2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Good The 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander's V-6 produces solid power, decent mileage, and very low emissions. On-the-fly four-wheel-drive gives the car traction in slippery conditions. It also offers better and more complete cabin technology, including hard-drive-based navigation and standard Bluetooth cell phone integration, than any car in its price range.

The Bad The Bluetooth system can't access your cell phone's phone book, and the stereo can overwhelm its own speakers.

The Bottom Line The 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander offers great technology without getting too expensive while striking a near-perfect compromise between emissions, power, and mileage. It's a practical car for a wide variety of uses.

Editors' Rating
  • Cabin tech 9.0
  • Performance tech 9.0
  • Design 8.0
8.8 Overall


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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Jul 2007
Editor's note: This is an update to a previously published review. We had originally reviewed a preproduction version of the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. However, after reviewing the production version and having seen the optional navigation system in the Mitsubishi Lancer, we have upgraded the ratings for the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander and given it an Editors' Choice award.

From the outside, the Outlander is a very good-looking SUV, with sporty lines and nicely molded lighting. The front has a prominent skid plate coming up from underneath, indicating a good approach angle for off-roading. The bumper bisects the grille's honeycombed top and bottom to give it a strong performance look. The prominent wheel arches are pretty common these days, but the clearance inside the wheel wells suggest the Outlander is ready for bigger wheels. We were surprised to find a third-row seat in the cargo area. It folds neatly into the floor, but its minimal padding makes it appropriate mainly as a torture device.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $26,010
  • Brand Mitsubishi Motors
  • Available Engine Gas
  • Body style SUV
  • Trim levels XLS
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