The Mitsubishi Outlander has just been voted as the most reliable large SUV according to What Car? Magazine’s 2017 Reliability Survey. The survey, which involves in-depth interviews with owners themselves, saw the Outlander, both the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and diesel variants, scored highly in all aspects.
Over 14,200 owners were involved in the survey, spanning 32 brands and 169 different models. What Car? interviewed owners if they experienced any faults in the past 12 months which were classified into 14 groups – battery, bodywork, brakes, engine, engine electrics, exhaust, exterior lights, fuel system, gearbox/clutch, interior trim, non-engine electrics, steering, suspension and others. For each aspect, owners then revealed how long and what were the cost involved for the repair to be done.
Compared to its rivals including those from premium brands, the Outlander emerged as top spot in its category with under 10 percent of examples experienced a fault. Of the vehicles affected, all were fixed under warranty and almost 75 percent of the faults were rectified in under a day.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Juro has been the UK’s bestselling PHEV for three years running – with over 30,000 units on UK roads today. Closer to home, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has two variants of the Outlander on sale – a fully imported from Japan 2.4-litre petrol and a locally-assembled 2.0-litre petrol. Watch what GC Mah and our former colleague, Matthew thinks of the Outlander against its closest rival here: