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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

2009 Subaru Forester

  2008 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2009 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$19,990
$19,995
Invoice $19,048 $18,938
MPG
City/Highway
17/25 19/27
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle--and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers. Read Full Review It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition. Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • Drives more like a small sport sedan
  • More aggressive styling than most small crossovers
  • V-6 brings brisk performance
  • Excellent steering and handling

Dislikes:

  • Four-cylinder is slow and loud, but not much more frugal
  • Steering wheel doesn’t telescope
  • Noisier interior than typical
  • Ridiculously small third seat

Likes:

  • Improved styling
  • Reduced interior noise
  • All-wheel drive
  • Carlike handling

Dislikes:

  • Still not a great-looking machine
  • No manual gearbox on turbo models
  • Only four speeds on automatic
  • Lots of silver plastic in the cabin
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