Competing in a segment full of namesakes that have for a long time been leaders in the class, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander comes in ready to take the lead with great styling and a very upbeat all-wheel drive that adds control to allow the vehicle to be taken off road when desired for a little time away from the paved world. The Outlander has to be a great compact SUV to stand up to the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4 that have led the way for so long in this segment.
The only real knock on this great compact SUV is the lack of power in the engine compartment, but with a starting price under $25,000 the Outlander is a fantastic compact SUV to get started with. Offering owners the ability to transport more than five passengers and head off road with ease the Outlander is a great vehicle to own. For 2015, the Outlander adds several new upgrades including a FUSE hands-free audio system with USB and iPod interfaces that is available on all trim levels, Bluetooth connectivity and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift know. The SE trim adds new leatherette and cloth upholstery and the GT adds new aluminum-alloy wheels, LED taillights and silver roof rack rails.