BY H. THROTTLE
This was my first test drive in an all-Japanese made Mitsubishi Outlander Sports GT all-wheel drive vehicle. Mitsubishi is growing in popularity and demand in the U.S car market for good reason. They are making a very versatile four door SUV with all-wheel drive for $26,870. This includes a long list of included options and a 10 year/100,000-mile power train warranty.
These vehicle engineers must have studied the Colorado marketplace and designed a quality all-wheel, five passenger SUV for our snow storms and mountain driving. This “Outlander” is well named and well-equipped for our all-weather and terrain demands.
Equipped with heated front seats and excellent wide view outside mirrors, LED fog lights, a push button 4-wheel drive control, rear window defroster and wiper and rain sensitive front windshield, this car is prepared for inclement weather of rain or snow.
The vehicle is powered by a 2.4L engine that averages 25 mpg in overall driving and continuous variable speed transmission that works very well. This is an easy SUV to drive with adequate power and gear selection, no slouch in performance or economy.
The electronics are massive with dual UMB units and all of the navigation and computer accessories. Japanese technology is some of the best in the industry.
The vehicle is stylish with “Quartz Brown” metallic paint and a black interior. The cabin is compact and Mitsubishi’s skill in making airplanes is obvious in well-designed interior space.
This is a very savvy vehicle and one of the lowest priced all-wheel drive units in the marketplace with all of the new safety features.
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