New Year, New well you know how the rest of that saying goes. The top of a new year is when we all get a chance to reset and start things fresh. It’s also when all the companies are trying to get rid of inventory from last year and there are crazy sales. It was also the perfect time to test out a new car!
Well how was it?
For an entire week the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander was our ride and it was nice! I thought it was fitting that it was a winter white since we had recently got our first measurable snow in the DC Area. Well it wasn’t winter white it was technically Diamond White Pearl (seriously who names these car colors, do they take a vote?). Now I’m not a huge fan of leather seats but with leather seats come heated seats and considering we were getting temperatures in the single digits these were right on time!
It’s in the interior details
The interior was black leather, a good complement and contrast to the white exterior. It comes with push button start which I think is the new standard on most cars. My current truck doesn’t have it so driving this made me miss it. I don’t however miss the fumbling for my keys because the car will start as long as the keys are in the vehicle lol. But moving past my knack for losing things…The truck rides smooth, really smooth and has great pickup, which for most trucks isn’t always the case. Under the hood there is a 2.4L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve 4 cylinder engine so that explains that. The beauty in that is the Mitsubishi technology behind MIVEC has a very small impact on the environment.
Funny story while I was trying to find the button to turn on all the lights inside while the car was closed, I hit a button and found out there were like decorative lights in the panoramic roof. My son said it was like being in a limo
Let the sunshine in
But moving right along, I really did love the panoramic roof, it extended all the way back to the backseat so everyone (by everyone my preteen) could enjoy the sunshine. I did think it was odd that the trunk didn’t have some type of automatic feature or button, but it was extremely spacious and has a built-in cover, so what’s in my truck is my business lol. The gas mileage was pretty good too, it gets 25mpg combined city/highway. Considering my commute to work is about 30 miles each way this definitely helped.
It’s not a huge truck either but there’s plenty of space so this would be good for a small family or even someone who doesn’t have kids but just needs a bit more room. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport retails for just shy of $30,000 ($29, 310). Mitsubishi is known for it’s fast cars and most times sports cars tend to come to mind but maybe it’s time we start looking at their trucks too?