The Mitsubishi Outlander was a great car for our family during our test drive. It was roomy enough to haul around the kids, their backpacks, after school gear and groceries. It is a great car if you are done with a mini-van (like us) but still need the extra cargo room found in the Crossover SUV style of vehicle.
The Mitsubishi Outlander features a 3rd row, even on the base model, which makes this 7-passenger vehicle perfect for your family.
I loved that the car was fully loaded and still had a manageable MSRP price tag of $35,000, there are a ton of features in the fully loaded model.
The model that I drove was the 2016 Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC 4-Door SUV and some features are:
- LED headlights
- Auto on/off headlights
- Fog lights with chrome accents
- Heated side-view mirrors with turn indicators
- Power glass sunroof
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- 18-inch two tone alloy wheels
- Color multi-information display
- 7-passenger seating
- Leather seats
- 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Heated front seats
Convenience (the fun stuff) Items:
- 710-watt RockfordFosgate premium sound system with speakers
- 6.1′ Touch panel with audio system
- SirusXM radio (requires subscription)
- Digital HD Radio
- FUSE hands-free Link System with Bluetooth technology, USB port, and steering wheel controls
- Rearview cameras
- FAST-Key passive entry system
- Push button start
- ECO Mode
My favorite feature was the Mitsubishi Multi Communication System because not only was I able to see real-time traffic but also the local weather, gas prices and points of interest such as restaurants are available at your fingertips.
The screen was very responsive to my touch, I never felt like I had to push on the screen at all, it was very easy to use and the display was crisp and clear.
The Mitsubishi Outlander also had a backup camera and it came in very handy and the image was clear.
I also enjoyed the audio system, the 710-watt RockfordFosgate premium sound system was great and clear even when I turned it up to enjoy those great SirusXM channels.
The ECO-mode worked will for me as well. I travel about 25 miles per day and found that I didn’t need to fill the gas tank as often as I normally do.
The ECO-mode helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by slightly reducing engine power on initial acceleration as well as the airflow volume of the air conditioning.
A third row in the vehicle is great feature because it means you can seat 7 passengers in the car. I also like that the seats are a 50/50 fold down so I can collapse only one if needed and still carry cargo.
The power lift gate was very handy, not only was I able to open it from the key fob or the button from inside the car but my daughter was able to close it as well from the lift gate.
The power lift gate close button was easy for my 10-year old daughter to reach.
The family and I enjoyed testing the Mitsubishi Outlander GT and would recommend it to any family looking to either downsize from a mini-van or upsize from a sedan if your family is growing but you are not ready for a mini-van.