So, if you just read my last thread on the newly refreshed 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, you'd know that's priced aggressively as a seven-seat sport-utility vehicle. I can't think of any others off the top of my head that start at the $23,000 mark.

And as I noted previously, we have to keep in mind that there's a slew of buyers simply making a decision based on price. Most people do not need a slew of accoutrements or a vehicle that drives like a BMW X5M. What they need is a vehicle to get them from point "A" to point "B" and NOT fall apart after a couple years of use.

Mitsubishi may have just hit the nail on the head for that specific market with the 2016 Outlander.

Our friends at Consumer Reports recently had one of Mitsubishi's press vehicles to get some first impressions and although the reviews put together by the guys and girls at CR tend to be geared towards the average consumer, it doesn't seem as though the Outlander faired out so well.

Then again, when one of the complaints in the first impression notes that the Japanese company has had a great track record for reliability and you may be stuck with a not-so-good vehicle for a long time, that doesn't exactly sound like a bad thing for the right buyer.

To see just what I am talking about, scope out the clip below!

Roomy and reliable, the Outlander has some attractive qualities, including a low price and good crash test results. But despite updates, it falls well below the fierce small SUV competition.

DRIVEN + VIDEO: So, The Price Is Right On The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander BUT How Does It Drive?

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