The Outlander looks good enough on the road, especially in the sparkly red colour I drove. When comparing it to other cars I feel like it matches up to others in this price bracket. There are some nice curves on the corners and it’s not too boxy, while still looking practical for a family.
The interior feels fine, but even though this is the top-of-the-range it’s not as nice as some of its competitors. You are getting those two bonus seats however, so you have to weigh up the value you’re getting with the quality of the finishes.
The seats are leather but look quite budget, they will hold their look and clean a lot better than fabric seats though, experienced first hand with my kids traipsing mud through the car over the very rainy week I tested the car. It’s much easier to wipe dirt straight off.
The front seats are also heated, which was appreciated in this week’s wild, windy weather.
The centre console is clearly designed with everything laid out in a functional manner, and there is a cover over the cupholders you would normally find on higher priced cars, with a sparkly black finish.