Just purchased and aspire my14.5 petrol and very happy with it I test drove the santa fe honda crv etc and for me its way better both in refinement and off road ability especially against the crv that has hard cheap plastics and is way to small inside were the outlander has 7 seats and much roomiers for a family on the other hand santa fe diesel very noisy for 57k.
The verdict is that the mitsubishi is built Japanese quality mitsubishi is known for their sophistication in there 4x4 systems and the new outlander aspire have the sophisticated all wheel control system also active yaw control of the evos so that it handles the toughest challenges.
Mitsubishi is known for building its vehicles properly for its purpose eg pajero evos and outlander elso the new hybrid phev as an example of mitsubishi technology is one of the best in the world.
If you closely think about it every vehicle is perfect for its purpose eg evo best in rally and road has dominated either wrc and Bathurst it for its money is a super killer and then there is the outlander which was test in a rally cross across country to Thailand and did it with ease for its size will put most bigger and more expensive suvs to shame with its dynamics and technology.
To round things up if your looking for a perfect size suv with all the right refinement technology and off and on road ability with space and comfort then youve got a perfect choice in the new improved outlander