2009 Mitsubishi Outlander Review2009 Mitsubishi Outlander Review  - Reviews - Mitsubishi Outlander

Halfway through this review, I realized I was convincing myself — one paragraph at a time — that I actually don't like the Mitsubishi Outlander, so I had to reverse course. See, the utilitarian in me wanted to give the crossover a thumbs-up. It's strong on all the practical fronts a family-minded shopper ought to weigh: cargo and seating versatility, reliability, safety, gas mileage and overall value. But so are a number of prominent competitors, and it's when you compare the Outlander with those vehicles that you realize you're left with a car that's far less refined than it ought to be. As a utility vehicle, the Outlander gets the job done. As something you and your family can enjoy day in and day out, it may not be the best choice.

The five- or seven-seat Outlander comes in front- or all-wheel drive (click here to compare it with the 2008 Outlander). Trim levels include the four-cylinder ES and SE, and the V-6 XLE. Last year's LS trim is gone. I drove an all-wheel-drive SE, but I've also driven a V-6 version, a couple years back.

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Ashtray
CAUTION • Put out matches and cigarettes before they are placed in the ashtray. • Don’t put papers and other things that burn into your ashtrays. If you do, cigarettes or other smoking mate ...

ECO mode indicator (for vehicles equipped with CVT or Twin clutch SST)
Except for vehicles for Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, this indicator will be displayed when fuel-efficient driving is achieved. ...

UKW/MW/LW electronic tuning radio with CD player*
The audio system can be used when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “ACC” position. A– Display window B– Audio system NOTE (1) The MITSUBISHI Genuine CD autochanger can be conne ...