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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 20 - 28 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Fuel economy is a bit on the steep side and Outlander has the parts and servicing costs of a 4×4 – not a standard estate. Hurt by petrol only engine line-up (LPG-converted cars are even rarer and not seen as a proper alternative to diesel) so not so good if you are selling, better if you’re buying used.

Outlander performs badly on the eco front. With an average of 233 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are a little high for a small 4×4. It’s worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is disappointingly thirsty, averaging 24 mpg.

Mitsubishi mechanicals are well proven and the interiors tend to stand up well to wear. However some of the cabin plastics look as though they may scratch too easily.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £350 - £615
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Insurance group 28 - 30
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