the 05 Outlander is a solid midsized SUV that just keeps on runnin... I'd buy another in a heartbeat. Drove mine across country and back without a hitch, it was a bit sluggish up in the high altitudes of the Rockies in Colorado, with the 4 cyl. engine, but fine everywhere else. All wheel drive is excellent. Not great milage, but definately acceptable.. Never a problem and all accessories performed flawlessly. The Outlander is a well-kept secret of the automotive world. A quality, dependable, and low maintenence vehicle that will serve you well for your everyday use.
The car is a joy to drive. Great fuel economy for the type of vehicle. The V6 engine provides all the power that you would ever want.
The third row seating is a little tight but works fine for keeping children separated on road trips so we don't have squabbles and everyone can enjoy the trip. Navigation system is fantastic to have, and the Rockford sound system is almost unbeatable...
This vehicle is perfect for me. It's not too technologically advanced, yet it has enough high end technology to be very, very up-to-date! It handles well, especially in bad weather conditions! It is definitely one of the best vehicles I have ever owned!