The 2012 Outlander is one of a small set of crossovers offering a third-row seat.
The Dodge Journey does too, and its V-6/automatic version is a good performer, and its revamped interior is much richer than before.
The Toyota RAV4 also offers either four- or six-cylinder drivetrains and a third-row seat.
If you're willing to skip the final two seating positions, crossovers like the Chevy Equinox offer seating for five, exceptional four-cylinder gas mileage, and much better road manners than the outdated Outlander.
|2012 Mitsubishi OutlanderBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet EquinoxBrowse Used Listings||2012 Dodge JourneyBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door ES||FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door SE|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4-Door Wagon||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic||Automatic|