2010 Mitsubishi Outlander: 3rd Row Still Awful
September 17, 2010
While Mr. Oldham detailed how rickety the Outlander's third-row seat is, I realize we've never shown the irritating process involved with raising or lowering this rather imperfect place to seat your children.
Actually, I should say we've never shown you with our 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander. I did it way back in August 2007 with our original Outlander, so after confirming that the process hadn't in fact changed, here's a repeat for those who don't recall or haven't yet purchased the Blog Videos Special Edition DVD featuring previously unbroadcast gems like "Magrath Actually Takes the Bus Rather than the Aura" and "Tell Me Why I'm Wrong That the Ferrari 308 Is Less Cool Than the Hyundai Azera."
Ah, I was so young back then. Here's a bonus video showing that the seat is about as thick as a lawn chair. No padding, just some fabric. And may I remind you this seat is placed within a car sold in the United States in 2010 as opposed to one sold in Bolivia in 1994.
Maybe I'll get around to recreating the now-lost photo of me crammed back there. Rough measurement: 0.32 Riswick.
James Riswick, Then-Associate Editor, Now-Automotive Editor