The Outlander’s blade grille and chrome definition add interest to an otherwise restrained exterior. We liked the bold tail-light cluster, proud stance and the fact that unlike more boxy competition, this lady is not afraid to lead with her nose.
The interior feels quite demure, too, probably courtesy of a darker colour palette. The high gloss piano black inserts may attract the dust but offer a nice contrast, as does the stitching on the leather seats and around the gear shift.
The combination 8.0-inch touchscreen with the climate controls below is a tidy central feature and well positioned for inputs from the driver.
Less appealing though are the plastic blanks holding the place of feature buttons – just makes me feel like I’m missing out on something.