Five Reasons to Love the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
When ever we get the opportunity to test drive a new car, we jump on the opportunity. Last week thanks to Drive Shop and Mitsubishi we had another awesome opportunity to test drive a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. In August had the Outlander SE for a week and we loved that car so I was excited to see what the sport version had to offer. Here are five reasons to love the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
There are lots of great things I could say about this car. While it wasn’t able to hold my entire family, its a great option for smaller families, couples or singles. Just like the Outlander SE we had in August this car was very smooth on the road, in the city and on the highway.
Everyone knows that Mitsubishi has a killer warranty and owners of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be happy to know that their new car will be covered with that amazing warranty. Knowing you are getting a top level of protection after buying a car is a plus and huge bonus. Every 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with a generous warranty that includes a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty, a completely transferable 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited miles roadside assistance program.
We are always traveling with precious cargo so having a car with great safety features are a must for us. Families looking for a good car can rest assured that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport takes safety to another level with Mitsubishi Motors’ patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution, that helps protects passengers in the event of a side impact collision. The cabin is made of high tensile strength steel for added protection, while the front and rear of the car absorbs the impact of the collision.
Rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a “Top Safety Pick” in 2014, every 2015 Outlander Sport model comes equipped with a plethora of important safety features and technologies: Active Stability Control (ASC) with Hill Start Assist (HSA); Traction Control Logic (TCL); a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; and a seven (7) air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with front air bags with passenger weight and driver’s seat position sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, and curtain side air bags with roll-over sensors.
The interior of any car is just as important at the exterior and this car has a great interior. The car we had included features that were not standard but this car does have great standard features. Like the four speakers, two power outlets, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and electric power steering just to name a few. Standard features include:
- Air conditioning with pollen filter
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- Soft-touch instrument panel trim
- 4 speaker 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system
- Electric Power Steering (EPS)
- 60/40 split folding and reclining high-back rear seats with armrest and cup holder
- Dual-visor vanity mirrors
- Center room lamp
- High-contrast gauge meters with full-color LCD Multi-Information Display
- FUSE Hands-Free Link System® w/USB port
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat
- Power door locks and side view mirrors
- Power windows with driver’s one-touch up/down
- Steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise control
- Two 12-volt power outlets
Our family is big and we always need a lot of trunk space. While this car doesn’t seat us all, the trunk would hold all our groceries for a month. It’s huge and you can see from my photo with the car seat and the sodas, there was still room to put even more items back there. We could easily fit our big stroller, groceries, shopping bags and a few more things as long as we packed it right.
Panoramic Glass Roof
I have to say that I can’t believe that listing this “moon roof” by itself seems odd but trust me it’s one premium feature that I would highly recommend for anyone purchasing this car. None of my pictures could do this roof any justice but it’s one part of the car I just loved so much. During the day it was perfect for catching rays and soaking up the sun, and at night it was great for star gazing. Even when it rained we loved having to roof to watch the rain drops fall against the glass was so soothing. I quickly feel in love with this feature of the car and by the time of pick up the whole family loved it just as much as I did.
Overall the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was a great car that provided a smooth ride and had great gas mileage. Singles, couples and smaller families would benefit from long list of standard features and all the storage space. The warranty makes it even more attractive to buyers, and once you read online reviews, you’ll be even more impressed with this car. The Outlander Sport starts at $19,595 for the Sport ES 2WD and goes to $24,195 for the Sport SE AWD. We had the 2015 Outlander Sport SE AWD with the optional equipment, the version of the car is priced at $29,945 and it’s worth every penny.
To learn more about Mitsubishi and their cars be sure to visit them online – www.mitsubishicars.com. Thanks to Mitsubishi and Drive Shop for providing the Outlander Sport to our family for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.