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#56 of 82 Re: 2008 Vs. 2009 [joxong]
Oct 20, 2008 (7:19 pm)
Mitsubishi makes great cars, but somehow their customer service and marketing in North America, to put it bluntly, sucks! Right now they are losing potential customers like you and I because they are not maintaining adequate supply of their popular models. The dealer I went to in Orange County said he checked all the dealers in California and could not find a fully loaded 2008 XLS 4WD. Most car manufacturers already have their 2009 models out, but you still cannot find a 2009 Outlander in the showrooms?!! There are lots of discussion boards comparing and contrasting the Forester and Outlander. Both are excellent choices, but I think you get better bang for your buck with the Outlander. Hopefully, youíll find one soon. I just didnít want to wait so I went with the Forester.
#57 of 82 Anyone towing +3000# w/ Outy?
Nov 06, 2008 (5:18 am)
My boat comes in at around 3000# and am looking for a smaller suv that can tow it periodically on shorter, +one hour trips (Dad has Chevy turbo-diesel for longer trips). Is anyone towing anything around this weight with the Outlander ? How is it? Thanks!
#58 of 82 Re: Anyone towing +3000# w/ Outy? [ckone0814]
Nov 06, 2008 (6:13 am)
Best I can tell you is my '07 LS V6 tows my sled trailer just fine (1800 to 2000 lbs at the very most). I think 3000 lbs would be OK. I did notice that gas mileage when towing was only a little bit better than my old Dakota V8 (11-13 mpg depending on headwinds, etc) whereas the non towing mpg doubles in the Outlander while the Dakota only rose a little when not towing. This is fine with me (I don't pay the price of having to have a big tow vehicle all the time for my winter sled towing needs). I would say you'll definitely need trailer brakes when towing that much (weight being towed approaching the weight of the tow vehicle)
#59 of 82 Re: Anyone towing +3000# w/ Outy? [comem47]
Nov 06, 2008 (6:17 am)
Thanks. Trailer does have brakes.
Feb 25, 2009 (9:15 pm)
Does anyone know as to when the 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander came out??
like what month...
#62 of 82 Towing With The Outlander
Jun 24, 2009 (6:52 pm)
I am going to buy a boat and i need something to tow it with that is reliable and has good gas mileage, the boat would weigh around 2000 lbs. So i was wondering if anyone would know how it would do taking a 2000 lb boat in and out of the water on a muddy ramp. Also how good would you say it is off road, such as going up the muddy bumpy mountain trail in snow/rain mix for fishing.
#63 of 82 Re: Towing With The Outlander [manderton]
Jun 25, 2009 (4:28 am)
I don't tow a boat but bought a 2007 Outlander LS because I tow a snowmobile trailer in the winter. It does a great job towing something over 1600 lbs (rated 3500). The only thing I notice is gas mileage drops way down, but whereas my previousV8 Dakota would go from maybe 14 tops not towing to around 11 mpg towing, the Outlander goes from 28 tops not towing to about 13 when towing and does quite well accelerating. It's tons easier to maneuver than the Dakota was and I haven't gotten stuck yet towing up hills in snow. (the 4WD "lock" position is not like the real lock on the Dakota, but the power proportioning split works well enough.) One thing I want to do is get better tires than the stock Yoko's that came with my LS, as that is part of the total traction picture. The stock Yokos weren't nothing to talk about to begin with, but they are wearing down so that this winter they won't be very good at all.
#64 of 82 Re: Towing With The Outlander [comem47]
Jun 25, 2009 (6:57 pm)
How many miles do you have on those tires? I have an '07 LS 4WD also and mine are showing pretty good wear at 23K. I've noticed the traction is not what it was either. I hope to get one more winter out of them and replace them next year.
I've never towed anything, but the V6 has pretty good power, I'd think it would tow 2000 pounds with no problem.
#65 of 82 Re: Towing With The Outlander [toomanyfumes]
Jun 26, 2009 (9:48 am)
I have under 20K, but haven't rotated them yet. If I can't afford new rubber by fall I'll swap the rears to the front so the FWD I use more than 90% of the time will have better rubber (currently unemployed) .For towing in 4WD, the rears will be lousy though, but I won't be sledding anyway if I don't land a job by then. If I can afford to, I think the AVON Ranger TSE tires look good for LS at only $73 ea.