I love test driving new cars. It's so neat to be able to compare features and experience how they might fit into my family's life. One of the cars I have really enjoyed driving was the Mitsubishi Outlander GT. It has a ton of safety features, and I found it to be really comfortable – other than the fact that I didn't like the Nav system setup in it.
I had previously driven a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and found it wasn't a great fit for my family's lifestyle. However, since it has been over a year, I thought I'd give the newest model a chance. I was hoping to see some changes and upgrades. Unfortunately not much has changed, and it's even less of a fit for my family now than it was in 2013.
I drove it to a Leadership Conference in Anaheim so I got a really good feel for it. I was disappointed that the Nav system had not been updated. The system that comes in the Mitsubishis I have driven is not very intuitive and I find myself using the navigation app on my phone instead.
The driver's seat also isn't particularly comfortable. On the long drive, I found myself getting uncomfortable after only an hour.
The girls dubbed this car, “The Squishy Car,” because they didn't like how little leg room there is in the back. It was okay when they were smaller, but in just a couple years I can imagine that they would be complaining a lot about the space in the back seat.
The trunk is a pretty good size for a crossover. I was able to fit everything I needed in the trunk for my trip.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets 25 miles per gallon in the city, and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. For such a small vehicle, I would have liked to see the MPG in the city be a little higher.
Overall, I would have to say that I don't recommend the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport car to families that need a decent amount of space. If you're someone that doesn't need a good navigation system and you don't use the back seat, then this vehicle may be more suitable for your needs.