Sometimes things happen for a reason, and thank dog I got my driver’s license two years ago because I was contacted and asked if I would like to review a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander CUV. Imagine that, a dog reviewing a car for an entire week! I was definitely up for this assignment, so my new pal Bill delivered the car right to my house. It had a California license plate, but he drove the car up from Chicago. Bill was a super nice fellow, and took some time to explain all the fabulous features to me.
I was pleased as punch to see it pull into the driveway in my favorite color red, kind of a cherry apple red, actually! Come on, don’t lie! This Outlander CUV looks REALLY nice! I will be honest with you. Mom and I didn’t have any big expectations, and didn’t expect a real fancy car, but just seeing the exterior, we could tell this was going to be a real nice ride! It was all shiny, clean, and ready for me to take it out on the open road!
The first morning, I drove Mom to the office. Is it not a classy looking interior? Living in Minnesota, we are always looking for good winter vehicles and the Outlander CUV fits the bill. It has a sunroof, heated seats, is a four wheel drive, and has active stability control and traction control logic to keep the car going in the right direction regardless of the road conditions. Mitsubishi covered all the bases with safety in this car. It has seven airbags, three point seat belts, head rests on every seat, and reinforced impact safety evolution construction which deflects and transfers energy away from occupants in the event of a crash.
The dashboard and control panel area is nothing to sniff at! The Outlander CUV has a key FOB for passive entry and push to start, no need to have a key in the ignition, just on your person (or dog collar as the case may be). The leather wrapped steering wheel allows you to use the
paw free blue tooth phone system, adjust the stereo, and set your cruise control all while keeping your paws hands on the wheel. The middle console has a seven inch touch paw screen making adjusting the settings on the radio or navigation system a breeze! It even has a back up camera, something our bushes would appreciate when Mom is driving, LOL!
One of the days we had the car, there was a bit of a freezing rain/snowstorm so I took the Outlander CUV out for a spin to see how it would handle in slippery weather. It drove like a charm. We were impressed at how solid and safe it always felt in any road and weather conditions.
Whether you are a small family with a lot of friends, or a large family like mine, the third row of pop up seats provide the seating you need for everyone! The third row is so easy to fold up even a dog can do it! The leg room is not real spacious in the last row, but for smaller folks it works fine. The second row of seats is split for carrying cargo or for tilting forward to access the third row of seating.
If you are a big shopper, the rear cargo area has more than ample space for all your purchases! My groceries looked like nothing when I loaded them into the back of the Outlander CUV. Remember too, the second row of seats are split and can be moved forward as well for more storage space.
If you have a furry family and like the furs to ride in the back, it is not a problem. Katie, Bailie, and I all piled into the back to head off to Gramma’s house and we were not cramped in the least. There are also steel rings where we could hook our seat belts up to so we were safely belted in. Seat belts are always important when we ride in any vehicle.
We did a small day trip to visit a green friend of mine to see how the Outlander CUV handled on the highway, and it was great. The cruise control is easy to use. We also tested out the forward collision mitigation system and the lane departure warning system. These would be wonderful on a real long drive where minds start to wander from driving, to wabbits or squirrels. Safety is a top priority with Mitsubishi!
How did we like the Mitsubishi Outlander CUV? I decided to have us all fill out rating cards to decide on a scale of 1-10 how much we liked it. Bert’s vote of 0 will be tossed out as he says he doesn’t like cars and therefore gave it a 0. Our overall rating is a 9.6. There was very little any of us disliked about this car. Mom wished the sunroof was larger, found the shifting a bit strange as it was a kind of “zig zag” track, also, the navigation couldn’t be set while driving. We wanted the “co pilot” to put in the destination when we were on the road, but it wouldn’t allow it. Mom thought the size of the vehicle was nice, but she prefers a slightly smaller size for ease of driving and a little more miles per gallon on the gas. We averaged about 24 mpg during the week. Overall, we highly recommend the Mitsubishi Outlander CUV! What a fun week it was, and we were all sad to see the car go.
Disclaimer: My GBGV Life did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. My GBGV Life was given a Mitsubishi Outlander CUV to drive for a week and review. The opinions in this review are of My GBGV Life and not influenced by any outsider. My GBGV Life will receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.
Disclaimer: Dogs do not drive and should not be allowed to drive cars. All driving dog photos in this post were safely staged with the ignition off, in park, and the emergency brake on.