2011 Mitsubishi Outlander
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- AWD, Bluetooth, Comfort, 3rd row, Rockford Fosgate sound system
- Fuel economy higher than expected so far
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Bought the XLS -Canada (GT in the US) new 6 mths back. Must have's for purchase were AWD (Canadian winters!) and 3rd row of seats. Only this and the RAV4 fit the bill. However with RAV4 it was either the 3rd row or leather seats, not both! Also, with 'Handsfree talking' the law here, Bluetooth should be standard. This had it as a standard feature, an 'extra' in RAV4! So all in all, a no brainer. Also test drove the Forester and X3 - this has got more features than the X3 at almost half the price, and the ride is almost the same!
Extremely satisfied with the vehicle.Syncing our phones with the car's Bluetooth was easy.
Many deride the '3rd row' of seats as a joke. But it beats taking 2 cars or renting a van whenever relatives/family visit us. Did a road trip (round trip of ~2000km) with 6 passengers comfortably seated. Excellent road holding, acceleration and comfort.
Fuel economy is a little higher than expected, but the car is still in the running in period (...read morehide
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- good mpg, great rockford stereo,blue tooth,navigation system awd
- little noisy on highway
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this is my second mitsubishi outlander, we owned a 2010 4wd version. the 4cylinder was underpowered and really noisy engine but had noooo problems in a year of driving it worked well in the washington winters. the gt is much better and the awd is hard to beat. we upgraded to leather and all the bells and whistles.our 100 lb chocolate lab finds it easy to get in and out with the tailgate and nice to sit on when skiing or hiking. people are jealous of us. why by a rav 4 which everybody has, boring is the word with half the warranty. this car is a real gem a no brainer....read morehide
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- acceleration, handling
- ride is too rough, lots of noise, seat comfort lacking on long trips
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I just want to say anyone considering doing long commuting with the outlander GT not to buy it. I got mine 3 weeks ago and everyday regret the decision. I was trying to decide between the Outlander GT and a Terrain V6 SLE-2. I went with the Outlander because I thought it had better performance and features. With the short test drives you really don't get a feel for how uncomfortable a car could be for longer trips, and I thought both cars during the test drives were about equal in the cabin comfort department - but I was wrong. I have read mixed reviews on both vehicles in terms of seat comfort, suspension, and noise.
However, I drive a lot I have already put in over 2,400 miles on it in 3 weeks. So here is my critique:
-Yes it has much better handling than a lot of SUVs
-Has ample acceleration and power - shifter paddles can be fun
--Engine can be noisy at high revs - expected
- The front seats seem comfortable at first, but if you sit in them for any length of time you realize the back support just isn't right and my lower back has started having minor aches now whenever I sit in it - It just doesn't support right. Also the seat cushions get flat fast. They do not seem to absorb any shock to suspension and travels right to you.
- The armrest is too hard (cloth on top of hard plastic - no padding) and not in the right spot, it is too far back.
-The little rings around the instrument cluster - rattle like no other on bumps (you can feel that they are not secured all the way around - i plan to just glue them in place (they feel snapped on)
- Interior can scratch easily - but not as easy as the Edmunds staff makes it sound (takes more than my fingernails or regular normal usage folks).
-The exhaust booms the interior when cruising at around 65 then you let off gas and the tach drops below 2000 (like downhill or coast) this subtle Thrum sound is very unpleasant - dealer said normal exhaust sound - meant to be sporty
-Gas mileage has been as expected which is good
-This car makes me want to just accelerate it hard every chance because I get so annoyed by driving it slow, at least when driving hard it is somewhat fun
- The ride is way to overly stiff and freeway driving on average roads is annoyingly jostling. This car reminds me of the feeling of a jeep it just jostles you side to side and you feel a single bump 4 times it feels like, bigger bumps feel harsh. Now I am use to different suspensions - I have recently had (Mazda 3, Honda civic, Porsche 944, dodge caravan) and this suspension is the worst set up in terms of daily driving bump absorption - not sure why. You feel every little road imperfections. - Again the dealer drove with me and said this is how they feel (sporty and communicative) -
- Cabin noise is stupid at freeway speeds - you hear every car beside you, you hear the engine noise, you hear road noise, you hear the tires thrumming on the pavement.
- The stereo is not as great as everyone makes it out to be - the Rockford Fosgate system (i do not have nav screen so maybe there is better adjustments) - seems to miss a whole range of sounds and suppresses them to background - it is overly powered with synthesized bass sound. The sound I will admit is great for rap and R&B - but for rock, alternative, country or anything else - it just plain doesn't sound good to my ears. The bass isn't the nice hitting bass; it?s like the loud annoying bass that the low-rider next to you is bumping. Basically you hear the voices and the synthesized bass and some guitar---all the other nice sounds in a song that really pull it together aren't crisp. Anyone know a way to adjust sub amplifier? I have tried an endless amount of options on the stereo...but none give it a full crisp sound. (yes I tried the settings: Normal, Stage, Live, Hall - Normal, R&B, Rock, Country - Bass -6 to +6, Mid -6 to +6, Treb -6 to +6, Fader -11R to +11F) - and yes I have had cars with 10" subwoofer...read morehide
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- Bang for the buck, Super stylish, powerful v6 engine, Excellent performance on wintry conditions
- It doesnt come with remote start (not a big deal) and dimmer rearview mirror(125$ on amazon.com)
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I test drove 1. Honda CRV 2011 Mazda CX-7, RAV-4,ACURA MDX.
I am a mechanical engineer very experienced in testing them babies on tracks. My verdict:: Ranking
1. Mitsubishi Outlander GT AWC 2. Honda CRV 3. rest
Criteria: cost, performance, u-turns, icy roads, rainy conditions, Paint quality, Total package, Powertrain warranty, Bumper to Bumper
Something to not forget with mitsubishi is please buy their really affordable GAP Insurance. Also, if you owned a mitsubishi before you will get customer loyalty discount as well as Customer loyalty APR adjustment on your Mitsubishi financing. I got a deal!!!!!
Try calling in around the chicago/aurora area...mitsubishis.. they got pretty good deals!!! I know i found cheaper beemers in the chicago area before... so in general chicago area is your best bet on good pricing. Indy is also ok..but try Chi town first.....read morehide
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- My Outlander GT is Awesome!
- Mitsubishi should advertise this thing more!
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I picked up my GT last week, and there is so much to love about it, I don't know where to start. The bluetooth, push button start, the keyless entry, it's got all kinds of power, and I'm still getting 26 mpg! It handles great and the all wheel drive is second to none! I really like the appearance of it too. Plus I can't loose with the warranty they offer. Why don't I see these all over the TV? That's ok I guess, this can be my little secret! Good job Mitsubishi!...read morehide
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- Nice shape, good gas mileage with plenty of power, comfortable, smooth transmission!
- Should have a 7 or 8 speed auto transmission for better fuel efficiency!
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The unique styling made me test this Outlander, comparing it with other known brands and eventually brought it home. Love the awesome styling, the spacious interior, the AWD system that has a select mode, the natural aspirated engine that needs no turbo (turbos need additional maintenance), the fuel efficient engine, the long 10 year/100K warranty that others cannot offer (makes Mitsubishi a better, reliable Japanese carmaker with 94 years of experience). It's a keeper for me and will buy another one for my wife....read morehide
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