The Honda Thing - 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: The Honda Thing

June 07, 2011

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Friend of mine asked about a compact ute for his kid and said he was thinking about the Honda CR-V. I suggested the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport as well and said that maybe it gives you a little more for your money.

This is quite a comeback for a vehicle that we dissed so comprehensively when it first arrived. After nearly 10,000 miles, we’re actually liking the Outlander Sport.

Whether the Outlander Sport is really as good as a CR-V is a big subject, yet even to suggest that a Mitsubishi and Honda belong in the same sentence together is a pretty radical thought. It kind of tells me a couple of things.

First, Honda is still the standard of reference in so many categories -- the vehicle that frames the discussion and begins any comparison.

But something has also happened to Honda that makes all of us think other vehicles might be more compelling choices. We talk about what it is, but we can’t quite pin it down.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 9,800 miles.

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