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Pros: High Quality, stunning interior/exterior, cumfy ride
Advice: Go out and get one. NOWThe ride is amazing. Very car-like. It is simple but has a very exotic edge that makes people stare at the car. The engine is great but I would have prefered a V6. Reliability is great and the quality is very Toyota like. Burns more gas than the RAV-4.
Advice: O.K. if you have to buy a mitsubishiJust test drove one today and was suprised at how rough the ride was. I've driven the CR-V and the Rav-4 and the Outlander was not nearly as smooth. Much more similar to a truck based SUV than a car based vehicle. Power was very disappointing. It felt more like 120 h.p. than 140. Interior was just OK. Not enough cubbies and the rear seats just fold down and don't flip and fold. This results in a load floor that is not flat but is too high and cuts down on cargo capacity. Interior materials were only so-so.
Pros: ride and comfort plus looks
Cons: nothing yet
Advice: don't be fooled by the hype of honda,toyota.this suv is betteri drove the crv and rav 4 and i wonder who reveiws the suv's.my outlander xls by far rides better and is more quite at speed,plus is more comfortable than the compition.it is very solid and you can feel plus see the quality build of this new entry suv.with the 4 speed sportronic automatic transmission which is standard equipment and provides better performance than ive read in any reveiws to this point.don't worry this is a fine suv and i would recomend this outlander to anybody looking for the smaller suv's.