...Safety: All major safety features are standard on the Outlander, including antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. (On the seven-passenger XLS, the airbags extend farther back to cover the third row.) Whiplash-reducing front head restraints are also standard. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal offset and side impact crash testing, the Outlander earned the top rating of "Good." In government crash tests, the Outlander earned an equally impressive five-star rating for front and side impact protection. Interior...
...The 105-inch wheelbase helps the Outlander zip through corners and feels more nimble than other big crossovers such as the Toyota Highlander. You'll never become the urban Bronco Billy in this machine, but you'll enjoy the road. You'll be able to see it as well. The lines of sight are very good forward and aft (there's an available back up camera) and riding position is high enough to see over cars in front of you but not so high to cause vertigo. One thing I didn't like was the amount of wind noise I heard while on the highway. It felt like I was on the high plains when I hit top speeds:...
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...Inside, the Outlander has comfortable seats; nice, well-lit controls; and third-row seating that is practical only for children. For audiophiles, the Rockford Fosgate stereo is an excellent option if you enjoy listening to your music clearly and loudly. For about $25,000, buyers can take a well-equipped Outlander home and know that they got a lot of value for their money. – Joe ChulickThe Mitsubishi Outlander is a car-based SUV, built on the same platform as the Lancer sedan, and although it looks relatively basic on paper, the result is a sporty, fun-to-drive compact SUV. Powered by a...
...leather-appointed front upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 140-watt CD/MP3-capable in-dash stereo, Bluetooth hands-free communication technology, power folding outside mirrors, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and paddle shifter.Optional equipment for the ’09 Mitsubishi Outlander features, among other things, a power sunroof, six-disc CD/MP3 player and upgraded speakers, and alloy wheels for the ES, as well as a navigation system, DVD rear-seat entertainment, and full-leather front- and second-row seating for the SE and XLS trims.An impressive list of standard safety...
...chrome-accented side sills Aluminum roof provides lower center of gravity Interior The Outlander ES can seat up to five people on front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding second-row seat that can also tumble forward. SE and XLS models achieve seven-person capacity with an optional two-person third-row seat that can fold into the floor. Air conditioning; cruise control; power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; and a six-speaker CD stereo standard Automatic climate control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth technology available Optional 40GB hard-drive-based...
...There are also bottleholders in the rear doors. There's tons of cargo space tons of cargo space behind the second row, but the real winner is the pop-up third row. It's not the simplest or easiest mechanism I've ever seen - a complicated set of diagrams are posted in the cargo area explaining the process - but it's a great emergency solution for play dates or carpools. The two-person third row isn't one I'd want to use for long trips or full-size people, but my boys were happy back there and had no complaints. They even had an extra bin for storing those multiplying juice boxes. The seats are...
...The seat collapses completely into the floor, but it's a laborious process. Without the seat, there's a shallow storage well behind the second row. Some may greatly appreciate Mitsubishi's swing-down tailgate — check out the pictures to see it — as it yields a low cargo load height that's easy on the back. Others may find it less useful, but at worst it doesn't hamper anything. The second-row seats fold and tumble forward like the CR-V's; it's an old-school, heavy process I wouldn't entrust to children. Simpler fold-down seats would be better. At least these automatically lock in the...
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