2006 Mitsubishi Outlander
There are 9 user reviews for the Limited AWD trim shown below
- attractive front design, roomy, reasonable price, comfortable driving
- expensive on fuel, rear part could be better designed, front panels are not stylish and appealing
After a thorough research and few test drives I bought Mitsubishi outlander AWD 2006. Its reasonably well performing SUV. Sound system is good. I was surprised to find it doing poor on fuel consumption than advertised. Comfortable and better grip on snow, rain and slippery roads amazed me. Perfect vehicle for a family of five persons. Luggage space is good too. What I did not really like is the interior design, especially looks of front panels. Mitsubishi could have done better in designing its front panels. Interior design of Mitsubishi 2006 will certainly disappoint a lot of buyers. Its four wheel disc brake and its control is great. Good sound insulation from outside wind. The only thing one would get disappointed is running out of gas so quickly. Overall I admire this crossover. Special attraction was interest free six year�s finance....read morehide
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- great overall drive and comfort, acceleration, automatic transmission, ability in sand
I can't believe how underrated this car is. Perhaps it has something to do with the slightly outdated styling (old shape - remedied by the 2007 new shape, which looks great). From the moment I test drove one I was sold. I have had it for about 6 months and still look for excuses to drive it. For my fairly limited off road needs (I am a kitesurfer and sometimes have to traverse sandy terrain, which it handles easily) it is excellent. I took it once on very difficult and long 4X4 track down the Wild Coast in heavy rainy conditions and it outperformed my expectations for a soft SUV. Around town the smooth auto gearbox is a dream and it easily accomodates my work files, laptop and all my kiting gear with the back seats folded down. On the highway it cruises very easily at 120k/hr (our speed limit) and with the speedcontrol just about drives itself. Highly recommended....read morehide
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- NEW STYLING, GOOD PRICE, NICE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR, THIRD ROW SEATS
THE 2007 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER IS A BEAUTY AND MANY ADDED FEATURES, YOU ONLY NEED TO KNOW REQUIREMENTS AND LIMIT. IT STARTS IN THE $20,000 RANGE UP TO THE LOADED UNIT TO $29,000. THIS MODEL OUTSELLS RAV4 AND CRV IN JAPAN, WHERE THE PEOPLE KNOW THEIR CARS WELL. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NICE, WELL EQUIPPED AND FAIRLY PRICE CROSSOVER OR SUV, TRYOUT THE NEW 2007 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER AND MAKE YOU A BELIEVER IN MITSUBISHI!...read morehide
27 out of 29 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Incredible look, comfort, fuel economy, warranty and price
- Competitors are having a hard time selling the overpriced cars.
The car selling business is getting difficult because people are not in a buying mode simply because prices are going up and not down. Some companies like Mitsubishi value their cars that is why they put a premium of 10 years and 100,000 miles warranty to assure the buying public of peace of mind. In many ways good for the people, but not good for the competitors. It is because the others ( competitors) cannot assure their product stack up the same level of quality as Mitsubishi, that is why the mud slinging on their part started, just to take away possible buyers. Some even go as far as false advertisement to lure brand name consumers and many fall for it....read morehide
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- GREAT BODY STYLING, COMFORTABLE, QUIET, POWERFUL, WARRANTY!
- No rocks on the rotors or shocks?
This SUV is a very good vehicle as for me a user for more than 12 months and 17,000 miles. It is kinda strange to hear rocks lodging itself on the rotors when the rim of the tires cover that area and the shocks always move up and down that the rocks cannot stay there or will bounce out of the shocks. Strange story to hear from the writer in PA. This is a sure story in black and white, 100,000 mile/10 warranty as backed by Mitsubishi!...read morehide
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- Fuel economy for size, SE has awesome equipment. Lexus looks but not Lexus price
- Lacks in performance, but it's not a performance vehicle.
23K on '05 SE AWD and not a single problem. 23-26 MPG average and heads turn all over town. People think it is much more expensive than what it is. The SE trim is definitely worth getting. No problems with seats or anything else. Great in the snow and rain. Our dealer included the service through the standard warranty period, so it was an even better deal. Not a big fan of most Mitsubishis, but this is a WINNER!...read morehide
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- Unique Aggessive Styling, High quality fit and finish, Exceptionally Smooth Ride!
- Gas consumption could be better, body leans a little while cornering
INTERIOR: The Outlander GLS has nice array of comfort features like, auto/steptronic transmission (automatic transmission w/clutchless shifting) leather seating and trim, two sunroofs, 6 CD changer and cassette, a/c, power windows, power and remote locks, halogen fog lights, intermittent front and rear wipers. The front wipers change speed according to your road speed while set on intermittent, which is a nice feature while it's raining and you'd rather be concentrating on the road. The seats in particular are adjustable many ways which include lumbar support and are very comfortable for long journeys. The console is basic, but very funtional and all the buttons are where they should be allowing for easy access while driving. The dash lights up in a soft orange color at night, while the console lights up in a light blue.
EXTERIOR: The exterior of this SUV is what sold me. I like cars that are a little different then everyone else (my previous car was a rotary RX-7 turbo). The front end is very aggressively designed and could easily be put on a sports car and look great. The side profile and rear end look very similar to an Lexus RX300 (which is a good thing in my opinion). The mitsu has nicely designed 16 inch alloys and comes standard with Yokohama Geolander H/T GO35 tires.
DRIVING IMPRESSION: If you are new to SUV's or the crossover type vehicles, the thing to remember is that they are not sports cars and shouldn't be expected to perform as such. That in mind, 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.
SUMMARY: The styling of the Outlander is something that grew on me. At first I really like the front end and was on the fence for the side/rear end and couldn't decide if I liked it enough to buy it. After viewing the generic looking competition I knew what the marketing/designers at Mitsubishi were trying to do. This crossover suv is designed for someone who wants something a little more bold and different then everyone else is driving. I for one am happy that I am not part of the blend in with all the millions of cr-v's and rav4's on the road. The reason you don't see more of them is that, in my opinion, Mitsubishi missed the boat on this wonderful vehicle in terms of advertising and marketing. I studied marketing in college and know enough to say that they have failed in that department, they just didn't put the dollars into marketing and it was just not 'sold' properly. That being said, I would highly recommend you give the 06 Outlander a test drive if you are in the market. It has aggressive and modern styling, good performance, a beautiful interior (especially with leather) and an exceptional ride comfort.
Finally, I should say this my first Mitsubishi and I researched the reliabilitly ratings of both Mitsu and the 2.4l MIVEC engine and found nothing, but positive remarks for both....read morehide
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- Lovely. best in class styling. Funcional without being economic. A real competitor
- a bit too expensive, but stil underappreciated(ask motor trend)
the new one is goin to be a class beater. it outsells the crv in japan more then 3to1!!! It also outsells the rav 4 by over 4000 units(bigger as a percentage). The next one it big on the latest technology, but to me looks more conservative.
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- Classy styling, performance, quality built, comfortable, priced right
I read people writing about problems with their Outlanders, but if you analyze what was written, it seems that contradicts the warranty for the car. You have 10 years/100,000 mile warranty and you don't woory about problems with the car because its covered. I believe these people are from the other car brands who want to get the buyers from Mitsubishi because their car cannot compete with Mitsubishi's warranty of 10 years/100,000 miles!...read morehide
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