Big big confession. Before last week I knew nothing about the Mitsubishi Outlander. That being said, we had the Best Time Getting To Know the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander as a result of a week of riding it all over town, courtesy of Mitsubishi.
My munchkin is a car fanatic. When he saw the car in the driveway he was coming at me with all kinds of car facts that were really mostly over my head of this sporty car, like:
- Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC)
- The ABS system is 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensors with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
- Standard 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
- 7 standard airbags including drivers knee airbag
- Wheels are 16 x 6 1/2 Steel with Cover
- Active Stability Control (ASC) employs sensors that monitor the grip of each tire
Once you get in the 2015 Outlander, it hits you how spacious it is. Even with our bulky car seats there was ample room to fit so much more! The first thing that struck me was how despite being a 3 row cross over car, it didn’t feel enormously long. Actually it was a very maneuverable car for a klutz like me!
Hands down the Outlander fits 7 people very comfortably. I am not talking children. We had our class field trip and I drove all 7 chaperons to and from school for it. No one was squeezed in. The third row is very easy to fold and open and the way it has been conceived, allows for easy exit and entry. In addition to this, the third row is not a whole unit, so you can choose to have half of the this row up or down according to your needs . You can see below where we folded only one side to fit the board.
I can also tell you how grateful we were for the car’s powerful and quick to cool A/C, which we especially appreciated on our way back from being under the shinning sun for 5 straight hours at 87 degrees. The A/C is a class A working machine. Before we were on our way, the A/C was refreshing all 7 of us effortlessly without being full blast. That spoke volumes.
Everything the driver needs is available on the dashboard or on the steering wheel which is great to minimize distractions. Temperature, gas range, phone controls, cruise control, everything is at your finger tips or at a quick eye glance. I was smitten by the Eco mode of the car.
What the Eco Mode does is, help the engine work using less gasoline (I am told). So, the Outlander gives you more time on the car before visiting a gas station. That means high-fives for me while running every single errand on the Outlander without worrying about consumption. Big, Big plus in my book now that gas prices are back on the rise around here.
Regarding safety features, while we don’t have many hills in the area, it was nice to know the car has a Hill Start Assist which means that the car will not roll backwards when you let the brake go or shift gears.
I love the idea of having knee air bag the passenger side, and the LATCH child restraint system really gave me peace of mind. I do admit I was very happy with the convenient standard treat of a view camera, I was very comfortable relying on it.
Besides the Eco Mode I enjoyed so much, you get standard HD radio, dual A/C controls for driver and passenger, a large screen to personalize your settings and preferences. The smartphone blue tooth is very easy to pair, and the all weather floor mats are just perfect for every season and all of our beach trips 🙂
I keep talking about how spacious the Outlander is everywhere, but it really is amazing. I had no problem loading a bike we were donating to a deserving honor roll student. In no time I was driving again and not fighting to load things in the car. Another thing that totally made my day and I totally loved is the convenience of the remote key-less entry that eliminates the need for me to rummage through my purse for the keys to just get into the car. No need to stand for 10 minutes under the heat or rain to find the keys and get in the car. Marvelous!
Now that we got acquainted with the Outlander we miss it! It was a fun week. Thanks for the memories for your great features and the unforgettable introduction to Mitsubishi cars. The car is loaded with great features and it also takes care of the details. The stitching of the seats is quite luxurious looking and I smiled every time at the “See You Soon” message I got every time I turned the car off. They are just so much fun to drive around!
Which feature did you like the most about the Outlander?