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We received this car for a week to test drive. We were not compensated. All opinions are my own.
As a mom driving a mini van, I don’t get a chance to think about luxury. I usually think about convenience, space, and dependability when it comes to our family vehicle. But, guess what? I found the perfect car that fits those things and it has the luxury to boot!
A couple of weeks ago I was able to test drive the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL AWC for a week. I had no idea that an SUV could be so easy to drive and a perfect family vehicle!
It seats 5 comfortably with a good amount of trunk space which is just what we needed for our family of four. Both of my kids had a window seat with space in between (no worrying about hearing “Mom, he touched!”). I had plenty of room when I loaded my groceries in from the store as well as supplies for the Halloween party at school.
The controls on the steering wheel combined with the great touch screen console and center system make this car really fun to drive. There are paddles on the steering wheel that allow you to shift the gears just like a standard, but it also has the convenience of an automatic transmission so you can enjoy it either way.
I also loved the rear camera. It’s nice to know what’s behind you and to know if you’re between the lines when parking! I hate not parking straight. In a busy neighborhood like ours, there are always kids and pets walking on the sidewalk. It gave me a sense of comfort to see exactly what was behind me while reversing.
My favorite thing? The keyless entry! Oh my goodness, what a beautiful thing it is. I usually have my hands full, whether it’s pushing a shopping cart, holding my kids’ hands, or trying to get bags in for school, and not having to worry about pulling my keys out to unlock the car was like having an extra helper on my side. All you need is the key fob in your pocket. You push the button on the car and it opens right up for you. This was especially nice those times my keys fell to the bottom of my purse. I could get the kids and myself in the car and then look for them.