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Mitsubishi Outlander 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Mar 05 2020 Share this blog

Mitsubishi India does not have a very large set of cars on offer in the Indian market. The company offers two SUVs in India namely Pajero Sport and the Outlander. Being a petrol-powered SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander was not the buyer's first choice. Back in 2012, the Outlander sales were so bad that the company decided to discontinue it from the market as the diesel-powered SUV was getting popular. 


After some time, in the age of crossover and petrol-powered SUVs, Mitsubishi returned with an Outlander facelift in 2018. This time, the Japanese carmaker tried its best to configure the Outlander as per the Indian auto market and fit against some popular rivals like Honda CR-V and Toyota Fortuner. Still, most of the performing SUVs in India are diesel-powered. The question is how will the new Mitsubishi Outlander prove itself with a reduced price tag of Rs. 26.93 Lakh? Well, we’ll answer this with this in-depth Mitsubishi Outlander review.  

What Will Impress You?

  • Refined petrol engine with smooth CVT transmission

  • Spacious interior for 7 passengers

  • Strong build quality

What Won't?

  • No diesel option is available

  • Lacks important utility features

  • 16-inch wheel size is a letdown for a SUV of this size

What's New? 

  • Priced slashed by Rs. 5.33 Lakhs, now available at Rs. 26.93 Lakh(ex-showroom)

  • New features added- Upgraded 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto

What are the various variants on offer for 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

The Outlander is offered in a single petrol variant powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder motor which is now assembled locally. Previously, the Outlander price used to be around Rs. 3.95 lakh in 2018 when it was relaunched and now it gets a price cut with effective pricing of INR 26.93 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2020 Outlander is offered in seven colour options: Black Pearl, Cosmic Blue, Orient Red, Cool Silver, White Solid, White Pearl, and Titanium Gray. 

Variants

Outlander (Petrol only)

Price (ex-showroom) 

Rs. 26.93 Lakh



Key Features

7 Airbags

ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors with reverse camera

7-inch touchscreen infotainment with 6 speakers and woofer

Sunroof

2-zone climate control

Electrically 4-way adjustable driver seat

Analogue instrument cluster

 

Which trim should you go for?

Since the Outlander is offered in a single variant, you don’t get any choice. The new Outlander gets an upgraded 7-inch infotainment system with 6 speakers and woofer. On the safety front, the car gets 7 airbags along with several driving aids. 

What is new for 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander in terms of performance?

The Outlander SUV is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder motor which churns out 167PS and 222Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed CVT with paddle shifters. The monocoque constructed SUV is assembled with an electronic four-wheel-drive system with selectable modes.

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander

Honda CR-V

Toyota Fortuner

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs. 26.93 Lakh

Rs. 28.27 Lakh

Rs. 29.77 Lakh

Engine (Petrol)

2.4L DOHC engine

2.0-litre i-VTEC four-Cylinder

2.7-litre VVTi four-cylinder

Power 

164.7 bhp @6000 RPM

118 bhp @4000 RPM

164 bhp @5200 RPM

Torque 

222 Nm @4100 RPM

189 Nm @4300 RPM

245 Nm @4000 RPM

Transmission

CVT with paddle shifters

CVT

6-Speed AT

The CR-V is the least powerful SUV here. It produces less power than the Fortuner and the Outlander. The Mitsubishi, with its larger 2.4-litre DOHC engine, is the most powerful car here. As far as transmission is concerned, where both the CR-V and the Outlander get CVT with paddle shifters. 

How quick is the 2020 Honda CR-V in accelerating from 0-100kmph?

The 2.4-liter Outlander engine allows the SUV to achieve 100 kmph in 11.1 seconds. It is faster than the Fortuner and a little slower than the Honda CR-V. 

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander

Honda CR-V

Toyota Fortuner

Petrol Engine

2.4-Litre

1.6-Litre

2.8-Litre

0-100 kmph (seconds)

11.1 secs

~ 10.72 secs

13 Secs

 

How well does the Mitsubishi Outlander handle Indian roads?


With a smart design, the Outlander rides like an SUV. It is capable of absorbing small surface bumps and adjusts the vehicle accordingly. It’s only the larger potholes that are felt inside the cabin. The big rubber on the wheels offers better cushion over rough patches. The ride is smooth across the city with the suspension set up on a softer side. Even at high speed, the ride doesn’t get bouncy. 

How good are the brakes in 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

With the ventilated disc brakes in the front and disc brakes in the rear, the Outlander offers great bite in sudden braking situations. With a curb weight of 1602 kgs, the SUV is lighter than most of its opponents. The car is able to balance itself while braking. 

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander

Honda CR-V

Toyota Fortuner

Front Brakes

Ventilated Disc

Ventilated Disc

Ventilated Disc

Rear Brakes

Disc

Disc

Disc

Curb Weight

1602kg

1545-1725 kgs

1855-2110 kgs

How efficient is the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander?

This is where the Outlander disappoints a bit. The SUV returns ARAI rated 10.2 kmpl of mileage in the city while rivals offer better mileage. Also, the 2.4-litre petrol engine looks more refined but also more thirsty. 

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander

Honda CR-V

Toyota Fortuner

Mileage (ARAI)(kmpl)

10.2 

18.3

14.24

Fuel Tank Capacity(L)

60

57

80

Range(km)

N/A

1043

1120

Is the exterior design of Mitsubishi Outlander dramatic?

Instead of a muscular profile, the Mitsubishi Outlander always has a simple and understated look. Most times it resembles an MPV design with a narrow body shell. The front facia gets a considerable upgrade, giving it a fresh striking look. The two angular chrome lines lend it some aggression, proving a striking sporty stance. It gets LED headlamps and LED fog lamps.


From the side, the Outlander's passenger SUV idea comes into play. The large glass behind the B pillars flows throughout the low roof, making it look a little stretched. Also, the 16-inch wheels on the car look smaller than expected, and the alloys could be made taller.

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander

Honda CR-V

Toyota Fortuner

Curb Weight 

1602kg

1545-1725 kgs

1855-2110 kgs

Length 

4695 mm

4592 mm

4795 mm

Width 

1810 mm

1855 mm

1855 mm

Height 

1710 mm

1689 mm

1835 mm

Ground Clearance 

190 mm

198 mm

220 mm

Wheelbase 

2670 mm

2660 mm

2745 mm

From the rear, the design looks clean and simple, with a minimalistic set of LED taillamps and reversing lamps set in the bumper. Overall, the Outlander is a very subtle-looking SUV. It hardly gives any out of the box approach but it would attract people who like the elegant design. 

Exterior Features

  • LED headlamp with auto-leveling

  • Front fog lamp (LED) with fog lamp bezel

  • Rear combination lamp LED

  • High mount stop lamp

  • Variable intermittent windshield and washer

  • Rear intermittent wiper and washer

  • Laminated green windshield glass

  • Electric foldable door mirror with turn lamp

  • Heated door mirror

  • Body colour front bumper

  • Roof rail

  • Body colour side door garnish

How futuristic is the cabin of Mitsubishi Outlander?


The interior gets an all-black treatment making it look more classy. The dash gets faux wooden trims in order to add more appeal. The centre console and AC are angles toward the driver. The seats are neither too high to too low, although the driver’s seats can be adjusted electrically in 4-ways. Both the steering wheel and seats get premium leather upholstery. The steering wheel also wears audio and cruise controls on the top. We have two-zone climate control but don’t know why the carmaker didn’t provide AC vents in the second and third row. Believe me, this is very disappointing. 

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander

Honda CR-V

Toyota Fortuner

Seating Capacity

7

5/7

7

The second row offers a good amount of legroom and headroom for easy accommodation of passengers. However, the third row is quite limited in terms of space and is good for kids only. The rear seats get 12V sockets for charging purposes but misses on the AC vents. 

Interior Features

  • Leather seats

  • Power adjustable driver seat

  • Seat Belt pretensioner

  • Adjustable seatbelt anchor

  • Electronic power steering

  • Collapsible steering column

  • Tilt steering

  • Rockford acoustic design premium sound system

  • Shark fin antenna

  • Leather gear shift knob

  • Rom lamp with map lamp

  • Door courtesy lamp and front foot lamp

  • Combination meter with high contrast (Rheostat) cluster

What are the various Infotainment features on offer?


You get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system paired to a Rockford sound system with 2 tweeter, 4 speakers, 1 woofer and a 710W amplifier (ensuring good sound output), you don't get the Bluetooth connectivity. Hence, it is not possible to pair your phone. However, the new infotainment comes linked with Android Auto. 

Infotainment features:

  • Rockford sound system with 6 speakers and woofer

  • 12Vsocket and USB charger

  • Android Auto

How flexible is the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander cargo compartment?


The Outlander is one of the most spacious SUVs in the segment. It offers 463 litres of bot space which is decent taking its size into consideration. The rear seats can be flat folded in order to make more room across the rear. 

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander

Honda CR-V

Toyota Fortuner

Boot Capacity(L) 

463

150

296

What are the various safety features available in the 2020 Outlander?

Mitsubishi Outlander comes gifted with an array of safety features. It offers all-round protection to driver and passengers with seven airbags. Also, there’s Active Stability Control that helps the SUV to maintain balance while cruising on highways. The braking is taken care of by Brake assist system along with ABS and EBD. 

Safety Features:

  • 7 Airbags (Driver/ Passenger/Side-2/ Curtain-2/ Knee-1)

  • ABS + EBD

  • Active Stability Control (ASC)

  • Hill Start Assist

  • Auto headlamps

  • Immobilizer

  • Security alarm system

  • Brake assist system

  • Child proof

  • Front and rear impact bar

  • RISE body

How does the compact Mitsubishi Outlander fare against its competition?

Mitsubishi Outlander VS Honda CR-V


Honda has placed the CR-V smartly in the SUV segment. The CR-V looks premium and muscular compared to the dated Outlander. The only safe chance for Mitsubishi is to make the Outlander price more aggressive among the competition. The Outlander now comes with a price tag of Rs. 26.33 lakh, making it cheaper than the Honda CR-V. 

Mitsubishi Outlander VS Toyota Fortuner


Toyota Fortuner has been a famous SUV in the market since its inception. The Fortuner offers a more SUVish stance in comparison to the Outlander. Power Output from Fortuner’s 2.7-litre engine is similar to Outlander’s engine. Also, the Fortuner is priced higher than the Outlander. The Fortuner is available in multiple variants powered by petrol and diesel engines. With Outlander, you get a choice of a single petrol engine version. 

Does the Mitsubishi Outlander still have charisma?

The Outlander has survived so long in this highly competitive SUV market. Things work well for Mitsubishi as the SUV is focused on city dwelling. The ride part is comfortable and the petrol engine is simply refined more than most of the rival petrol SUVs. The road presence of Outlander is not so compelling but looks smart on the street. Some things like lack of premium features and AC vents in the rear look inappropriate. However, the Outlander’s price cut makes it a bit affordable in some cases. So, if looking for a petrol SUV to buy, this car deserves a one-time look.  

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