Price £23,879 - £34,229
The Mitsubishi Outlander ditches the firm's more traditional rugged off-road bias for a finer on-road driving experience. In fact, it's so good that Citroen and Peugeot sell their own mildly restyled versions of the Mitsubishi. Its big boot hides two additional seats for occasional use, while the second row of seats tumble and fold easily to make the Outlander a useful load carrier. It's well specified but it isn't cheap, with pricing putting it up against Land Rover's Freelander 2.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a rugged SUV model designed to take on rivals like the Land Rover Freelander and Hyundai Santa Fe. It has one major selling point – a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) engine option that offers economy of 143mpg and CO2 emissions of just 49g/km. The rest of the engine line up is a lot more traditional, but the diesels still offer surprisingly low running costs. Elsewhere, there's not much about the Outlander to make you sit up and take notice. The styling, both inside and out, lacks sparkle and the handling isn't particularly exciting.