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Best vehicle i have ever owned
Pros: heated seats
Cons: brakes squeek backing up on this modelGreat car..never in shop..only for regular maintenance..etc..oil changes, tires rotated..great experience with this car
Pros: Ride Quality and Comfort
Cons: would like 5 speed auto (not 4)
Advice: Highly recommend this vehicle, drive the Rav4 and CR-V first then drive the Outlander last.The Outlander handles very nicely for day to day activities and commutting. There is some body lean while doing fast cornering, but the tires and suspension do their job adequately (I'm planning to buy an aftermarket strut bar to give more stability while cornering). In the city it can coast for what seems forever once at a certain speed, say 60km with your foot off the accelerator. I would rate braking as very good, but not excellent, the brake pedal feels a little soft for a car of this weight. That being said, I've never had any problems doing fast braking this car comes standard with ABS. On the highway, road noise is only slight from the tires at speeds 110-120 Kph with virtually no wind noise. I have taken it up to 160Kph and felt secure and the handling/steering was still tight and responded like it should with it's full time AWD. Again it's no sports car, but I felt the performance of this car was as good or better then it's competitors. Smooth! This car drives comparable to the older Lexus RX300 series, I driven an RX300 several times and the ride quality is very similar! If you have a chance to test drive the Outlander, you'll 'feel' what I'm talking about.
Pros: The Look and stereo, and the heated seats for minesota weather
Advice: drive them all in the same class before making decisionAfter driving the Vue,Highlander,Tribute, We fell in love with the Outlander. Very comfortable and lots of zip for highway driving and the gas is avg. 25-29 mpg and that is at higher speeds like 70-80. We could not be any happier. Even has heated seats and a awesome stereo system. And for under 22k.