2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 31 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.4 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 166 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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  • Basic Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 10 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / Unlimited Miles

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NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

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Specifications for 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/CD/MP3 Player -inc: 140-watt, 6 speakers and FUSE Handsfree Link system w/USB port
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" Aluminum Alloy
    • Tires: 18"
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Black Bumper Insert
    • Rocker Panel Extensions and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Auto High-Beam Headlamps
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats
    • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Fore/Aft Movement and Fold Flat
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • 7 Person Seating Capacity
    • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Leather Gear Shift Knob
    • Fabric Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.4L SOHC I4 MIVEC 16 Valve
    • Transmission: CVT
    • 6.026 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 4,795 lbs
    • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 70-Amp/Hr 620CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • 1 Skid Plate
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 16.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
    • Cell Phone Pre-Wiring

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 63.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 34.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 10.3
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 620
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.4 L/144
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 166 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 162 @ 4200
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 105.1
    • Length, Overall (in) - 184.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 71.3
    • Height, Overall (in) - 66.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 60.6
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 60.6
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.6
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 128.2
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.6
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56.6
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 52.6
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.4
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.1
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 51.7
    • Third Head Room (in) - 35.7
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 28.2
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 51.4
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 39.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 34.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mitsubishi Outlander
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P225/55HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P225/55HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 225
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 1500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 1
    • Trans Description Cont. - CVT w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.63 - 0.38
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 6.03
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.7
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3318
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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The Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-passenger SUV designed with restraint to be practical for families, not intended to be bold. It’s revamped for 2016 with exterior changes to make it look more distinctive, including a new nose, alloy wheels, and LEDs uses for the tail lights.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander cabin features 31 improvements, including more sound insulation, better door sealing, and upgraded door glass and windshield, making the it one of the quietest cars in its crossover class. Mechanically there’s a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) and refinements to the suspension to improve the handling and ride.

Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is optional.

The Outlander is an easy-driving crossover that’s quiet, comfortable, and well-mannered, although it’s also soft and detached from the road.

The Mitsubishi Outlander is about the same size as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Subaru Forester. Inside, however, it seems roomier. Its standard third-row seat is very low and only big enough for kids, much like the optional third rows on the Nissan Rogue and Kia Sorento.

The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 166 horsepower and gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined, with a responsive new CVT that enables it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph about one significant second quicker.

The Outlander GT model uses 3.0-liter V6 that makes 224 horsepower and comes standard with all-wheel drive, and it sounds nice, but it offers only mediocre performance on premium fuel and gets just 23 mpg combined. It can tow 3500 pounds, while the Outlander ES and Outlander SE models are rated for just 1500.

The Outlander gets top ratings in every category of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) tests, earning the coveted Top Safety Pick+ status. In government tests it gets five stars for side impacts and four stars for frontal impacts. Available active safety features include lane-departure and forward-collision warnings and adaptive cruise control.


The Outlander comes in three models: Outlander ES ($22,995), Outlander SE ($23,995), Outlander GT ($30,995).

Outlander ES comes with climate control, fabric upholstery, Bluetooth, and six-speaker 140-watt sound system. Options include leather, premium audio, and a power lift gate.


The new front end of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has flair, with styling the company calls its Dynamic Shield, derived from the good-looking Montero SUV. The hood has been made smoother by eliminating the center crease, and there is more chrome, reminiscent of fangs, to make it look more assertive around the new bumper. The Outlander’s new design is not entirely sporty, but it does pop like never before. In profile it might even be compared to the beautiful new Volvo XC90. Although not in detail, as all the chrome and shiny plastic looks a little cheap.


The interior feels spare and understated, not particularly eye-catching or harmonious, but warm and accommodating. It’s highly functional, with a simple and refreshingly straightforward instrument panel that doesn’t have a lot of buttons.

For 2016, the furry old headliner has been replaced by a smoother and more modern material. The upholstery fabric is improved, instrument cluster gets contrast stitching, leather-trimmed steering wheel gets accents, and center console gets padding, and plastic faux wood has been eliminated. The Mitsubishi cabin is now equal in quality to the competition.

Every Outlander has three rows of seating, and the first two rows are supremely comfortable. The front seats are supportive for taller folks and offer a great driving position. The second row isn’t flat and hard, and although it doesn’t slide forward like other three-row cars, it easily folds flat for a large cargo area, with a small storage compartment in the floor, good for hiding a laptop or purse.

The third row is nearly five inches wider than before, with 2.4 inches more legroom, but it’s still too low to be useful by adults.

Driving Impressions

The four-cylinder engine that comes standard in the Mitsubishi Outlander does not deliver much motivation for a 3,500-pound vehicle, but at least the new transmission makes it quicker than before, because that CVT is considerably more responsive. It’s the latest unit, called the CVT8, with a lower ratio for a better launch from a standing start as well as reduced rpm on the freeway. It’s at ease on flat roads at lower speeds, but it’s indecisive on uphill grades, and we’d say it’s barely adequate for this seven-passenger vehicle.

The 3.0-liter V6 that comes in the GT is disappointing for a couple of reasons. Its torque only comes on at higher revs, and not only is it thirsty at 23 mpg, it needs Premium gasoline. At least its 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters spices up the drive.

The suspension is typical for a crossover, with MacPherson struts in front and a new multi-link rear geometry. To improve the ride and handling, Mitsubishi reinforced the front suspension crossmember, changed the front and rear spring rates, retuned the front shocks, and replaced the rear shocks with larger ones. Mitsubishi says the suspension is sportier, but we’d say it’s still far from sporty. However it’s less harsh than before, and will better satisfy shoppers in this class.

The electric power steering is precise and firm, making the turn-in confidence-inspiring.

Mitsubishi has many years of experience with all-wheel drive, including professional rally racing. The latest system is called S-AWC, and features an electronically controlled center coupling and open rear differential. It uses a separate active front differential to get the optimum torque split in every situation, including when just one wheel is on ice. We were able to test the Outlander off the highway and found the suspension and AWD are quite capable on unpaved trails.


Despite its flaws, if you need a seven-seat affordable family crossover SUV, the Outlander SE is the best bang for the buck.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson. Sam Moses contributed to this review.

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