When it comes to SUVs, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT 2011 is definitely a sports utility vehicle that people need to get in the know with. Getting into the Outlander, you feel ready to drive whether there’s rain or shine. With all of the amazing features that this vehicle has to offer, it was built for the toughest roads and hardest conditions that mother nature can throw at it. With that being said, let’s get right into the performance quality and features of the Outlander and why this vehicle is WhatItDo.
Why drive the Mitsubishi Outlander GT 2011?
There are several reasons why it’s a must-drive. The miles per gallon is 23 in the city and 28 on the highway and with today’s economy, people are conscious of gas consumption now more than ever before. Besides, the engine, horsepower, and gas consumption is the Idle Neutral Logic feature. This performance feature applies whenever you come to a stop light, stop sign, or stand still; it automatically shifts the Outlander to neutral which saves on gas. This reminds me of technology used in hybrid vehicles in which the hybrid switches from gas to electric during stop and go traffic. The difference between the two is the price tag. Mitsubishi gives you “smart” technology features without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. I’m a driver that enjoys manual shifting and with the magnesium paddle shifters, I can switch from automatic to manual shifting and get into the “open road” pleasure of recreational driving and enjoy that thrill for speed.
The last feature that makes the Outlander a must-drive is the S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) System, Mitsubishi’s most advanced technology which integrates the standard all wheel control with a dynamic front differential. What that means is that the torque and brake system is adjusted in each wheel which gives it better stability and control on the open road.
What’s good in the hood?
The engine in the Outlander GT is a 3.0-Liter SOHC V6 MIVEC engine and the power behind the engine is 230-horsepower. The engine was built from a light-weight aluminum material which decreases the weight and increases fuel economy.
How’s the interior?
With the all-leather interior, sun-roof, and Fuse hands-free link, the interior gets me excited to step into the Outlander, buckle-up, and get moving. The steering wheel is laced with audio, Bluetooth, and cruise control features all at the convenience of your fingertips so that you can keep your hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road at all times. Rockford Fosgate is Mitsubishi’s choice of sound system bump with a 10” sub-woofer in the back. With the infotainment touch screen, you can access navigation, Bluetooth features, Sirius Satellite radio, AM/FM radio, and CD/DVD and MP3 players. The Outlander comes fully laced with six airbags on the inside to keep you safe at all times and seats up to seven passengers comfortably.
All in all the Mitsubishi Outlander GT 2011 is a vehicle for those of you who need a little more space and who love a great engine under the hood that can take you places that most vehicles can’t. This SUV is built for any weather condition but has a luxury-car feel on the inside. It may seem like a foreign concept to combine sport with luxury but that’s what the Mitsubishi Outlander is all about and that’s WhatItDo!
Review By: Elizabeth Lavulo
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