Recall Alert: 2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander


Vehicles Affected: More than 200 model-year 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander crossovers equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, and model-year 2007-12 Outlanders that received replacement six-speed automatic transmissions during servicing

The Problem: The transmissions in the affected vehicles have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the converter housing of the automatic transmission. As a result of contact, the power steering pressure tube may develop a hole and leak power steering fluid; this could cause a loss of steering assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pressure tube and return tube for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mitsubishi at 888-648-7820, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Used-Car Prices Hit New Low in December


December late-model used-car prices hit a new low for 2013, falling $117 from November to an average of $21,952. That's $709 less than at the start of the year, and it's the first time this year that the average listing price on has dropped below $22,000.

The Mitsubishi Outlander's 3.5 percent price drop gave it the biggest December decline; the crossover's average asking price sank $668 to $18,155. Luxury cars took the next four spots. The BMW Z4 roadster was among those, and it continued its string of $1,000-plus month-over-month price declines that date back to August 2013.

There were even fewer models with price gains in December than November, when only eight models met our 500-car inventory criteria. This month, just three models saw price gains, with the BMW X3 leading the way with a 1 percent gain to $32,493.

The charts detail used cars from the 2010 to 2012 model years with the biggest price drops — as well as those with the biggest gains. To be eligible for the lists, a model had to have 500 cars in's national inventory. 

By Mike Hanley | December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

2014-mitsubishi-outlander reviewer David Thomas says Mitsubishi's midsize crossover always has been a competent but unappealing vehicle. A redesign makes the Outlander more affordable and more efficient for 2014, but it still doesn't have the goods to beat the competition. Check out the full review below.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

By Jennifer Geiger | October 30, 2013 | Comments (10)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

In a continuation of our truck-heavy lists of late,'s heavy-duty towing contest, the King of Beasts, also ascended to the most-watched-videos throne, debuting at No. 1. The flex-off between the 2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty and 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was followed by truck-centric holdovers from past weeks, with lone non-truck newcomer the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander rounding out the top five. Check out what else was popular:

1. King of Beasts
2. 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

3. 2015 Power Stroke Will Make More Power
4. First Look: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
5. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

By Matt Schmitz | October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Video

If you're a movie star trying to vacation with your family without being bothered by paparazzi, anonymity is something you cherish. If you're a car buyer among the rest of us non-celeb civilians, we tend to want to stand out on the street. So when reviewer David Thomas calls the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander's style "anonymous," it's not a compliment. Still, Thomas notes in the video above, the new SUV's "surprising speed," balanced ride and top safety ratings should offset some of that unwanted anonymity.

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz | October 10, 2013 | Comments (3)

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: Car Seat Check


The Mitsubishi Outlander has been redesigned for 2014. It now features higher-quality materials in the interior and a sleeker-looking exterior. Like the previous generation, the 2014 Outlander can seat five passengers in two rows of seats or seven passengers with the optional third row. However, third-row legroom is so tight that it might be too small for kids.

By Jennifer Newman | September 10, 2013 | Comments (1)

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Rated IIHS Top Safety Pick+

It's unlikely that the first word that pops into your head when you hear "Mitsubishi" is "safety." Today's announcement from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety might just change that. The agency gave the redesigned 2014 Outlander its top award — the Top Safety Pick+ designation.

The crossover scored Good in small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. It earns the + designation for acing the IIHS's newest and toughest test, the small front overlap; it simulates a crash of a vehicle's front corner into another vehicle, and few vehicles have passed. The only other compact crossover to take home a Good rating in the test is the 2014 Subaru Forester.

By Jennifer Geiger | August 1, 2013 | Comments (1)

Latest Compact SUVs Cater to Families of All Kinds

One of the hottest car segments for families — and all car shoppers — is the compact SUV. New versions of the popular Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and the Mitsubishi Outlander were unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. All three can undoubtedly handle family duty in their own ways, but they each have different strengths when compared to one another.

2013 Toyota RAV4
Before its redesign, this was the SUV I'd recommend most to my friends with kids but would never actually drive myself, but the all-new RAV4 is something I'd not only consider but enjoy. The tried-and-true RAV4 has been a winner for families because of its reliability and spacious cargo area. That's because it had an awkward-to-open swing-gate with a spare tire attached to it, allowing for more room inside.

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The new RAV4 got a drastic makeover; now it's chiseled and polished with a liftgate (the spare tire is underneath the cargo area), but it hasn't lost all of its interior space. The cargo area is slightly smaller than in the previous generation, but it's still large, especially when compared to sleeker competitors such as Kia Sportage. The second row is roomy and provides more legroom than the redesigned Ford Escape. Simply put, the RAV4's biggest strength is that it looks great and still manages to feel larger inside than it really is.

By Carrie Kim | December 4, 2012 | Comments (2)

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: Photo Gallery

For 2014, Mitsubishi gave its three-row crossover an extreme makeover, inside and out. On the exterior, the new Outlander loses its sharp, aggressive appearance and instead gets a more rounded silhouette for a modern look.

More 2012 L.A. Auto Show Coverage

Inside, a more comfortable second row and a redesigned dashboard layout are big improvements. Check out the photos below.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: Up Close

Earlier this year, I took a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander on a long road trip with three other adults. My passengers weren't thrilled with the second-row comfort, and they made it clear — the whole way.

More 2012 L.A. Auto Show Coverage

A redesigned 2014 Outlander aims to improve seating comfort in all seven seating positions: two in front, three in the second row and two in the rear.

By Joe Bruzek | November 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

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