2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

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$4,495
$1,043
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161,110 Miles
63,144
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 161110
Color: RED
Body Style: Crossover
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: AWD
Location: Berlin, CT

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Option & Equipment

Alloy Wheels

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Driver Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch,​Front Side Air Bag,​Front Head Air Bag,​Rear Head Air Bag,​A/C,​Alarm,​All Wheel Drive,​4-Wheel ABS,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​Child Safety Locks,​Cruise Control,​Daytime Running Lights,​Vehicle Anti-Theft System,​V6 Cylinder Engine,​Front Floor Mats,​Gasoline Fuel,​Auto-Off Headlights,​Driver Vanity Mirror,​Passenger Vanity Mirror,​Power Door Locks,​Front Reading Lamps,​Rear Seat Heat Ducts,​Rear Defrost,​Cloth Seats,​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Steering Wheel Audio Controls,​Leather Steering Wheel,​Power Steering,​Tires - Front All-Season,​Tires - Rear All-Season,​Traction Control,​A/T,​6-Speed A/T,​Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode,​Trip Computer,​Aluminum Wheels,​Privacy Glass,​Power Windows,​Intermittent Wipers,​Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,​Auto-off halogen headlights,​Black painted roof rails,​Color-keyed bumpers,​Color-keyed folding mirrors,​Color-keyed front grille w/silver accent,​Daytime running lamps,​Infared reduction glass,​Rear intermittent window wiper,​Rear privacy glass,​Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washers,​(13) storage compartments,​(2) 12-volt accessory outlets,​(4) passenger assist grips,​(9) cupholders,​140-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability,​ (6) speakers,​ digital signal processing (DSP),​ radio data system (RDS),​ Sirius prewire,​60/40 split-fold & tumble reclining rear seat,​8-way adjustable driver seat/6-way adjustable passenger seat w/active head restraints,​Air conditioning w/micron air filtration,​Center console w/armrest,​ dual storage,​Cloth seating surface,​Cruise control,​Driver seatback pocket,​Dual vanity mirrors w/cover,​Engine immobilizer & alarm anti-theft system,​Floor mats,​Illuminated ignition key cylinder,​Leather-wrapped steering wheel,​Lighting-inc: (2) front map lights,​ cargo area,​Multi-informational display-inc: trip computer,​Pwr door locks,​Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-up & anti-trapping feature,​Rear coat hook,​Rear heater floor ducts,​Rear window defroster w/timer,​Remote fuel filler door release,​Steering wheel mounted audio controls,​Steering wheel mounted cruise controls,​120-amp alternator,​16' x 6.5' alloy wheels,​3.0L SOHC V6 MIVEC engine,​6-speed Sportronic automatic transmission,​Active skid & traction control,​All wheel drive w/drive mode-selector,​Dual muffler cutter,​Front stabilizer bar,​P215/70R16 all-season tires,​Pwr disc brakes,​Sport-tuned suspension,​Variable pwr rack & pinion steering,​3-point seatbelts for all occupants,​Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD),​Child safety rear door locks,​Driver & front passenger advanced dual-stage airbags w/passenger sensor,​Driver & front passenger side airbags,​Energy-absorbing interior roof,​Front crumple zone,​Height-adjustable front shoulder belts w/pretensioner,​LATCH system (lower anchor & tethers for children),​RISE (refined impact safety evolution) chassis,​Roll-sensing curtain airbags for first & second row


Recalls & Defects

VIN JA4MT31X27Z004427 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

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MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING 5,400 MY 2007-2008 OUTLANDER PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT AN ELECTRIC POWER SEAT, THE FLOOR HARNESS CONNECTOR FOR THE POWER SEAT IS PLACED DIRECTLY ON THE FLOORBOARD UNDERNEATH THE CARPETING (VEHICLES WITH POWER SEATS ALREADY HAVE THE HARNESS ELEVATED). IF A VEHICLE OCCUPANT ENTERS THE VEHICLE WITH A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF SNOW ON THEIR FEET CONTAINING ROAD SALT, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE MELTED SNOW MIXTURE TO SOAK THE CARPET AND ALLOW THE SALT-WATER SOLUTION TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE UNUSED POWER SEAT HARNESS CONNECTOR.


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Information about Dealer

Great Shop with nice cars to choose from

5
Erich Pilatti on 09/15/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I bought 2 cars from here a 2002 BMW 325Xi and a 2007 Volvo C70. Both cars were clean and in nice shape. Great place to deal with for sales & service.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 169 reviews

Reliable as the sun coming up in the morning

4
Gary Bovee on 06/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

IN 9 years no repairs except brakes. Fast and reliable

best vehicle I've haf

5
tnk on 04/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

It is so reliable...I have had cars in the past the need too much work. This car just needs your basic maintenance. I'm at 190,000 with miles still runs great (knock on wood).

Reliable Reliable Reliable !!!

5
Michael Graham on 02/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I drove this car for 9 years without a hitch. The only money I spent was on Tires 1x Spark plugs 1x Brakes 1x Shocks 1X OIl Changes Filters etc. 117000 miles and never needed a repair. The only reason I did not buy a new one is they no longer have a V6 only a 2.0 liter four cylinder or a 2.4 liter four cylinder. I loved the reliability of this car. I never owned a car for 9 years before usually buy new one every three years.

Really nice SUV but I'm never again Mistubishi

4
Anthony on 01/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I loved this truck from day one. We lucked out getting it in such good condition. The truck was getting older and I didn't notice the rust damage underneath. However, the engine was good, the interior was clean and unmarred; she drove nicely. That being said, there was a lot that needed to be changed after 5-6 years despite there only being 69,000 miles in. The tires, belts, filters, and battery all needed replacing. Not the worst except the battery was annoying. However the engine required a tune up; there was an issue with the timing belt which could have caused an engine seize and car being totaled if we hadn't caught it. Then the damned intake manifold went. The truck is great the problem is Mitsubishi is the worst company to deal with in regards to parts and service. You have to use their parts and those parts are NOT CHEAP. We lived with a non-working key fob (no lock unlock) which only unlocked the front driver side door. I have to say good product, but bad product support by the company. This will be out last mistubishi, as a result. Looking to trade her in after almost 2 years...

Sporty Crossover

5
Rick on 10/07/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I drove a lot of crossovers before buying my Outlander. It was the most fun to drive with great handling and awesome acceleration . It has also been one of the most Reliable vehicles I have ever owned . I've only had it in for repairs for a minor exhaust problem, otherwise just routine maintenance .

Very Reliable SUV

4
joe.arismendy@yahoo.com on 08/03/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 21

In terms of reliability this vehicle is tops, got it used with about 73k miles has been very reliable with no major problems did replace the front brake rotors and pads at about 90k miles but other thant just the basic service oil changes filters etc. the only problem has been the front door windshield gaskets let in a lot of road noise at speed have seen this reported by other people here and the turnn signal need a chime because they will remain on if you don't notice, again not so much to worry about with this vehicle and mileage is good for a V6. Update Sold it but my dad has same year XLS model his has 83k miles still going strong!

Good value

4.9
502flier on 11/27/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife wanted this vehicle to replace her 04 Outlander, which she loved. Turns out that it gets better mileage than the 4 cyl. and has tons more power. I'm not a big fan of the transmission, which hesitates slightly when accelerating from a stop light (almost like a delay between gas pedal and actual go). There are foot wells under the front seats, which are great for taller backseat passengers. We now have 200,000 km on this vehicle (15,000 the first 10 days we owned it) and, aside from a transfer case seal and squeaky rear shocks (both replaced under warranty, it has been regular maintenance only. Changed the plugs last week at $400+, but it was past time. Wife still loves it.

awesome sleeper car

4.5
mikal69 on 10/05/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

only had my Outie for a few months, but she has been great, you get a lot of quality for the used price, liked it better than the typical Toyotas and Hondas, and better build quality than pretty much everything else in it's range, it's no BMW or Mercades though. sporty ride and steering, and perfect for those of us 6ft plus. lots of room. Love that the back seats recline and adjust, so that the person sitting behind me isn't cramped. overall, a really really nice Suburban Utility Vehicle, just wouldn't trust it off-road.

Great, but beware the Paint

3.9
matterie on 08/20/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Had this car for about 5 years now. Overall, we have been very pleased with it except for one issue: the paint. The clear coat appears does not appear to be of quality resulting in a car that scratches easy and a result, looks pretty awful after a short period of ownership. The built-in media center was cool at first, but is a bit annoying with expensive map updates and the inability to load MP3's on the hard drive. It will only load from original music CD's (or WAV files). Minus the paint, reliability has been very good.

Love my 2007 Outlander

4.8
lessygirl84 on 07/23/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2007 Outlander from a Mitsubishi dealership in 2010. It was a used rental car and I was really concerned when I bought it but I have read so many wonderful things about them so I took a chance. The only thing I have done to it is maintinence. I have changed the oil, bought new tires, and changed the transmission fluid. It runs smooth and has almost 90k miles on it. My mechanic/Uncle said he was very impressed by how clean the undercarriage is. (It takes a lot to impress him) At Christmas my mother told me that I couldn't possibly fit my three children including my infant, in the car with their bikes and presents but I did. It wasn't cramped but there was not a ton of room left

Love it!

4.5
arwood on 06/19/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander, used with just under 50k miles on it, in 2010 when I graduated college. The first month I had it I drove it from AZ to AK! Very Comfortable. Didn't have a single problem. I have now lived in AK for over 2 years and have driven in all the craziest weather conditions and couldnt be happier! It gets decent gas mileage, I love that I can switch on AWD whenever I need it, the sound system is AWESOME and I always get complimets on how nice it is. I went from driving a sports car to this and I love my Mitsubishi and would definitely buy another!

Packed with features, and a blast to drive

5
aggropa on 04/19/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spent probably a few hundred hours researching SUV's, and decided the Mitsubishi is tops for value, reliability, looks, and options. I originally wanted an Endeavor (also an excellent vehicle), but found a really great deal on my 07 Outlander. I've only had it for less than a month, but this SUV is so much fun to drive, and surprises me constantly. I keep finding great features (see below). Engine sounds an looks great, build seems solid, great look, and an awesome value (especially used).

