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Buying a Mitsubishi Outlander New vs. Used: Which Used Model Is The Best Value?

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The Outlander is a seven passenger front wheel or all-wheel drive SUV. With the center and rear seats down, the Outlander is a great car for hauling anything from groceries to a big screen TV.

Nowadays you can get many low mileage Outlanders with the same features as the 2020 model for up to 54% less than its original MSRP listing price. After all, a brand new car that depreciates the second you take it off the lot. So why not buy a much cheaper slightly used model that still has plenty of the same features?

If you’re looking to purchase a used Outlander, here are some things to know about how recent editions stack up against each other:

The 2020 Outlander: Prices and Features

Buying a brand new 2020 Outlander will set you back an average of $29,091. When it comes to features, the 2020 Outlander comes with a few design tweaks on the front and rear bumper area plus:

  • Forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams
  • One inch larger infotainment touch screen
  • Redesigned high intensity headlights
  • Redesigned seats
  • Extra audio input connections, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Remote engine start
  • 360 degree surround back-up cameras.
  • Rear A/C vents for second row passengers

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How much can you save buying a used Mitsubishi Outlander?

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2019 Outlander vs. New: Price and Feature Comparison

If you’re looking to buy used and save a decent amount of money, you’ve found it. The 2019 Outlander has an average MSRP of $27,329 but an average price of $19,091. That means buying a 2019 Outlander with an average of 28,884 miles will save you around $8,238 – that’s a 35% discount.

The 2019 model’s infotainment screen is about an inch smaller than the 2020. It also does not have the newly-designed seats, diamond leather pattern options, and a few design updates on the grill and rear bumper but that’s it. You get the same optional safety features, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, bluetooth, and input connections. Plus you get what’s left of the 10 year/100,000 mile transferable warranty.

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2018 Outlander vs. New: Price and Feature Comparison

By buying the 2018, you’ll save even more money and get the exact same car as the 2019 – Mitsubishi carried over the design, options and platform from 2018 to 2019. Buying a 2018 Outlander with an average of about 37,909 miles will save you an average of $9,862 off the 2020 price. That’s a 37% discount! When stacked up against the 2020, the 2018 is also missing the same features as the 2019, but you do get the transferable warranty. Click here to search all the used 2018 Outlanders in your area.

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2017 Outlander vs. New: Price and Feature Comparison

You would be hard pressed to see big differences between the 2017 and 2020 models on the outside. The grill and headlights look different if you look closely, and there are some different wheel designs. But inside, it’s the same and has the same utility and comfort.

The 2017 Outlander had an average MSRP of $27,701, but an average price of $16,517. That means buying a 2017 Outlander with an average of 47,532 miles will save you around $11,184 – that’s a 41% discount. The 2017 model does not have the complete interior updates and safety package of the 2020. But you still get the 100,000 mile 10 year transferable warranty.

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2016 Outlander vs. New: Price and Feature Comparison

Like the 2020, the 2016 Outlander has blind spot warnings, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The 2016 Outlander had an average MSRP of $27,553, but now has an average price of $14,402. That means buying a 2016 Outlander with an average of about 64,184 miles will save you around $13,151 – that’s a 48% discount. The 2016 model does not have the complete interior updates and safety package of the 2020. But you still get the 100,000 mile 10 year transferable warranty.

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2015 Outlander vs. New: Price and Feature Comparison

The 2015 Outlander has the same 2.4 liter four-cylinder with front wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive as the 2020 model. The 2016 had an average MSRP of $28,773, but currently has an average price of $13,312. That means buying a 2017 Outlander with an average of about 70,830 miles will save you around $15,461 - that’s a 54% discount vs. original MSRP. The 2015 model does not have the complete interior updates and safety package of the 2020. But you still get the 100,000 mile 10 year transferable warranty.


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Which year model of Mitsubishi Outlander is best to buy used vs. new?

As long as you’re buying new, you’re getting a good deal. But what’s the best deal? We recommend the 2018 Outlander: the savings are still substantial, but you get many of the same features as the 2020, with a decently low amount of miles on the odometer. Want to do a little more research? Try CoPilot and get a side-by-side look of all models.