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Mitsubishi Outlander (2007–2012)

Last updated 20 June 2018

Handsome looks and plenty of kit, Mitsubishi chain cam 2.3 DI-D engine is excellent. 5 seats + 2 child seats. Very competent off-road with 4WD. Also available with 2WD.
Small rear seats are strictly for children only and rattle when not in use. With belt cam 2.2 PSA engine, crankshaft oil seal failures are leading to clutch slip.
Updated 26 May 2018

Mitsubishi announces recall for Outlanders built between 14 November 2006 and 10 July 2012 following concerns that water ingress may cause the wipers to fail. The manufacturer says that, due to 'inappropriate...

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Introduction

This car is a nice surprise. We had to wait a long time for it because of some complex component sharing.

For the UK the first batch of Outlanders had the same Volkswagen 2.0 TDI PD 140PS as the Mitsubishi Grandis and countless numbers of Volkswagen, Skoda, SEAT and Audi models. And since it emits just 183g/km CO2, that gives it the smallest ‘carbon footprint' of any SUV capable of carrying seven.

Later it got a 158PS version of the new 2.2 litre diesel - developed by Ford, Peugeot and Citroen, and in exchange gave its body to the Citroen C-Crosser and Peugeot 4007.  It also has a 168bhp 2.4 MIVACs petrol engine combined with a CVT automatic transmission.

It's a handsome looking thing, with a front reminiscent of the L200 pick-up and a rear that looks remarkably like a Ford S-MAX. It was later facelifted later with Mistubishi 'jet fighter' look front, giving it a much more aggressive appearance.

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 DI-D 2007 Road Test

Road Test similar Peugeot 2007 with PSA 2.2 engine:  Peugeot 4007 2007 Road Test

Much improved Mitsubishi engined 2.2 DiD: Mitsubishi Outlander GX4 2011 Road Test and Video

Road test 2011 Outlander 2.2 GX4: Outlander 2.2 GX4 Test

 

 

Owners' reviews

5
Super reliable
5
Good Allrounder
4
Really rather good
4
Excellent car
2
some major repair costs!
3
Split personality...
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