Unexceptional in the world's most competitive segment.

– Detroit, Michigan

I’m an avowed Mitsubishi fan. In fact, the now-deceased Lancer Evolution remains one of my very favorite models of all time (I even spent a day arguing its case with a colleague a few years back.)

As a fan of the brand, every time a new Mitsu rolls into the parking lot, I’m hoping for a change of form. That’s because, frankly, the current crop of cars and SUVs hasn’t been very inspiring.

I was crossing my fingers when the 2018 Outlander GT was scheduled as our next Why Buy? subject – this would be my first time in the compact ute since its last redesign. Sadly, for Mitsubishi enthusiasts and normal car buyers alike, the Outlander doesn’t seem to be a curative for the flagging brand’s reputation. Watch this week’s review to find out.

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Mitsubishi Outlander

Engine 3.0-Liter V6
Output 224 Horsepower / 215 Pound-Feet
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy 20 City / 27 Highway / 22 Combined
As-Tested Price $34,160