Seats Need Some Work - 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Long Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Seats Need Some Work

October 08, 2010


As I settled in for a 180-mile road trip the other day, I quickly found one of my first complaints regarding our Mitsubishi Outlander - the seats. Sure, they look nice, but appearances don't tell the whole story.

My first problem presented itself when I was adjusting the seat for my oh-so-average 5' 10" frame. The lack of range in some adjustments had be compromising on total comfort. I felt the seat was too tall for my tastes, even at its lowest setting. I was also a bit irked that the seat cushion angle wouldn't tilt further back. The end result: I felt the driving position was too upright.

My next complaint came after about 50 miles into the road trip. I thought the leather seats, while attractive, were a bit stifling - as if they were made from vinyl. As well-equipped as our Outlander GT is, ventilated or cooled seats would've been a nice addition. As it turns out, that feature isn't offered on the 2010 or 2011 models.

Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 5,860 miles

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