KORU BEAR had a fun pre-gotcha day weekend adventure. We went to Palm Springs and he had an enjoyable car ride in a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC.
Mitsubishi provided Golden Woofs a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC 4-Door SUV to test drive and share our experience. Golden Woofs only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.
Pre-Gotcha Day Trip in Palm Springs
Riding 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC 4-Door SUV
The Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S is a spacious mid-size crossover SUV vehicle. The diamond white pearl Mitsubishi Outlander GT is the perfect vehicle color to drive to always sunny Palm Springs. It’s a bit longer too (the length is similar to a mini-van).
KORU BEAR in Palm Springs
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC 4-Door SUV
Our drive to Palm Springs was about an hour and a half and 115 miles. The drive was not smooth; you can feel the bumps and movements. Also, hoping to have more power but the acceleration is poor. When using the ECO MODE the car slowed down even more.
For a Japanese car-made, it is surprisingly spacious The back seat can comfortably accommodate 2-3 passengers but needed more knee room. For a big dog like KORU BEAR (about 75lbs and 45 inches long), the back seat is sufficient plus the headroom is good. The front driver and front passenger seats are comfortable. The seating is “high” and made outside visibility good.
The cargo space is wide and can accommodate large luggage. – if more space is needed, the back seats can be folded down.
We had an opportunity to watch the desert sunset and utilized the cargo space.
We drove around Palm Springs and visited places known as Instagram-worthy places. We visited the Pink Door (photography is no longer allowed) and the ACE Hotel.
The gas mileage in the Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC is good. We filled the gas tank when we passed the Historic Route 99 and visited Salvation Mountain.
The blind spot warning and lane change assist are great safety features but a bit sensitive and can be annoying.
Safety is important for Mitsubishi. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has an overall safety rating of four out of five stars. It earned five stars for its side crash rating and four stars for its rollover and frontal crash ratings. From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Outlander earned the top score of good in all six crash tests. The Outlander SUV is a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
“Our priority is to help you stay safe on the road, come what may. We’re committed to your safety on every trip, big or small. “ – Mitsubishi Motors
The rearview camera system is a great feature shown on the awesome 7-inch touchscreen display. It was helpful when parallel parking or backing out of a driveway. This touchscreen display is a standard feature in Mitsubishi Outlander.
KORU BEAR is always safe in the car.
He wears an award-winning Sleepypod Clickit Terrain dog safety harness.
All in all, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC 4-Door SUV provides satisfying driving. It’s a great family vehicle and can accommodate a large dog (under 100lbs). Also, it has an outstanding coverage consisting of a five-year/60,000-mile warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Lots of Golden Thanks to Mitsubishi for allowing us to test drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC. KORU BEAR, Dog-Friendly Car Reviewer
Use this link to learn more about Mitsubishi Outlander specifications. Visit MitsubishiCars.com to learn more about Mitsubishi vehicles. Visit your local dealership to test drive a Mitsubishi Outlander. Call ahead, if you plan to bring your dog (not all dealership are dog-friendly).
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