2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

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The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-passenger family crossover that offers spacious appointments and great features for a price that undercuts many competitors. It's not as refined as some of others in the segment, but it holds its own thanks to its value and individuality.

A few noteworthy changes have occured for 2020, including automatic emergency braking being made standard almost across the board and an updated all-wheel-drive system for Outlanders so equipped. There's also a new special-edition SP trim that adds black exterior accents. Rounding out the updates are small touches like another third-row USB port and newly-standard power lumbar support for the driver's seat.

Two engines are offered. Most models will get the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that makes 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Unlike most of the competition, this engine isn't turbocharged. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available.

The other option is a 3.0-liter V-6 that comes standard on the GT trim. With the two extra cylinders comes another 60 or so horsepower, for a total of 224 horses and 215 lb-ft. All-wheel drive is mandatory with this engine.

The base engine mates up to a continuously variable transmission, while the V-6 gets a traditional 6-speed automatic.

Along with the two conventional engines, there's also a plug-in hybrid model with 22 miles of all-electric range. The PHEV is only available in two well-equipped trim levels; all-wheel drive is also standard. Fuel economy steps up to 74 MPGe or 25 mpg combined.

That's an improvement over either gas engine. Base 4-cylinder models with front-drive are rated at 25 mpg city, 30 highway, 27 combined, while all-wheel drive drops those figures slightly to 24/29/26 mpg. The GT model is rated at 20/27/22 mpg.

As for active-safety features, most trims come standard with the usual fare of this sort: automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitors, and automatic high-beams. The GT spec trim also gets adaptive cruise control.

The IIHS and NHTSA have had mostly good things to say about the Outlander. The IIHS called it one of their Top Safety Picks for acing all their crash tests. The NHTSA only gave the front-drive Outlander a four-star overall rating, but all-wheel-drive models earned a five-star rating.
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The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is a seven-passenger family crossover that offers spacious appointments and great features for a price that undercuts many competitors. It's not as refined as some of others in the segment, but it holds its own thanks to its value and individuality.

A few noteworthy changes have occured for 2020, including automatic emergency braking being made standard almost across the board and an updated all-wheel-drive system for Outlanders so equipped. There's also a new special-edition SP trim that adds black exterior accents. Rounding out the updates are small touches like another third-row USB port and newly-standard power lumbar support for the driver's seat.

Two engines are offered. Most models will get the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that makes 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Unlike most of the competition, this engine isn't turbocharged. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available.

The other option is a 3.0-liter V-6 that comes standard on the GT trim. With the two extra cylinders comes another 60 or so horsepower, for a total of 224 horses and 215 lb-ft. All-wheel drive is mandatory with this engine.

The base engine mates up to a continuously variable transmission, while the V-6 gets a traditional 6-speed automatic.

Along with the two conventional engines, there's also a plug-in hybrid model with 22 miles of all-electric range. The PHEV is only available in two well-equipped trim levels; all-wheel drive is also standard. Fuel economy steps up to 74 MPGe or 25 mpg combined.

That's an improvement over either gas engine. Base 4-cylinder models with front-drive are rated at 25 mpg city, 30 highway, 27 combined, while all-wheel drive drops those figures slightly to 24/29/26 mpg. The GT model is rated at 20/27/22 mpg.

As for active-safety features, most trims come standard with the usual fare of this sort: automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitors, and automatic high-beams. The GT spec trim also gets adaptive cruise control.

The IIHS and NHTSA have had mostly good things to say about the Outlander. The IIHS called it one of their Top Safety Picks for acing all their crash tests. The NHTSA only gave the front-drive Outlander a four-star overall rating, but all-wheel-drive models earned a five-star rating.
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Retail Price

$24,895 - $33,745 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$2,395 - $2,612 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 2.4L I-4
MPG 25 City / 30 Hwy
Seating 7 Passengers
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD
Power 166 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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