2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Do The Bikes Fit?
June 20, 2011
Yeah, that's right folks: Plural. After all, it doesn't take a genius to realize that one bike should fit pretty easily into the Outlander GT's plentiful cargo area.
But what about two bikes? And would I still be able to conform to my desire of never lowering a seat post or removing a rear wheel? And would the bikes be able to stand up, or would I have to stack them?
So when The Wife hit me up (side the head) yesterday to take her mountain biking, I was happy to comply.
For the shocking bike loading discovery, follow the jump.
At first I was a little thrown off by the Outlander's second row of seats, which, when folded, stick up way above the load floor. But after unlocking them into their full-forward position I realized I could squeeze the rear wheel of each bike just to the outside of each respective seat. And a couple bungee cords later, hooked to clips on the Outlander's side walls to keep the bikes from moving (a real hook system would be better), we were loaded and ready to go.
And, surprisingly, my home-spun rigging proved exceptionally sturdy, even for taking turns in proper GT fashion.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 18,970 miles.