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Navigating the Colorado backroads in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Navigating the Colorado backroads in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Last fall, my husband and I were fortunate enough to head to Rawah Guest Ranch, just the two of us in the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Well, we loved it so much, that we headed back there 4th of July weekend, this time with our kids in tow.

It was a big trip, from their first cross-country flight to their first-ever time strapping on their boots and exploring a dude ranch.

Driving the back roads of Colorado in the Mitsubishi Outlander

Getting to the ranch, wasn’t as easy as disembarking the plane and hopping on the back of a horse.

While the ranch is 183 miles from the Denver airport, isn’t a fast trip. The roads are very, very narrow, white-knuckle worthy in fact.

Enter the Mitsubishi Outlander.

With 3 rows, it was large enough for my 2 kids to spread out if we needed them to and handled well enough that hairpin curves and hills were no match for this SUV.

I have to be honest with you, I am a nervous traveler, and this trip was no exception. The driver’s seat seemed to encompass me and provide the reassuring comfort that together we could handle the trip.

It also didn’t hurt that within an hour or so of our journey to quite literally the middle of nowhere, the boys were zonked out in the back seat.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

There were several times that my husband and I decided that we had to pull over to get a shot of the beautiful scenery around us. Making a quick stop to capture an image was no issue for the Outlander, and it didn’t look too bad in photos either!

What you need to know about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

The model that we were able to try out for the week clocked in at $24,000, with many of the bells and whistles that you want but don’t think that you can afford.

Such as: 

A large touchscreen navigation system and Sirius XM radio capability
Leather seats (perfect for easily cleaning up spills)
Push to start ignition
Plenty of USB ports so that charging devices doesn’t become an issue
Bluetooth so that you can stay connected on the go
ECO mode, to save on gasoline costs

You can see more about the 2017 Outlander Sport, on Mitsubishi’s site. 

2017 Mitsubushi Outlander Sport

Even though leaving the dude ranch and heading back for the airport was the last thing that any of us wanted to do, we were glad that we were able to have this adventure together as a family. And we loved doing it in the Outlander.