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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Outlander has some neat design touches inside as well as outside. The cowled dials are meant to echo the instrument design on a motorcycle, while the centre console is a similar shape to a motorcycle fuel tank. The decor is plain and purposeful, but well finished. Visibility is good although the windscreen pillars can obscure the view at junctions.

There’s good passenger space in the Outlander – if you’re in the front or the second row. Most models come with seven seats which fold out of the boot floor but the rear seats don’t allow for decent Mitsubishi Outlander comfort. While this is useful, the seats have severely limited leg room and the backs are very upright so they’re not comfortable. They’re also thinly padded.

If you’re just using the standard back seats the news is much better, they’re comfortable and give good support while there’s plenty of head and leg room. Electric windows and air conditioning are both standard on all models and although the ride is a little firm in town, it’s better on the motorway. The diesel engine can be a little noisy though and there’s noticeable wind noise.