Last post on Aug 26, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander
#82 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [comem47]
Apr 13, 2009 (6:14 am)
+1 for Outlander. XLS V6, no problems and plenty of power. Engine doesn't sound as refined as Honda V6 (our other car), but the whole package is much better than any other small to medium CUV on the market. Our other choice was Santa Fe as well.
#83 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [piast]
Apr 13, 2009 (10:02 am)
I am going to call outlander dealer to bring another car for test, as you guys said could be smething wrong with the car I tested.
#84 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [sataei]
Apr 14, 2009 (4:01 pm)
No engine noise on my Outlander V6 XLS - It has plenty of power. RAV's V6 does have more horse power but that's about it - RAV4 was my distant second choice. The Outlander comes with the best package of features, styling, handling and warranty.
#85 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [sataei]
May 01, 2009 (5:29 pm)
sataei, I drove a LS at a dealership in Quebec a few days ago. The ride was smooth, no strange sound although I forced it a bit. The engine responded quick enough and the transmission reacted remarkably smooth. Try another one.
I preferred the Outlander for its extended warranty and its equipment. It has a few nice bling-blings, too. How reliable, not sure yet...
For us as a family it's the best bang for the buck. Compare them thoroughly and choose whichever model suits you and your family.
#86 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [benga]
May 03, 2009 (11:49 am)
Finally, I picked up my XLS last week and so happy with it. it took about 3 weeks dealer find one here in Toronto, it seems there are not enough XLS model left specially for certain colors like grey and black but he found a black one and it is really nice truck.
The engine is very powerful and it is not like the one I tested before.
Anyways, I am driving it now and so happy with my pick, oh and did I mentioned the sound system? It is insane!! I have not seen anything like this before it is better than my home theatre at home, the features are great, it has a great space for the passengers in the back and very comfortable, so glad to pick this over RAV4, RAV4 looks like a toy compare to this.
So I got a better car, better features, better look, better Warranty and much better finance option than RAV4.
Thanks guys for all the input, it did really helped me for this pick.
#87 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [sataei]
May 03, 2009 (1:33 pm)
I have a 07 xls with 17k on it and I love it , my 2nd Mitshi . Enjoy it !!!
#88 of 121 Re: getting a new car: RAV, CRV or Oulander? [sataei]
May 03, 2009 (2:55 pm)
Glad you like it, I've had my '07 for two years this month, no problems, great car, still love it!
#90 of 121 4 cyl RAV4 vs 4 cyl Outlander?
Jul 19, 2009 (6:51 pm)
My wife and I are looking for something a bit bigger than our current Mazda 3, now that we have an addition to the family. I'm trying to decide between the base 4 cylinder RAV 4 and a base 4 cyl Mitsu Outlander, probably 2WD for both. I'm in Canada, and pricing on the base models is relatively close, but the Mitsubishi has better financing options, warranty, etc. (we also considered a Mazda 5 but it felt a bit sluggish compared to the test drive of the 4 cyl RAV 4, and no stability control was the deal breaker--otherwise great car)
We'll be testing the Outlander later this week. I already know from the test drive of the RAV that the base 4 cylinder will be just fine for our needs. I'm unsure about the Mitsu though. Most of the reviews out there comparing the RAV and Outlander are all about the V6 models. Here's what I've gleaned so far... I don't care about the 3rd row seating, which isn't an option on the base of either 4 cyl model anyway.
base RAV 4 (4 cyl)
+ relatively powerful for a 4 cyl engine (179hp)
+ great fuel economy for a compact SUV
+ 2nd row seats fold flat
+ lots of Toyota dealers in our city, and the RAV is built here in Canada (service concerns?)
+ assumed Toyota high resale value
+ seemed relatively quiet during test drive
- rear gate swings to the curb is a big turnoff
- no other frills but that's base Toyota for you
- financing options not nearly as good as Mitsu
base Outlander (4 cyl)
+ better pricing / financing options
+ very slick rear liftgate--impressive two piece clamshell design
+ heated seats standard, even on base (not offered on base RAV)
+ better warranty
+ road side assistance
+ includes tonneau cover and rear privacy glass (not offered on base RAV)
- engine not quite as powerful or fuel-efficient as the RAV's 4-cyl
- far fewer Mitsu dealers in area...wonder about future of Mitsu in general
- resale value compared to Toyota?
- concerns about noise and ability of the 4-cyl's CVT?
Thoughts? I'll have a better idea once I actually test drive the Outlander, of course. There must be others out there that were just looking at the 4 cyl base models of these two.
#91 of 121 Re: 4 cyl RAV4 vs 4 cyl Outlander? [sir_timbit]
Jul 20, 2009 (3:42 am)
Have you considered a Mazda Tribute or a Ford Escape? They both seem to have the features you are looking for. We have a 2009 Ford Escape and we have been very pleased. Tribute and Escape are basically the same vehicle.