Super Car clearly a Best Bet ..

4.8
eagleeyez on 12/18/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought 2007 Outlander for my son , compared to competitors (subaru forester, hyundai santa fe, jeep liberty and others ) this car is fantastic . The V6 is powerful and silky smooth, handling and breaks are tight , and the seats are very comfortable , just finished 900 mile trip. Car has the optional Rockford Fosgate stereo which is also very nice ..Oh and yes it gets great gas mileage and its loaded with safety features such as side air , front air , side curtain air stability control . In truth there is no comparing the underpowered poorly implemented 4 cylinder junk from buru , and hyundai , jeep has a weak v6 that guzzles gas . Would buy the Mitsu again ..

Best deal around!

4.9
usafwifey on 11/14/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Outlander used with 58,000 miles on it. I have put 2000 miles on it since then and I love it! This car is the best deal in its class! I shopped around for about 3 months before purchasing this car and looked at a Nissan Rogue, Xterra, Kia Sorento, and a Santa Fe previously. The Outlander is able to provide the best quality, most fatures, and best reliability for the money! I have a feeling my next car will be a newer Outlander!

Great little Crossover

5
leftbrain on 07/07/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this little 2007 Outlander just over a year ago - with just under 45K. I've enjoyed driving it immensely - no problems whatsoever so far! The only thing I dislike about it is the red dash lights - if I could change them to blue or green, I'd do that in a heartbeat. Fortunately for me, though, I rarely drive at night, so it doesn't annoy me too often ;-).

2 year review

4
rdbmpls on 12/22/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I am a normal person in that I am not a car snob nor a gear-head. In a vehicle, I only want a few things… first and foremost I want a reliable vehicle that gets me from point A to point B. I want a vehicle that makes me feel comfortable while driving in it. I live in Minneapolis, MN and am 6’4” so I need a vehicle that can drive through sloppy/snowy weather and this vehicle can get that done. It also gets good highway MPG(23-27Highway MPG) (only ok if continually driving in the city:14-17MPG) If you are looking for a reliable, small SUV, that offers solid features at a good price, purchase the Outlander.

Very happy with my car

4.9
Mylene on 10/24/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my RAV4 with 200,000 miles for the Outlander. I had my doubts that I would be as happy with it or would get the reliability of the Toyota. I now love my Outlander. It rides way better than the RAV. The 6-cyl is real spiffy and I can actually pass cars now which I couldn't with the 4-cyl RAV. It handles great. I live in a mountain area and it takes the curves smooth. The gas mileage is real good. The cargo area is very roomy. I have not had to do anything other than maintenance on it. I am very happy with my Outlander.

Great Value and Fun to Drive

4.8
M185 on 08/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my 07 LS used with 44,500 miles. It is the best value in a used compact SUV out there. I shopped against Toyota RAV4 and Highlander, Acura MDX and RDX, Nissan Murano, and Ford Escape. The Outlander with leather seating, V6 engine, AWD, rear seat DVD, and upgraded MP3 stereo was $3-10K less than the competition. It is not the most luxurious, road noise is a little higher than the Acuras and Toyotas, and the suspension booms over some potholes but for the money, it can't be beat. It blows away the 2003 Pathfinder we sold and I really liked the Nissan. Highly recommended if you are shopping for the best value in a CUV. My kids love it too.

Nice Crossover

4.3
USMC VET on 05/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This Crossover is great. No major problems. I bought it used and it was in great condition. Handles well with great pick up on the Highway. The City MPG is bad but on the highway it is great. I am currently thinking about buying one for myself.

Great Little SUV

4.9
mommytoo on 03/10/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We found this while looking at the RAV- 4, but I knew nothing about it, so I looked up the rating-review. I went back to the dealership and test drove it, expecting it to be noisy and have a rough ride (consumer reports) - I was pleasantly surprised! It handles great, fun to drive, not that noisy (less than Honda)and a pleasant ride. It' a great all around CUV package that met my needs better than CR-v, RAV-4,Santa Fe, or Murano. Yes, you can have a slightly smoother, quieter ride with a better interior quality in the Acura RDX/MDX or X35, for $20K more. You can have better audio in the Murano for $10K more. You can have great accel in RAV-4 for $10k more with few creature comforts.

Great for the Price

4.5
Dan on 01/12/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second Outlander (owned 2003). Was happy then and am very happy now. Bought this one used with all the options exc. Nav. This car, even with substandard interior materials and pronounced road noise is super fun to drive. My wife likes all of the storage in my Outlander. Road noise is pronounced but the stereo is out of the world. If you live in a pot hole infested area I would not recommend the car, but the highway ride is super smooth. This is the best used SUV. Overall for the money this is the car to buy. While its not perfect, it offers more stuff and good reliability for not much money in used format. I'm considering already buying a 2010 used in 2010.

Outlander is quality

4.8
CErnst on 01/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Outlander has been a really solid SUV. It hasn't really had any problems yet as it is relatively new. The only quirk is a clunk from the ABS system when you start it and take off, but that's it. Acceleration is REALLY good. Braking is great. Gas mileage is good, especially if you let cruise control do its thing. It is sensitive to weight of the tire. OEM tires, the computer said we were getting 27MPG doing 70MPH on Texas interstate. Firestone Dueler tires get 23-ish, but they are heavier. With new tires and traction control, this thing is a beast in the snow. A very safe vehicle.

Middle of the road

3.3
Mike on 12/25/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Overall an OK car. Took 3 kids and a bunch of camping gear 1100 miles over 10 days. Everyone did OK. My son, a newer driver, doesn't like to drive it - too twitchy. I drive it to go skiing and the 4WD/AWD is solid on icy roads with all-season tires - no studs needed. Road noise is too high. It sounds and feels cheaply made.

Love my 2007 Outlander!

4.6
I. Macias, jr. on 11/04/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2007 XLS Outlander w/Sun and Sound Package, and the Luxury Package is still awesome and still very sexy looking. Recently put on 2,975 highway miles on trip to Las Vegas and San Diego, CA and my Outlander's V6 engine and 6-speed auto tranny handled it easily and very comfortably. Has many pluses and only a couple or real minuses... GREAT VEHICLE!!!

Outstanding Outlander

5
mikgyver on 08/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spend every free moment researching and driving cars, and then recommending them to others. After 24 used cars, the first to make me jump into a new car was Mitsu's 'Outty'. Rock-solid reviews everywhere peaked my interest. The unique fold down tailgate got me to the dealership. The absurd amount of cool features for the same cost as a base CRV or RAV brought it home. Obviously, the exterior looks darn good. Despite other reviews knocking the interior, my wife and I (both designers) love the it, and respect Mitsu for not putty phaux grain on plastic. My Infinity FX35 driving boss had to borrow the Outty one day. 'That car is cool! You have a touch screen. I don't even have that."

Great vehicle

4.9
FST on 07/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought as a leftover model. Had a 2003 previously. Love the keyless entry & ignition. Key never comes out of my pocket. Getting 24 + for mileage. 3rd row seating useless for us, may never be used. Our 2 dogs like all the room available with the 2nd row seats folded. Liked the spare (2003-2006) up inside rather than under as with the models with the 3rd seat. We like the styling , and it is comfortable to take a trip with.

Paint chips and plastic

4.3
Jamie on 05/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I was a happy owner of the 04 outlander and fell in love with the look of the 07. Got a good deal on a sun and sound package demo... I thought, until I noticed the paint chipping and rust on the bottom of the back doors. Went rounds with mitsu only to find that since this is exterior damage that occurred after the vehicle left the lot, it is considered wear and tear. I figured the person driving the demo was abusive, but have learned this is a common problem with the design. This chipping paint is going to look terrible in a year or so. The finishes on the 07 are of a much lower quality than the 04 I previously owned, which has left me with a negative impression of Mitsubishi.

Very nice car I enjoy driving it

4.9
Andrzej on 04/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It would be really difficult for me to say what I don't like about this car. Everything is in place and works very well. Driving is definitely pleasant. Engine is quiet and IMHO very powerful. I would buy Outlander again, however this time with navigation and video built-in. We have quite a lot of snow during winter and this car works perfectly on icy road. No complaints at all.

Great little car!

4.9
krafty81 on 04/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car used with 40K on it. Mileage a little higher than I wanted it but the car is in great condition. Dark blue, cream colored seats. Navi is very nice - I like it better than my Acura. Built in Sirius and music server - have already loaded 10 CD's. The car has great response and handles very well. Suspension is still because of that - you feel the bumps! Love the keyless entry feature. Very pleased with the car overall - just a lot of fun to drive.

Love it

4
robxls on 03/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Well for the price it has all the features I wanted in a car. I have had it for about 2 years. Some of the parts are falling off like the plastic clips holding the back of the 3rd row seat and the driver side mirror shakes sometimes but the drive is great.

Happy with it

4.1
gamedad on 03/02/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had this vehicle for slightly more than 2 yrs now. Had some minor issues when I first got it. The initial acceleration was a bit delayed but was fixed with a re-programming, about a 6-months wait. The side-view mirrors were rattling a bit and a cap beneath it was loose and fixed. The only thing not fixed is a delay when shifting from Reverse to Drive. There's always a couple of secs delay and will cause a lurch if the shifting is too fast. I've verified that this is not a problem on other vehicles. Other than these 3 minor stuff, it is a fun car to drive. Very responsive to acceleration after car is in motion.

Great Auto

4.4
Moose on 02/04/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

I had this auto 1 1/2 years and have had no problems. The looks are great for the inside and outside. Really stands out when clean. I find the comfort in the front seats very good. Gas mileage is about 25 - 26 highway.

Squeaky Outlander

3.9
Duane on 01/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I must inform potential buyers that this vehicle has major squeaks and rattles. Mine is getting so bad that I'm considering selling. I can't even enjoy the stereo since the whole interior is rattling and making all kinds of crazy back ground noises when I turn up the volume. Also have multiple rattles when going over the slightest cracks in road. Very disappointed with my 07 Outlander.

So So After 2 Years

4
Duane on 01/04/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall, I still like this vehicle better than competing vehicles. However, I do have a few issues. First, the tires are horrible in snow and there are few choices available for XLS type rims. Second, already have several squeaks and rattles. Third, exterior paint scratches easily and body panels dent easily.

