Premium Features Without the Premium Cost
December 30, 2018
I have owned the 2019 Outlander SEL 2WD with the SEL Touring Package for two weeks and absolutely love driving the vehicle. Paying thousands less than other three row SUVs with comparable features and options, the Outlander SEL with the Touring Package comes with forward collision mitigation, late departure warning, adaptive cruise control, power glass sunroof, multi-view camera system, LED high/low bean headlights and foglights, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a 710w Rockford Fosgate audio system.
I spent months researching three row SUVs then test drove various offerings from Nissan, Ford, and Volkswagen before settling on the Outlander. I am a family man with two small boys and do need an SUV that pretends to be a sports car. 166hp is sufficient in getting me from point A to B (home to work, weekend errands, and occasional trips with the family to visit friends and family). Third row seats are a bit cramp for adults, but I feel that children and adults under 5'6 can sit in the rear with reasonable comfort. Finally, what I like about the Outlander is the drive and feel is very similar to my Camry SE 4-cyl.
If you are looking for an inexpensive and practical three row SUV with great factory warranty, premium features, good reliability, please consider the Outlander. Keep in mind that this vehicle will not satisfy your urge to be "fast and furious."