2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS V6 from North America

Summary:

Last time I grinned this much was when I owned a BMW M3

Faults:

55,000; replaced rotors and brake pads.

General Comments:

Range Rover looks, Evo quickness, more gadgets than a 007 (James Bond) car.

The car came loaded. 18 inch wheels, daytime running lights (fog lights), keyless entry, xenon headlights, 6+ cup holders, 2-3 compartments, onboard computer with touch screen, navigation, monitors everything (tire pressure, maintenance, weather, MPG, distance), Bluetooth capability, and a great, great Fosgate sound system.

This car is a definite upgrade compared to anything I've seen in its class. It competes against Honda, the RAV4, and the Tiguan... Similar reliability, but has looks that rival more premium SUVs (Lexus, Range Rover, BMW, Audi).

Very quick car. Can go into manual or automatic mode. Aluminum paddle shifters near the steering wheel, or up shift or down shift with the gear stick.

The ride is a little stiff, but the handling rivals sports cars.

Very handsome interior (black). Minor gripes: Seats could have been more comfortable. Rate it 6/10, comparing to previously owned cars: Volvo, Saab, Lexus, Honda, BMW, Acura, Toyota. Climate controls looked a bit cheap... Function won out over style in this department.

Overall impression: Smiley faces tell the whole story. >>>GRIN<<<

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2012

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander LX 3.0 from North America

Faults:

Experienced some clanking sound in 30,000 kms; took it to the dealership, and according to the mechanic, they need to tighten the joints (not sure exactly what joints).

General Comments:

Very good on gas, and I have it for 2 years now, and have not encountered any breakdown.

Spacious 1st and 2nd row seats, but would not recommend going for a 3rd row seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2010

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

One super car I can recommend wholeheartedly

Faults:

No defects whatsoever.

General Comments:

For a four-cylinder, the car is remarkably refined and gutsy.

Fuel economy is good as long as you drive defensively (I get as low as 8.3 L/ 100km in daily driving), but tends to go fuzzy at highway speeds (full of people through the mountains with luggage and A/C on can see things like 10.5 to 12.5 L/ 100km).

The car looks stunning, much more expensive than it is. It has a lot of presence.

The ride is surprisingly smooth on good roads, and still good on bumpy ones, but you notice the car's short wheelbase and small overall dimensions then. It does get a slight Wild West Bronco thing going, but only when compared to normal cars. For an SUV, it's really composed.

The interior looks as good as the exterior. Fit and finish sometimes seem a bit borderline, but for the money, who cares.

All the electronic gimmicks are very cool and spoil you rotten. I just love how it finds wiper speed, switches on the lights, or locks and unlocks, all automatically, cleverly, and without glitches.

It's also one Japanese small SUV I as a guy find cool, and like being seen with. It sure has macho-appeal enough, even though women seem to fall for it on the spot, too. Good job, designers...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2008

5th Feb 2010, 06:15

I got a base model LS 2.4L in 2007. It is a beautiful car compared with the CRV and RAV4. And it has CVT as standard on the base model. The ride is so smooth that even the driver cannot tell gear change. It also has good mileage. I had 8.5L on highway with air on and 5 passengers under 4WD auto mode. It is so roomy inside of the car. Compared with CRV, it is higher, longer and wider.

Just not really comfortable with one thing, which is the car has too many plastic decoration, which made it a little bit noisy when driving. But it might be the style of 4WD.

26th Jul 2010, 19:13

I've got a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS, and it has no problem whatsoever.

Regarding the too much plastic comment; well I also have a Honda CRV EXL-NAV, and that also has much plastic as well. I found the Outlander superior in power as well as traction and fuel economy. I drive the Outlander 450 miles every 3 weeks, and it gets about 28 mpg with air and at 75mph. I only get 25-27mpg from the CRV, and the acceleration is much less than the Outlander.

I drove both in a foot of snow, and the Outlander is much superior, especially having a much better power distribution. Engine noise is about the same, but the Outlander has much better power and is more fuel efficient.

Also the Outlander I have, has the NAV and comes with bluetooth, while the CRV with the Nav (2008 CRV model) does not come with bluetooth. I believed the newer version now has it.

Folding the 2nd row seats on the Outlander is also much better than the CRV. You just need to unlatch a lever, and do not need to tie in a strap, unlike in the CRV.

The only thing where I think the CRV has an advantage over the Outlander, is it has a timing chain, which does not virtually require replacement, whereas in the Outlander, it needs to be replaced at 105000 miles.

I like the Outlander for its reliability, efficiency and power, as well as being the best selling CUV in Japan.

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander Inspire turbo diesel from Cyprus

Summary:

Excellent Car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great car, very practical, loads of room both front and back, drop-down tailgate is really usefull when loading. I have just one thing I don't like - when in 2 wheel drive, it's a front wheel drive car, and in the wet it can certainly catch you out.

Price of accessories is prohibitive - not just in Cyprus. Lights for the front bumper are $425 in Canada / Tow-bar is $480...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2008

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 3.0 MIVEC from North America

Summary:

The best well rounded compact SUV

General Comments:

I've driven the Sante Fe. The Outlander is much sportier, has a better warranty, and is more rare on the roads. Hyundai's are available as rentals.

It's very nice, and everyone I know I loves it. I would suggest looking at this if you're in the compact to mid size SUV market. Great price, but it adds up when you take into account financing and taxes, and all other fees when buying new vehicles. For the XLS model, it will be $40k+ before you drive off the lot.

The 9 speaker system is great. I am very happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2007

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 3.0 V6 from North America

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

The car has been solid and extremely reliable. Used for family travel, (city and highway) and towing a large camping trailer.

General Comments:

Excellent balance of power, luxury, economy and flexibility.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2007