2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Mitsubishi Outlander highlights

Customer rating


  • Generous feature list
  • Standard three-row seating
  • Above-average four-cylinder fuel economy


  • Slow, noisy four-cylinder motor
  • Thirsty V6 only available on the top-tier GT
  • Cramped third-row seat

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 27 highway, 22 combined

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The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander gets a light refresh

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander offers three rows and quite a few available features in a smaller vehicle than most three-row SUVs. It’s also available as a plug-in hybrid, sold as the Outlander PHEV. The 2019 model addresses some complaints from earlier model years with additional sound insulation and improved ride quality. The Outlander’s base ES trim offers a bit more than you’ll find in other budget-minded crossovers, and above that the Outlander has quite a few technology and comfort upgrades standard on each trim level.

But the Outlander also asks for quite a few compromises. The seats lack enough adjustability to ensure every passenger will find a comfortable position, the third row is cramped, and getting in and out can be challenging. Even with the available V6 engine, the Outlander is, at best, unremarkable to drive. While there are plenty of features, some of the controls are confusing or frustrating to use, and most driver aids are optional extras.

All Mitsubishi Outlander years

What is new for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander?

  • Outlander trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Leatherette & Cloth, and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Spoiler and Bed Cover features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SE trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The ES trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The LE trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander trims

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  • 166-hp, 162-lb-ft of torque 2.4L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera





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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

What We Like

Features: The Outlander offers a lot of standard features depending on the trim level you choose, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto on all but the base model. Considering its price when new, Mitsubishi offered a lot of tech and convenience upgrades.

Standard third row: Most three-row SUVs are considered midsize, while the Outlander is closer to a compact. There are a handful of other smaller three-row crossovers, but most started with two rows of seats and offered their third row at additional cost.

MPG: The Mitsubishi’s four-cylinder engine provided better EPA-estimated fuel economy than most non-hybrid SUVs with three rows. Unfortunately, its V6 gets a much lower MPG score. You can also check out the Outlander PHEV for its added all-electric range.

What Needs Improvement

Everything else: The Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a lot of compromises: drivability, ease of use, ergonomics, and performance all have notable weaknesses. Unfortunately, Mitsubishi didn’t meaningfully improve the Outlander until its 2022 redesign.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is a car that customers enjoy. They like the gas mileage, the features, and the price. They also like that it's a smooth ride. The seats are comfortable and provide great lower back support when driving for long distances or during daily drives to school or work.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Mitsubishi Outlander an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Mitsubishi Outlander 15th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Mitsubishi Outlander features and specs

LE 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.9"/M 37.3"/R 28.2"

Head room

F 39.9"/M 37.2"/R 35.7"

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Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



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