Pros Nice riding car.
Cons The tires are crappy
Summary I bought this car looking for something that would go good in the snow because I live in Ohio. Little did I know much about tires. One year later and Im looking at an expense of $800 to put new tires on the thing. The car will go through deep snow in 4 wheel drive but forget driving once the plows come and take the deep snow off the road. You slip and slide everywhere. Thank god for the airbags all around the car because Im so afraid of getting into a wreck with it. Car handles and sounds beautiful on the highway. Probably the reason they put the cheap tires on it in the first place. Other than the tires, I love the car.
Pros Awesome interior
Cons Wrong Engine
Summary Mitsubishi engineers made one of the biggest mistakes of their history by selecting the 2.0 Di-D (diesel) engine for this. They know now , but it's too late, that's why they're replacing it with the 2.2 Peugeot-Citroen engine, that's quite a bit better. The 2.0 engine was good for other cars, but not for this one. Very noisy, lacks boost, needs high revs to move the car, and many other problems a complete bunch of crap. The interior of the car is just awesome, if you buy it with the petrol engine, expect to pay much on gas , it's too thirsty. I am very disappointed as I expected a really good car from them. I'll wait for the 2.2 and see.
"Almost perfect.."on by richrizk
Pros Electronics, Bluetooth, Styling
Cons Road Noise, Plastic Interior
Summary I have 8k on my 2007 Outlander and I am very pleased with two exceptions that can be fixed. One: Road Noise is aweful. I mostly corrected this problem by installing a dampering panels in the doors and expecially in the wheel wells. The second issue is the cheapo plastic interior. While I have seen worse, they could have done better. I corrected this by installing a chrome dash kit which fits perfectly. To match I installed a chrome exterior kit. Now I am stylin to Mount Hood without the white noise.
"Almost Good"on by EscapePod
Pros Good, smooth power and excellent turning radius.
Cons Just a few too many uneeded gimics.
Summary I got to use a top of the line Outlander while my Montero Sport was being serviced. Paddle shifters on an SUV, even a small, sporty one, is absolutely insane!!! The shiftgate on the console shifter is good enough -- Mitsu should can the paddles -- useless!
the seat could have used a tad more rearward travel. The speedo and tach were a little hard to read inside their tunnels - the Montero Sport has nice, easy to read white on black gauges - the Outlander needs those.
Finally, the radio needs brightness adjustment capability for the red LED readout. No matter how hard I tried, I could not read the station or song identification in daylight.
Pros 30gig hd, rockford fosgate system, blue tooth, great styling,ingenious tailgate design, lots of interior space, best looking leather seats in the class.
Cons only decent fuel economy versus Rav-4 and CR-V
Summary i would have to agree and say that the Outlander for me was the perfect fit. it had the best styling in my opinion of any small suv and all the sweet gadgets that make my heart happy. The review on Cnet doesnt even include the 30 gig HD, navi, and blue tooth, heated leather, and HID headlights that work flawlessly.Love the paddle shifters although i don't use them that much and the sporty interior as well. more powerful than the CR-V (way to slow) and more sporty styling and gadgets than the Rav-4. Also i have used the great fold down tailgate at many beach and camping trips not to mention just changing shoes after a day of golf or when i will go snowboarding this winter.i average about 22 mpg with 50/50 highway/city driving. Oh and the Rockford Fosgate is by far the best sounding stereo i have ever had the privilege to experience at this price point! Know that i am 24 and appreciate alot of these youthful features in the outlander, but after loaning it to my parents while on vacation, they commented on how it made a great family car with all the cupholders, storage bins,comfy ride, and of course that fold down tailgate. Only gripe i really have about it is the plastic driver and shotgun passenger door panel. You think mitsu could have spend an extra few bucks into that because it is just a solid hunk of plastic with a single crease. I made peace with this a long time ago and am extremely satisfied with the Outlander. My advice is STOP BRUSHING MITSUBISHI under the rug. At least test drive it in your quest for a small suv and i think you will be pleasantly surprised.