2011 Mitsubishi OutlanderListen to Review
Moving the family from place to place has never been a particularly thrilling activity. All the kid wants is a USB jack and a video screen. All I want is to not encounter more problems than usual and all my wife wants is for me to shut-up and listen to classical music or NPR. Either one of those activities bore me to the core.
So, along comes the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander. At first sight it won’t exactly draw you in with its original styling. As a matter of fact, it looks very normal. Nothing on the sheet metal suggests that the Outlander is anything but utilitarian. Honestly, an aging Madonna probably gets more double takes. But, here’s the deal. It’s not supposed to. It does what the designers and engineers want. It moves people effortlessly from one quadrant to another quickly, quietly and comfortably.
Let’s give credit where credit is due. The Mitsubishi Outlander won “Dog Car of The Year” by dogs.com. It doesn’t stop there. It also collected hardware from the IHS (institute for Highway Safety). Those are very important awards, if you ask me. Who wouldn’t want their kids and pets safe? Although, I do concede my dogs may be equal to the kid. Well, the old dog anyway. The young one is just stupid.
Just to give you an idea of the safety features on the 2011 Outlander, you can start with a six airbag system, anti-lock brakes, RISE (REINFORCED IMPACT SAFTEY EVOLUTION BODY) and lower anchor tethers for child seats. Obviously that will give you quite a bit of peace of mind.
The 2011 Outlander also has a 10-year , 100,000 mile power-train warranty. That should keep your wallet safe as well. While we are here I should tell you that the Outlander starts at $22,000.00 for the four-cylinder ES and escalates to $28,000.00 for the Outlander GT with the V-6. If I were leading you one way or the other I would suggest the 230HP GT. It has enough power to move the Outlander around town quickly and easily. The AWC (ALL WHEEL CONTROL) on the GT makes the Outlander that much more sure-footed.
Look, everyone needs substance. You can’t live on wine and cheese. Well, yes, you could and if you should, get your wine at Keipersol’s. You’re welcome, Pierre. But if wine and cheese is less useful to you than Bill Mahr at a tea party, then, the 2011 Outlander is just the people transporter for you; the cheeseburger and fries of transportation. Hey, I love burgers and fries.