2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Mitsubishi Outlander highlights

Customer rating


  • Standard three-row seating
  • Smooth ride over most surfaces
  • Flexible interior for passengers and cargo


  • Tight third row for adults
  • Sluggish four-cylinder engine
  • Lackluster brake performance

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 29 highway, 26 combined

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A seven-passenger SUV with power and style.

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.

All Mitsubishi Outlander years

New for 2020

  • The Outlander is available in a new trim called the SP.
  • Outlander trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment this year.
  • The LE trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The GT trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The SE trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

Explore Mitsubishi Outlander details

SP 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
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 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
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/M 37.3"/R 28.2"

Head room

F 39.9"/M 37.2"/R 35.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

1. Flexible seating

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review:Back Seats | CarMax

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.

2. Ample cargo room

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review:Cargo | CarMax
  • For occasions when you need to haul more cargo than passengers, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander has plenty of room for all your stuff:

  • 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)

3. Engine & towing capacity

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review:Engine | CarMax

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. Other features include:

  • Towing capacity is an estimated 1,500 lbs. with the 2.4L four-cylinder engine, when properly equipped.

  • The GT trim with its 3.0L V6 engine has an estimated towing capacity of 3,500 lbs., when properly equipped.

  • 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.

4. Tech features

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review:Dash | CarMax

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.

5. Trim options

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review:Front Seats | CarMax

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

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.3 out of 5

3 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Mitsubishi Outlander an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mitsubishi Outlander 12th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander trims

Curious how Mitsubishi Outlander trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • The ES trim is the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander’s base trim configuration. However, the ES trim of the 2020 Outlander still comes equipped with a number of impressive standard features. This includes standard features such as a seven-inch touchscreen display, heated front seats, front USB ports, remote keyless entry, and more.

  • View all Mitsubishi Outlander ESs in stock


  • The LE trim of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is similar to the SE trim but adds several noteworthy styling upgrades. These styling upgrades include gloss black front and rear bumpers, gloss black roof rails, Limited Edition badge, eight-inch black painted alloy wheels, and more. Those in the market for a sleekly-styled SUV will find a lot to like about the LE trim of the 2020 Outlander.

  • View all Mitsubishi Outlander LEs in stock


  • Like the 2020 Outlander’s LE trim, the SP trim of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander includes everything found on the SE trim in addition to a number of styling upgrades such as a Special Edition badge, black hood badge, and black door handle covers, as well as aerodynamics-enhancing rear air dams. Also like the LE trim, the SP trim of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is a vehicle that is built to turn heads everywhere it goes.

  • View all Mitsubishi Outlander SPs in stock


  • The SE trim of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander includes everything found on the ES trim and adds features such as automatic headlights, fog lights, front rain-sensing wipers, eight-way power driver seat, combination soft-touch seating surfaces, and more.

  • View all Mitsubishi Outlander SEs in stock


  • The SEL trim of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with everything found on the SE trim and adds several impressive standard features. The most notable of these features is the SEL trim’s standard leather seats, but additional features found on this trim include a power liftgate, chrome side-window molding, silver roof rails, and more.

  • View all Mitsubishi Outlander SELs in stock


  • Those in the market for a truly luxurious and upscale SUV will find plenty to appreciate about the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander’s GT trim configuration. This trim includes all of the features found on the SEL trim and adds steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, LED low- and high-beam headlights, LED fog lights, Mitsubishi Power Sound System, multi-view camera, and more, resulting in an SUV that is certainly feature-rich.

  • View all Mitsubishi Outlander GTs in stock

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander FAQ

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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Alloy Silver Metallic

  • Cosmic Blue Metallic

  • Labrador Black Metallic

  • Mercury Gray Metallic

  • Pearl White

  • Quartz Brown Metallic

  • Red Diamond

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander was rated overall 4/5 (FWD) and 5/5 (AWD) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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