2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
It came down to the Outlander and RAV4. The Outlander looks a lot better, has a lot more technology and a superior warranty and provided more for the money. We really like the car and would highly recommend to anyone. If we had it to do all over we would buy the Outlander again.
Great exterior. Good handling. Safe-top ratings from IIHS, great xenon headlights. 4WD & skid control - excellent in bad weather. Flexible seating & cargo arrangements. Nice gadgets- paddle shiffters, nav, 30GB hard drive/media player, DVD player, sirius, bluetooth, etc. Great warranty.
Could have better fuel economy, we typically get 22 MPG. Some cheap touches - some cheap plastics, no light under the hood. Awkward height of driver seat arm rest. Ergonomics - difficult NAV/complex media player, some controls not in line of vision. Ride is a little rough.
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