While in LA for a girls trip, we partnered with #DriveMitsubishi to test drive their 2019 Outlander Sport for a week. This crossover SUV comfortably seats five people while featuring upgraded technology and safety features. We had a blast sightseeing while on a California road trip throughout the Orange County area. Keep reading for my thoughts on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport!
This is a partnered post. All opinions are my own.
Embrace the Adventure with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Compared to other crossover vehicles, you will be pleasantly surprised to know the 2019 Outlander Sport starts out at just over $20,000. While being on the more affordable end of crossovers, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport does not lack in features you really want to see in a vehicle.
Safety is always at the top of my list when purchasing a new vehicle. I was really impressed to learn that the Outlander Sport includes:
- The Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system7 utilizes both laser radar and camera technology to determine if a frontal collision with a vehicle or pedestrian is imminent.
- 7 Airbag Safety System
- The Lane Departure Warning (LDW)4 system
- Rearview Camera System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)1 which detects a vehicle approaching from either side while backing up.
- Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Lane Change Assist (LCA)1 systems work together to alert you when a vehicle is in, or approaching your blind spot.
- Active Stability Control (ASC)2 employs a series of sensors that constantly monitor the grip of each tire.
- and Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers.
Our model also had heated seats, which was ideal for this Florida girl who ran into some chilly California weather while visiting in December. As well as Apple CarPlay which allowed us to connect our phone via the usb ports and access our favorite playlists because what’s a road trip without your favorite tunes, right? I was able to use advanced voice recognition to make and receive calls, and use the phone’s Apple Maps app which displayed our directions on the large 7″ smart screen so that we could get around town.
Sitting in California traffic is no fun, but we were very impressed with the gas mileage in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The 2.4L MIVEC (available in the GT model) engine balances maximum power input with low fuel consumption for a smooth drive. We were sometimes stuck in traffic for 2 hours getting to our destination, yet we only filled up once in the entire week!
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, I highly recommend test driving the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It’s perfectly sized for adventure! Find out more at mitsubishicars.com.