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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Rear fog lamp switch
The rear fog lamp can be operated when the headlamps or front fog lamps (if so equipped) turn on. An indication lamp in the instrument cluster comes on when the rear fog lamp is turned on. [Vehi ...

Air purifier
An air filter has been incorporated into the air conditioning so that pollen and dust are cleaned from the air. Replace the air filter periodically as its ability to clean the air will be reduced ...

High-beam indication lamp
This indication lamp illuminates when the high-beam is used. ...