2023 Mitsubishi Outlander
About the Mitsubishi Outlander
The Outlander is one of Mitsubishi's best sellers in Australia, and has recently been given a major makeover.
It shares its chassis with the Nissan X-Trail, and will eventually offer a choice between petrol and plug-in hybrid power.
Unlike most of its rivals, the Outlander is available with a seven-seat interior.
Much improved design
Spacious cabin with 5+2 seating
Naturally-aspirated engine lacks punch
Third row is for children only
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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
Price & Specs
Aspire models and up get a swish new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, while all grades in Australia score a 9.0-inch floating tablet-style central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay (and wired Android Auto).
The new display runs a similar interface to the latest systems in Nissan products – largely because it’s basically the same setup. While it’s not necessarily a leader in the infotainment space, it at least brings the Outlander into contention with rival models and systems.
We found wireless Apple CarPlay worked seamlessly, aided by a wireless charging pad and reasonable response times.
The digital driver cluster doesn’t have a huge amount of customisation, but it’s high-resolution and pretty smooth with the refresh rate, so it feels high-end given the price point.
Material quality has taken a massive step forward, with a good mix of padded, soft-touch surfaces dotted throughout the high and mid tiers of the cabin, adding to the comfy, well-bolstered front seats.
Storage is good too, with a phone-shaped slot (including wireless charger) that fits even my iPhone 13 Pro Max, decent-sized bottle holders in the doors, large cupholders and a large cubby under the front-centre armrest.
The Outlander’s second row is one of the largest in the class, with more than enough head- and legroom for above-average adults. Four will fit in comfort, three at a pinch, with ISOFIX anchor points on the outboard positions and top-tether points for all three rear seats.
While Aspire variants and below lack the third zone of temperature controls found in the Exceed and Exceed Tourer, there are still vents in the rear to keep passengers cool, and the seats slide, recline and split 40:20:40. The back of the middle seat features cupholders and doubles up as a fold-down armrest.
In the third row, you’ll be lucky to fit anyone of adult proportions, even those of smaller stature. It’s best left for small kids with limited head-, knee- and toe-room, and the backrest sits quite upright.
As for luggage capacity, Mitsubishi quotes 163L with the third row in place, 478L with the third row folded, and 1473L with the second and third rows folded.
It’s worth noting the five-seat and seven-seat figures are measured to the top of the second- and third-row seatbacks respectively, while the two-seat figure is measured to the roof.
The third-row headrests reside in an underfloor storage cubby when not in use, and there’s a space-saver spare wheel underneath the rear of the vehicle too.
Even the base Mitsubishi Outlander features 18-inch alloy wheels, although moving up the range brings about silver garnish and flashier wheel designs.
The Aspire rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, while the Exceed has body-coloured trim throughout its bodykit.
The range-topping Exceed Tourer has the option of a contrasting roof.
Mitsubishi Outlander Colours
The Outlander is available in the following colours:
- White Diamond
- Red Diamond
- Cosmic Blue
- Sterling Silver
- Black Diamond
Cost of Ownership
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.
The first five visits at currents rates will each set you back a quoted $199 a pop, the sixth service (at six years or 90,000km) spikes to $499, before the seventh reverts to $199, then the eighth is again $499, the ninth $199, and the tenth due at 150,000km or a decade is $799.
How it Drives
The Outlander has never really put the ‘Sport’ in ‘Sports Utility’, and the latest iteration doesn’t change that. However, it has a big-car feel on the road and is much more refined than its predecessor.
Despite the average outputs on paper and the Aspire's 1725kg kerb weight, the petrol and CVT combination does a decent job delivering smooth progress without blowing your socks off. This is a car that's best driven sedately.
Hammer it and the CVT will flare the revs, though there’s enough insulation that even under full throttle it's rarely ever loud’ It does lack the low-down shove of the turbocharged rivals becoming increasingly prevalent in the medium segment, for similar money.
