My next car MUST have a third row seat. It must. No ifs ands or buts about it. You know why? I could care less about being able to travel with more people in the car, though that would be a plus, but no…my number one reason for absolutely needing to have a car with a third row seat is for the simple reason that I can stick my kids in that third row seat and they can talk, yell, do whatever and it won’t be right behind the back of my head! Am I right or am I right?!? The Mitsubishi Outlander may just be my next car!
**I was given the opportunity to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander for one week. Sadly, I had to give it back. All opinions are 100% my own. No compensation was received**
The first thing I noticed about the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander was the color. It’s called, Cosmic Blue. Now I’m not usually a fan of blue cars. However, now that companies are using a metallic looking paint, I’m really starting to like blue cars. And I have to say, the Outlander in Cosmic Blue did look really nice.
A few of the (many) safety features are:
- Driver knee airbag <– Doesn’t sound like the biggest deal in the world, but once I was stopped at a light and a car rear-ended me going 55 mph. So yea…that airbag would have come in handy!
- Antilock braking system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist
- Three point seat belts and head restraints for all seating positions
- RISE Body Construction
- 10 year/100,000 mile Powertrain
- 5 year/60,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
- 7 year/100,000 mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation
- 5 year/UNLIMITED Roadside Assistance
That’s a pretty darn good warranty. I particularly like the roadside assistance. I like to know that if I need help, assistance is literally a phone call away!
While I really did enjoy this car a lot, there were a few things that I think Mitsubishi could approve upon. First, I felt the driver seat lacked a good lumbar support. For me, that is very important. I’m in my car a lot because I have to drive my kids all over town for their extracurricular activities. The second thing I would like to see Mitsubishi improve are the ginormous headrests in the third row seat. I felt like they really took up the majority of the back window.
Overall, I really enjoyed driving this car and it is on my list of cars to check out again in a year when I am looking to get a new car.