What do you think of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander GT? Is this a good buy? I’m looking for a seven-seater SUV, relatively sophisticated all-wheel drive, a V6 and above all reliability.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is an aging vehicle that has evolved in small increments in recent years. Its main flaws are an unattractive 2.4-liter base engine and a passenger car that struggles to hide its wrinkles. The plastics are hard, of lower quality than its competitors, and the design is starting to take on the weight of the years. We can make the same criticism of the multimedia system, which really seems to come from another era.
That said, if you’re not into trendy tech and you can live with an average finish quality, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT does just fine for your stated needs. It has a sufficiently powerful V6, has a third row of seats (a little narrow, however, to reserve for short trips) and its all-wheel drive does a good job. During our test of an Outlander PHEV last February, the system worked very well.
Finally, the last advantage is overall reliability and the long warranty that goes up to 10 years / 160,000 km for the powertrain. The fact that the Outlander has changed little in the last ten years becomes an advantage here, since it allows to ride with proven technology.
My advice would be to test drive an Outlander at the dealership and see if you like the ride. Also look at the space available in the third row. If the clearance turns out to be insufficient for your needs, you will have to turn to mid-size SUVs with three rows of seats. If you are looking for reliability and good winter performance, the Honda Pilot might be a good choice, especially since it has one of the best resale values in the class.