Believe it or not, I traded in a full-size $70k SUV for the Outlander. It had over 100k miles and I was wanting to try something smaller. I looked at several mid-size, upscale SUVs and simply noticed ...
Believe it or not, I traded in a full-size $70k SUV for the Outlander. It had over 100k miles and I was wanting to try something smaller. I looked at several mid-size, upscale SUVs and simply noticed the Outlander as I was driving from one dealership to another while searching for a new car. What surprised me was the level of refinement and value of the Outlander. It is not a luxury car, but it is surprisingly quiet, peppy and is loaded with features. I have the XLS AWD with navi. We live in the mountains and the 4-wheel drive has come in very handy. I have driven plenty of unplowed roads right after a big snow storm. The engine has plenty of strength to use cruise control all the way to the summit, around 8,000 feet. I have over 1,700 miles on it already and have averaged over 21 mpg. It does not exhibit much body roll when going up and down the canyon at freeway speeds. I even had to slam on the brakes once and do a split-second manuever in order to avoid hitting another car that suddenly stopped and the Outlander saved the day without even feeling at all out of control. As a matter of fact, I'm sure I would have been in an accident had I been in my old, full-size SUV.
The features have worked flawlessly (all wheel control, navi, heated seats, blue tooth, automatic climate control, Fast key, stereo and Sirius radio). We have loved the ability to only play a CD once and have the hard drive record it and put the CD on the playlist for future enjoyment.
The Outlander has a great warranty, has been a real asset in bad weather, is a great value, gets much better mileage than large SUVs, has all the safety goodies, has a killer stereo system and isn't a cookie cutter, me too vehicle. I added mudflaps (a must in bad weather areas or else the rear wheel area can get pitted by flying gravel, sand or salt from the front wheels).
I hope Mitsubishi has a lot of sales success with the Outlander. They certainly deserve it.