Outdated and outclassed, the Outlander struggles to compete. Its high point is a standard tiny third-row seat, rare in this class. The Outlander received some suspension tweaks that made the ride a bit more absorbent but also more buoyant. Handling is clumsy, with lots of pronounced body lean in corners. Cabin noise levels have dropped slightly. Still, the base 166-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is mated to a CVT that amplifies the engine's howl when you ask for more power. Acceleration is leisurely at 10 seconds from 0-60 mph, though its 24 mpg overall is competitive. Top-tier GT trims get a 224-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and six-speed automatic. Forward-collision mitigation and lane-departure warning are available on some trims. The upcoming plug-in hybrid will cost over $40,000.