Wouldn’t you like to test drive a car before your purchase? Sure you would and should! During a test driving experience, we are able to pinpoint our likes and dislikes, preferences and tendencies we are used to in our old vehicle. Test driving is a must and a luxury indeed created by the car industry to bring more value points to their potential customers.
One of my weeks this summer was spent hand-in-hand with Mitsubishi Outlander 4-Door SUV. Beautiful pearl-white SUV that was driven under harsh conditions for a week: constant rain storms with lightening and flooding around. It was more than a test for this cool car for sure
Here’s what I truly appreciated in the design of Mitsubishi Outlander during a very wet week in Florida. Please keep in mind that these are my opinions about many valuable features this car provides to drivers. Though I cannot mention them all, I would point out the ones that made a difference in my driving experience through storms and rains during that rainy week in July.
LIGHTS Made a Huge Difference in Our Driving Experience Through Rain Storms
Driving in rain and through storming winds of hurricane force is not a small experience. To have a vehicle that has a bright arsenal of lights is a MUST! Without navigation with good lightening, it is easy to lose the track of the road and veer elsewhere. Mitsubishi Outlander had the lights that were bright and very much in huge demand for the entire week of driving.
Mitsubishi Outlander has developed a strong support system when it comes to lights, wipes and rear-view mirrors:
- Halogen headlights>
- Rear combination tail lights
- Fog lights
- Auto-Off headlights
- Color-keyed side-view mirrors
- Rain-sensing wipers
Top Safety Features That Helped to Mitigate Through Heavy Rain Storms
Driving in constant rain was not a small thing, but we felt confident and relied on some cool features inside Mitsubishi Outlander in addition to our personal attention and skill.
Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Departure Warning system (LDW) are some of the Mitsubishi’s advanced safety technologies that come in handy especially when driving under pressured climate conditions like rain and snow.
It was truly a cool feeling to experience all the beeps and sounds when we were driving off the lane or getting closer to the cars trying to change lanes. Once we adapted to the sounds, it was easy to correct the course based on the reminders.
Top Navigation System
I was pleasantly surprised to discover some cool details on the Mitsubishi’s 7-inch HD Touchscreen:
- Road Speed Limits
- 3D Mapping
- Read-time traffic
- Built-in Diamond Lane Guidance System (that can find fastest routes)
This fuel-efficient 2014 Outlander 7-passenger crossover/SUV was named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com “10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles” list.
With an array of features for this Mitsubishi Outlander, it would be an affordable and reliable vehicle for a family with kids. Thank you, Mitsubishi, for allowing us to test drive your cars to the max with real-life situations and weather conditions.