U.S. News’ Best SUV Brands in 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
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17) Mitsubishi

Average Overall Score: 6.83/10

When it comes to brands with praiseworthy SUVs, Mitsubishi is at the bottom of our list. In fact, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the lowest-scoring mainstream SUV in our rankings, at 6.5 out of 10. It suffers from poor fuel economy, a dated cabin design, lackluster powertrains, and low safety and predicted reliability ratings. The Outlander Sport’s only redeeming qualities are its long warranty and above-average cargo volume.

Mitsubishi’s Eclipse Cross and Outlander aren’t far ahead, with scores of 6.9 and 7.1, respectively. The all-new Eclipse Cross features an eager engine, a nice interior, and good ground clearance. However, it has a small cargo area and frustrating infotainment controls. Test drivers noted that its steering doesn’t   provide much feedback, and it exhibits obvious body roll around corners.

The Outlander (pictured above) returns good fuel economy and comes at a reasonable price. Still, it struggles to compete due to its rough ride quality, underwhelming handling, and weak base engine.

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