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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander review and picture


A compact sports utility vehicle that brings both beauty and enjoyment, the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander is an excellent choice in this class of vehicles. It comes with a third row seat, a rare but important option in smaller SUVs, and is great for families who want something flexible. Coming out in a highly competitive class, the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander is holding its own in the field of the auto industry amongst competitors that have a lot to offer as well.

The Good:

  • handles nimbly
  • rides with comfort
  • silent V6 engine
  • long warranty
  • clamshell hatch is great
  • lots of features offered

The Bad:

  • third row seat tiny and difficult to fold right
  • best options in packages
  • cheap plastic on the interior

Almost everything is new for the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander except for the name. It is barely recognizable as the model that came out in 2006, so it would be impossible to list every single change and addition or subtraction that was made for the 2007 model year. One of the most important changes, though, should be mentioned, and that is the new option for third row seating and a V6 engine that comes standard and has 220 horsepower. Bigger and better than ever before, the Outlander is ready to succeed in 2007.

The 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander is a compact SUV that comes in the trim levels: the ES, the LS, and the XLS. The ES trim level, which only comes in front wheel drive, is equipped standard with:

  • 16 inch wheels
  • six speaker sound system
  • cruise control
  • full power accessories
  • trip computer

Then comes along the LS, which makes an addition of:

  • alloy wheels
  • roof rack
  • tinted glass
  • leather wrapped steering wheel
  • a cargo cover

Finally is the top of the line XLS, which adds:

  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • third row seat
  • keyless start
  • Bluetooth
  • automatic climate control

The 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander was only crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, where it got a ‘good’ in frontal impact tests. One of its biggest disappointments, safety-wise, is the lack of rear backup sensors. It does come with a tire pressure monitor, front side airbags, full length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, and stability control. All of these are standard. On the XLS, the airbags also protect the third row seat.


Fashun Guadarrama.

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