Posted by on April 18, 2017

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

Last week, we packed up the Mitsubishi Outlander and headed over an hour away to Morgan State University. My niece is a high school senior and she was interested in attending their open house so she could learn more about what MSU has to offer. Being from a small island, none of us are accustomed to long drives so these college road trips are A LOT. What sucked was the weather. Maryland has such bi-polar weather. The temperature literally dropped a day before our trip. It was windy, chilly, and rainy. Not the best weather to travel in. I had so many ideas for pics so we could remember the moment but the weather simply wouldn’t allow it.

Two tips for college road trips:

  • Make sure you have lots of snacks and toys/games for any little ones you’re traveling with and
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like answered during the many sessions available.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

How did we get there? In the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander is a compact SUV that seats 7. My favorite features of this SUV are the Fast Key entry, rearview camera, blind spot warning, and the adaptive cruise control. 

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

The Good

  • Rearview camera
  • Great on gas. I didn’t have to fill up the entire week I had the SUV which was surprising after our drive to and from Baltimore.
  • Electronic fold-in side mirrors
  • Back-up camera
  • Distance recognition system. This safety feature suggests a comfortable driving distance if you’re too close to the vehicle in front of you.
  • Fast key entry system. I always appreciate the ability to lock and unlock the doors without having to dig around in my purse to find the keys.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

The Bad

  • I’m not fond of how close the push-to-start button is to the windshield wipers.
  • A/C controls. I could be wrong but there’s no way to set the temperature digitally. The only way to set them is by “guess-timating” via the knobs which have a few numbers and ticks on them.


All In All

All in all, the vehicle is great for a Mitsubishi. Personally, I feel there are still some tweaks to be made to make Mitsubishi the top brand amongst its competitors. This is my 3rd time driving a Mitsubishi, and I prefer it over the Mirage. If I was in the market for a Mitsubishi, I’d take this vehicle over the Mirage even if I didn’t need the extra space.

Price: SEL starts at $25,495

Read more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander over at Mitsubishi’s official site and test drive it at your local dealership.

I was not compensated for this post. This vehicle was given to me to test drive. All opinions are my own.

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