For our latest car review, we had the chance to check out the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Let’s start with some basic facts about this SUV:
- Seats 5
- MPG 25/32
- Starting at $19,595
- Comes in 6 different colors
- 2014 model Named to the”10 Most Affordable SUVs” List by Kelley Blue Book’s
The Outlander Sport we reviewed was in a Labrador Black color, with a black leather interior. First thing I looked at was the room in the back for the kids and the trunk space, while the hubby spent time being impressed with the sound system- a Rockford Fosgate® Punch premium sound system that pumps up to 710 watts through nine speakers-including a 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer. The system does sound great, and he enjoyed his alone time with the car, listening to his playlist around the streets of the Bronx.
As for the exterior, the grill really gives the front of the Sport a nice sleek and modern look, with halogen headlights and fog lights with LED lights. It’s a nice compromise for a family size car, but with a hubby approved exterior. The height is also at a good level for both hubby and kids- at around 64 inches the kids can climb in easily while daddy still slides in comfortably.
Some other great features are of course the heated seats which came in handy during our time with the Outlander. The back up camera and optional Navigation was also great. On our trip to the Poconos, we simply put in the name of the resort and we were ready to roll. It was also great on gas to be able to switch between 4WD and 2WD when needed, especially in the mountains.
The trunk space was also decent for a Sport size SUV- we packed in our overnight bags for both the Poconos and for our kids who were off to stay with family, and threw in a cooler for the ride as well. Of course our 8 year old Briana loved the moon roof- even in the snow it was fun for her to look up and watch it come down above her head.
As a blogger family always on the go with our technology, the USB ports and the two 12-volt accessory outlets came in handy. There was also plenty of space for sippy cups, water bottles, and mom and dad’s much needed coffee stops. Of course, the rearview camera system is always great to have in the city- whether you’re parallel parking, trying to fit between snowpiles, or just having that extra precaution when it comes to pedestrians.
Overall our experience with the Outlander Sport was a good one. The ride was smooth, the interior is roomy, and it’s a nice looking SUV. As a family still in a small car for it’s MPG perks, we did see the difference in how much bang for our buck at the pump, but it wasn’t bad at all. The Sport is a nice compromise between a larger SUV and a car- and if you’re looking for that third row seating for extra family members- then you might want to check out the Outlander, the Sport’s big brother. Until then, the Sport is the perfect size, cost, and ride. For more information, www.mitsubishicars.com/outlander-sport. You can also follow along on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #DriveMitsubishi to check out what other people are saying about their Outlander Sport.
Want to check out out what Briana thought of the Outlander Sport: