For our last road trip of the summer to Boston I wanted it to be a special weekend for the boyz and I. So I was ecstatic that I was able to get a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT. I previewed it at the New York Auto show last spring and I fell in love with it then. We are in the market for a new SUV so this was a great opportunity for hubby & I to test drive.
The Rally Red color shined brightly in our neighborhood. We have a black car so the pop of color was refreshing. Last year we reviewed a plasma purple Mirage so Mitsubishi is great for its colors.
Black leather interior is a God send when you forget to give your kid anti-nausea medicine for a 3 hour road trip. Ooops!
There were so many features on this vehicle that I fell in love with. Our car is a 2003 so we are definitely behind the times when it comes to modern technology in cars. I loved the remote keyless entry and the navigation system. The rear view camera was a feature that I had to get used to but appreciated when it came to parking in them Boston streets! The vehicle is also equipped with Lane Departure Warning which means if it feels the car is drifting too far left or right a beep goes off to let you know. I thought this was awesome to have because my husband works so late some nights that I worry about him falling asleep on the road. This option is only available in the SEL and GT models but should be standard in all vehicles.
This vehicle has standard 7 passenger seating. As always you lose half your trunk space once the 3rd row is being utilized. We went on a trip with some friends a few days later and the kids loved that back row just as much. It’s great when you have a large group otherwise keep the 3rd row up for room to keep everything in it. Why is all my husband’s crap in there? hhhmmm
Here are some of the new features for the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander:
- New exterior design with redesigned front fascia, front fender, halogen headlights, LED position lights, lower door sections, 18-in. alloy wheels, rear fascia, tailgate garnish and LED taillights (all models) and power-folding side mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer and LED headlights (GT model)
- New updated interior featuring a redesigned steering wheel, seating surfaces, accent trim, rear folding seat, headliner, display audio system (all models) and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® (GT model)
- Numerous improvements to the chassis including increased body and suspension structural rigidity, redesigned suspension and Electric Power Steering, noise-isolating windshield and rear door glass, more sound insulation throughout the vehicle, dynamic front suspension and rear differential dampers, improved weather stripping and engine compartment trim (all models)
- New generation continuously-variable transmission for improved acceleration, performance, shift feel and torque delivery (all CVT-equipped models)
- Lower price for high-tech safety systems including Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control (available for SEL and GT models)
- New Quartz Brown exterior paint
Our trip was amazing and full of new memories. The boyz didn’t want to say good bye to this car at all. It was one of our favorites to review thus far. With a $200 lower starting MSRP than the previous year model at $22,995 it definitely is a strong contender for a family car for us. It is affordable as well as a perfect family vehicle.
Andre offered up his idea of what was his favorite part of the car. Oh to be a kid again and have life be this simple!
A closer look at the trunk space!
Watch the sideview action!
You gotta have a great sound system while road tripping. And lucky for us we had Sirius radio too! We were never without any music
For information on the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT check out http://www.mitsubishicars.com/
Disclosure: I received a loaner vehicle in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.