Mitsubishi is trying to push its way onto your shopping list by virtue of the Outlander's standard third-row seat (rare among small SUVs), a temptingly low base price, and some big discounts on the showroom floor. That might make the Outlander seem like a lot of car for the money, but don't be fooled. This is not a competitive model.
Despite recent updates, the Outlander feels old enough to have been cast in a "Friends" episode. Compared with the rest of its class, the Outlander is ranked near the bottom.