The Mitsubishi Outlander is a spacious and versatile SUV, offered in both five- and seven-seat layouts. It competes with models such as the Kia Sorento and Honda CR-V.
You can pick from either diesel or hybrid petrol-electric Outlanders. If you regularly drive on motorways, do lots of miles a year or tow heavy loads, go for one of the diesel versions, badged GX. If you do lots of short journeys, the plug-in GXh hybrid versions make more sense. Although it won’t win any prizes for its refinement and interior quality, the hybrid version’s potentially low running costs, together with the Outlander’s impressive practicality, are an attractive combination for many SUV buyers.
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.
GX3 and GX3h trim offer the best blend of price and equipment. Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth. GX3 (like GX4) has seven seats, too. GXh models and GX2 have just five seats.