Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.

It may have moved upmarket for the third generation, but Mitsubishi Outlander owners appear to rank its more utilitarian aspects strongest: the 4x4 does well in the reliability, practicality and running costs areas – the last of those owing to the tax-friendly plug-in hybrid version.

Build quality and performance are both regarded as average by drivers, while seat comfort, handling and in-car technology are all distinctly below-par – suggesting this is not quite yet premium car Mitsubishi would like it to be. 

Overall average:
4.436
88.72%
Average score from Driver Power
Relialibity:
4.7445
94.89%
Average score from Driver Power
Build Quality:
4.4895
89.79%
Average score from Driver Power
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

This car had a problem with it's diesel particulate filter but it was changed for free and may have been due to a faulty batch of fuel rather than the reliability of the car. however mitsubishi initially diagnosed it as the car thinking it had 6 cylinders. I had to prompt them to look at the dpf. Thirst is slightly more that the manufacturer suggests but there have been no costs other than diesel since we bought it.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No rattles or problems at all. best build quality I have experienced. Have the 3 year mitsubishi service package included in the deal at no extra cost. consider the car to be excellent on fuel. front tyre wear is heavy with 3 to 4mm remaining after 8500 miles.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Highly under rated car. Highly reliable,. Told parts somewhat pricey but have not needed any to daye other than servicing items which cost a little over the average.
cannot find anything on the market today that meet my needs so satisfactory.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car has been fine it has suffered a couple of recalls and had an over sensitive alarm that have been inconvenient rather than a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Engine management flagged up with dirty fuel filter only problem to date. Payed for 3yrs servicing when purchased and cost nothing since.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

just completed 4000miles to Swiss.Franch/Spain/France/uk
wihe pets and result first rate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had no major issues with the car it has been very reliable. I did not realise it was such a gas guzzler.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've never had a problem with this car. it's been brilliant in all weathers. It's not bad at all.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had car 4.5 years and never had a problem or let me down

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great Car Fun to drive great build quality

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does exactly what it was bought for

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues with it

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5