Worse Than Economy Flight Seats? - 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Long Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Worse Than Economy Flight Seats?

March 14, 2011


So even though our 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT was a decent road trip car with its seat heaters, satellite radio, iPhone charger etc. the seats themselves weren't all that comfortable. I (5'5") was sitting in the front-passenger seat while my friend who is equally short at (5'3") was in the seat behind me. When we were about two hours away from home at the end of our trip I asked her if she thought the Outlander was comfortable. She said, "Eh, it's OK. I have enough room for my legs but the seat bottom makes my butt sore."

While I agree that the seats weren't comfortable, I have to disagree with what she said about having enough legroom. In trying to make sure she had adequate space -- not a ton, mind you, but enough -- I barely had room to stretch out. I usually like to stretch my legs stick straight every now and then over the course of a 5 1/2-hour trip but I guess that is asking too much with a backseat passenger.

In any case, whenever we stopped for gas, I had to jump out of the car. At least in an economy flight I can stretch out my legs all the way without a bend in the knee. Here? Not so much.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 13,512 miles

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