There’s an adequate amount of leg- and head room, although really tall people may feel a little cramped.
Storage cubbies abound, including large door bins with integrated bottle holders, two cupholders ahead of the gearlever, a useful storage tray for a phone and a front centre armrest with an integral storage compartment.
Mitsubishi Outlander rear space
Tall passengers in the middle row of seats may find their heads brush the ceiling on those models fitted with a sunroof, although the seatbacks can be reclined, so improving head room a little. There’s room here for three adults but head room is tighter still for the middle passenger.
There’s sufficient leg room on the five-seat version, and also when the rear bench fitted to seven-seat models is slid fully back. The two rearmost seats are really just for children, although average-sized adults should be fine for a short journey. These seats fold easily into the floor when not required.
Headrests are standard across the range, and the second row of seats features a built-in armrest with twin cupholders. The door pockets have bins with bottle holders, while the rear wheel arch covers in the boot have cupholders and storage trays for those in the third row.
Mitsubishi Outlander seating flexibility
The Outlander’s flexible seats make it an ideal choice if you’re looking for a practical SUV. The third row of seats splits 50/50, while the second row splits in a conventional 60/40 fashion. As a result, you can keep some seats in position if you’re loading longer items in the vehicle, or drop all of them flat to create a huge load bay.
The rear seats also recline, and on seven-seat versions they slide back and forth. The front passenger seat also folds flat, which might come in handy for those longer loads. GX4 models feature a four-way electric driver’s seat.
Mitsubishi Outlander boot space
On diesel models in five-seat mode, the boot is a decent size, offering similar levels of space to rivals, while in seven-seat mode, there’s still enough space for a few shopping bags. The second and third row of seats fold completely flat, and with them all down there’s a vast amount of load space.
The hybrid models come with five seats only, and the boot area is slightly reduced owing to the packaging of the hybrid system. All versions have a high boot lip, which can make loading heavy items tricky. Fortunately, the opening is wide and the boot itself is free from obstructions, making it easy to slide things in. GX4 models get a powered tailgate.