2022 Mitsubishi Outlander MPG: Respectable Fuel Economy for a Third-Row SUV

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander mpg

Thanks for tuning in to our test of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander mpg on the highway! The new Mitsubishi Outlander was recently updated for MY2022 with a design striking to the eye and functionality for everyone. Mitsubishi says the new Outlander has had nothing but record sales for the past year and they plan to continue that streak with the newly announced 2023 Outlander PHEV coming to the North American market. If you remember, the Outlander PHEV debuted as the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV back in 2013 and is due for a revamp we’re excited to see.

Our test of the Mitsubishi Outlander fuel economy conducted a press vehicle equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-four coupled to a CVT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. If you want to get into the nitty gritty, the SEL trim on our test car also had 20-inch rims that catch the eye all for just shy of $35k. Combine that with a 10-year/100k-mile warranty and the new Outlander seems like a bargain for anyone.

But what of the new Outlander fuel economy? After our test of the Mitsubishi Outlander mpg, we found a result of 31 mpg in cold weather, so we expect 32 mpg with normal temperatures in southern states. The EPA found through their test of the Mitsubishi Outlander gas mileage to return 30 mpg on the highway so we’re pleasantly surprised to find this three-row SUV can get the same if not better mileage than some compact cars.

If you’re looking to road trip the Outlander then you can expect to travel about 440 miles on a 14.5 gallon fuel tank with the fuel economy numbers we found. Once the new Outlander PHEV comes to America, we can’t wait to test the highway mpg on that to find how it compares to its sibling and other plug-in hybrid SUVs in the segment.

Watch Our Mitsubishi Outlander Fuel Economy Test

How We Test the Mitsubishi Outlander Gas Mileage

Daily Motor‘s real-world highway fuel economy test of the Mitsubishi Outlander mpg consists of over 50 miles of consistent highway driving. We fill the SUV using the “three-click method,” meaning running the gas pump on super fast flow until it clicks, waiting ten seconds, running low flow until it clicks again, waiting another ten seconds, then running low flow one last time. The lowest octane fuel accepted by the vehicle’s manufacturer is used during our test of the Mitsubishi Outlander fuel economy. We then drive on public highway in one direction and then back in the opposite direction, attempting not to draft or drive aggressively. We set the cruise control during our test of the Mitsubishi Outlander gas mileage at a GPS-indicated 73 MPH in an attempt to achieve a moving average speed of 70 MPH over the entire test. Upon return to the gas station, we refill at the same gas pump as the initial fill using the same method. Miles per gallon is determined by dividing total miles traveled by fuel consumed. In cases where our observed figure of the Mitsubishi Outlander mpg differs greatly from the vehicle’s indicated figure and/or EPA’s estimate, we may recommend a number in between or plan to retest the vehicle. Thanks for reading our Mitsubishi Outlander mileage test!

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