Mitsubishi Outlander

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How much does the Mitsubishi Outlander cost to run?

The 2.3L diesel is the most economical Mitsubishi Outlander to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Mitsubishi Outlander 2.3L diesel costs £145.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band E.

It does just over 53 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Mazda CX-5 2.2L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 19, which is lower than the Land Rover Freelander 2.2L diesel, but higher than the Audi Q3 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.2L diesel2.3L diesel
mpg40.9 - 42.838.7 - 40.443.5 - 53.3
emissions177 - 183180 - 192138 - 169
tax£260.00£260.00 - £300.00£145.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 23 - 24Group 25 - 27Group 19 - 27

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Mitsubishi Outlander: How big is the boot?

The Mitsubishi Outlander has a below average boot space (299 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Mitsubishi Outlander easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Suzuki Jimny), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Outlander is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 4675m, giving you a relatively small 125mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Suzuki Jimny.

Which Mitsubishi Outlander has the best performance?

The fastest Mitsubishi Outlander from 0-60, is the 2.3L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 380 lbs/ft torque and 174 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.7 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q3 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Mitsubishi Outlander to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.2L diesel2.3L diesel
zeroTo6210.811.1 - 11.79.7 - 11.7
torque310380360 - 380
bhp138156147 - 174

What size caravan or trailer, can the Mitsubishi Outlander tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2L diesel which has 380 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.