The experts panned it but regular drivers love it.
May 11, 2019
I was looking for a suv with a large back space for hauling things. I went to the “expert” reviews on the outlander and they had little good to say about it. Then i found ordinary drivers’ reviews and they loved it so i bought one that was 1 year old with 13,000 miles. So this is what i got: a virtually new car still with 4 years bumper to bumper warrantee, everything in good condition for $17000. It is a base model, but base models today are the same as top of the line models 5 years ago. I can live with that. The thing i was worried about was the performance. “Experts” said it was not impressive. Well i just put the thing in sport mode and i have no complaints. It’s good looking, comfortable, spacious - the two rear rows of seats fold down FLAT giving oodles of room, fast enough, and the gas mileage is astonishing for a vehicle of this size. I get about 32 MPG on the highway. I don’t know what the “experts” had in mind when they reviewed this car but, from a practical point of view, they were WAYYYYY off. In my long life i’ve had almost every car under the sun. This one is great in its own way. Buy it. You’ll like it.