Mitsubishi has brought a much welcomed facelift to the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander. This facelift adds more aggressive styling, new interior trims, and better suspension tuning.

Mitsubishi Outlander receives a facelift with the MY14.5

The pre-facelift Outlander, whilst a good performer all round, wasn’t as good as it needed to look to help win customers. This new look fills out its profile and makes it feel more sporty on the road taking cues from the Pajero-based GC-PHEV and the XR-PHEV SUV concepts shown at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

On the inside, the entry level Mitsubishi Outlander ES will get some new black cloth seat trim, and the LS models will gain black cloth seat trim with leather inserts and chrome door handles.

Mitsubishi Outlander receives a facelift with the MY14.5

If you want the range-topping Aspire model with textured silver garnish across the instrument panel and front doors. You also get some new 10-spoke 18-inch grey allow wheels, LED tail lamps, and a new metallic Red exterior colour.

For all of the facelift models (MY14.5) they will have fitted as standard an Emergency Stop Signal. Essentially when you’re braking hard, the hazard lights are flashed to alert drivers behind them. Whilst this is a pretty standard feature on European vehicles, it is nice to see this being added by Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Outlander receives a facelift with the MY14.5

This feature adds to the good list of safety features which are standard including seven airbags, rear parking sensors, reverse camera, Active Stability Control, Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution body and Hill Start Control. Standard on the Outlander Aspire is also Forward Collision Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Mitsubishi has also vastly improved their 2.0 and 2.4 engine models with quitter engine and road noise throughout the vehicle. There’s also an improved CVT to give better on the road performance.

The new MY14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander is available from Mitsubishi dealerships now.

Mitsubishi Outlander receives a facelift with the MY14.5

If you need to refresh your memory here are the key features of each model:

Outlander Key Features

ES 2WD standard features:

  • Five seats with black cloth trim
  • 2.0L smart MIVEC engine
  • ECO Mode
  • 5 speed manual or CVT auto
  • 7 Airbags
  • Cruise control
  • Hill Start Control (HSC)
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Audio system
  • Bluetooth® hands free operation with voice control
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Silver roof rails
  • Front bumper with silver skid plate and blackout sections
  • Black wheel arch garnish
  • Fog lamps
  • Chrome fog lamp bezels
  • New blade-style upper grille
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Tilt and telescopic steering adjustment
  • Optional 4WD with 2.4L smart MIVEC engine

LS 2WD standard features over ES 2WD:

  • ECO mode with ECO score display
  • MMCS audio with 7-inch colour touch screen
  • Satellite navigation with turn-by-turn function, 3D mapping
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning
  • New black cloth seat trim with leather inserts
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Cargo blind
  • Optional 4WD with seven seats*, choice of 2.4L smart MIVEC or 2.2L DiD engine

Aspire 4WD standard features over LS 2WD:

  • Seven seats
  • Choice of 2.4L smart MIVEC or 2.2L DiD engine
  • New design 18-inch grey machine-faced alloy wheels
  • Smart Key with One Touch Start operation
  • Power tailgate with remote operation
  • Sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • 6-way electric adjustable driver’s seat
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • HID headlamps with auto levelling
  • Headlamp washers
  • Chrome belt line and outer door handles
  • LED rear tail lamp

Recommended Retail Pricing

14.5MY Outlander RRP
ES 2.0-litre petrol 2WD (manual transmission) $27,740
ES 2.0-litre petrol 2WD (CVT) $29,990
ES 2.4-litre petrol 4WD $32,990
LS 2.0-litre petrol 2WD $33,490
LS 2.4-litre petrol 4WD $36,490
LS 2.2-litre diesel 4WD $39,490
Aspire 2.4-litre petrol 4WD $43,890
Aspire 2.2-litre diesel 4WD $46,890

Exterior Colour Range**
Starlight Pearl
Cool Silver Metallic
Titanium Metallic
Black Pearl
Sapphire Pearl
Red Metallic

*3rd row seating features separate seats with fold, recline and stow functionality 
**Metallic and pearlescent paint $495 option


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