In terms of the ride and handling, there’s an interesting combination at play. The steering is light and the handling a little lofty, while the ride compliance is also taut and busy over smaller imperfections.
The Outlander settles as the speed climbs and impresses with its general refinement, though the 20-inch wheels don’t offer the cushy ride that the rest of the dynamics might lead you to expect.
We were impressed with the overall drive thanks to its predictable steering and body control, inspiring confidence whether you’re tackling B-roads or carparks.
The Outlander’s driver assist suite may be significantly more advanced than before, but I found some features lacking given the 2021 launch timing.
Namely, there’s no semi-autonomous highway driving mode like you’ll find in many rivals, and the lane-keep assist is so lax you could basically drift into the next lane. You could argue this is fixed by paying attention 100 per cent of the time, but given the Outlander is popular amongst parents with crying babies, having a safety net can be the difference between a last-minute re-centre or a dangerous accident.
Otherwise the adaptive cruise and blind-spot monitoring systems are helpful inclusions, and are useful in day-to-day driving. The clear 360-degree camera and parking sensors make manoeuvring this 4710mm-long and 1852mm-wide family SUV that little bit easier.
All-wheel drive in the case of our test car inspires extra confidence in poor weather or over loose surfaces, with Mitsubishi’s trick S-AWC system that uses torque vectoring via braking to help improve handling and enhance the dynamic feel.
Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Rating
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.
Mitsubishi Outlander Options
What you see is what you get with the Outlander, there are no options.
Mitsubishi Outlander Warranty
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander is covered by a five-year, 100,000km warranty as standard, that can be extended to 10 years and 200,000km if you service in Mitsubishi’s dealer network using its capped-price service program.
All vehicles are sold with 12 months of roadside assist, which can be extended for up to four years when the vehicle is serviced at an authorised Mitsubishi dealer.
Logbook service is required 15,000km or 12 months
Mitsubishi Outlander Infotainment
The petrol Outlander ES grade now moves to an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, featuring wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in place of the 9.0-inch interface with wireless Apple CarPlay – “due to ongoing parts supply constraints”.
The Outlander PHEV ES retains the 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay.
Further up the range, the Outlander Exceed, Outlander Exceed Tourer, Outlander PHEV Exceed, and Outlander PHEV Exceed Tourer get Mitsubishi’s MI-PILOT driving assistant.
This adds Traffic Jam Assist (adaptive cruise control that re-engages after a complete stop), Lane Keep Assist (using steering control assistance rather than wheel braking), and Speed Limit Assistance (adaptive cruise control that matches the Outlander to the indicated speed limit).
Mitsubishi Outlander Boot Space
Five-seat petrol models have a full-size spare wheel and a boot capacity of 485L with all the seats upright. This expands to 1466L with the second row folded.
Five-seat PHEV models have a tyre repair kit and a boot capacity of 494L with all the seats upright. This expands to 1414L with the second row folded.
Seven-seat petrol models have a space saver spare wheel, and a claimed 163L with all three rows of seats upright. This expands to 478L with the third-row seats folded, and 1461L with the second row folded as well.
Seven-seat PHEV models have a tyre repair kit and and a claimed 191L with all three rows of seats upright. This expands to 461L with the third-row seats folded, and 1387L with the second row folded.
Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Economy
Claimed combined cycle fuel economy for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander petrol range is below:
- ES FWD five-seat: 7.5L/100km
- ES AWD five-seat: 7.8L/100km
- LS FWD seven-seat: 7.7L/100km
- LS Black Edition FWD seven-seat: 7.7L/100km
- LS AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
- Aspire FWD seven-seat: 7.7L/100km
- Aspire AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
- Exceed AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
- Exceed Tourer AWD seven-seat: 8.1L/100km
The Outlander PHEV has a claimed pure electric driving range of 84km according to lenient NEDC testing, and claimed combined fuel consumption of 1.5L/100km.
