I’ve had the chance to review both the 2016 and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlanders and while they were both pretty awesome cars, I was always left hoping for just a bit more. Find out if the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander review offers the same verdict or if I was pleasantly surprised during our last adventure.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Review
Either the Mitsubishi Outlander is growing on me, or the maker has been taking note of the reviews. Many of the past cons are still present, but the look, features and budget-friendly price make this a good option to the family needing an occasional third row and all-weather capability.
What I Love
The lines and look of the car are stunning. The colors available are nice, especially the Rally Red Metallic and the Cosmic Blu Metallic.
As a family whose favorite road trip activity is belting out our favorite songs, we love the Rockford Fosgate stereo.
Colorado is full of weather, dirt and all sorts of types of roads. The Mitsubishi Outlander handles it all wonderfully and the included safety features add extra peace of mind.
There are a lot of third-row crossovers on the market, but the base price of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander starts quite a ways below that of its competitors. It’s nice to have the room to add extras and additional features without breaking the bank.
What I Wish Was Better
The 4-cylinder offered in all but the GT models offers almost no “Go!” While slow and steady does win the race, it’s not the most fun to drive, makes towing more difficult and doesn’t accelerate very fast. I recommend selecting the GT model for the enhanced 6-cylinder.
Beyond seating room, the headrests continue to be a problem. When up, they block vision and when down, they must be removed and stored.
While the Rockford Fosgate stereo is incredible and the included 7-inch touchscreen is nice, the screen options and menu are not very user-friendly.
In all, it’s a great choice for those looking for a little added luxury and features at a great price. Being budget-friendly, you’ll miss out on a little of what the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander’s competitors have to offer, but at a price you’ll still be able to sleep at night with.