Used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 (04 - 07)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 (04 - 07)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 (04 - 07)

What's the used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4 like?

On paper at least, the Mitsubishi Outlander sounds interesting: a 4x4 based on the same platform as the manufacturer's awesome Evo performance car. However, the real thing is a thorough disappointment. The standard automatic gearbox has just four ratios, so you need to work the engine very hard - and then it sounds coarse and strained.

The car's not even that great to drive. Its raised ride height and tall body mean it leans a lot in bends, the firm ride fidgets around town and the steering is too light. Decent refinement at speed is one of the few saving graces.