PHEV models have a Type 2 charging port for AC charging and a CHAdeMO charging port for DC fast-charging.
Mitsubishi claims that charging from 0-100 per cent using a DC rapid charger takes 38 minutes, whereas charging from 0-100 per cent using a 10A AC charger takes 9.5 hours.
Petrol models have a 55L fuel tank, while PHEV models have a 56L. Both can consume a minimum of 91 RON regular unleaded petrol.
The PHEV range includes Mitsubishi’s Dendo Drive House, a bi-directional charging system that allows you to recharge and discharge energy from the car’s 20kWh battery.
This allows you to send back into the grid (Vehicle-to-Grid) or power a home or other property not connected to the grid (Vehicle-to-Home).
All bar the base ES also include Vehicle-to-Load capability, with a pair of 1500W, 240V three-pin outlets that provide an AC power supply to run, for example, small appliances while you’re out camping.
Depending on the variant, view the 2023 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER fuel usage below.
All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km
|ES 5 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.5||-|
|ES 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.6||-|
|ES 5 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.8||-|
|LS 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.7||-|
|BLACK EDITION 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.7||-|
|LS 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.1||-|
|ASPIRE 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.7||-|
|ASPIRE 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.1||-|
|EXCEED 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.1||-|
|EXCEED TOURER 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.1||-|
|PHEV ES 5 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||1.5||-|
|PHEV ASPIRE 5 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||1.5||-|
|PHEV EXCEED 5+2 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||1.5||-|
|PHEV EXCEED TOUR 5+2 ST (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||1.5||-|
Mitsubishi Outlander Dimensions
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander measures in at 4710mm long, 1862mm wide, and 1740mm tall, with a 2706mm wheelbase.
Models with 20-inch alloy wheels are slightly taller at 1745mm.
Braked towing capacity for the range is 1600kg, with unbraked towing capacity being 750kg.
Depending on the variant, the 2023 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER measures as below.
|Variant||Series||Style||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Wheelbase (mm)|
|ES 5 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1740||2706|
|ES 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1740||2706|
|ES 5 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1740||2706|
|LS 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1740||2706|
|BLACK EDITION 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
|LS 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1740||2706|
|ASPIRE 7 SEAT (2WD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
|ASPIRE 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
|EXCEED 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
|EXCEED TOURER 7 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
|PHEV ES 5 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1740||2706|
|PHEV ASPIRE 5 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
|PHEV EXCEED 5+2 SEAT (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
|PHEV EXCEED TOUR 5+2 ST (AWD)||ZM MY24||4D WAGON||4710||1862||1745||2706|
The 2023 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER has a braked towing capacity of 1600kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.
Mitsubishi Outlander Market Fit
Mitsubishi Outlander Sales Data
Mitsubishi sold 14,572 examples of the Outlander in 2021, up from 12,004 the year before.
It was the third-best seller in the mid-sized SUV class behind the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, and finished narrowly ahead of the Hyundai Tucson in the sales race.
Should you buy the Mitsubishi Outlander
The Outlander offers a lot of space and technology for the money, which has traditionally been a strong suit for the badge. It also stands out with the option of a seven-seat interior.
We’d argue the Aspire is the sweet spot in the range, though the $4000 jump to the Exceed brings desirable upgrades such as a panoramic sunroof, tri-zone climate control, Bose premium audio and memory them .
The Outlander is one of the newest entrants to the mid-sized SUV segment, and has one of the largest interiors. It's also quite unique in offering seven seats; seven-seat rivals are limited to the Nissan X-Trail and Honda CR-V, and both cars are significantly older.
In five-seat guise, it's a more practical alternative to the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. Those cars do have an edge on the Outlander when it comes to driving dynamics though, and both are available with more interesting engine options.
Mitsubishi Outlander Interesting Facts
The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is something of a pioneer, and has been mixing petrol and electric power for longer than most rivals.
More than 200,000 have been sold in Europe alone, led by sales in Norway.
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