Parkers overall rating: 2.9 out of 5 2.9
  • Not the prettiest, but comfy and useful
  • Controls feel very hard-wearing
  • Multimedia system left lacking

The interior of the Mitsubishi Outlander is a vast improvement on its predecessor. The plastics are softer to touch but put this up against a Toyota RAV4 and you will see that the interior is still lacking in quality and looks a little cheap.

The use of false aluminium or carbon-effect trim on the dash and doors is a tad gaudy and does nothing to raise the appeal of the interior of the Outlander. The high driving position does help to improve visibility, however.

We found the 2019 Outlander a much nicer environment. The revised dials are bright and easy to read, while the buttons on the centre console have been rearranged to cater for the Sport mode button.

Quilted leather, decent seats and a sunroof help a lot here on higher-spec versions, while the touchscreen multimedia system was conspicuous by its lack of built-in sat-nav. It does have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, though.

Comfort

  • PHEV is an extremely quiet drive
  • Non-adaptive suspension but still fairly comfy
  • Supportive seats with lots of adjustment

In the main the Mitsubishi Outlander has high levels of comfort. The front seats are well bolstered although the side supports could be bigger to help keep you in place when cornering.

The cabin is much more refined than the previous generation. Road, wind and tyre noise don’t intrude into the cabin too much thanks to the thicker glass used in the windscreen.

Finding the perfect driving position is easy thanks to a wide range of seat and steering wheel adjustments. The rear of the Outlander offers ample room for passengers over six feet tall and there are two seats in the boot of diesel models, though these are best for children. This makes the Outlander very useful if you have a big family or if you just need the flexibility of seven seats from time to time. However, the PHEV version only comes with five seats.

The ride is compliant and comfortable, meaning you will still feel fairly fresh even after a long motorway journey.