FWD seven-seat: 7.7L/100km
- Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire FWD seven-seat: 7.7L/100km
- Mitsubishi Outlander ES AWD five-seat: 7.8L/100km
- Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
- Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
- Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
- Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed Tourer AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander measures in at 4710mm long, 1862mm wide, 1740mm tall, and has a 2706mm wheelbase.
Vehicles on 20-inch alloy wheels are 1745mm tall.
The boot measures 800mm long, and 1717mm long with the second row folded.
Five-seat models have 485L of space with a full-sized spare, expanding to 1471L with the second row folded.
Seven-seat models have a space saver, and a claimed 478L with the second-row seats in place. That expands to 1461L with them folded.
The Outlander has a five-year/100,000km warranty as standard, but it’s extended to 10 years and 200,000km if you service in the Mitsubishi dealer network using its capped-price service program.
Capped-price servicing for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is as follows:
The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander hasn’t been crash tested by ANCAP, but it’ll come with a full suite of active safety features standard across the range.
On the ES that includes:
- Driver attention monitoring
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring with braking assist
- Lane departure warning with lane-keep assist
- Emergency lane-change warning with auto braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
- Traffic sign recognition
Moving to the LS gets you rear cross-traffic alert and reverse automatic emergency braking.
All models feature first-row front, centre, and side airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, and curtain airbags for the first and second rows.
Outlander ES highlights:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- 7.0-inch trip computer display
- 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Apple CarPlay
- Wired Android Auto
- Dual-zone climate control, second row air vents
- 40/20/40 folding second row
- Trailer stability assist
- Hill start assist
- Hill descent control
*One-touch windows now driver-only from MY22.5 production
Outlander LS adds:
- Privacy glass
- Rolling cargo blind
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Keyless entry and start
- Wireless phone charging
- USB power for rear passengers
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Heated, power-folding door mirrors
- Automatic headlights with auto high-beam
- Silver exterior garnish, roof rails
- LED fog lamps
- Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
*Power tailgate removed from MY22.5 production
Outlander Aspire gains:
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Microsuede and faux leather seat trim
- Power driver’s seat with lumbar support
- Heated front seats
- Head-up display
- Auto-levelling headlights
- Surround-view camera
*12.3-inch digital instrument cluster removed from MY22.5 production
Outlander Exceed adds:
- Colour-coded exterior garnishes
- Panoramic sunroof
- Sunshades for rear passengers
- Leather seat trim (black or grey)
- Memory for driver and passenger seat
- 10-speaker Bose sound system
- Tri-zone climate control
Outlander Exceed Tourer gains:
- Two-tone exterior body colour
- Two-tone high-grade leather interior (black and saddle tan)
- Massaging front seats