Interview with an Uber Driver about the Mitsubishi Outlander
Over the weekend, one of our writers found themselves hailing a ride via Uber. When the designated driver was selected, the make and model of their vehicle was none other than a Mitsubishi Outlander. A 2016 model year vehicle, it’s only a little over two years old and still looks great. With that in mind, we got a quick little interview out of the happenstance trip. Straight from the words of a Mitsubishi Motors consumer who may spend most of their day in a vehicle, here’s what they had to say.
“I quickly made use of it, but it’s been reliable. I’d call it long-lasting.”
That much is true with the Mitsubishi Outlander of any year model, such as the new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. Of course, an Uber driver would get the most use out of their vehicle, but an Outlander helps to pay the bills. With a standard powertrain made up of a 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a basic Mitsubishi Outlander has a fuel economy of 25/30 mpg city/highway on front-wheel drive or a combined mpg of 27 with (Super-) All-Wheel Control.
Mitsubishi Motors also has some of the longest-lasting car warranties, leading the industry standard in terms of keeping a vehicle reliable for years to come. Their limited basic warranty lasts for 5-years/60,000 miles, and they keep the powertrain in tip=top shape up to 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Mitsubishi Motors can also help to keep a vehicle looking good with age, setting the bar high with a 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion warranty. Mitsubishi Motors also offers roadside assistance for five years or an unlimited amount of miles.
“It has a bit of an upscale feel. A lot of my customers mistake it for a luxury vehicle.”
Depending on the trim, the Mitsubishi Outlander can offer a more luxurious feel to the atmosphere of the cabin. Upon first entering the cabin, leather upholstery offers a much more comfortable feeling than cloth, and soft-touch surfaces around the console can give a more high-class look to the overall interior. For the driver and front-passenger, enjoy dual-zone automatic climate control, an ECO drive mode switch, heated front seats, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s and passenger’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with the option of upgrading to a heated steering wheel. All of these features depend on the trim level, and the driver went all-in.
Mitsubishi Motors is just starting to develop its own infotainment, and recently made a deal with Google over the Android Auto and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Currently, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a 7-inch touchscreen on most trims with a smartphone link for Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto compatibility. Digital HD Radio can either be played through a standard six-speaker system, whereas a Rockford-Fosgate premium 9-speaker system comes with the GT 3.0. Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel audio controls, and steering wheel phone controls are a lineup standard, and with the GT riding on the Super All-Wheel Control drivetrain, it’s a smooth ride. No wonder people mistake it for a luxury car.
There you have it. The Mitsubishi Outlander SUV doubles as a luxury vehicle as well as a personal taxi. Check out the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander at University Mitsubishi today.