2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Express Yourself>

Women embrace their individuality, especially when it comes to style and fashion. That’s why it’s horrifying when another woman shows up at a social function wearing the exact same dress or outfit as you! Most of us feel similar about the cars we drive: we want something that’s not only functional, but also distinctive and stylish. The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander fits that description.

The Outlander is a midsize SUV with unique bodylines and impressive driving performance that separate it from others in its class. We found the vehicle easy to maneuver, because it’s not over-sized like some crossovers. Plenty of pep comes from a choice of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 168 horsepower, or a 3.0-liter V6 with 230 horses. Both engines give solid fuel economy: up to 28 mpg highway for the four-cylinder and 26 mpg highway for the V6. Even with the safer all-wheel-drive (AWD) option, the V6 gets up to 24 mpg on the highway!

On the inside, despite a thrifty $21,995 base price for the ES trim level, the Outlander manages some high quality materials on the steering wheel, seats, shifter and even above the glove box. Instrument controls are conveniently laid-out. And your tall and lanky guys and gals will appreciate the 39.6 inches of maximum rear legroom.

Cargo capacity is solid too, with 36.2 cubic feet behind the second row. Unless you opt for the base ES model, the Outlander is a three-row SUV. But legroom in that third row is better suited for kids. With the Outlander’s second and third rows folded flat, cargo space double to 72.6 cubic feet. That’s plenty of space for do-it-yourself supply run to Lowe’s or Home Depot, or a trip to Best Buy for that new flat screen TV you and your man have been eyeballing.

The 2011 Outlander comes through with plenty of standard equipment to protect you and your passengers. Included are 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags for the front seat occupants, side airbags for the front, and curtain airbags for all rows. That’s enough to earn the NHTSA’s 5-star safety rating for frontal collisions. Integrated traction control and stability control help the wheels maintain grip under various road conditions. An optional back-up camera is also available

As you might expect from a brand like Mitsubishi, some sound technology features come standard with the 2011 Outlander, including MP3 player capability and six-speaker sound system. Optional features include Bluetooth (standard on higher level models), navigation, DVD entertainment and a 710-watt sound system upgrade. For specifications, options, and pricing for all five 2011 Outlander trim levels, click here. And you can put together an Outlander like no other!