2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: "Flinty" Freeway Ride
April 14, 2011
This stretch of L.A.'s 405 freeway is constructed of concrete slabs and as such is notorious with ride/handling engineers. The high frequency ride qualities of the Mitsubishi Outlander GT don't like it at all, and our Director of Vehicle Testing, Dan Edmunds (an engineer who used to design and test suspension on the OE side of things) characterized this as, "too little compression damping." Ya, I'd say so. Jump with me to see the video.
I drive this stretch of 405 South almost daily and I can't think of another vehicle in our current long term fleet that does this. Unladen pickup trucks often do this; not crossovers.
Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 16,161 miles