On a recent trip to Colorado, my husband and I were lucky enough to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander around a good part of the state for the duration of our trip. A big thank you to DriveShop for making this happen!
This midsized SUV was exactly what we needed to haul around our cowboy boots (and luggage)! The well-appointed car got us to all of our adventures comfortably and in style!
I was the most surprised at the price point of the car, it had every bell and whistle that I look for in a car for a very obtainable price. The model that we drove was the SEL-S AWC and it is priced $33,095
I don’t currently drive an SUV but I have always said that should I get one I would want the flexibility of a third row. The Outlander has a folding 3rd row, it isn’t overly large but in my family chances are no adults would be sitting back there. I love the option of being able to haul more kids should I need to, but having lots of trunk space when I don’t need to use the 3rd row.
The car is equipped with a lane detection system when the car senses, that you have drifted from your lane it will alert you by beeping. This feature seemed to be a tad bit sensitive. I am guessing that it could be adjusted, but if I had a teen driver I would be just fine with it being sensitive!
Quite possibly my favorite feature of the car was the ability to put it in ‘eco’ mode. This was a gas saving feature that I fell in love with because the last thing that anyone wants to do on a vacation (or otherwise) is to spend lots of money filling the gas tank! We averaged 28 miles to the gallon on our travels, in an SUV!
The only downside to the car was that it seemed slightly underpowered while we were on hills, the model that we drove was a V4, I think the problem would be solved by upgrading to the V6 offered.
Overall, we had a smooth ride exploring the Colorado landscape and the car looked pretty darn good against the backdrop of the Colorado scenery!
Have you driven an Outlander before? What do you like the most about them?