Pretty Tied Up - 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: Pretty Tied Up

February 07, 2011

Outlander Sport-middle belt_01_web.jpg Odd thing about the Outlander Sport's rear seat fold: you can't detach or move the middle seat shoulder belt out of the way. That it has a shoulder belt for the middle seat is cool; they could've cheaped out and just included a lap belt. But it does seem an oversight to not at least notch the belt loop, and offer the option of hanging the belt out of the way.

Outlander Sport-middle belt_03_web.jpg If you want to haul some stuff back there, it requires an inelegant solution:

Outlander Sport-middle belt_02_web.jpg

UPDATE: I'm an idiot, I admit. As one commenter notes, the belt is detachable. Although, in my idiocy, I couldn't figure out exactly how to unlatch it. There's no button release, but there is a notch with some kind of tab. I couldn't jam my finger or thumb in there to unlatch it, couldn't press on it with a credit card, and didn't have a key, as the Sportif features a keyless ignition. Anyone else have experience with this?

Outlander Sport-middle belt_04-web.jpg Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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