2015 mitsubishi outlander
This winter has been especially hard and driving in it is a huge fear of mine. We had the chance to test drive the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander right in the middle of two big winter storms, so lucky for this mom, being snowed in was no issue at all! The Mitsubishi Outlander was able to handle the snow and cold with ease and comfort.
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander
A common issue among my mom friends with three or more children in car seats is that they don’t want a mini-van but there are very few other options for fitting their family in one car. With the third row, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a 7-seater compact crossover and is a great option for large families who do not want to make the leap to a mini van. Both the second and third rows fold down to create an extra large space for hauling packages and purchases. The new lightweight design of the Outlander offers better fuel efficiency. For a crossover of it’s size, we were surprised at the gas mileage.
Our favorite features of the Mitsubishi Outlander:
- Dual Climate Control – I am always freezing and my husband is always warm. We both enjoyed the fact that we were able to be comfortable with the dual climate controls. The heated seats were a big plus as well since the temperature was around zero degrees for most of the time we had our test drive!
- Power Remote Tailgate – The remote control tailgate is a busy mom’s dream. So many times I would have to let go of my children’s hands in busy parking lots of figure out what to do with packages to open my trunk or tailgate. I felt spoiled to have the tailgate open while my arms were full at just the touch of a button!
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – As I said, it was a snowy week with the Mitsubishi Outlander. We found ourselves having to drive home one evening in snow covered roads. Astoundingly, the Outlander was able to guide us safely home and keeping us in our lane. We were shocked how it knew to do that when we couldn’t even see the lanes! The LDW uses an onboard camera in the front of the vehicle and will alert the driver if it feels you are unintentionally leaving your lane.
- Adaptive Cruise Control – This was my husband’s favorite feature. Unlike conventional cruise control, the Adaptive Cruise Control on the Mitsubishi Outlander will maintain a distance between you and the car in front of you. So for example, if the car is going slower than the speed your cruise control is set at, it will slow your vehicle down.
- Acceleration Control – 3.0 liter V6 6-speed automatic transmission – We were blown away at the ease that the Mitsubishi Outlander accelerated.
- RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body allows for better passenger protection in the event of a collision.
- The ASC (Active Stability Control) sensors monitor the tires giving the Outlander the most traction in the event of a wheel slipping.
- Six standard airbags and a 7th underneath the driver’s side dashboard to protect your knees and lower body.
*Thank you to DriveSTI for coordinating this test drive.