We just returned from Florida in our 2015 Outlander. We found it quiet and comfortable. Running 75 and 80 mph no problem, 27 mpg combined city and highway. Plenty of power for my wife and I. Outstanding value and warranty. I don't know what SUV the reviewers are driving but they are not typical commuters.
I had to get rid of my money pit Volvo XC90, my family needed a vehicle that would work for us, which also included a Bluetooth....and BAM the Mitsubishi Outlander popped up in my search...You can't beat the price! The gas mileage is amazing! the room in this thing is beyond our expectations! I have two carseats in the back, everyone is comfortable and happy..the backup camera is awesome! the push start is so handy with two little ones, the days of trying to find your car keys when jungle two little ones are over! the ECO MODE is fantastic! It feels so safe! I got the 10 year/100K mile bumper to bumper warranty, I will have this puppy for along time! very happy! A+
I normally would never have purchased a Mitsubishi anything but, while in Europe for work, I rented this model on 2 separate occasions. The first occasion was for a drive from Germany to Italy (11 hours from where I was). The car handled great, was very comfortable and roomy enough (I'm 6'7"), and the fuel economy really impressed me. The second occasion was to travel across Germany from the most western part to Berlin (7 hrs with traffic/road construction). There were 4 of us and we thoroughly enjoyed the comfort, size and the easy transition from highway to driving into the heart of the city. When it was time to buy a new vehicle I had absolutely no doubts as to what I wanted. I'm impressed with the V6 power and I like the ability to choose what type of driving performance at the touch of a button. With the AWD I don't worry about any sudden weather changes in winter or rainy season.
Best CUV Value in it's class, hands down-Should have its own class.
written on 03-27-2015
For the money, you can't beat the SE premium package. What CUV has 3 rows of leather seats (yes the third is smaller but how often do you have 7 people in your car), moon roof, Harmon K. sound system with sub, heated seats, motorized rear hatch, 31mpg hwy, etc for less than $25k. Overall we could not be happier with our purchase. Two minor areas they can fix, front passenger leg room, just a little more, and automatic running lights and headlamps. This should not be compared to the larger 3 row SUVs. This is a CUV+ comparable to the Rogue(no leather available w 3 rows). The new 2015 design looks way better and they got rid of that horrible grill from the 2014's.
Given some circumstances unique to my situation, I ended up having to purchase a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander in November. I did not set out to buy this kind of vehicle, and I did not know what I was going to be getting, but I have been very pleased with it after three months and several thousand miles. Based on my experience I would recommend this SUV to others in the market.