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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

2008 Mazda CX-7

  2009 Mitsubishi Outlander 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport
MSRP
$20,580
$23,750
Invoice $19,610 $22,225
MPG
City/Highway
17/25 16/22
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle—and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers. Read Full Review The 2008 Mazda CX-7 is a good choice for single folks or couples who might not prioritize backseat or cargo space but want sport-sedan performance with a lot more utility. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Brisk V-6 performance
  • Excellent steering and handling
  • Drives like a small sport sedan
  • Extroverted styling

Dislikes:

  • Noisy interior
  • Four-cylinder is slow and loud
  • Non-telescoping steering wheel
  • Ridiculously small third seat

Likes:

  • Bargain price
  • Overtly sporty design
  • Crisp, responsive steering and handling
  • Good passive and active safety

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat isn’t very roomy
  • Usable cargo space is deceptively small
  • Engine noise can be too prominent
  • Coarse road surfaces bring a lot of road noise
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