2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Needs Rev-Matched Downshifts
August 27, 2010
I like the feel of the shift paddles on our Outlander GT. There's a pleasing metallic weight to them as you pull back to shift. But I'd like them even more if the transmission was capable of rev-matched downshifts. It's not. So if you're braking and downshifting, the Outlander lurches annoyingly every time a lower gear is engaged.
For most regular vehicles with manual shift control but no paddles, I'm OK if there aren't rev-matched downshifts. But it seems to me that Mitsubishi has made a declaration of performance by adding paddles, so the Outlander should have the goods to back it up.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor