Used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 2007 - 2013 review

Category: Large SUV

The Mistubishi Outlander is a stylish, practical 4x4, but rearmost seats for children only

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 (07 - 13)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 (07 - 13)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 (07 - 13)
Used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 2007 - 2013 review
Star rating

What's the used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 like?

The Mitsubishi Outlander is surprisingly good to drive for a car of its size. It has well-weighted, precise steering and a crisp gearchange, while its tall body is well controlled. Its ride isn't as comfortable as say, a Freelander's, but it never feels too harsh.

However, engine noise, particularly from the diesels, is prominent in the cabin - wind- and tyre noise also intrude at motorway speeds.


The Mistubishi Outlander is a stylish, practical 4x4, but rearmost seats for children only

  • Sharp handling, roomy cabin
  • good looks
  • Not as refined as rivals, uncomfortable fold-out seats

Inside, the Outlander provides very good head- and legroom up front and that spaciousness extends to the rear seats, also. Move to the rearmost seats, though, and the space becomes disappointing. They are for kids or emergencies only.

With the rearmost seats folded away, boot space is impressive at 541 litres with the middle row of seats in place. When folded, they create a huge load area of 1691 litres.

The Outlander's cabin is well designed and easy to use if a bit plasticky in some areas.

Ownership cost

What used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4?

Outlanders fall between insurance groups 21 and 27, meaning your premium won't be too expensive when compared with other seven-seat 4x4s.

The 2.4 petrol model has an Government average economy of 30mpg - but expect much less - with emissions of 222g/km CO2. The 2.2 diesel is more efficient, returning 38mpg and emitting 194g/km of CO2.

Our recommendations

Which used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 should I buy?

The Outlander was originally available with either a 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine or 168bhp 2.4-litre petrol engine. In 2009, the Outlander underwent a face-lift that introduced the 2.2-litre diesel found in the Citroen C-Crosser, Peugeot 4007 and Land Rover Freelander of the same generation.

For its better value and fuel economy, our choice would be the older 4x4 2.0-litre diesel. It manages 41.5mpg and emits 180g/km CO2. The later 2.2 is more powerful, offering 171bhp, but fuel economy suffers as a result and used prices remain high. Mitsubishi later offered a two-wheel-drive version of the 2.2 diesel, but used prices remain high. The 2.4 petrol is undoubtedly fast, but pricey to run against the diesel versions.

Before 2009, the trims included Equippe, Warrior, Elegance or Diamond and afterwards it became GX2, GX3 and GX4. We recommend sticking with either Equippe or GX2, which get air-con, a CD player and electric windows as standard. However, if you want seven seats, you'll have to go for one of the more expensive options.

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