I bought my Outlander and loved it so much, I actually read the owner's manual. It drives smoothly, packs a punch on the open road, can switch between manual and automatic (which is just cool for cool's sake) and it rides like a sports car with the convenience of an SUV. I strongly recommend the Outlander.
We needed to upgrade to a larger family vehicle with our growing family, I didn't however want to drive a tank! The Outlander rides like a car, very smooth! more than plenty of room! Very nice features! We bought the base model for budget reasons and it still has the leatherette seats, Bluetooth, tow hitch, three rows, 2WD, 4WD and 4WD Lock! When driving in 2WD it is front wheel instead of rear wheel which makes me feel more comfortable!