New 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Impressive composure, plush interior, modern tech.
– Dull standard powertrain, among the most expensive in an affordable-minded segment, third-row seating lacks legroom.
– Looks aside, the 2023 Outlander is an immense improvement over the last generation but its powertrain is still behind the competition in both power and efficiency.
This Outlander is massively better than its immediate predecessor. Sharing a platform with the new-for-2021 Nissan Rogue, the Outlander benefits from the collaboration with an impressive touchscreen interface, upgraded interior materials, and improved ride and seat comfort compared to the old Outlander. An uninspiring powertrain and a few noted tech gremlins are among the few downsides.
Comfortable ride and front seats
Generous cargo room
Slow acceleration with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
Voice controls aren’t very helpful
– What’s new
New Ralliart, Black Edition and 40th Anniversary trims
Plug-in hybrid version makes its debut and is reviewed separately
Part of the fourth Outlander generation introduced for 2022
You’re looking at the best vehicle Mitsubishi sells in the U.S. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander is a three-row compact crossover SUV with a genuine sense of style, modern technology and competitive power. If that praise sounds like the Outlander simply meets the basic requirements to compete in the segment, you’re correct. But when you consider the rest of Mitsubishi’s U.S. lineup, it’s a miracle.