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Mitsubishi Outlander The new crossover from Mitsubishi, mixing the usefulness of an SUV with the size and convenience of a sport wagon.

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:40 PM
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How come everywhere I read online, the media rates the Outlander as one of worst SUV's compared to it's competitors?

It's always at the bottom of the rankings.

I always thought that this vehicle is of great value for the money for what you get.

What are your thoughts?

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Old 10-11-2017, 01:12 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean. Rankings and reviews use a certain criteria that I don't disagree with. I don't think the Outlander is the best driving CUV in it's class. Others on this forum disagree with me. But I got it for different reasons that rankings don't necessarily weigh heavily. Reliability of a tried and true powertrain and AWD system, small foot print, 3 rows, and bells and whistles. The rankings weigh much more on driving performance, but you are splitting hairs in a CUV. None will drive all that great compared to performance sedans unless you're getting a Macan, but I don't think that has 3 rows either.

Again, I don't disagree with the rankings at face value, but I also think they weigh categories different than I did for my needs. I am coming up on 2 years with this car and it has delivered exactly as expected. For 3 rows in this small of a car, there aren't many options, including most of those on the CUV rankings. Not trying to sell this car to anyone, just know what your needs are. Oh yeah, the price helps too.
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I could not agree more...great bang for the buck..AWC..I get 32 MPG regularly.and I paid $31,500 OTD...here in Canada for an SE...5 passenger no 3rd row..thats is considered an OK price for my 2015. I love this brand and hope they stick around in Canada forever. Cheers!
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