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Don't believe the professional reviewers
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Dokako
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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I have had my 2016 Outlander SEL for about 5 months now. We had a 2006 outlander with 185XXX miles on before we purchased the 2016 and had no problems with it. I have thought for years now that the Consumer Reports test drivers are out of touch with the average driver. We don't all need Top of the line everything in a family car. I also don't need the latest electronic infotainment system, it will be outdated by next year anyhow. I don,t drive my car on a race track and I do not drive like an idiot on the freeway. The car looks great, handles great, has one of the best warranties, is plenty quite for me, has great quality and great features. When I tell people that I paid $21000.00 for an AWD fully loaded Outlander with a 10 year warranty from White Bear Mitsubishi they don't believe me. People - do not take the Consumer Report review as gospel, try one yourself


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Great car. Except for mpg and resale value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By David M.
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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I purchased the Outlander for its supposedly great fuel economy and third row seats. First of all, the good. The vehicle in the SEL trim is luxurious and nicely put together. The leather seats seem to be good quality and though the lumbar support is lacking they are reasonably comfortable. Like most of today's vehicles, there is plenty of plastic on the inside but the fit and finish is nice, tight, and clean; a nice mix of chrome and leatherette. The third row seat came in handy on more than one occasion. You'll find other reviews stating that the third row is for emergencies only and those reviews are correct with regard to adults. However, kids fit just fine and since kids are most likely to occupy a third row seat in any vehicle, I consider this a non-issue. However, for infants and toddlers, though two car seats will fit in the third row and can be secured using the old fashioned seat belt technique (pull the seat belt all the way out until it starts clicking when you retract it), there aren't any car seat anchors or rear tethers and you aren't actually supposed to use the third row for car seats. Handling is a little squishy and unlike my 2012 Chevy Equinox, seems tuned toward off-roading rather than sport. Not a big deal to me. Now on to the bad parts of this car. First, the acceleration is sluggish. You have to floor it if you want it to get up and go. Not a huge problem since I drive like an old man and always choose fuel economy over horsepower. Nevertheless, the slow acceleration is super-annoying when you are trying to merge in heavy traffic. Next, the supposed fuel economy is no where close to reality. Stated fuel economy is 23/29 for the AWD 4 cylinder. Highway mileage has been about 29 mpg for me so I can't complain about that. However, I average a disappointing 18 mpg in the city. Since I do about 70% of my driving in the city, I find the 18 mpg to be a deal breaker. Last but not least, resale value is TERRIBLE. Just TERRIBLE. I paid invoice for my SEL (a little less than $32,000 as I recall). Eighteen months and only 11,600 miles later, two different dealerships offered me a measly $15,000 for my Outlander. That's less than half of what I paid for it. That's a $17,000 depreciation in LESS THAN two years. I did take it to Carmax and was offered $18,000, but unless you're buying a car from them, you take the tax hit by not trading on your new car. And that would still be a $14,000 loss in, again, LESS THAN two years. In summary, if you're in the market for an 'OK' used car or just don't care about resale value, maybe the Outlander is for you. Regardless, DO NOT buy it new and DO NOT buy it if you expect to get the stated fuel economy.


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Horrible surprise
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By Joe Allain
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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I checked the oil on my 2016 Outlander and went to close the hood and forgot to lower the support rod. THE HOOD BENT AND CREASED WITH VERY LITTLE EFFORT. I forgot that the car had a support rod and that the hood did not have struts or a counterbalanced hood. It bent at a location that appears to be a faulty design. Photos available.


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This is best $$$ value by far
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By Jerry B
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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If you need rear AC.... Then look elsewhere. If you want a great economical safe and dependable SUV.... Then this is by far the best. The complaint about the backseat is garbage.. Truth is... All 3 rows adjust to make room. We needed 3 rows on occasion.. Gas mileage is awesome... We realize 32 mpg.... Loaded with 5 people and gear. Get the roof rack option. I didn't... And ended up buying it later. Rubber mats are necessary for black interior. 2 problems with car... 1st the sun visor lacks extension. 2nd...air vents for rear is under seats only. That's it. 21k Otd for a GREAT CAR!


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Great value & Unique. Terrible factory Paint!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By A Mitsu Fan Wannabe
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


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Listen up. I want to love my 2016 AWD Outlander. My son and I bought one at the same time. Unique in an Outback world. Great rear cargo space (BTW, get the roof racks.... makes the car!). HWY mileage at 30+ is great. Driver controlled ECO and AWD options a good thing. Rubber band tranny takes getting used to but all good otherwise... EXCEPT the paint application on the hood and pillars ON BOTH OF OUR CARS is flawed. Google it. You will start seeing more complaints. I have owned Porsches, Lexus, Jags, Saabs, Volvos and everything American. I have driven some to 100K and have not changed my driving habits (I know to stay back from trucks, am not four-wheeling my Mitsu, etc.). Both my son's brown 2016 Outlander and my pearl white continue to chip away upfront. I have more marks on my car than I have ever had when trading in 5+ year old vehicles with 5 times the mileage. The regional Mitsu guy suggested no coverage and would not acknowledge any flaws to the paint (despite the fact I have had several new car dealers and exceptional auto body shops all acknowledge that this is faulty application and is "soft, not cured properly" paint. So. If you think of buying an Outlander, ask the dealer to put a note on your P&S agreement that this will be covered if an issue for you and DO NOT BUY without installing a bra / wind screen. Paint-sticking $56000 worth of two new mitsus that are maintained preciously should not even be a thing. Can you say "class action?".


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