For It’s got seven versatile seats and a big boot. The ride is generally comfortable, and the petrol-electric hybrid model makes a lot of sense if you spend most of your time in town.
Against The cabin looks dull, some rivals have quieter diesel engines, and headroom is tight for six-footers in the middle row of seats. High-spec models are pricey and the touch-screen sat-nav system is fiddly.
What Car? says
The Mitsubishi Outlander won’t win any prizes for its refinement or interior quality, but the hybrid’s potentially low running costs and the spacious, versatile interior will appeal to SUV buyers.
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There are 6 Mitsubishi Outlander versions available
Target Price team says:
First, you need to choose between diesel and petrol-electric hybrid power. If you regularly drive on motorways, do lots of miles a year or tow heavy loads, go for the diesel; if you do short journeys most of the time, the plug-in hybrid version makes most sense.
The diesel has an on-demand four-wheel-drive system where the engine’s power is sent to the front wheels until more traction is needed, at which point some of the power goes to the rear wheels. The hybrid is full-time four-wheel drive, with the petrol engine and/or one of the electric motors powering the front wheels and the second electric motor powering the rears.
We’d go for GX3 trim (or GX3h in the hybrid), which offers the best blend of price and equipment.
The Mitsubishi Servicing Plan, which fixes the price of the first three scheduled services, is worth considering, but it’s not as cheap as plans offered by many rivals.
Reader test team says:
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