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Used Car: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

Review Last Updated: 9/30/14

Test drivers said that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander falls short with poor interior quality, a cramped available third row and an outdated navigation system.

The 2013 Outlander comes standard with a four-cylinder engine and has an available V6. Test drivers agreed that the base Outlander feels sprightly and many added that acceleration in V6 models is robust. Four-cylinder models have an automatic transmission (CVT) and V6 models have a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive Outlanders with the base engine achieve an EPA-estimated 22/25 mpg city/highway, which is on par with that of other four-cylinder midsize SUVs. Reviewers were impressed with the 2013 Outlander's communicative steering, strong brakes and crisp handling. On the other hand, some critics wrote that the Outlander's ride isn't as forgiving over rough roads as that of other SUVs.

Critics agreed that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander's cabin feels cheap and is built with low-quality plastics. Base models seat five and upper trims have a third row that boosts seating capacity to seven. Reviewers wrote that the third row offers very little space and does not have sufficient padding to be comfortable. Maximum cargo space is 72.6 cubic feet, which is decent for a two-row SUV but low compared with the space offered by many midsize three-row SUVs. There are few notable standard features. Available features include leather seats, a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, a rearview camera, navigation, Bluetooth and Mitsubishi's Fuse infotainment system, which includes a USB connection. Test drivers wrote that the 2013 Outlander's navigation screen looks severely outdated.

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Other SUVs to Consider

Automotive journalists said the 2013 Kia Sorento has an attractive cabin that is built with first-rate materials. The Sorento comes standard with features like Bluetooth and a USB port, which are not standard on the Outlander.

Reviewers said the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has a comfortable, composed ride and a quiet, upscale cabin. The Santa Fe has more cargo space than the Outlander and more standard features, including Bluetooth and a USB port.

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