According to assistant Web producer Carlos Lago, "The Outlander's iPod integration leaves much to be desired. Every time you start the car, even if the iPod is and has been connected for days, the audio system takes as long as a minute to 'Read' before it will play music. It won't start mid-song, either. It's as if the Outlander thinks it's the first time the iPod was plugged in on every single startup. The system is slow while switching between tracks, accessing playlists, and navigating through submenus." While he doesn't remark on the iPod integration, associate Web editor Kirill Ougarov does like the Outlander's split tailgate. "The down-folding portion of the tailgate can double as a seating surface and creates a flat load floor, making it easy to load cumbersome objects like dressers and coffee tables."


2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
Months/miles in service 3/6186
Avg econ/CO2 20.6 mpg/0.94 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $0
Normal-wear cost $0