2010 Mitsubishi Outlander: Average Road-Trip Seats
November 11, 2010
The seats in our long-term 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT look comfortable, and they are comfortable up to a point.
But by the time I reached this rare instance of autumn foliage in California -- along Highway 266 -- the driver seat was starting to get uncomfortable.
The seat-back cushion is a bit flat, and the fact that I couldn't telescope the steering wheel closer toward me, makes for a less than optimal seating position. During my 10-hour day behind the wheel, I experienced mild back strain. It's nothing I can't tolerate, but a telescoping steering wheel would really improve comfort for long-legged Outlander drivers.
Everything else about this cabin is pretty functional. The navigation system is not especially sophisticated, but setting up Bluetooth and iPod connectivity is easy. The cruise control "remembers" that you left it on every time you restart, so setting your speed takes only one step.
I continued to average 22.7 mpg during the drive back to Los Angeles on Highway 152 and Interstate 5. However, during the subsequent weekend of errand running in LA, I managed only 21 mpg. Still, I'm pretty happy that I'm staying above 20 mpg in a V6-equipped crossover that isn't slow.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 8,444 miles