2007 Mitsubishi Outlander Review
The Outlander offers a stylish exterior and a cargo capacity that's on par with others in its class. While a solid compact SUV option, the Outlander isn't a standout next to its top competitors, such as the highly-rated Honda CR-V or the rugged Toyota FJ Cruiser and Nissan Xterra.
Reviewers agree the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander seems to be a slightly better-than-average performer in the compact SUV segment. Edmunds says, "After two weeks rockin' out in the Outlander we're impressed with Mitsubishi's latest crossover," a sentiment shared by most reviewers. Motor Trend agrees, saying, "The new Outlander can easily hang with the best in its class." Still, purchasing the Outlander might come with some risk. Car and Driver says, "A Mitsubishi executive recently suggested that if the Outlander and other new vehicles don't start selling better, the company may be forced to abandon the U.S. market."
Most reviewers are impressed with the exterior and general value. Motor Week says, "Even after adding on the upgrades, the Outlander looks to be the V6 bargain of its compact crossover class." While more powerful cars such as the Toyota RAV4 have won awards, Autobytel still says "it'd be a mistake to write-off Mitsubishi or buy a new Toyota RAV4 without first looking over the 2007 Outlander." IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander a rating of "worse than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class. Nonetheless, IntelliChoice has also given the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander an award for lowest repair costs in its class.