Mommy's Favorite Things: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

About a year ago I test drove the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander. But this time I was really excited to try the 2016 as it has over 100 new upgrades from the 15 model!! YES over 100!!

Even with all these upgrades, the Outlander seems to have come DOWN in price! According to my last review, the base price was $23,195 and now it is $22,995! Yes, maybe it's only down $200, but with all the new features this is impressive. The Outlander also receives 25/31 MPG! Which is unheard of for a CUV (crossover utility vehicle)!

The Mitsubishi Outlander seats 7. Two in front, three in middle row and two in the third row. While having room for 7, there is still plenty of room in the Mitsubishi. Legroom and trunk space room!

The Outlander has many features and safety features that are way ahead of it's class, and they pack it all in at that wonderful price point! I promise you this car is just as good as it sounds!
The dashboard looks very similar to me, if not identical to the 2015

Steering Wheel mounted controls make your drive even better and smoother

There are a few more buttons for the screen portion as a part of their upgrade, and the screen itself looks a bit different. More slick! Otherwise the controls are very similar

Heated seats and you can turn on or off the all wheel control!

Control the rear hatch right on the left of the steering wheel. Makes it easy to do from inside your car

The middle row

So much legroom in the Outlander

Even in the middle row
 Cupholders in middle row
 The third row (headrests were in the trunk)

Middle row seat just push the button on top of the seat and it flips forward to let someone in the very rear.

But it also does this really neat thing!! Push the button on top, pull the tab labeled 2 on the side of the seat, it lifts up the seat part and then you can fold down the back of the seat.

Storage in the trunk area. This is where the headrests were stored, so it had a lot of room

 The trunk space with third row down and then third and middle rows down. a LOT of space!

The Outlander made the "Top 10 most affordable 3-row vehicles" list by kelley blue book.

I love the Sporty, sleek style to it. It doesn't feel like a family vehicle and has that nice sporty look. Definitely not a 'soccer mom van' and definitely manly enough for a male to drive.

Here is an image to show ALL the improvements that have been made to the Outlander!

Now a few things... 
I have 2 car seats, the Mitsubishi Outlander only has LATCH in the middle row. Although you don't need to use LATCH with your car seats, it's easier to get a nice tight install with them. So because of that we can't put the middle row seats down to let someone get to the third row. Having an older child that would have to sit in the third row would make this almost impossible. Unless I put a car seat in the 3rd row and don't use the LATCH. Then I'd have to leave a second row seat down all the time for ease of access to that back row. 
A bit of an inconvenience for me.
And that 7 full grown adults could never fit in this car. 4 would be comfortable and 5 would be okay if one was a woman on the shorter end that could pull up the middle row a bit more to allow more legroom in the back row. 

Other than that this little crossover is a great vehicle! It is really great for families that travel. It is small, but seats 7 and was a very comfortable ride. 

The Mitsubishi Outlander has some top safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning system and Forward Collision Mitigation. It's the little things that really count and matter. This means that it senses a vehicle in front of you and will adjust your cruise control accordingly. The Lane Departure alerts you if it senses you going over the lines. 

They also offer a 10 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty AND a 5 year emergency roadside assistance, unlimited miles!!! FREE roadside assistance for 5 years! How awesome is that??

Overall a really nice vehicle and I would definitely recommend this crossover to anybody who was in the market for a crossover that didn't have a ton of people/kids to tote around!

*Disclaimer, I received a Mitsubishi Outlander for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle.