2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Long Term Road Test


2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Heated Seat Report

July 06, 2010

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You wouldn't think I'd need to use the heated seats in the middle of summer while driving a vehicle without air conditioning (or as we like to say: naturally aspirated).

And, yes, it does get somewhat toasty in the Outlander when the sun is shining. The fan works and the windows go down, but no artificially cooled air pumps in. It wasn't so bad while I was moving on the freeway. It was the stop-and-go driving with the sun beating on my legs that got really bothersome.

Then it rained. Overnight, my little beach town got chilly. It gave me the opportunity to try out the heated seats while driving into the office this morning. It has just two levels: high and low. I've found that all I really need is an on and off button. Heat on or off. Just make it hot.

"HI" was pleasant but definitely not the hottest seat I've ever used. I would say it was more in the range of medium. The HI-LO button is on the inside of the seat near the seat belt fastener. Seems like a logical enough place to put it. But it makes it easy to forget to turn it off when you exit the car.

A few of you have asked me to put together a chart comparing all of the heated seats in the fleet. I've started to compile the info but it may take me a while to get through all of the cars. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, keep warm, or cool, whatever you prefer.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 856 miles

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