I had a little summertime fun with the Mitsubishi 2016 Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC!
When driving in the mountains you want to look for a vehicle that offers 4-Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive. In Oakhurst, we celebrate all four seasons…and that means weather! We get snow, rain, and SUN! Plus living in the mountains we have multiple opportunities to go camping, hiking, swimming, etc. The 2016 Outlander is All Wheel Drive, so it is the perfect vehicle for the mountains…and I made sure of it as we took the Outlander on a trip of a lifetime. WE DID IT ALL!
Our first adventure was taking the Outlander to Bass Lake. Love how roomy this car is! First of all, the car seats fit so easily in the back seat. There is room for 3 in the back seat, but between 2 car seats who in their right mind would want to squeeze between them? You could fit a child without a car seat if needed, but then with the Outlander you have a 3rd row!!! (I will take more about that later in this post.) The trunk is fairly large…which was great for our mini trip to the lake. I was able to fit our extra large party lounger in the back.
After a day at the lake, we were ready to take the Outlander on a camping excursion. The Cub Scouts had an overnight camp-out planned for Saturday night. We packed up the car and drove up the mountain to a very remote campsite.
I didn’t think our 10-man tent would fit in the back…but it did! Along with all of our camping gear! We packed the back until it was full! There was just enough room to see our the back window.
We got the Outlander very dirty on this camping trip. Well, dusty. We had to drive on a dirt road about 200 yards or so to make it from the main road to our campsite. And even the main road was not well paved. The Outlander handled the bumps of the road well.
While camping, the Cub Scouts took a hike down to Globe Rock. Just a little history lesson…
Globe Rock is a large granodiorite, semispherical boulder resting atop a small granodiorite perch. It once served as a gathering place of the Mono Indians as seen by the many acorn grinding mortars in the surrounding granite. Theodore Roosevelt was once photographed here. Globe Rock is a corestone that was formed in place by spheroidal weathering and later exposed by the erosion of the saprolite that once enclosed it. ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Vista_Scenic_Byway
On our drive home we stopped for a photo by this iconic rock.
Of course since I am always behind the camera I couldn’t get in the Globe Rock photo…so here is a little selfie!!!
Okay…now let me tell out about the 3rd row. If you ever have the need for a vehicle that will fit 3 or more car seats, then you are in luck with the Outlander. I was going to the movies with my friend and his son. Safety is super important to both of us, so we agreed that all of the kids needed to be strapped into their car seats. Like I said before, 3 car seats wouldn’t fit in the back row. So I pulled up one of the third row seats. It didn’t have a lot of leg room, but that didn’t matter too much since my son was going to sit in the back. I was able to move the middle seat up a little to give Logan more leg room (I wouldn’t want to squeeze an adult in the back…but you could if you needed to.). There is room for 7 people, but I highly suggest the adults sit in the front and middle seats and put the kids in the back row. Of course it matters how many car seats are needed.
Other noteworthy features are…touch screen audio system, 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate premium sound system with 9 speakers, rearview camera, keyless entry and starter.
This vehicle starts at $30,995 MSRP.
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Disclosure: Drive Stop loaned me the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. I was allowed to test drive this vehicle for one week. All opinions are 100% my own. No form of compensation was received in exchange for this post.