Terrific Buy - I Love this Car!

5
Gloria LaBrecque on 01/02/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle after 6 months of researching several similar small SUVs, like the Rav 4, Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester, etc. I found the ride of the Mitsubishi very comfortable, the look very sporty and sleek and the overall driving experience to be superior to the others and the BEST part of this research process was the price piece - the "Bishi" (as my 3 year old calls her) was less than the whole bunch. I have owned the car for two full months and have consistently gotten 20-21 mpg city driving and 26-27 mpg on the highway.

Love the Outlander - so fun

4.9
Love it on 11/15/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been driving the Outlander for a year now. Bought it brand new. My favorites are the torque (very quick), fun to drive, turning radius, love the liftgate (perfect for changing babies diapers), backseats lay down easily, the upgraded bluetooth is nice, all the cupholders are handy, great setup in the front seat, and the long warranty are just some of my positives. My husband likes the head space, yet it is small for tight garage. My only complaint is the seats are very sporty & not as soft and comfy as I would like. After about 6 mo, I had a problem with the circuit breaker (I may have blew something out) and the dealership replaced everything free & immediately with no questions asked

Great Value

4.9
Jo on 11/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car needing something with low miles, good gas mileage, but with more room (I am a horse person so I needed cargo space for my equipment). I looked at all the usual crossovers (Escape, Rav4, CRV, etc) and found they were either too expensive, or did not get good enough gas mileage. I found the Outlander, test drove 2, and fell in love with it. I have never owned an automatic, so it took some getting used to, but I am happy with the pickup and passing ability on the highway. Gas mileage is great- I've consistently been getting 27 mpg going 80 all the time on highway. This car is a great value for the money- great options, safe, reliable, great gas mileage, and not boring!

Great Ride

4.9
Megan on 11/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2004 Outlander and was going to trade it in on a used X5 until I drove the 2007 Outlander. I was very impressed on the improvements from 04 to 07. The engine, the interior and exterior design were all much much better. Glad they added the 6 cyl. engine and navigation system. The sound system quality is great. It was amazing how much more I got with the 07 for about the same price as I did the 04. It was definitely a good deal and I could not be happier with the vehicle. Mitsubishi worked great with me as well. I didn't have to make my last 2 payments on my 04 and they "forgave" me for going over on my milage, and even a little body damage where someone hit me in a parking lot.

Pleasantly Surprised!

4.4
jnwafor on 09/09/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Originally I was looking to purchase a Mazda CX-7; however, after doing a test drive and seeing its low fuel economy I was not impressed. Then I set my eyes on the Outlander. This car is dependable, GREAT fuel economy, I can get up to 30 mpg highway when traveling to work. (Can't get anywhere close to that with a Mazda). It has decent pick up with its standard V6 220 horsepower engine, I can definitely pass with no problem and keep up with fast lane traffic.

Somewhat overrated

3.6
jhill99357 on 09/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

After an extensive test drive and looking at the available competition, I thought that this was overrated. I saw the great reviews by everyone and thought that it was going to be a home run. Since the Outlander is based off of the Lancer, it definitely drives more like a sports car. The ride is very firm and you have a tenancy to feel every bump in the road. The interior left a lot to be desired compared to the Santa Fe and CR-V. The plastic door panels looked cheap and the arm rest was made of hard to clean cloth. The car itself is basically a clone of the RAV 4 in how it looks and drives. If you like that car, you'll love the Outlander.

Can't Get Enough!

5
exodeaux on 06/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Simply put, I am happier with this vehicle than any I have ever owned. I highly recommend the Outlander LS. Quick, agile, roomy, and head turning. This baby is beautiful and sporty. I've shown it to three of my friends so far, and all three are headed to the dealer tomorrow to get one. I simply cannot say enough about this beautiful piece of engineering. So much for such a great price!! I have to keep going out to the parking lot just to make sure it's still there and I have to pinch myself when I remember it belongs to me. You will NOT be disappointed in this gorgeous, powerful, fun SUV. Get one today. It will honestly be the best purchase of your life.

Great Vehicle

4.9
sunshyndrmr on 06/17/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a fantastic car! I had seen the Outlander but thought it was out of my price range and moved on. After test driving the Scion Xb which I originally planned to buy, I was less impressed than I thought I would be. I wanted something or more quality not just fun. This is both! I got lucky, they had 2 '07's on the lot that they were trying to get rid of, and I ended up with more options that I could've ever afforded

Great car

5
dipesh roka on 06/17/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have xls 07 outlander and am very satisfied with this truck. I used to have used car. Every time I had to go long drive I would worry about that car. Now I have this car and have no fear to long drives. I been many places using this outlander, it's great car in my opinion this SUV is much more better than Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV.

Stay Away - Major Paint Defect.

3.9
nathanas85 on 05/26/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched for a mid-size SUV and upon my reviews test drove the Outlander, Nissan xterra, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Honda Pilot. I found after test driving the Outlander test drove more like a smooth sports car. I fell in love with the diamond black exterior paint and the spacey interior. Overall a great vehicle to drive, per performance wise. After one winter the paint chips near the rear panel on both sides of the vehicle. I have read other Outlander owners with the same problem, a paint defect, after I purchased the vehicle. I contacted Mitsubishi about the problem and just like other customers with the same problem, Mitsubuishi doesn't honor their warranty on the paint defect.

Outlander paint problems

3.9
brad on 05/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought 07 Outie as alternative to Rav4. Liked a lot about the Outie - value, exterior and interior styling, instrumentation, sliding rear seats, tailgate and fun to drive temperament. Not bland. Thirsty in the city, unable to get mileage #'s anywhere near what Mitsu quotes, however very happy with highway economy. Paint chipping is something terrible. I have driven vehicles for half a year before first chip, this car had significant paint erosion after a couple of weeks city winter driving pavement. Rocker panels and rear wheel flares need to have some rock guard and durability agent put into the paint. Took vehicle to Mitsu dealer after two weeks ownership and 100's of chips to no avail

Love It!!!

4.6
Rachel on 05/16/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Never had a Mitsubishi before, wanted a CR-V, but after I drove the Outlander, the CR-V looked terrible. So much fun to drive, very cool outside look. Love it! I got hit by an 18-wheeler, and the Outlander took it like a champ! The side-curtain airbags saved my life! Very safe. Might buy another one!

Great Car, Great Price, Fun Extras

4.9
dugger48 on 05/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was researching mid-sized SUV' and Crossovers for approx. 2 years before I discovered the Outlander. All the other cars that I researched fell short of what I was looking for. The Outlander met almost all my expectations. Appearance & design: nicely designed interior and sporty exterior. Performance and good gas mileage: 220 hp + 6spd auto tranny. Price: $25k w/options. Drivability: ride quality (suspension, road noise, handling), interior comfort, visibility, and interior space. The Outlander also offers a lot of neat std. and optional equipment (see Fav. Features). I highly recommend you consider the Outlander when researching/test driving similar vehicles, you’ll probably buy it

You won't find better small SUV for price

4.8
Found a best buy on 05/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With over 22,000 miles, it is flawless. I test drove everything from BMW X3 to Rav & nothing in this class will match the Outlander in all categories. I traveled routinely through the worst winter conditions imaginable & this vehicle is an awesome snow machine, even with the wide/street Goodyears. The exterior design is perfect & it stands far above the rest in looks. There are some minor quirks such as the torque steer which is easily fixed by putting in AWD or adjusting your starts. The Goodyears wore fast & need replacing soon. Anyone in winter conditions will experience lower "sandblasting" problems to the paint (apply addit clear protection & no problems or wait till 2008-fixed.

Another Satisfied Owner

5
rhuang on 04/17/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first purchase of a new car. I owned several used car and been to leasing for few years. I've been shopping around since Dec 2007. I read many reviews and done a lot of research before test driving the CR-V, RAV4, Element, RDX, and the Outlander. After test drove the outlander, I have a second opinion about Mitsu. It turns out that the Outlander has the best value, best warranty, and best incentives in its class. I pull my trigger on March and have been satisfied after driving 1200 miles. The car looks sporty and has many functions I like. I love my ride.

Awesome Suv

4.9
GREAT SUV on 04/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Went in to actually buy a kia sportage and test drove the 2007 outlander 4 door 4wd and loved it, best decision I could of made. Reliable, fun to drive, lots of space and the back opens up from the top and the tail gate comes down, great stereo system, the only thing I can say is the gas is not as good as the paper said on the window. It gets about 22-23 miles to the gallon not 25-30 like it says. Comfortable when you have others with you and just a all around great vehicle. I do not see many of these on the road but I bet they catch on this year!

great car but inferior interior

4.6
sfo_bayarea on 03/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Great engine, though inferior quality of interior features - easily scratched panels, no lights for button Windows except 1 -inferior seat cover - brakes are already squeaking at 7 mos old -prone to moisture, my front Windows have weird sound already- I am expecting them not to open anytime- informed dealers already - I am a Mitsubishi person though next time -I think I'll try Honda - my car was shipped from Japan- I noticed my tires are already worn out considering I just I take care of my car very well - I'll change my Yokohama tires in less than 2 years -maybe the u. S. Version is have longer mileage- who knows!

Fundamental flaws

3.5
Seth on 03/29/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Vehicle has all the bells and whistles but does not have any useful features that don't cost much such as 1. Telescopic steering wheel or rather the lack of it. Cannot find a comfortable position even with arms stretched out and seat pulled forward, and I am of average size 5 10 with a small paunch. 2. Zero Cushion in leather seats for better distribution of pressure and back support. 3. Arm rest too low and useless. 4. No sound deadening materials. Noisy is the word. 5. Suspension makes for an extremely uncomfortable ride. Every undulation in the road is sent straight to driver's spine. 6. No door inserts or soft dash. Just a sea of hard thin black plastic.

My outlander

4.9
anthony on 03/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about this car is amazing. One being the exterior and interior design, my Outlander had the 18 inch rims which looked great with the labor black paint job. The car is so fun to drive. I even got this monster up to 125 mph with friend. The average gas mileage for me was about 24 mpg on the highway. I also have a 2003 highlander and it's no match, this outlander is just amazing.

