Cons: "Needs a little better insulation from road noise."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"When I changed from the original tires to a bit fatter, the ride improved from truck to car (sound and ride). Seems to be underrated by the pro reviewers. Get a true 22.5 mpg in city and 28 on the hwy. Third seat is sort of a joke - for small kids only. Tows trailer with ease. Might shift down a little too much during hill climbing. Interior is only OK. Absolutely no mechanical problems so far. Sound system good, handling good, driving easy. Too expensive to update
"I've owned my outlander for 5 years now and I am so happy I purchased it years ago. It's only in the shop for routine maintenance, it has a fabulous engine that MOOVES and the drop down tail-gate has come in handy for countless grocery runs, camping trips, and neighborhood chats.
It is not the most soundless cabin and the interior is definitely has economy finishes but if you are looking for an incredibly reliable, hardworking car with moderate comfort and the pickup and go you need to navigate crowded highways, then the mitsubishi outlander is the right car for you."
"I never expected this vehicle would exceed my expectations but it has. At 170,000 plus miles I have never experienced a single instance of a problem. Nothing, not even a light bulb burn out. I finally replaced the spark plugs at 130,000 miles only to find out the originals were still in decent shape but at $14 dollars a plug x 6 and the only option it was pricey I thought. The dealer had to install it since it requires removal of the intake manifold. One note for engine longevity is I started using synthetic the week I bought it new. I pull a 3500 lb enclosed trailer for the past 7 years and it still pulls as strong as it did when I bought it. The interior is immaculate with no noticeable deterioration. This is a true snow machine and will run circles in the snow around most other suv/cuv. And I have driven most. Mitsubishi excels in AWD area. The AWD and 4WD lock are amazing. It has never failed to get me to my destination even pushing snow with the bumper. So what else to say, nothing bad. I put a lot of miles on vehicles like this and usually trade in at 60,000 miles. I decided to keep this as my backup. Have had numerous offers from locals and a dealer who know the secret of this vehicles longevity and like the shark nose and sporty look. I bought a 2014 Ford Escape with the turbo upgrade but it will never replace this. I wish the body style had followed the 2007 but I may trade the Ford in on the new designed Mitusbishi 2016. If it is anything like the 2007, I will be happy. So if you can find a 2007 buy it! Otherwise take a chance on the 2016. I will let you know my results if I end up buying one. The 2007 will be with me till its end. I have never posted about any of my past vehicles but this one was the exeption. I will upgrade the pic I put up with my own to show how well it holds up to the 170000 miles."
Pros: "Price is right and has all the right features"
Cons: "Only the one safety recall"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My only complaint, which is why I didn't rate reliability as a 10, is that I had a safety recall on the ac blower but it was fixed for free. Other than that, I bought my 2010 Outlander used for about $8k. I got mine for a steel! I had only about 119k miles on her and to top it off it had all the proper maintenance done and it was the XLS trim with the 3.0 v6! The dealership really didn't know what they had. I have driven it all the way from Florida to D.C. with no issues. She drives like she's new and has been more than what I expected! I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a small suv that is sporty yet functional."
"Bought this car new off the dealers lot. Was loaded and end of the model year and got a great deal on it. Have had it 41/2 yrs now. Have never had new brakes with over 62,000 miles on it and dealer report brakes at over 50% still. Handles well and 6 cy engine provides plenty of power On a recent 140 mile trip, MPG was over 40. Usually in the high 20's for highway driving. My previous car was a Lexus and this car has features the Lexus didn't. The ability to aim the headlights from controls inside the car is one. Just love the way it looks and drives."