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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.

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4
33 5stars

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

4x4 2.2 DI-D GX2 4WD 5dr £23,984
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD 5dr £26,784
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.2 DI-D GX4 4WD 5dr £30,684
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 PHEV GX3h 5dr £33,304
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 PHEV GX4h 5dr £37,954
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 PHEV GX4hs 5dr £40,054
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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:

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 2.2 DI-D GX4 4WD 5dr

I have already covered over 5,000 miles in my 15MY Outlander. Mine has automatic transmission and drives really well and is comfortable on long trips…

David Ramsey

4 out of 5 stars

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD 5dr

Bought a 7 month old GX3 in black with leather. Wanted loads of space (rear legroom and shoulder width) in the back for 3 kids (one baby seat, 2…

Paul Campbell

4 out of 5 stars

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 2.0 PHEV GX4h 5dr

I recently swapped my BMW 5 series for an Outlander PHEV and I am quite relieved that the car has lived up to the positive media hype. A highly…

Kim Slowe

5 out of 5 stars
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