[VIDEO] How the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Handled in the Rain #DriveMitsubishi

I wish I had wonderful photos filled with sunshine and sunbursts of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. But I don’t.  The week I drove it for an auto review was one of the wettest weeks of December. But hey, it wasn’t snow. So I really shouldn’t complain. Nevertheless, showing you how the SUV performed in the rain is really quite relevant since there are more than 1.5 million weather related car accidents in this country every year.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander


Joyce & A.J. in Outlander

(LDW) Lane Departure Warning

When driving in wet conditions keeping as much distance from other vehicles on the road is really important. The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) option gives the driver an alert they can hear if they’re veering out of their lane or too close to vehicles in front of them. You can also turn off the LDW if you’re driving in an area with slimmer lanes.


One Touch Hatch Open

It had just started raining when I made a run to Target and Walgreens for sale items. A.J. got himself into the car and buckled in. (I always double check his belts.) If you’re juggling groceries and getting your children into the car safely, the Mitsubishi Outlander has the one touch hatch opening option. You can see in the video how easily I loaded groceries. Then another touch closed it simply.

Outlander Third Row Seating

Third Row Seating

Although we’re just a family of three, we occasionally have guests and friends in the backseat. The third row allows comfortable seating for seven.


Video: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander


To learn more visit the Mitsubishi Outlander website.

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  1. I needed a car like this on our Christmas vacation. We drove to New Orleans, Florida, Savannah and Charleston and it rained most of the time. This would have made the trip a whole lot more comfortable…and safe!

  2. I have heard a lot of good things about Mitsubishi! This looks like a great family car.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love the Outlander. I’ve been trying to convince my husband that we need to trade in our older SUV for one.

  4. Beautiful SUV! I am looking for a new one so I will definitely check this one out!

  5. The extra seating and storage is great! The LDW feature sounds amazing too. I’d love to see that in action.

  6. This looks like a fantastic family car! I’m absolutely dreaming of upgrading. 🙂

  7. That is a slick car. Great features and nice room. Looks nice in the rain.

  8. Seattle Travel Blogger

    This vehicle has some nice features.
    We own a Mitsubishi Eclipse and like the make.
    The SUV style looks very nice also.

  9. Mitsubishi is such a great brand. One of my all time favorite cars was a Mitsubishi. This looks like one sweet ride, too!

  10. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

    That little sugar bug in the back seat is ADORABLE. Also, I love an optional third row – best of both world with either cargo or more friends!

  11. I have never owned this make of car, at all. I love how you shared info about it though because it inspires me to at least go test drive one!

  12. I’ve actually heard some great things about this car! It looks wonderful, and if I drove I would for sure consider one! Looks great.

  13. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    It’s a good thing this car handles well in the rain. I’d be so distracted looking at the beaming smile in the back seat, I’d need all the help I could get driving in bad weather! You really do have the cutest child on the face of this planet!

  14. It looks like a great option. With three kids, I’d put all of those features to work!

  15. That’s awesome that it has an alert in it like that, I’d love to try it. And I always love 3rd row seating!

  16. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    That third row surprised me. This is a good looking vehicle! We are still in the sliding door stages, but one day we will be here again.