Pros: "Great power, reliabilty, tons of standard features"
Cons: "Dash plastic should be a higher "touch" quality"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Great 4 and a half years, low miles but driven in all conditions and under various loads. Family duty car. Quick and nimble for an CUV, powerful, comfortable and quiet. Reliable, nothing but oil changes every six months, some for free with dealer coupons. Excellent warranty, but fortunately not needed. Exterior good looks, and on long trip (500 miles) with 7 occupants avg mpg of 25.6 at avg speed of 74 mph, on regular. On a twisty mountain road those magnesium paddle shifters came in very handy, and downshifts/upshifts are very quick for a smooth 6 speed auto tranny. Original tires were Goodyears low profile, but didn;t last long - replaced with Pirrelis (sp?) and car handles even better. Closest CUV, in this price range, to sport sedan. I wish the dash had higher touch quality but there are no squeeks or rattles yet. True utility car at a friendly price (if you don't go for leather and navi). Love the tail gate with 400lbs capacity and easy loading as well as as two hidden jump seats for kids. Excellent room for back passengers, with sliding and reclining back seats. Tons of standard features -bluetooth, paddle shiters, 6 cd changer DSC, ABS, many airbags, aluminum roof with roof racks. Great vehicle."
"I recently purchased a 2012 Outlander Sport which I have had for a month. I am extremely pleased with the car.
Pros: Great styling, roomy interior, a lot of nice touches (e.g., kleenex holder in center console), clean, uncluttered interior, comfortable seats, great Rockford sound system, great visibility, nice ride and, most important, great warranty.
Cons: For me, there really are no cons. Many reviews note the fact the engine could use a few more horses under the hood and view it as underpowered, I have not found that to be the case. Where I think the issue arises is with the CVT and the fact, that to achieve the best mileage, the CVT will lag a bit when upshifting. Rather than tromp the gas which only creates further lag, I've found two solutions: (1) when it starts to lag, back off the accelerator for a couple second then apply even pressure and it will pick up seemlessly or (2) use the paddle shifters which are great.
If you're in the market for a great SUV, I really recommend taking a look at the Outlander Sport."
Cons: "Noisy cabin, interior has too much plastic"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My parents bought a 2009 Outlander new. They got the base model since my dad is not a fan of paying more for extra features; "More things to go wrong" he always says. It's now mid-2016 and they still have the Outlander. It has been great and only routine maintenance has been done to it. I ended up driving it for a year while in college and my friends all thought it was a solid car. I would get about 23mpg which is great for a crossover. The biggest issue we have with the car is that it is a little too noisy in the cabin when you're on the highway. The interior also feels a bit too plastic. It has over 70,000 miles on it now and it feels like it could easily go another 70,000. I recommend the Outlander to anyone looking for a crossover or SUV that is light on the wallet and very reliable."
"We bought this car last November in saint Louis..and just last winter time it was put in to test when modot forgot to treat the road with salt.black ice was all over the city.thanks to its four wheel drive and wider tire it seems like aside from large pick up trucks and large suvs I'm the only one moving where almost all cars and compact SUVs created a mess along I-64. I would say its FWD feature is way much better than most suvs AWD capability. Plus the aluminum roof it has..it so handy when you are driving in a winding road.it so stable.you are not gonna swing all over your car.maybe it's because most its weights we're under you. Compare to the rav4 you have to hold on whenever your going around the corner.."