Mitsubishi Outlander Towing Capacity


So, you're almost ready to tow with your Mitsubishi Outlander. But, first, you need to know some info about the Mitsubishi Outlander towing capacity. Below, we'll cover the max tow ratings for several model years and give you some insight into what you can carry with that tow rating. Then, we'll discuss how towing changes your vehicle's drive. Stay tuned for all the following pertinent information about the Mitsubishi Outlander towing capacity!

The Numbers You Need

For the 2022 model, the Mitsubishi Outlander can tow up to 2,000 lbs. when properly equipped. You might not think that's a lot, but think again of all the possibilities. You can tow a lot that's under 2,000 lbs. "A lot" includes the following and more:

  • ATV (~480 lbs.)
  • Grand Piano (~700 lbs.)
  • Jet Ski (~700 lbs.)
  • Pop-Up Camper (~850 lbs.)
  • Snowmobile (~480 lbs.)

See that? You're far from limited with the Mitsubishi Outlander towing capacity. You can carry two or even several of most of the items above, and that's not even making mention of all the other things you could tow with your Outlander. The possibilities are endless, so tow your heart out!

Other model years get similarly impressive numbers - even more in some cases. For example, some 2018 and 2019 models are rated for up to 3,500 lbs. when properly equipped. See the chart below for a more extensive outline of the Outlander towing capacity.

Towing Capacity1

2022 Outlander 2,000 lbs.
2020 Outlander ES, SE, LE and SEL 1,500 lbs.
2020 Outlander GT 3,500 lbs.
2019 Outlander, 2.4 liter models 1,500 lbs.
2019 Outlander, 3.0 liter models 3,500 lbs.
2018 Outlander, 2.4 liter models 1,500 lbs.
2018 Outlander, 3.0 liter models 3,500 lbs.

How Towing Affects Your Drive

There are a few things that you might want to know about how towing will affect your drives before setting out on a towing adventure. As you might have suspected, towing anything with your vehicle will have an impact on your expected Outlander MPG. It takes your vehicle a lot of extra energy to be able to pull that much weight, so it needs to use more fuel to allow the car to efficiently pull all that weight while you're driving. The moral of the story here is: don't expect to maintain the same fuel economy while towing as you get while you're not towing.

Towing will also alter the handling of your vehicle, so it's a good idea to do a short test drive with all your towing equipment attached before you set out on a longer ride. Taking a test drive will also help you to identify any issues in your towing connection. If your vehicle rocks side to side or back and forth, there may be misalignment in your towing equipment. Maneuvering around tight spaces, corners, and turns is a bit more tricky while towing something. Take it slow and be cautious of your surroundings, as your towing vehicle will be more likely to roll over while towing. Finally, when you're towing, your stopping distance is also increased, so hit the brakes a little earlier than you normally do!

Tow With Confidence

Do you think you're ready for Outlander towing? We'd say you're pretty close! If you need any help setting up your equipment or figuring out weight numbers, our team is on standby to assist you. Give us a call with any and all of your Mitsubishi Outlander towing capacity questions, and we will make sure you're ready to tow with confidence!

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Disclaimer: 1When properly equipped.