Monday, August 10, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Review

Hello lovelies!!



I was provided the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT to test for a week free of charge for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are my own.
 
I had the pleasure of driving this beautiful truck for my Michigan trip {read about the trip here}and what a pleasure it was. I typically drive a small Acura that is about 15 years old so you can imagine my glee when I was granted the opportunity to take this baby for a spin.

I grew up driving trucks so when I slipped into the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT it was quite nostalgic for me. I was instantly transported back to my teenage years when I would drive my mom's truck around the city.

My son and I played a game where we guessed what color the truck would be and my son lit up when he saw it was in his favorite color: red {Rally Red to be exact}. We immediately thought of an errand to run so we could secretly gauge the car's awesomeness, as my four year old would say.

When I reversed I noticed that a rear camera popped on to the screen letting me know when I needed to assess my driving skills and hit the brake. Again, coming from a gal who drives an ancient car, this feature made me all giddy inside.

I love to listen to tunes when I'm driving so I switched on the radio using the touch screen and flipped through the stations on Sirius XM radio.
I immediately noticed how smooth the car felt when driving and had to adjust to only having to lightly tap the breaks. It also accelerated with ease which is needed when weaving in and out of Chicago traffic {I promise I'm a responsible driver}.  After just 15 minutes in the car, I was beginning to fall in love.

When it came time to go on our road trip, the trunk space was much appreciated. Although the Mitsubishi boasts a third row option and we had 7 people traveling, we decided to forgo the extra travelers {and take a second car} and use the back for all of our traveling necessities. Trunk space is vital when you have two small children and a ton of clothes to be worn on vacation :)

As I mentioned earlier, music on the road is important. Never mind that our destination was only a little over an hour away, we need our tunes. So, I was pleased to see that we could sync our phones using the bluetooth option on the touch screen display. Not only could we listen to our curated playlists but we also had the option to answer the phone via bluetooth when those following us needed directions.
Lane Departure Warning button

The Outlander comes equipped with a Lane Departure Warning {LDW} system that alerts the driver when the car seems to be leaving the lane unintentionally. This feature is quite necessary because we all know how it is to be driving long distances and you feel yourself getting sleepy and you accidentally veer a little to the left or right. The LDW system will make a beeping noise alerting you to be more alert. {Sidenote: make sure you are well rested to avoid any possible accidents.}

 The truck also has four different driving modes including one for Snow and, as a Chicagoan, this mode is much appreciated. The other modes are AWC ECO, Normal, and Lock. I left the car in AWC ECO per the suggestion of the company. The modes can be changed using a button conveniently located by the gear shift.

Leather seats can be a shock to us in the winter time so luckily the seats are heated. Conversely, leather seats can be a shock in the summer time as well so I was eager to switch on the powerful A/C which took no time to cool off the truck.

Another awesome feature that I fortunately did not get the chance to test out {rain rain go away} was the rain-sensing windshield wiper. How freaking awesome is it for your vehicle to sense rain and automatically switch on the wipers?! One less thing for me to do as the driver.

The Mitsubishi Outlander GT takes the title of being the least expensive SUV on the market at just $22,000. Although the truck could use a bit more space for my liking, this truck is excellent for those on a budget looking for excellent features and even better gas mileage {this baby gets 23 miles to the gallon city & highway!}.

It's honestly perfect for those who may be intimidated by the monstrously sized SUVs but don't want to squeeze into a small car. Also, the automatic opening and closing trunk helps with those grocery shopping trips where your hands are full of bags and babies {Moms, you know what I'm talking about}. Read more about the Outlander's awesome features at MitsubishiUSA.com!


My kids had truly become attached. Back to the Acura we go haha

Toodles!




4 comments:

  1. Oooooo this is such a pretty color! I drive my boyfriends monster car right now (Dodge Charger) but we do want a truck for a second car. Great price too.

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    1. Isn't it pretty?! And the price is incredible for an SUV. I say give it a try!

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  2. This car is so awesome. It seems like the perfect car to cruise those Chicago streets.

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    1. It is! So smooth and fast. Loved it! Thanks for stopping by!

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