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A seven-passenger SUV with power and style.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review | CarMax

The Mitsubishi Outlander boasts attractive updates for the 2020 model year, with expanded driver-assistance features and fresh styling. There's also updated Super All-Wheel Control, designed for maximum traction and better handling when the weather is rough. If you want an SUV with all-wheel drive, plenty of technology, and a spacious interior for your whole crew, the 2020 Outlander is an excellent choice.

While we currently do not have many 2020 Mitsubishi Outlanders on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Mitsubishi Outlander with similar features.

Below are average prices of prior model year Mitsubishi Outlanders at CarMax.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $15,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $17,0001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $17,5001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $18,0001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $20,0001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander review:

Key Specs and Features

MPG:

  • The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander with front-wheel drive and the 2.4L engine gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.2
  • The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander with all-wheel drive and the 2.4L engine gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined.2
  • The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander with all-wheel drive and the 3.0L engine gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.2

Cargo Space:

  • 10.3 cubic feet behind the third row
  • 34.2 cubic feet behind the second row (33 cubic feet with sunroof)
  • 63.3 cubic feet behind the first row (61 cubic feet with sunroof)

Towing Capacity:

  • 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander towing capacity is an estimated 1,500 lbs. with the 2.4L four-cylinder engine, when properly equipped.3
  • The GT trim with its 3.0L V6 engine has an estimated towing capacity of 3,500 lbs., when properly equipped.3

Seating Capacity:

  • Seats up to seven
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Engine Options:

  • A 2.4L four-cylinder engine that generates 166 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission is standard on all but the GT trim.
  • The GT is powered by a 3.0L V6 engine with 224 hp and 215 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Tech Features:

  • Forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams (standard on SE, LE, SP, SEL, and GT trims)
  • Blind spot warning with lane change assistance and rear cross-traffic alert (optional on SE trim and standard on LE, SP, SEL, and GT trims)
  • Seven-inch touchscreen, AM/FM, and HD Radio (standard on ES trim)
  • Eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability (standard on SE, LE, SP, SEL, and GT trims)
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Rankings

The Mitsubishi Outlander has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists.

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Wide Range of Trim Choices

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in six trims, making it easy to find one that fits your needs. Every Outlander includes seating for seven passengers, heated front seats, and front USB ports. Mid-range trims see the addition of a leather-wrapped steering wheel, smartphone connectivity, and rear USB ports. The trim-topping GT has a more powerful engine, along with interior upgrades such as leather seating surfaces. With all of these options, it's easy to find an Outlander you love.

2. Plenty of Tech Features

The tech features available on the Mitsubishi Outlander were expanded for the 2020 model year. Adaptive cruise control, which is optional on the SEL and standard on the GT, is designed to make it easy for you to keep a steady speed on long and short drives. And the blind spot warning with lane change assistance (optional on the SE and standard on the LE, SP, SEL, and GT) is designed to maximize your confidence on the road. On trims above the base level, you can enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability to play music and connect to calls.

3. Multiple Engine Choices

The bulk of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander lineup includes a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with 166 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. For extra power, the trim-topping GT has a 3.0L V6 engine boasting 224 hp and 215 lb.-ft. of torque, designed to respond quickly when you press the accelerator. The GT is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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4. Flexible Seating

There's room for seven passengers in the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, with flexible seating so you can change it up as your passenger and cargo needs vary from day to day. There's a 50/50 split-folding third row and a 60/40 split-folding second row, making it simple to change the configuration for your needs. The second row also slides and reclines to keep everyone happy on road trips and other adventures. And you'll love the now-standard driver seat power lumbar adjustment for even more comfort while driving.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review:Back Seats | CarMax

5. Ample Cargo Room

For occasions when you need to haul more cargo than passengers, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander has plenty of room for all your stuff. There's up to 10.3 cubic feet behind the third row (enough for a golf bag or two, or your carry-on luggage), 34.2 cubic feet behind the second row, and 63.3 cubic feet behind the first row. The Outlander can also tow an estimated 3,500 lbs. of additional cargo, when properly equipped.3

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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • ES: Includes a seven-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, front USB ports, remote keyless entry, and more.
  • SE: Adds automatic headlights, fog lights, front rain-sensing wipers, eight-way power driver seat, combination soft-touch seating surfaces, and more.
  • LE: Includes gloss black front and rear bumpers, gloss black roof rails, Limited Edition badge, eight-inch black painted alloy wheels, and more.
  • SP: Displays a Special Edition badge; black hood badge; black door handle covers; and front, side, and aerodynamics-enhancing rear air dams.
  • SEL: Includes chrome side-window molding, silver roof rails, leather seating surfaces, and more.
  • GT: Unlocks paddle shifters, LED low- and high-beam headlights, LED fog lights, Mitsubishi Power Sound System, multi-view camera, and more.

Available Colors

  • Alloy Silver Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Labrador Black Metallic
  • Mercury Gray Metallic
  • Pearl White
  • Quartz Brown Metallic
  • Red Diamond

Interior

  • Seats up to seven
  • Seven-inch touchscreen (standard on ES); eight-inch touchscreen (standard on SE, LE, SP, SEL, and GT trims)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability (standard on SE, LE, SP, SEL, and GT trims)
  • Up to 10.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 34.2 cubic feet behind the second row, and 63.3 cubic feet behind the first row

Average CarMax Prices

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Mitsubishi Outlander.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $15,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $17,0001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $17,5001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $18,0001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $20,0001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander was rated overall 4/5 (FWD) and 5/5 (AWD) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was introduced in 2018, with seating for five passengers and compact dimensions that make it ideal for urban environments and beyond. The base ES is offered with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive that's standard on the rest of the lineup. You'll enjoy driving one of the four well-equipped trims, with power from a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine.

For model years 2018-2019, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross includes:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Seven-inch audio touchscreen
  • HD Radio
  • LED running lights

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that launched for the 2018 model year. It combines a 2.0L gas engine with two electric motors and features all-wheel drive standard across the two-trim lineup. You'll love the three drive modes designed to maximize battery power, and the comfortable and quiet interior with room for up to five passengers.

Standard features for 2018-2019 models include:

  • All-electric range of an EPA-estimated 22 miles4
  • Up to 30.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote keyless entry

Mitsubishi Mirage

The compact Mitsubishi Mirage includes a wide range of available features on all trims. Power comes from a 1.2L three-cylinder engine with 78 horsepower and 74 lb.-ft. of torque. You'll get a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission, depending on the trim. This compact offering has seating for up to five passengers and room for 17.2 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats.

On 2017-2019 models, these features are standard:

  • Front wheel drive
  • Four-speaker audio
  • Seven-inch touchscreen (2018 and 2019 only)
  • Keyless entry

The Bottom Line

If you're in search of a seven-passenger SUV, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is a great choice. It offers a wide range of trims to suit your personal needs, as well as two engine options if you crave a bit more power in your people hauler. A strong suite of available driver assistance technologies, along with a comfortable and well-equipped interior, make this SUV an excellent choice.

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1Based on prices on carmax.com in December 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
3Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
4Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.
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