It’s no secret around here that I love testing out new cars. Now I am more of a bells and whistles kind of girl, but I am no dummy when it comes to the way a car performs. When the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT arrived at my door for the week I was excited to see what it had to offer and excited to drive a Mitsubishi for the first time ever. It wasn’t until it was time to hit the dreaded school pick up line that I was able to actually get in the car to drive. Having all the new options to look at certainly made the time pass by. Kenna and I had fun trying out all the stations that the Outlander offers with Sirius Xm.
The winter has been brutal here with the temps dropping way lower than ever before. I had hoped that there would be no issues with starting the car and driving it around. Not only did I not have any issues with driving in the snow and frigid temps but the extra perks inside the car made the ride much warmer. I remember giggling to myself about the heated steering wheel wondering when I would ever use it and then a few days later clutching to its warmth after loading the car up with groceries…my life forever changed. Both the driver and passenger seats are heated which is always fantastic. Safety is an issue that is on everyone’s mind no matter if you’re looking for yourself or a family car. When I test out cars I always ask myself if I feel safe in-car if something were to happen. I knew the answer to that question with the Outlander as I drove through the near blizzard conditions with ease. I learned that though every car strives for safety, The Mitsubishi Outlander was named
There is also 3rd row seating available and we actually had a chance to test it out when some of my cousins from Italy came to visit. Though there isn’t much room for those sitting back there. The option of being able to use it if necessary is comforting and makes saying yes to picking up some of the kids friends a little easier.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is a car that not only I trust driving my family around in but also one that will make heads turn! I was pleased to find out that the redesigned 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander was one of only 22 vehicles to earn the IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” accolade for 2014. What does that mean?
“In order for a vehicle to become an IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” for 2014, a test subject must not only display exemplary performance in the various stringent crash testing criteria, but it must now “have systems that can prevent or mitigate front-to-rear crashes,” according to the IIHS.”
Honestly I had a great time driving this baby around and wouldn’t mind doing it again very soon!