2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Long Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Road Trip Impressions

March 14, 2011

So how did our 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT do on the road trip to Mammoth this weekend? Not too shabby. Here are some quick impressions:

- Air-conditioner still blows. The cabin gets stuffy pretty quickly with four mouth-breathers, plus it's been warm lately in SoCal. In any case, the A/C never seemed to get cool enough. We found instant relief from cracking open the windows.

- Yay for the USB port and powerpoint so two iPhone-equipped passengers could charge their smartphones while playing Scrabble and watching NetFlix during the trip. Only weird issue is that sometimes it would just show on my iPhone that it was plugged in but not charging. And then a little bit later it would charge. Not sure what that's about.

- With four passengers, their luggage, groceries and two snowboards, packing the cargo area took some creativity. But it all fit! Although we did end up having to sit with some of our gear. Of course this wouldn't be as much of an issue if we had a roof rack.

- Fuel economy for the trip: average was 21.8 mpg, 25.3 best mpg (last and biggest fillup), 18.9 worse (first fillup). Three fillups, 35.4 gallons of regular.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 13,512 miles

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