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS

5
Twinmom143 on 03/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I haven't had my Outlander for long, but what an upgrade to the Mommy-van! I was looking for a vehicle that is sporty when I don't have the kids, but one that would allow me to still pick up all three kids (and a friend if necessary). Kids love the tv/dvd, great sound system, hard drive, navigation, handsfree phone, sunroof. LOVE IT!

Love it

4.6
Eddie on 03/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV and a lot of bang for the buck. Performance and gas mileage are great, stereo system rocks! Clean lines and styling. Only knock I give it is relatively high cabin noise at freeway speeds.

Outlander XLS AWD - Best buy for the $$$

4.9
Gunther on 03/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned the vehicle for less than 3 months and already have 5000 trouble free miles on it. Love the ride and handling and also the paddle shifters come in handy in really bad weather. You can select your gears without taking your hands off the wheel. Had a vibration at highway speeds due to a defective Goodyear tire, which was replaced under warranty by the dealership.

Love - Hate

3.6
Flerurp on 03/07/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Noisy at times, front suspension geometry is lacking - watch those corners at speed!

07 Outlander

5
pitt4 on 02/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have only had the car for a week now but am extremely happy I made the decision to buy this vehicle. Reliability is yet TBD, but I'm confident this one's a keeper.

So so

3
So sad on 02/19/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Not unhappy but not thrilled either. It is a truck with nice seats that you can't get rid of without a lot of time. The 3rd row is annoying waste of space and the paint protection is very poor. The car looks old now with a new paint job needed below the waist of the car. Nice engine though

All-Around Performer

5
Cuffy on 02/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the Outtie for a month now and like it more everyday. Fun to drive, looks great, handles nicely, fits our needs well, is extremely comfortable for 3-4 hr trips, and consistently gets 20-22 mpg in mixed 4WD auto mode driving. What more could you ask for in a CUV? Selectable 4WD, heated leather seats, moonroof, hard-disk 650 watt music server and navi system, auto-leveling HID headlights, v6 w/paddle shifting 6-speed semi-auto, roof rails, 3rd row jump seat, fold down tailgate, Bluetooth, more safety features than most luxury cars, and 18" wheels. Let's see any other manufacturer do that for under $30K.

Grandma loves her Outlander

4.8
angela on 02/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this SUV - have owned it for 15 months. Shopped/researched many brands. Almost bought a VUE or Equinox, then discovered this! What value and so stylish! I often take it to the mountains and it performs beautifully, even in snowstorms!! The gas mileage is fab - my best was 29.4 mpg. I love the display and information panel. Feel safe (both me and my grandkids in the back seat with air bags, especially the curtain and side air bags. Haul lots of stuff - the fold down rear seats and tail gate are great features.

So so disappointed

3.1
20vcq on 02/07/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Disappointment growing - lame awd - poor paint quality and road noise.

Don't Overlook This One.

5
Cuffy on 02/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall this is a top notch design by Mitsubishi. As a complete package it outshines all other competitors in the segment and for a price far less than expected. Performance, power, style, handling, comfort, convenience, technology, fuel economy and fun all wrapped up in a sharp looking CUV with big room on a small budget. Nice fit/finish for this segment - tight seams and clean lines all around. Interior plastics are on par with other manufacturers, but could be slightly softer. The 6-speed is responsive and great for mileage, but can hunt for the right gear on long inclines. Reliability shouldn't be an issue, especially with the outstanding warranty.

Great Competitor

4.8
MitsuLover on 01/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my XLS eleven months now and am very happy with it; no problems yet & going strong. It has a number of features usually found in much more expensive cars, but if Mitsubishi wants the XLS to compete against the higher-end SUVs in its segment, then they'll have to "up the ante"; they'll have to install illuminated vanity mirrors (and improve quality of sun visors), programmable automatic locks, dual express-down windows, real fog lamps, mudguards, driver and passenger power seats, auto-dimming mirror w/built-in compass and HomeLink. With at least these additional features, it would put the Outlander XLS more at the Acura/BMW/Lexus level as opposed to the Honda/Toyota level.

Great value and great performance!

4.9
jimbo52 on 01/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been looking for a compact crossover with occasional third row seats. The XLS provided more than expected features and performance at a reasonable price. No problems and a great warranty. Anyone looking at vehicles in this class should try this one last.

Very Fun CUV

4.9
biscuit_xls on 01/26/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Outlander XLS V6 4WD for almost a year and 11,000 miles. So far it's been a really good vehicle. Fun to drive, handles good, decent fuel economy (20mpg+), and lots of great features. I cross-shopped all CUVs, it came down to the Outlander vs. RAV4 V6. The Outlander won because of better styling and a lot of useful features. I think I like the Outlander even more after driving it for a year!

best suv out for the money

5
mr. e on 01/26/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had 05/4cyl now I have 07/6cly.. better gas mileage, more room and great drive, good pick up and smooth shifting with the 6 speed auto transmission. love the tailgate when putting in the golf clubs, help so you bang or damage the back bumper...

Love technology? You'll love this car!

4.9
egiardie on 01/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely the best bang for the buck out there! I purchased a 2007 XLS, with the three upgrade packages (luxury, sun/sound, and nav packages) during Christmas week (got a great end of year deal - payed only $28k!) and I couldn't be happier with this car. The engineering, attention to detail, and high tech appeal is just unbeatable for the price - not to mention the 5 year/60k mile warranty! Beats the competition hands down! Do the research, take a test drive, and you'll probably end up buying this car - I did!

Love it.

4.9
lady b on 12/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new vehicle I cannnot get enough compliments. MPG was not as great as I hoped, usually around 24 on highway. It is much better than the 15 or so I got with my jeep cherokee. The one draw back, although I like the 30 gb music storage, I still wish I had an outlet for my zune/mp3 player and the system doesn't seem to have cd name and title for some of my most recent cd purchases. Otherwise I cannot complain. I am happy with this purchase. I am not sorry I passed on the toyota and honda so far anyway. I've had it for about 6 months now.

AWD system rocks!!

4.8
mchrist152 on 12/16/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been most impressed with the AWD system on this vehicle. It has an electronically controlled clutch that engages and disengages based on inputs like wheel speed, steering wheel position, throttle level, etc. Unlike other vehicles that rely on a viscous coupling, the front wheels don't need to slip before the rear wheels receive power. This vehicle drives all four wheels from a standing start. The end result is that this vehicle holds the road in winter conditions like no other vehicle I've ever driven. It feels solid - like a Swiss watch - and looks good too. On the down side, it is not as powerful as the RAV4 nor does it get as good of mileage (about 2mpg and 49HP less).

Both Rich and Smooth

4.9
DKReviewer on 12/11/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new body design is amazing as well as the interior. Driving the car is fun, handles very well, has great acceleration but the trans is not always in the right gear, once in manual mode the paddle shifters make it a whole new ride. Even with four fairly hefty passengers it performs well. Love the exhaust note on XLS, resembles my G35 (6gr-manual). The interior has a clean and inovative look to it with clever storage everywhere and crafty 3rd row seats. Soft cloth seats are comfortable and hold you in surprisingly well, and the std sound system is great. The keyless entry makes the car so much sweeter. Overall, nice car, great buy. Mitsubishi has done well.

Great Value

4.4
Bob20vcq on 11/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

4000 km drive to "break it in" showed that the road noise a little higher than we expected; the auto trans can be a little annoying, and it can scoot along with the best of them. The paddle shifter is a fun toy. In auto mode the damn thing is always trying to save gas with a very annoying rpm drop after every up shift. It drops off 500 rpm after the shift?! This is a truck and when I forget that and go romping into a corner at nine tenths it reminds me in in a controlled certain manner. But when dialed back to normal rate this is a very respectable handler well worth the money. Tried all the competitors and this is the best value. No regrets at all.

Excellent choice

4.9
hramos on 11/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did a good amount of research before deciding on the Outlander. The three crossover SUVs that were in the running was the Honda CRV, Toyota Rav4 and the Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander has a smooth ride and is quick! It can pick up speed on the highway fast and before you know it you are hitting 80 or 90 but it’s so smooth you won’t notice it. Cool looking inside and out. Great car for the money.

Outstanding Outlander

4.9
Russ on 11/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One year of ownership. Love the car, not perfect, but love it nontheless. Very responsive, comfortable, and fun to drive. Lots of room and storage space. Torque steer can be pronounced, but have learned to deal with it. Have averaged just what the EPA says on fuel mileage. Would buy again.

A Great Standout

4.9
Brian on 11/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great for its class and offers more for the money than any of the competition's. It looks good and is very fun to drive. It is an athletic yet comfortable car that has always been great so far. It is faster and more agile than most other small SUVs and has a host of great standard features. I also really like the gauge computer and the 6-speed auto is unheard of in this class. Also, the 4WD system is great and I highly recommend it for buyers who encounter snow and slick road conditions like I do.

Good Decision

4.9
ddurham on 11/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great mpg if you drive conservatively which the info screen will help you achieve if that's your goal and at $3.33 a gal, it's becoming mine. I noticed the throttle lag during a test drive but found a service bulletin on the forums and the dealer took care of reprogramming the ECM right away. The lag is no longer there.

The best SUV you've never heard of

5
SUVfan on 11/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the Outlander looking for a very safe, very well equipped family vehicle that still had the styling a young man would appreciate. This had it all. It has a great, fuel efficient 6 cylinder engine, a state of the art safety cage/ front and side airbags combination, responsive breaks, the best sound system I have ever heard (Rockford Fosgate upgrade is a no-brainer), soft, comfortable leather, and it rides like a dream. What a great discovery!

One Solid SUV

4.9
goldenboy on 10/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the car late ma 2007 and I must say I'm very satisfied with the car's performance. The cabin & cargo area is very spacious. The interior geometry & functionality is superb, you'll have no problems finding extra space to store stuff. Despite its high stance, it rides and drives like a car w/very good handling and a comparably comfortable ride. Put it on 4WD lock & you'll be surprised how well it handles twisty roads at moderately high speeds. Power-wise, you may not take off like a rocket but there's a lot of it to pass and climb steep terrain. Overall, this is a great car. It certainly deserves more credit than what most other reviews give it.

Painful Like-affair

3.8
20vcq on 10/17/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I want so much to like this vehicle. Drives well under 140 kmph and gets very floaty and a little twitchy over that. AWD is not up to quality and useability of either Subaru or Audi - not by a long way. But it's o.k. Road noise is higher than I would have expected and clangy doors are a disapointing sound. The auto transmission is my biggest disappointment. 6 speeds and paddle shifters are cool but the constant downshifting and that annoying 400 rpm drop after every downshift makes long trips less than as enjoyable.

Great value and best towing in class

4.8
Fish on 10/16/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my LS 4wd for a month and I feel I made a good purchase. The performance is only average. It isn't nearly as fun to drive as the Mazda CX-7 that I test-drove. But I think the Outlander is a much better overall value.

Great value SUV

4.9
J on 10/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned 10 months, driven 11,000 miles, & this is my take. Solid, responsive, fun to drive, overall great vehicle for the price. Have done a couple of 1000 mile road trips & found it to be very comfortable & a great performer. Am astounded with morning commute fuel economy being consistently over 30 mpg. Freeway average is 23-24 mpg, which is okay but expected more given commute mpg is so high. Pet peeves - the all round low quality interior, hard to see orange display in sunlight, & wind noise on drivers side. Observations - can be awkward getting cup in/out of holder with arm rest pulled forward, & swaying in high wind on freeway. If improvements below were made, would definitely buy again!

Never thought of Mitsubishi

5
JPA1 on 10/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Thanks to Edmunds I added the Outlander to my list of SUVs. Also looked at the CR-V and the RAV4. I got it with the upgraded sound and navigation system. If you can swing them they are worth it. Being 60+ my wife and I like not having hop up or crouch down to get in. All and all a good vehicle for the buck. Thanks Edmunds.

My "Winter Car"

5
jeremydb2112 on 10/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After being sick of struggling around in a rear wheel drive sports car in the snow I decided it was time to purchase a winter car and something with some room to transport items. I debated just about every small SUV and drove quite a few. I wasnt even looking at the Outlander until a good friend (Mitsu owner) told me I should give it a try. The dealer let me borrow it for the afternoon and that is all it took. The car drives great, rides as well as a family member's Lexus RX 300. The MMCS (Mitsubishi Multi Communications System) is awesome and has just about every feature available. I rarely drive the sports car now as this is a better ride and still great fun to drive!

Sporty and Fun

4.9
outlander driver on 09/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my LS 2WD Outlander for one month now and love it so far. It is getting great gas mileage, about 24 in the city, and it is so fun to drive. Has all the necessary features plus some extras. I did my research and test drove the CRV and RAV4 and didn't think they had near as much power. They weren't as fun to drive either. For the money, the Outlander is the way to go.

Great SUV!!

5
john e on 09/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking at several brands we checked out the Outlander thanks to Edmunds information. We love it. It is sporty, great fuel economy, handles great and has a killer sound system (optional 650 watt). She was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee w/a v8 and does not miss it. A Honda or Toyota this size will cost more and the Outlander is made in Japan!

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

3.9
Johnny Appleseed on 09/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

The V6 engine is strong, but hard acceleration off the line results in heavy torque steer coupled with tires (Yokohama) that do not provide enough traction for the amount of power this vehicle delivers. Ride is silky smooth, but a bit loud by today's standards. Steering column controls are good as well as climate controls, but radio controls are too small. As deeply inset as the speedometer and odometer are, they still have glare when sunny. Seating is comfortable, but cloth is thin and feels cheap. The 2nd row seatbacks are a bit low for adults, but they recline and move fore and aft for added comfort. Front and rear armrests are too short even for average size adults.

Best bang for your buck!

5
klas on 09/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've compared them all, (RAV4, CR-V, Santa Fe, CX-7, etc.) and as soon as I test drove Outlander I fell in love. It's not just the styling, but everything else you get for the price. Go and price it!

Out Everything ;)

4.9
marcjho on 09/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very happy with my purchase, and for the price paid it stands alone. I'm a tall person (6'5) and I have plenty of room to spare. It's a very smooth and comfortable ride. I took it on a 3 hour road trip over labor day weekend and it's pleasure to drive, especially with the upgraded stereo system. :)

So much more for the money

5
jhc003 on 09/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased a new 2007 Mitsu Outlander XLS AWD and so far I am very happy with the decision. This car has a number of great features and is very stylish inside and out. Drove a Honda CR-V and some others but this seemed like the best way to go. Standard V6 blows away the competition and I also like the drive selector switch that lets you control 2WD, on demand AWD and full time AWD. I've been getting great gas mileage on mixed driving (I've even averaged over 27 mpg on my regular commute just the other day). Have felt some swaying with heavier winds which did surprise me. This SUV feels like a mid sized SUV in terms of interior space and with the V6 but gets the gas mileage of a compact.

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

4.9
07XLSDiamond on 09/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car had nearly everything I wanted in a small to midsize SUV. I use it as my daily driver. I got the Diamond White Pearl XLS FWD model with all the bells and whistles except the DVD package. I got the navigation package with 40G hard drive, sunroof, leather, bluetooth, SIRIUS radio (I'd have prefered XM), etc. The gas mileage is okay, around 21.6 average. Mitsubishi owners are also a great bunch of people, this is my second Mitsubishi; I own an Eclipse too.

Out Class, Out Run, Out Do, Out Price

5
Outclass on 08/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great value compared to competitors in its class (Rav4, CR-V, Santa Fe). It offers more standard and at better pricing than its competitors. It's got more power standard compared to its competitors, and is roomy enough to fit 4 large adults. Exterior styling is excellent and doesn't look the part of a "cute ute". I would recommend anyone looking into purchasing a mid to small SUV to look in to this vehicle if they want the most for their money.

Excellent driver accessibility

4.8
RonK on 07/30/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

First impression after 650 miles is that vehicle is built like a swiss watch, very precise. Compared to 4 other SUVs and features/price could not be beat. Very impressed with warranties/roadside assistance offerings. Speaks to manufacturer confidence in vehicle. However, having said all this, vehicle does have peculiarities, which I cover in suggested improvements.

Fast, fun and good looking

5
tonio on 07/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great small SUV, very quick and agile, fun to drive, quiet and fast. Great on gas and warranty.

Very Satisfied

4.8
jack on 07/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've received nothing but compliments about exterior and interior. It's perfect for me and my daughter. Would rather it had a little more power but it's more than sufficient. Handling is great, and gas mileage around town is just about 20, not bad for an suv. Have not used the flip up seats, but have comfortably sat 5. Rear seat belts are difficult to latch for an adult (narrow positioning). So far I love this vehicle. Mine was loaded with everything but a rear dvd player, all the toys are well worth it.

Blk 07 Outlander (my perfect fit!)

4.9
qqt414 on 07/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After doing much research on the CR-V, RAV4, and other small SUVs, I finally chose the 07 Outlander and after a few thousand miles of driving I feel I definitely made the right choice. Love the sporty exterior and interior styling as well as features such as the Rockford system (best system in the class by far) and the great fold down tailgate design that I have used a lot. Also you get the best leather in the class plus all the tech gadgets that make me happy. Sporty handling, well weighted steering, and a joy to drive. Decent fuel economy compared with RAV4 and CR-V, but the benefits definitely outweigh! Test drive it and you will be surprised!

I dig it

5
franchinboy on 07/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for about 3 months now and I love it! Definitely not a mom SUV. I'm a 29 yr old male who has previously owned a Mazda RX-8 and Audi TT. Great transition vehicle for me. All the upgrades are worth it, wouldn't have gotten it without them. This car is very fun to drive too. I've never noticed any road or wind noise. The 3rd row seat is small, but my wife rode back there once, she is 5'7, and said it wasn't bad. Just couldn't do for a long road trip. Front seats are very comfortable, back seats a little more stiff. Fuel economy is great IMO, a lot better than my previous Mazda. All around, a very cool ride.

Surprise winner

4.9
Sunnyvale on 07/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We were looking for a green car with if possible style and performance. Test drove the CRV, Pilot, Highlander and a hybrid Escape. None came close to the Outlander in style and performance. In CA the engine is rated PZEM and is the cleanest non-hybrid SUV out there, I think. The big surprise was that we can fit both our road bikes in the back upright! None of the others could do this. And the mini tailgate is very convenient. A solid, nice handling, luxurious little/big SUV.

Outlander 2007

4.5
Mother of Twins on 07/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's fun to drive. Handles very well in curves, even in really sharp curves. It accelerates quick and it is fast for a small SUV. It has a lot of cup holders. It has more than one storage compartment, not only the regular glove box. The seat hugs so you can't slide when turning. It is a fun SUV to drive and cool looking.

Much Better than RAV4 and CRV

5
Great SUV on 06/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The XLS with all the options easily surpasses both the Honda CRV and Toyota's RAV4. It comes with features one only gets on much more expensive vehicles. It's exceptional value for money and looks great. I spent weeks researching small SUVs and am very happy with my purchase. This car is really a diamond in the rough.

Love it

4.9
SRR MAUI on 06/16/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned Toyota and Honda for the last 30 years and have no complaints. I test drove and researched the Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4 thoroughly before reaching the conclusion the Outlander far exceeds these two in quality, ride comfort, and value. The Outlander has great style, a 6 speed transmission that is smooth and perfectly balanced. It is quiet inside and has a fantastic Rockford Fosgate stereo and bluetooth.

My first car is a total winner

4.9
Dr. Ann on 06/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my very first car! Since I got it in January, I've been very, very, very happy with it. Every aspect is just right. I didn't want to spend a lot of money as I just started working, but just needed a car to move my kid to school and places. Our Britax convertible car seat fits perfectly, and when I tell my friends this new Outlander has the latest-tech rigid anti-crash frame (called R.I.S.E.) as well as six advanced-tech airbags, plus 5-star frontal crash test result from the NHTSA, they are impressed. Great value!

Amazing New Redesigned Outlander

5
hgarmarr on 06/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent driving performance, good road handling. Stylish looks and very comfortable interiors. Very useful features.

Buy this

5
J on 05/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ok, I'll make this short because I could go on forever. About a year ago I ordered a brand new 2007 BMW X3, it came with all the options I wanted, and boy did it go fast in a straight line. It didn't do much else, and I returned it and its $50k pricetag this March (after putting 5k miles on it). Yes I took a loss, and yes you can laugh, but the bottom line is that I realized you can spend a ton less and still get great cars. The point of telling you that is that I absolutely love my new Outlander that is $20k less than the BMW. This time, I researched/testdrove/etc. every other small SUV out there and the Outlander beat them all.

Great performance, great value

4.9
Brett on 05/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have been driving my 2007 Outlander ES for a while now. Styling is exactly what I'd always liked and build quality seems solid so far. Interior appointments are excellent even on my base model. A real pleasant surprise is all Outlanders come with car alarm standard (good for saving on insurance). Long warranty is generous and transferable to 2nd owner. Performance is the best part and what makes this SUV stands out from other compact to midsized SUVs. It's got enough zoom and zip to make driving fun. Great compact SUV!

The Outlander made me a believer in Mitsu

5
Jerry on 05/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mitsubishi Outlander won me over with its great power, smooth acting 6 speed auto transmission, high technology car with GPS, blue tooth, fast key, satellite radio, high output audio, xenon headlights, MP3/6 CD changer, ABS, EBD, ASC systems, MIVEC, TPMS, HDD navigational system and DVD/CD player.

Everything you want

5
theddy on 05/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best looks on the outside. Inside is roomy and comfortable. I have the luxury package, sun & sound, and the accessory navigation package that I can't live w/out. Hard drive based nav is fast and the music server that expels the iPod is cool. It has a powerful v6 engine that outruns those four cylinders. but still very fun to drive. It has the best features in its class. Some standard features are additional costs to the competition. The split open tailgate liftgate is very clever idea that adds the best convenience in cargo handling, unlike those that open sideways with bulky doors with tires on it which blocks your way. The best bang for the buck, best SUV on the track.

Nice car

4.9
Bob on 05/18/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our recent trip of over 800 miles in our '07 Outlander was a pleasure. We consistently got 28-29 mpg at highway speeds. The manual shift option is fun and easy to use. There is plenty of room in the rear for baggage. how can you not love the exceptional 5 year bumper to bumper warranty? We have downsized from ford Explorers and are seeing a big difference in economy. I really like this car.

Back to the drawing board

4
Poor man's car on 05/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Well where do I start, engine and trans are good, radio excellent, seats are are comfy but the material is awful. Like the drop down tailgate. Had the protection package put on to spruce it up otherwise it looked too plain.

One Punishing Ride

4.3
Alltone on 05/07/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A kidney belt might be a nice option, you will feel every crack and bump in that supposedly smooth black top. The ride is harsh and tiring, like a bicycle with touring wheels, otherwise the car is a joy. We got the basic $20k model, upgraded to leather, moon roof, CD changer, 10 yr warrantly.

Before you buy that CR-V or RAV

5
tim boyler on 05/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Despite its power, towing capacity, and sure-footed 4WD, this vehicle drives like a car. The ride feels solid, the features are great. I love the FastKey system, the stereo, and the abundance of cup holders. Seat warmer warms seat AND back. Paddle shifters for those who want more control. MP3 player jack too. The Outlander is really fun to drive, and the partial-zero emissions and great mileage make me feel environmentally responsible. I'm very happy with this purchase. You can get a 4WD, V6, superior stereo, sunroof, 3rd row seat (ok it's wimpy), leather, GPS navigation built-in with 30GB hard drive (10GB of which can store MP3s) for well under 30k. You can't beat that.

Good Mom Mobile

5
ivan on 05/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price it's great. My suggestion is to splurge and get the XLS with all the options. You will wish you had if you don't. Great mom car, better and much more style then a mini van. Handles well and has a safe feel.

Great Value

4.8
ARS on 04/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I like this vehicle more and more each day. It drives nice and has a lot a cool features. I find the engine a little soft on immediate acceleration, but find it very responsive afterwards. The third road seat is not that useable and I would like to have that as an option to get the extra storage. The clamshell rear opening is very versatile. I found you can lower the tailgate and close the top hatch to haul longer items like boards. I feel like I am driving a high class vehicle but not paying the high price. It is a real value!

Excellent Value

4.4
Pete on 04/26/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Outlander for 3 weeks and so far I am very happy. I have the luxury and s&s packages. The ride is a good balance between sport and comfort. I like the exterior and interior look. It has tons of features for the money and is very versatile.

Best Kept Secret

4.5
JayWa on 04/21/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Outlander marks the end of a long search to replace my 1995 Aurora. It stomps the Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V on looks, warranty and practicality; it is more driveable and gets better mileage than the Dodge Dakota; and it has more usable storage than the Dodge Magnum with much better visibility. Performance is not what I enjoyed with the Aurora's V-8, but the Outlander has acceptable zip (on regular gas) and gets better mileage - almost 22 mpg on my daily in-town/Interstate commute. The 650-watt stereo and 10-inch subwoofer are fun to show off, but if you aren't into rap then I would suggest you stick with the standard system and use the extra $$ to take this on a vacation.

Great Vehicle

4.9
Archquark on 04/17/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just retired in March 07, 2007 and the wife and I wanted a vehicle for trips to Nova Scotia from our home in Ontario. We looked into several other SUVs but we both liked the Outlander right away. It has a lot things that appeal to us. Comfortable seats, ability to switch to manual control (we both drive manuals, mine 2001 Jetta TDI and her a 2004 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe) 4 wheel disc ABS with EBD, active skid control, great sound system etc. Just wish they had made third seat an option and left more room for storage for all us boomers whose children are in their 20s and 30s.

A Great Competitor!

4.6
Amelia on 04/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my XLS about a month and a half now, and I love it. It's fun to drive and runs very nicely. Compared to others in the same car segment, this one is the clear winner as far as I'm concerned. Toyota and Honda don't offer as much at this price level, and to boot, I think the Outlander is a good-looking car, especially with the 18" wheels and LED tail lights which are normally found in higher-priced vehicles. Mitsubishi's attempt to include a 3rd-row seat is the only big minus I find with this car.

Love my new 07 Outlander

5
MitsuFanCanada on 04/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2007 Outlander providers the right balance between price and performance. Just had our first "road trip" GTA East out to Niagara Falls. Handled well, great travelling through the traffic on the 400 series highways and the fuel economy wasn't bad. I think I'll enjoy driving this SUV for a long time.

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

3.4
charlie b on 04/04/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

500 miles on it in 5 days and inital impression is that it is an average riding and average comfort vehicle that gets decent gas mileage. It is a small suv but the interior seating room is good. The engine and tranny combine for very decent power and fuel efficiency.

Best small suv

5
Michael Boyer on 04/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove and researched most of the new small and mid-sized SUVs available: Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav-4, Mazda CX-7, Acura RDX, Suzuki Grand Vitara, and the just released Land Rover LR2. I was really pumped about the LR2, but came away disappointed, with an SUV like drive, cramped second row seats, and small trunk. The CX-7 was the most fun to drive, but the Outlander is not far behind. It has a nicely revving engine and the manual shifting is very smooth. The Outlander simply was the best fit in terms of driving comfort and response, utility, and value. I passed on the nav but got the sun/sound and luxury. I have only driven 300 miles or so, but am very pleased so far.

Great Vehicle for the Price

5
Love It on 03/21/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had our Outlander about three months now and love it. My husband comes home with a smile on his face after driving around in his Outlander all day. We looked at the RAV4 - too expensive with the V6, the CR-V - didn't have enough power, and the Jeep Compass - just not what we were looking for.

Vader

5
Michael Kroll on 03/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had wanted to replace my 2001 F150 Supercrew with a new Mustang, but that was not practical with one offspring still in collage. The Outlander seemed to be the best bet for our needs. So far this vehicle has surpassed all of my expectations! I have hauled quite a few boxes (my mother is in the process of moving) and have torn up the roads using the F1 style paddle shifters. They took a bit of getting familiar with, since I am used to manual gearboxes such as in my wife's mustang GT, but once I did, there is no way that I will use the full on auto, unless the wife is with me. (She likes good gas mileage). Also, the Rockford/Fosgate kicks!

Redesigned Outlander

4.6
gene guy on 03/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Since buying the newly redesigned Outlander LS we have been extremely pleased with its styling, driveability, and quality. Many of the features that are present in this "small SUV" give the impression of a vehicle that cost more than it actually did. Its good stability on the highway and an excellent braking system lend themselves to a feeling of a secure, stable platform and ride. We really enjoy this vehicle. And one final thing, the low profile drop down rear gate really helps when you are trying to load things into the back cargo area.

Best Compact Available

4.9
Linda S on 03/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove most CUVs and once in the Outlander XLS, there was no turning back. Our second choice was the RAV4, but it didn't have the nice features and the swing tailgate/tire would be annoying when launching our boat. The Outlander will be great with the lift gate and tail gate. The Navigation system is impressive and in winters, the Active Skid Control and 4WD are a must for ND winters. The warranty is top notch.

Near luxury at a Fantastic Price

4.9
Mitsu convert on 03/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did lots of research before buying my Outlander. In a nutshell, I found that for about $10,000-$15,000 more you could get a luxury SUV with SLIGHTLY better performance, SLIGHTLY better handling, a SLIGHTLY better interior (if you like the fake wood look), and similar technology and safety features. I figured I'd keep the 50% premium and get a great small SUV with beautiful styling (like a Lexus RX 300 with a boxier rear), great tech features (NAV, Bluetooth, phenomenal stereo w/Music Server!), a clean, simple dash and interior, all the handling/power/safety features I required, and the space and features I wanted (3rd row, lots of storage). The '07 Outlander is a fantastic vehicle, I highly recommend it.

Sharp SUV!

4.9
LD810 on 02/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just leased an Outlander XLS five days ago, and so far I'm very impressed! I got it with the Luxury Package and the Sun-and-Sound Package. The ride is excellent and so are its cornering and handling in general. The V6 engine is smooth and provides plenty of power. The exterior and interior have great fit and finish, and interior materials look nice and of good quality. It has plenty of storage space and it's full of great features. It is very roomy and comfortable. It has great bucket seats! The 3rd-row seats are tiny, but I have no need for them, so it's not an issue. Overall, there's not much competition out there for the quality and price. I think it's the leader in its class.

Right Size and Great Value

4.9
John on 02/21/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We compared cross-over SUVs and the Outlander was clearly the best value. Our first requirement was front wheel drive or 90/10 AWD (which eliminated the Nissan Xterra and others). Our second requirement was no premium fuel (which eliminated the new Mazdas, the Nissan Murrano, and most turbos). Our third requirement was 6-cylinders, which eliminated the Honda CR-V. That only left the Outlander, Toyota RAV4 and Hundai Sante Fe as options. The RAV4 was too small and the spare tire on the hatch is annoying. The interior of the Sante Fe was cheap/ugly. The Outlander outclassed the competition, especially with the 100,000 mile/10 year warranty. I am still very happy after a month of driving.

I Love It

5
Happy owner on 02/16/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a small crossover SUV. My requirements were: engine on the stronger side, full safety equipment, including side airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Research this online, this is of utmost importance and will be mandatory starting in 2012. The RAV4 engine is a bit stronger but cost more and you get fewer features. I didn't like anything about the CR-V, not to mention the looks and the small engine. The Mazda CX-7 costs more and looks too much like a minivan. If it was only looks I'd take the Xterra, but it has the finesse of a truck (it's not a crossover). Jeep and the other American small SUVs that I looked at didn't have ESC. The Outlander has more than any other vehicle I looked at.

Great All Around Compact SUV

5
OTO on 02/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle handles like a dream, better than my previous (sports) car! And yet it feels extremely comfortable.

Make Some Heads Turn...

5
TXHillCoutryFamily on 02/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun ride. It's not to big, not to small, and really eye catching. Nope it's not a RAV4, not a Lexus, guess again...it has a clean design inside and out, with great handling and zip. My wife and I fight to drive it. The Outlander has great overall features for the price.

Great Mid-size SUV

5
jedidude75 on 02/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We recently purchased a 2007 Outlander with everything, navigation, the Rockford Fosgate speakers, Bluetooth, 4 wheel drive, XLS and sunroof. The vehicle is a steal for its price! The navigation needs some map upgrades, but overall this SUV is excellent!

Love My Outlander!

5
Jennifer on 02/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Let me start off by saying I wanted the Nissan Murano or the Mazda CX-7, but my husband wanted me to look at the Outlander just to see what it offered. I was so impressed with the standard features and price on the Outlander that we walked away with a fully loaded one at just over $30,000. This is something that CAN NOT be done with the Murano or CX-7. There are so many features on this vehicle that I am still trying to figure them out. You must go see it for yourself to fully appreciate it. The 3rd row seats are small but I knew this when I bought it. My kids (ages 10 and 12) don't mind sitting back there on short trips. I keep the seat folded down for space but it's nice to have it when needed.

'07 Outlander LS Praise

4.9
Bob on 02/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My '07 Outlander LS has less than 1,000 miles, but it has already delighted me with its good gas mileage. I recently got 28.6 mpg on a 150 mile trip and for a while was actually averaging over 29. The vehicle is spunky when it needs to be. Its controls are well placed and easily accessible. The dash is easy to read. The 6-speed tranny is great, and gives you freedom to shift easily into a higher or lower gear. For example, down shifting for engine braking. This is a comfortable car for even a 6 footer like me and how can you beat the 10 year/100K mi. warranty? Weak spots in design? Maybe it's a bit difficult to see behind yourself, but no more so than in most SUVs. This is a very good buy for the buck.

Unsatisfied

3.6
outout on 02/02/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

My '07 Outlander has excessive wind-noise...the worst I have seen in any vehicle. The wind noise just gushes inside the cabin. I just keep wondering how Mitsubishi spoiled an otherwise great vehicle with nice value and features, because they did not take care of small things like proper cabin insulation.

Great value for the money

4.8
Lantgeo on 02/01/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my 2003 Infiniti FX45 for an Outlander. I needed a more practical vehicle. The good: I paid $25,000 for a demo model with leather, a sweet stereo, and navigation. It drives like a car, handles OK for an SUV, I love the paddle shifters, the 3rd row comes in handy for kids and short trips, and the fold down tailgate is a great idea. The Bad: It has pronounced wind noise from the driver's side window, it has initial acceleration hesitation, the fog lights cannot be used with hid's, and the doors have to be slammed to shut. These are all minor issues. This is a good vehicle overall.

It's New and It's Fun!

5
Mickey on 01/31/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this vehicle a couple of days ago and I am very impressed so far by its quality and the fun to drive factor, while getting great gas mileage.

Very Pleased...

5
xcell on 01/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am having a blast with my new Outlander. After months and months of research for a compact SUV this has been a perfect buy. I have almost 4,000 miles on it and it has performed flawlessly.

Great SUV

4.9
hansp1 on 01/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this SUV for two weeks and can't say enough good things about it! There is a lot of bang for the buck here! What you get for your dollar is not to be believed! I had a Subaru Outlander that I loved and was quite honestly looking at a new one when I decided to check this car out. It was really no contest!

Perfect for Our Young Family!

4.4
crosstrack21 on 01/23/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We've been looking for something our two year old would enjoy as much as my wife and I would. And we found it. My wife loves the sunroof, and I love the sound system (subwoofer is my favorite part!). Our daughter sits high enough to finally see out of the window and I have peace of mind with the Anti-skid control and enough airbags for any situation. The gas mileage is great for an SUV, but obviously not as good as our Nissan Altima. The XLS model is worth the extra money! We love this SUV! It has the best warranty available and the customer service is extremely pleasant.

My '07 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS

3.9
starflare21 on 01/22/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle's "ups" are the paddle shifters which make for fun spirited runs, aggressive styling cues both in and out, and a fairly decent engine. The "downs" are I personally do not like the choice of interior fabric. It is said to be better for stains, but in fact it attracts more lint and holds in stains/marks worse and takes much more effort to clean and to keep it that way. The 3rd row seat is useless and horribly uncomfortable. Other than the these things, I love that you can fold the rear seats for better room (though I wish they kept the power folding rear seats that's on the Japanese OEM model). Overall I'm satisfied with my purchase though it's a shame my local dealer is really rude and continues to be.

Underrated in My Book

4.9
Marc on 01/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Outlander for three days. I'm an auto fanatic and very particular. I wanted a crossover for good gas mileage and handling. Nothing else out there gives you the features in terms of safety, comfort, technology, and styling that you will find in the Outlander. Don't get the "It's a Toyota, or Honda" name sell you. The material quality is not a 10, but seriously feel its competitors and it's on par, but with a MUCH better execution. It's quite and comfortable. It's like driving a lifted car. It provides sporty performance with great gas mileage. The warranty is another factor to consider. I traded in a Jeep Liberty and couldn't be happier. Don't be scared about first year model, its been out in Japan for a couple of years.

Wow!

5
Jeff on 01/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I currently own a 2004 Outlander, so I'm familiar with the quality of the brand. My wife traded her 2005 Subaru Outback for the 2007 XLS 4WD. We absolutely love this car. The ride is great and the vehicle is fun. I tried to talk her out of the navigation system, but we got it and it is awesome. The wheels, stereo, and of course the engine are all quite an improvement over the 2004 model. We compared it to the CR-V, Saturn, Toyota and Subaru (Outback and Tribeca) and nothing comes close to matching the engineering marvel of this vehicle. Note: there is no new car leather smell to this vehicle. The odor absorbing headliner keeps the car smelling, well, clean. Which is nice, since we have dogs. Give this car a look

There was no doubt which was the best!

4.8
evorg on 01/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I tried all the SUIVs - Honda, Mazda, The Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tuscon, and the Saturn VUE. The Outlander blew them out of the water! It is the best buy with the best options and best warranty.

Wow!

4.5
Alvey on 01/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Outlander an amazing vehicle all around! It has lots of room, the back seats recline and move forward, and back and best of all is it has a left hand cup holder for the driver right by steering wheel! The doors are hard to close and the u-joints are not very good, but other than that, this is an awesome vehicle. It is so cool. The third row seating is perfect for a young family!

Nice SUV

4.1
Pib on 01/07/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I hadn't planned on looking at the Outlander as I'd never heard of it. I'm glad that I found out about it! Compared it with CR-V, RAV4, Santa Fe, etc...which are all fine vehicles, the Outlander hit all the right points on what I was looking for. What I especially like is that it gives me almost all the things I would want in a larger SUV in a smaller and more fuel-efficient size.

It's Been a Fun Vehicle So Far!

4.5
mucool on 12/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I am not a person that takes much risk or buys anything impulsively. But when I decided to buy the Outlander 2007, that's how friends and family thought of me. But so far, I have been happy with my new ride! We were almost going for the RAV4 , after evaluating CX-7, CR-V, Tribeca, when the Outlander came out. The Outlander is by far the best value for money for this segment. Its fun owning a car with a super cool navigation system, music system, Bluetooth combined with a V6 and not so useful but yet handy 3rd row seat. I am just waiting for the NHTSA crash test results, and if it gets a 5 star rating, then I am totally satisfied with what I got. Despite all the negative history on Mitsubishi, this vehicle rocks!

Extremely Happy!

4.8
euler21 on 12/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got my Outlander LS 4WD a week ago, and I think I just might be in love. I've always owned GMs, but I needed an SUV for the headroom (6'4"). Most SUVs have terribly boring styling, but this thing is beautiful! It just looks like nothing else on the road. I traded in an '04 Grand Prix, and I love the fact that I can fit in a vehicle, without it feeling like a massive SUV.

Outeverything!

4.5
evolander on 12/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Outlander handles like a car - a good handling car at that. It's quiet, there is nothing is flimsy in the interior. The vehicle fully equipped is an amazing value with many features the competition doesn't even offer. The transmission is very adept at shifting and selecting gears. Its gas mileage is right about what you would expect for a mid-sized sedan. With electronic brakeforce, all wheel drive, and a six speed trans, this vehicle is sure-footed to say the least. The sound system is fantastic. I could go on and on but it scores very highly across the board. There is a knock that we hear in the suspension and some wind noise around the mirror, but we're still happy and will get that fixed. This truck has no real flaws and has had no failures.

Great Value for Your Money!

4.9
Arnold on 12/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my Outlander last month and I'm very satisfied with it. I test drove the RAV4 before buying the Outlander, and my wife and I felt dizzy after. It was not a smooth ride unlike the Outlander. I got all the options and the navigation is very helpful and accurate. The sound system is great. The hard drive in the sound system is wonderful as I store all my music in it. The vehicle handles itself well, even at high speeds on the freeway. Its cargo room is impressive. The fast key feature is wonderful and very helpful. Add to that the 5-year standard warranty and the 10-year powertrain warranty, and there's no other deal that can beat that at it's price (for under $30,000)!

Mitsubishi has raised the bar

4.9
LuvMyOutlander on 12/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I started shopping for a new car this fall, I never in a million years thought I would buy a Mitsubishi SUV. BUT... I did and I love it. Mitsubishi has raised the bar! This vehicle blows away anything else under $30,000. I wanted an Acura RDX, but couldn't swing the price. This truck gives me most of the features, almost the same performance and size at $10,000 less. I first read about about the new Outlander in InsideLine. I waited for a dealer to get one and then drove it. I loved it! I loved the features, the looks, the interior, everything! For a die-hard Honda/Acura guy like myself, the fact that I bought one, should tell you just how good it is.

A Must Buy!

5
Whitney on 12/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased the Outlander XLS 2WD today! I have to say, after searching for the past six months and doing some homework, this is the car to get. I test drove the CR-V, CX7, and Santa Fe, plus the old Trailblazer (previously owned). There is no comparison, this is the best and a definite MUST buy!

Great Buy

5
wen on 12/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car not to long ago and so far it has an awesome feel, an awesome drive, is very roomy, and is comfortable. I knew after seeing it online I had to go and test drive it since then I have been in love.

This is a Home Run for Mitsubishi

5
Ryan on 12/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove the Toyota RAV4 v6, Nissan Murano, and the Outlander XLS. After reading a lot of positive reviews of the RAV4 we test test drove it and it was a bit of a let down. The engine was great however everything else was not. The interior design is very old ladyish. My wife and I agreed on this. Also, the great gas mileage that the RAV4 sports is offset by the required premium fuel which translates into a 2.5 miles per gallon reduction from 29 to about 26-27 mpg when price adjusted for premium fuel when compared to outlanders regular unleaded needs. The Nissan Murano was nice, but way too expensive and interior felt too ritzy and not sporty enough.

Bang for the Buck!

4.6
ANiceRide on 12/04/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, I love this chariot! It's a nice ride. I purchased an Outlander XLS 4WD with navigation, the Sun & Sound package, and the Luxury package. THE GOOD: Engine power is adequate, (not afraid to pull out in traffic.) Fuel Economy is OK. (I'm seeing about 22-23 MPG in mixed driving.) Sound System w/ NAV is VERY NICE! Leather, heated seats, Bluetooth, sunroof, paddle shifters - nice and roomy, excellent warranty - all for just under $30,000 MSRP. (That's a bargain in my book - even more so considering I paid well under MSRP). THE BAD: Yes, it does have some wind noise around the A- pillars at highway speed. (But I just turn the stereo up!) In FWD mode there is a good amount of torque-steer when footing it (this is fine in 4WD Auto Mode).

My new '07 Outlander

5
rcpax on 12/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV has everything I can ask for, and much more. The engine gives a good response, the handling is superb, and the tech toys are abundant. this truck is way more than I would imagine for the price. The overall package for the price cannot be beaten by any competitor. The Outlander has all the qualities I could want for an SUV.

Best SUV for the Money

5
tommybo76 on 11/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I love this SUV. It gets great gas mileage, has lots of great interior features, a 10 year warranty, and all the safety features standard. This is a great SUV for the money.

A Lot of Car for a Little Money

4.8
TKO on 11/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had the car for a short time, but I haggled about what to buy for three weeks, test driving all kinds of cars. The only one I could compare this drive to would be the Subaru Tribeca, which was like $5,000 more expensive and took premium gas. I don't think you could get a vehicle filled with more features that drives as well as this for the same money. Don't be scared off by the estimated gas mileage either, I have been averaging around 22 MPG, which is not that bad.

Best Bang for the Buck

4.9
wymanc on 11/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought an Outlander ES and was surprised by the performance along with the list of standard features. Originally I was set on the new Honda CR-V, but felt it was too weak. My second choice was the Toyota RAV4, but I felt that the V6 engine was way too expensive. The Outlander is the perfect middle ground. I'm used to driving sporty cars and was surprised by how much better it handles than vans / SUVs I've driven in the past. The only negative I can think of right now is the fact the second row seats don't fold all the way flat down.

This truck is awesome!

5
blackb13 on 11/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Mitsubishi hit the nail on the head with this one. I test drove the competition: the CX-7, RAV4, CR-V, Murano, Santa Fe and Tribeca. Nothing came close for features, quality, and price. The Murano and Tribeca had slightly more front legroom, but aside from the small details, I couldn't justify the price. The CX-7 was OK (no BT feature), but couldn't justify the premium fuel requirement. Honda and Toyota weren't willing to deal at all (nasty attitude). Hyundai had no features and poor gas mileage. Our Outlander came loaded with HID's, LED tails, Navigation, Bluetooth, heated leather seats, and a 5yr/60k bumper to bumper, 10yr/100k powertrain warranty. FYI, you can get beige or black leather depending on color.

I Love It!

5
camerona2003 on 11/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just took home my Outlander. I am definitely happy with it. The inside is very comfortable. I have the aqua metallic XLS fully loaded. The audio system is awesome. It sounds like you are in a theater with the awesome surround sound. The seats (extra) are pretty hard to fold down, I'm still working on that, Anyway, I love it and you should definitely test drive it. I will check back later to remark on the gas mileage and if I have any problems.

Good SUV

5
Loveit on 11/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I looked at the Outlander, CR-V, Santa Fe, and RAV4. For the price and what you get it, the Outlander beats all of them. It comes with a better warranty, 4 wheel drive, a good looking interior and exterior, great safety features, and it's roomy. The CR-V we looked at had no 4 wheel drive, only a 4-cyl. engine, less horsepower, and a shorter warranty for a higher price.

Quality SUV for the Price

4.9
Ilikeit on 11/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Sante Fe. The pluses for Outlander include its 5yr/60000 bumper to bumper, 10yr/100,000 pwr train and 5yr/unlimited roadside assistance. It also had the V6 engine and 4 wheel drive. The CR-V we looked at had a shorter warranty, no 4 wheel drive, less horsepower and a 4-cylinder engine, with a higher price tag. The safety features and interior were comparable. So far we are very pleased with our choice for the short time we have had it.

Good Stuff

4.6
mitsudriver on 11/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought the Outlander ES and I really like to drive it. It has great pickup and it a real smooth ride on the highway. There is a lot of storage throughout the vehicle, with two glove compartments and dashboard storage.

Best Crossover Suv Every

5
Justin Dover on 11/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You will not find a better riding crossover SUV. It has more features than any vehicle of it's type on the road. It has the best navigation system built, the Lexus and the top end vehicles don't stand a chance.

Wowed and Thrilled!

5
robcal1 on 11/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2005 Toyota RAV4. I bought it for its "reliability, but I had so many problems with it! So when I saw that Mitsubishi had a new Outlander coming out I test drove it and got rid of the Toyota. The quality amazed me. I didn't expect it from Mitsubishi. I read all the time about Mitsubishi doing things wrong. I think they're seriously underrated. I'm very satisfied. I love the fast key. The Outlander is big, but it's cool and the paddle shifters are NICE! The 3rd row is more for kids than adults. The a/c is amazing! In the previous review something was said about torque steer, I haven't really encountered it at all. I could go on about this. Mitsubishi has REALLY stepped up on this one. You can't beat the price and warranty!

The Best

5
Adam on 11/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander is a very nice vehicle. I think it's the best.

'07 Outlander Exceeds Expectations

5
Thomas Terry on 11/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Finally, an SUV built for the next generation. But guess what, my Dad owns it now. Mitsubishi means business here with a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and a 5 year/60,000 basic. This vehicle's state of the art navigation and music package is something to behold. The 30GB hard drive allows you to store digital music for listening playback any time at your convenience.

Great Job Mitsubishi!

4.6
New Mitsu fan on 11/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the Outlander's peppy V6 engine. It has a quiet ride and is fun to drive. It also has a great suspension, not too firm, not too soft. It comes with lots of features such as keyless ignition and Bluetooth that are not even available in other makes at this price. It is switchable between FWD, AWD and 4WD. Who else offers this at this price? It has fantastic build quality. It's made in Japan with 100% Japanese parts content. After owning Toyota, Mazda, and Nissan products, I've got to say I'm impressed with the '07 Outlander. Mitsubishi really did well with the design of this product. I can see why this outsells the RAV4 in Japan.

Exceptional Vehicle

5
Tim S. on 11/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very impressed with everything about this vehicle. I test drove the vehicle the day it came out (Friday Nov 3rd, 2006), and it blew my mind. I test drove the Honda CR-V, the Jeep Compass, Toyota RAV4, and the Outlander blew them out of the water. Its turning radius, acceleration, and handling are absolutely amazing. The one thing I was a little skeptical about the 27/20 gas mileage until I drove it to work and averaged 23 MPG! Are you kidding me? A 220HP V6 SUV averaging 23 MPG that's not a hybrid? All I can say is WOW.

A Bit Disapointed!

4.5
gardengroveguy on 11/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This new Outlander is light years ahead of the outgoing one. It even rates above the new Rav4 and C-RV, in most respects. It is a better value, more stuff, and great quality. And here comes the "but!" This thing has the worse case of torque steer that I have experienced since I owned a 200 hp front wheel drive Fiat! Stomp on the gas and you better be holding onto that steering wheel, with both hands. And she wanders on the freeway, it feels like it's up on tip-toes...wandering! And bring your Dramamine, because the rocking movements caused by diving when braking and accelerating will cause sea-sickness! Nice effort Mitsu...but you missed out on the important stuff...like being able to drive it smoothly!


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