The pre-owned Mitsubishi Outlander is an easy choice, especially if you’re shopping for an economy-minded family hauler. This small SUV also sets you up with an impressive variety of safety and infotainment gadgets, making it as value-rich as it is budget-friendly.
Third Generation: 2014-Current Model Year
Best reasons to choose the third-generation pre-owned Mitsubishi Outlander:
- Impressive array of standard comfort and convenience features
- Roomy seating for up to seven passengers
- Great price on a pre-owned crossover SUV
This seven-passenger SUV appeals to families who want a great price on an easygoing ride. Inside, you’ll find niceties like dual-zone automatic control and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment interface. The pre-owned Outlander is as big on comfort as it is on agility, with an easygoing performance that fits in anywhere from crowded city streets to light off-road trails.
How have these pre-owned crossovers changed from year to year? To keep up with the competition, the Outlander added new features every model year. If you’re looking for a particular tech feature or safety aid, it helps to know how each Outlander was updated.
- 2020: New 8-inch touch screen standard on all but the base ES trim; new rear-seat USB ports; new special edition SP trim model
- 2019: New headlights, refreshed exterior styling; quieter cabin and improved ride comfort; new rear-seat climate control vents
- 2018: Standard 7-inch touch-screen infotainment interface; SEL trim and up include standard safety aids, such as blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and a remote power tailgate
- 2017: Optional Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, automatic high beams, and 360-degree parking camera
- 2016: Revised exterior styling, including new front/rear fascias, standard alloy wheels, LED running lights and taillights; LED headlights are standard for the GT; new navigation system; new second-row seats are easier to fold; new mid grade SEL trim model debuts
- 2015: Fuse voice controls and Bluetooth connectivity become standard equipment; slight styling updates for front-end fascia
- 2014: Compared to previous models, the third-generation offers improved fuel economy, standard third-row seating, modern tech features (including an optional 7-inch touch screen infotainment system), and higher quality cabin materials
Second Generation: 2007-2013
Best reasons to choose the second-generation pre-owned Mitsubishi Outlander:
- Lots of passenger space
- Roomy cargo area, easy-to-use rear liftgate
- Agile performance
- Great price on family-friendly travel
Inside, these Outlanders supply plenty of space for your family and all of your cargo. And both the cabin and cargo area are easy to access, adding a little extra convenience to your travels. On the road, this small crossover is especially easy to maneuver, making it a great choice for cramped highways and busy city streets.
Shoppers should note that models from this generation are five-passenger compact crossovers (unlike the following generation, which offers space for seven).
How have these pre-owned crossovers changed from year to year? This generation of used Outlanders also saw a wealth of updates. You can narrow down your prospects by checking out our list of year-to-year alterations:
- 2013: Standard heated mirrors; standard heated seats for SE and GT trim models
- 2012: Rearview camera system now displays in the rearview mirror; the upscale XLS trim model is dropped from the lineup; an auto-dimming rearview mirror becomes optional
- 2011: Improved fuel economy
- 2010: Major update! More aggressive exterior styling, with new front and rear fascias, fenders, hood, and grille; new LCD gauge display; real-time traffic feature for the optional navigation system; optional hands-free Fuse system offers voice controls for compatible smartphones and devices; V6 gets power bump; upgraded all-wheel-drive system available for the new sporty GT trim model
- 2009: Optional three-row seating for SE model; the optional navigation system adds a back-up camera and additional hard drive space, up to 40GB from 30GB; midlevel LS trim dropped from lineup
- 2008: New four-cylinder engine—paired with a continuously variable transmission—debuts, optional for base ES and new SE trim model; sliding second-row seats now only available for the XLS; optional navigation system now includes carpool-lane routing
- 2007: Compared to previous model years, the second-generation Outlander introduced a roomier cabin with increasingly upscale interior materials