It almost seems like there's a tendency to sh*t on the Mitsubishi brand in general by the auto industry. There doesn't seem to be any good reason for it either, especially from a reliability standpoint. All of the auto reviewers will dump on Mitsubishi for "reliability issues" noting engine and transmission issues, but if you go to the sites where these issues are reported by actual consumers (like carcomplaints.com) engine and transmission issues are virtually non-existent. As for customer satisfaction, the common theme in the pro-reviews is that Mitsubishi has low consumer satisfaction. But, if you check actual consumer reviews on Edmunds; Outlander scores higher than CRV and Rav4.How reliable is the Mitsubishi Outlander?
I have seen some concerns from owners and automotive publications. Consumer Reports suggest to never buy any Mitsubishi Outlander, yet a reasonable number of them are out there being driven. Sale have been strong. One of the best for Mitsubishi and decent for the segment.
Here's Why Consumer Reports Suggest You Never Buy Any Mitsubishi OutlanderMitsubishi Outlander reliability problems plague the model so much that Consumer Reports thinks it's best to avoid the vehicle altogether.www.motorbiscuit.com
So why the hate for Mitsubishi??? Maybe it's the conspiracy theorist in me, but my sense is that there's some behind closed doors shenanigans going on. Stone cutter type stuff. Maybe that sounds crazy but how else do you explain it? The claims of bad reliability and poor customer satisfaction just don't stack up to the actual numbers. Outlander has class leading AWD system, tried and true proven reliable powertrains, higher consumer and reliability ratings than the "gold standards" of the segment, and the best warranty in the industry. But still no love. Is it possible that the people who actually own Mitsubishi's are wrong about how much they actually like their cars and what problems they actually have???? Or is there something else going on behind the scenes??? You can make your own decision but I have a tinfoil hat on standby, just in case.