2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
There are 44 user reviews for the LS 4WD trim shown below
- sporty, good accel, roomy, comfortable on long rides, takes an impact well
- not engineered for the cold - very hard "shifting" and breaking and less mileage in the cold
Overall satisfied with the vehicle. It's roomy and comfortable on long rides, was getting 24 mpg in the fall, great sound system, steering wheel controls are well placed, and the car takes an impact well - was rearended and only minor damage thanks to the breakaway panels.
However, you can tell it was NOT designed for the cold weather. Takes a while to warm up, and the 'shifting' on the CBT is very hard and jerky when the engine is cold. If the temp drops below 20 degrees you get the low tire pressure annoyance. If ice gets in the gas door it is a major pain to get open. Mileage has dropped significantly to about 16 mpg for me with the heat running, or perhaps it is just poor performance in the cold weather, I don't know.
On a more positive note, handling in the snow is excellent! Skid control in 2WD is very good, and 4WD control is amazing - very hard to purposely get it to spin out in either mode and have had no scares with normal driving.
I am satisfied with this purchase, but there are a few things that leave more to be desired - as is with any purchase.
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