The first-generation Outlander hit the market in 2001. It was a compact SUV for drivers who want a versatile and reliable vehicle for their daily needs. The Outlander had a boxy and practical design that made it easy to maneuver in urban environments. It has a reliable engine and had a smooth and comfortable ride. The first-generation Outlander had a spacious interior with comfortable seating for up to five passengers (via Car & Driver).
It was available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions, providing customers with a choice of drivetrains. The Outlander had advanced features like power windows and a premium sound system, making it a convenient and modern option for drivers. It also had a good safety rating, making it a practical option for families. But its styling has become outdated, making it a tough sale these days.