Great for Around Town - 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: Great for Around Town

September 15, 2011

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First the good news. Our long-term 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE is great for around town. Running errands, short trips, and going out: it's good for all that due its manageable size, decent handling, and good utility. The Outlander Sport has a good-sized storage area, is easy to park, and you can squirt around traffic -- if you use the paddles. And I think it looks great too.

However, I wouldn't want to take it on long trips or a road trip. The suspension is OK, but the ride is a bit choppy, due in part at least, to the short wheelbase. And the engine is anemic and emits a droning noise. Sure those nice magnesium paddles keep the revs up and make things somewhat interesting. But I wouldn't want to climb the I-15 grades to Vegas in this thing. You would get squashed by the big rigs.

How about your ride? Is it better around town or on the open road?

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~14,000 miles

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