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Mitsubishi Outlander VRX V6 (2012)

by John Ewing,reviewed April 2012

Mitsubishi revealed its new Outlander at the Geneva Motor Show. With the current generation in its sunset years, Mitsubishi is trying to boost buyer appeal with safety and styling upgrades for current year Outlanders.
This includes availability of reversing camera and park sensors on all variants. NVH levels have been improved too.

The top spec VRX tested now gets seven seats as standard, but this unfortunately means a spacesaver spare is fitted. Third row seats fold neatly into the floor, but are basic, lack adequate padding and will only suit youngsters.

The refined 3.0-litre V6 responds strongly, but torque steer can intrude at times. Decent interior space enhances Outlander’s appeal too.
Mitsubishi Outlander VRX V6 2012


Seven seats, equipment levels, space


Torque steer, can be thirsty

Key features

Climate control, Rockford-Fosgate premium audio, navigation, multi-communication system, Bluetooth, 18” alloys, leather trim, sunroof, smart key system, rain-sensing wipers, paddle shifters, adaptive xenon headlamps, rear entertainment system, third-row seats, S-AWC constant 4WD system, sports steering wheel


DFSCA airbags, ABS, EBD, BE, TC, ESC, reversing camera and park sensors

Car Details

Vehicle make Mitsubishi
Vehicle model Outlander VRX V6
Vehicle type SUV Over $40,000
Year 2012
Price when new $52,640 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars

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Engine 3.0-litre, petrol V6

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.