Pros Great value for the money.
Cons Interior color selection is very poor
Summary Comparison shopped this vehicle against Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. In a sense, I think the Outlander has some of the power you'd want out of the RAV4 that the CR-V lacks and the interior appearance the CR-V has that the RAV4 lacks.Just updating the review. I've put about 27k miles on the car now, mostly driving it to work and a bit of 4x4 on camping bivouacs. Only two issues to report:
IMO RAV4 really has a dull interior compared to the sheer beauty of CR-Vs. CR-V only offers a 4 cyl so very limited on towing capacity.
So then there's the Outlander that seems to give you nearly the best of both these two models. Of particular interest, you get a lot of added features you'd end up paying a few more grand on toward either CR-V or RAV4. Not only that, Mitsubishi seems to be willing to negotiate on price whereas Honda and Toyota seem to hover right at or even above MSRP. Forget it.
It's not the absolute best in it's class but it's worth serious consideration. I'm very pleased with my purchase. Let's face it, there are a lot of good vehicles that the Outlander competes with in this class.
Updated on Oct 30, 2009
1.Rattle, as if a screw were loose, on the right passenger side.
2.Higher depreciation cost.
Anyhow, maintenance costs have been low and the car has held up well. I plan to drive it until it falls apart so the depreciation cost shouldn't be a problem. It just bothers me as my wife's Honda Odyssey continues to have high value even after 5 years of ownership.
I still recommend this as a good vehicle to buy.
Pros Good power, decent mileage, gadgetry, nise looking.
Cons stereo dash board is kind of hard to see on a sunny day, too strong for the speakers
Summary Based on the XLS version of the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander, driving 190 miles a day on the Massachusetts turnpike.
This SUV replaced my SAAB 2003 9.3, loaded with gadgets and stability.
It has an aluminum roof, all-wheel drive, and eighteen-inch wheels with towing package and large cooling system fantastic.. The steering is nicely weighted, and the six-speed automatic can be controlled via paddle shifters.
Big mistake for not getting the ‘Sound and sun’ which the navigation system comes with, But Bluetooth, keyless start, and a third-row seat, and stability control is standard. Tire pressure monitor standard the rear bumper flips down for easy access to the cargo hold, which is great, LED tail lights are a nice touch.
Plenty of space cargo, hidden compartment , with as many as 8 cup holders, and 3dc, 1ac adapter. Large mirrors, tinted windows great visibility all around.
Much greater looking then Honda or Toyota, which you see every ware you look.
I have it now for couple of moths over 4000 miles.
Miles are not that great on highway 27 to 28 if going over 70mph will drop to 25.
City like any other SUV miles drop rapidly.
The windows are tightly shut but you still get Road Noise which is substantial but I thing the Goodyear tires are the greater contributor to this.
You also do not realize when the shifting takes place it is smooth. Cornering and getting of the ramp is smooth.
The stereo dash board is kind of hard to see on a sunny day.
I thing the Mitsubishi Outlander, is much batter then the other SUV’s of its class I test drove. It has more standard options then the others. Much better looking ok it has some flows but there is life other then a Toy. I like it. tk
"A Sure Bet!"on by chelsel
Pros Powerful Engine, Beautiful Interior, Great Value
Cons Too good to be true?
Summary This review is based on the XLS version of the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. The CNET review is pretty accurate but I feel that the reviewer would have given a higher score if he would have test drove a model with leather and all the technology features enabled. Our model is one month old and we already took it on a family road trip from South Florida to Montreal, Canada without a single issue. Some reviews have complained about the "big mirrors" blocking your view, but most people I know already know what's in front of them, I think the "big" mirrors are great for improving visibility rearward, where it's need most! The styling and quality of materials is excellent contrary to some opinions on the Internet. We compared this vehicle to the Nissan Murano, Mazda Tribute, Toyota Highlander and the Mitsubishi won by a long shot... plus, it has an extraordinary safety rating! Enjoy your new Mitsubishi, or go get one!
Pros Heated seats, sound system, the driver seat, the tail gate and the fact that it can turn on a dime! OH and love the bluetooth too!
Cons The tires it came with are pretty crappy for winter. I used them last winter but was pretty annoyed with sliding all over the place. I am buying winter tires this year.
Summary I think it was well worth it and I love it love it love it. It handles really nicely and still seems compact even though it is an SUV.
Pros tons of features, excellent handling, good looks, best warranty, hi-tech.
Cons the plastic and the fabric on the door panels.
Summary I have purchased the car and being used to a Sporty Japanese Coupe, I was worried about the handling of a SUV. No more worries here. Good braking, good steering, awesome CVT transmission, good fuel economy (21.5 mpg in the city). I am covered by the best warranty in the industry offered by one of the biggest corporations in the world. Did I mention the sound system?