We were excited to be given the chance to test drive the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE for the last week. When it pulled into our driveway last week , the first thing I noticed was the color. The shade of blue was beautiful especially on such a cloudy, grey day. It was such a bright, cheery and welcoming color, I couldn’t wait to discover what else this crossover had to offer.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ColorAs I was handed the keys for this week long test drive, I couldn’t stop smiling. The Fast Key Passive Entry System was sure to make life much easier.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Keyless EntryBeing able to keep the keys in my purse or pocket and having the doors unlock simply by pushing a button on the side of the handle makes life so much easier for me as a mom to a 6- and 7-year-old. When my hands aren’t full with groceries or products from other errands, Kora & Logan are always handing me things: backpacks, lunchboxes, posters, projects, hats, gloves and more. Fumbling for my keys is never fun and that’s why keyless entry makes me smile.

The One Touch Start/Stop Engine Switch is so convenient as well. I keep the keys in my purse, put my foot on the brake, and push the button to start up the engine. It’s so simple and I love that it feels quite futuristic and fun.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport The other feature of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE that has us all wide-eyed and amazed is the Panaoramic Glass Roof with LED Illumination.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Panaromic RoofOnce you pull back the shade, its like the entire roof of the car is made of glass. When we first started driving the Outlander, Kora & Logan asked what was up top. Dave hit the button to retract the shade and we all looked up as the biggest sun roof we’ve ever seen was revealed.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Glass RoofIt’s really is amazing and I can imagine how fun it would be to have while driving through the mountains or in a big city. Even a sunny day with blue skies would become a memorable trip. During our time with the Outlander the kids enjoyed looking up and watching both the snow fall and the rain drops.

The 40GB Navigation System is incredibly helpful too.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport NavigationWe didn’t take any roadtrips but we did experience some really bad snow and ice conditions while having the Outlander and the Navigation System was very helpful in directing us how to get around any trouble zones. I absolutely love the mini joystick. I’ve never seen a car navigation system with this and it made maneuvering around on the map so much easier.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport JoystickI also thought the real time traffic updates were amazing. It was great being able to see the backups before we were in them and therefore avoid them.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Traffic UpdatesThey are both features I’ll definitely be looking for in our next car. Kora & Logan loved the navigation system too. They liked that they could see large 7-inch screen from the back seat and had fun watching the map as we drove along.

Here’s a video of Kora & Logan talking about some of the things they liked best about the Outlander.

Other features of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that we enjoyed include:

  • Heated Seats & Mirrors– these were so helpful during our major cold snap and snow storm they kept us warm and able to see
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio – I can never get enough of the 90’s on 9, the 80’s on 8, 70’s on 7….
  • Fuse Hands Free Link System with USB Port – connecting our phones through the Bluetooth was easy & we enjoyed being able to access our podcasts and playlists while on the road
  • Super Wide Range HID Headlamps – I loved that the headlights were bright, crisp, clear, and had a wide range they made night driving seem so much safer
  • Lots of Space – we were happy to see it seated 5 comfortably and offered lots of trunk space too

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Backseat

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport TrunkWe were pleased with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and while it is a bit louder than we expected and the driver’s side mirror had more magnification than we were used to, it’s a nice vehicle that comfortably fits our family of 4.

The Panoramic Glass Roof was such a big hit it’s now on Kora & Logan’s favorite vehicles list. If you’re car shopping I recommend giving this crossover a test drive because the Glass Roof, the Fast Key Passive Entry System, the Navigation System with Joystick and Real Time Traffic Updates, and the amount of space all sell themselves. It’s a great looking vehicle with lots of fun features that are worth checking out.