Last month my family and I had the chance to spend a week with the 2019 Mithusbishi Outlander Sport. As a family of four, the main things we look at when reviewing different vehicles are safety, fuel efficiency, and how comfortable it is for everyone.
When it comes to safety, the Outlander Sport is full of features that we look for in today’s cars. The Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist features make me feel safe whether we’re traveling local in the Bronx or on the turnpike headed on a weekend adventure. There’s also Rear Cross Traffic Alert which makes backing out of driveways and tiny parking lots that much easier. Other safety features include Active Stability Control, a Rearview Camera System (standard), Forward Collision Mitigation, and more.
After suffering an injury at work a few years ago, my husband has a lot of back pain. So it’s important for him to be as comfortable as possible during our road trips. While the Outlander Sport was comfortable for myself and the kids, it was not as spacious as he would have liked. At around 5’11”, his head was almost reaching the roof- making it seem like a better vehicle for someone on the shorter side. This also made the placement of the mirrors and speedometer not as comfortable for him.
As for cargo space- the 49.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity was great for our lifestyle. From road trips to packing up to hit our local beach or park, there was plenty of room for all our stuff.
The exterior of our Outlander Sport was the Alloy Silver Metallic color. The available colors are Rally Red Metallic, Alloy Silver Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, Octane Blue Metallic, Pearl White, and Labrador Black. There is also a Limited Edition model with black rims, red interior stitching, and smartphone technology- which would definitely be my favorite.
As for technology- the 7-inch Smartphone Link Display works with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also dual USB ports, so no more fighting over the charger on longer road trips. Bluetooth and SiriusXM radio are also featured- with three months of prepaid SiriusXM when purchasing.
Overall, the Mitshubishi Outlander Sport met most of the needs of our family of four. With my husband as the driver, we might be better off in the non-Sport model- but overall it was a nice ride and we enjoyed our week with it.
For more information, visit www.mitsubishicars.com/outlander-sport/2019.
This review is in collaboration with Mitsubishi and Driveshop. As always, all opinions are our own.