Emphasizing utility on a budget, the 2014 redesign stripped the Outlander of any athleticism, making it feel dated and cut-rate.
Compared to the previous Outlander, this retooled model handles clumsily, tending to lumber through corners feeling like a larger vehicle than it is.
The cabin is noisy, the front seats aren't supportive enough, and interior trim looks cheap and feels insubstantial.
On the plus side, the third-row seat became standard.
Overall though, we see little reason to consider buying the Outlander.