Car Review: Driving to BlogHer ’14 in the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

By Shannon Gurnee
In Car Review
September 15, 2014
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I love being a blogger!  One of the things I absolutely love about blogging is the opportunity I have to review a variety of brand new vehicles.  That’s right – I said BRAND NEW!!!  I recently carpooled with blogging friend Chelsea to BlogHer ’14 in San Jose in the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE and loved it!

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I loved how easy the Outlander was to drive, as well as how comfortable it was – especially on the long drive we had to San Jose.  Some of my favorite features were Heated Seats, Cruise Control and the Rearview Camera System.  I also loved the amount of storage we were able to get.  We fit all our luggage and swag with no problem at all!  All of these items definitely made it enjoyable to be in the car.

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FEATURES OF THE 2014 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SE

Mechanical Features

– Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters
– Four Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS
– Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
– 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
– Assisted Electric Power Steering
– EDO Driver Indicator Light
– Brake Energy Regenerating System

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Exterior Features

– 18″ Alloy Wheels
– Superwide HID Headlights
– Chrome Front Grille Surround
– Chrome Belt Line Molding
– Heated Sideview Mirrors
– Side Turn Indicators
– Fog Lights
– Color Keyed Outer Door Handles
– Rear LED Tail Lights
– Rear Spoiler
– Exhaust Finisher

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Interior Features

– Automatic Climate Control
– Air Conditioning with Micron Filter
– Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
– Leather Wrapped Shift Knobs
– High Contrast Meters
– Full Color Multi-Information Display
– Front Map Lights
– 5-Way Adjustable Driver Seat 
– 60/40 Split Fold Down Rear Seats
– Heated Front Seats
– Rear Floor Heater Ducts
– Floor Mats

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Convenience Features

– 5.1″ Touch Screen Display Audio
– 140-Watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/ 6 Speakers
– SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio w/ 3 Month Subscription
– Digital HD Radio
– Fuse Handsfree Link System with USB Port
– Rearview Camera System
– Fast Key Entry System
– One Touch Start/Stop Engine Switch
– Auto On-Off Headlights
– Rain Sensing Wipers
– Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
– Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise Control and Audio Switches
– Retractable Assist Grips
– Dual Front Cup Holders
– Rear Seat Center Armrest with 2 Cup Holders
– Center Console with Armrest Storage
– Power Door and Tailgate Locks
– Power Windows and Sideview Mirrors
– Telescopic Steering Column
– Service Reminder System
– Variable Intermittent Wipers
– Rear Window Wiper
– 12V Accessory Outlet (2)
– Rear Privacy Glass

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Safety and Security Features

– Advanced Dual Front Airbags
– Front Seat Side Airbags
– Side Curtain Airbags
– Driver Knee Airbag
– Active Stability Control (ASC)
– Tire Pressure Monitoring System
– Latch System for Child Seats
– Anti-Theft Alarm System
– Engine Immobilizer
– Hill Start Assist

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We really enjoyed driving the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE to BlogHer ’14.  I would definitely drive it again and commute in it!  A big thanks goes to Mitsubishi and Drive STI for this driving experience.

Have you drive the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE before?
 What’s your favorite feature shared in this post?

The car was offered to drive for one week to facilitate this review.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

38 Responses to “Car Review: Driving to BlogHer ’14 in the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE”

  1. Debbie L. says:

    Nope I have never driven a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE. The safety features are really nice – I have always thought cars needed a knee airbag – it has one!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds like a great car. I had one as a rental once and liked it.

  3. A few weeks ago we test drove a lot of cars. This seems like a great car but all these buttons and LED screens and things really drive me bonkers. I just need to drive down the road. LOL. Instead of a 2014 I opted for a 2008 with very low miles. I am just not ready to feel like I am in a space ship.

  4. Pam says:

    That car is really nice looking. It has a ton of space!

  5. That is one awesome looking car! I love all the safety features and all the space!

  6. deb says:

    The Outlander looks like a great car for a road trip. There looks like plenty of room for luggage.

  7. Beautiful little car. I looks really roomy! I’m going to Type A tomorrow, but just hailing UBER to downtown!

  8. Rosey says:

    It sounds like there are a lot of cool perks. I like the rear armrest cup holders. My SUV has them on the floor in the back, and it’s not even sturdy…rendering them so useless, lol

    The Outlander Sport is pretty sharp looking too!

  9. That looks fantastic! I admit, I’m a sucker for all those features that are marketed for females, and this car seems to have all of them 🙂

  10. I really like the paddle shifters. That’s pretty cool!

  11. Bridgette says:

    Now that I have a backup camera, I couldn’t live without it. This car looks amazing!

  12. Marina says:

    What a great vehicle! It certainly has a lot of storage. My favorite feature is the one touch start/stop engine feature.

  13. Liz Mays says:

    I love the heated side view mirrors. No more snow or fog getting in the way of my view.

  14. This Mitsubishi Outlander looks like it would be a great family car for us! There are so many great features.

  15. Camesha says:

    My goodness, there are so many features! I love all of the storage space in there.

  16. Christie says:

    That looks like a very schnazzy vehicle to take to BlogHer! Lots of great features too!

  17. Sorry doll but I am a born and raised New Yorker, I do not have a driver’s License and do not drive! The most interesting thing about cars is me listening to tunes and playing I Spy! LOL 🙂

    How was BlogHer 2014? I usually only goes when it’s here in NYC and I wasn’t too thrilled with the last one which is why I didn’t make this years a big priority.

  18. I haven’t driven this before, but I know I’d enjoy it. I drive something similar. Glad you had a great experience.

  19. Jenn says:

    This looks like a great car! Roomy and souped up! Sweet ride!

  20. Stacie says:

    Now those heated side mirrors…. right there is a love feature for cold weather dwellers!

  21. Melinda says:

    we drove this car. I loved the sound system the most

  22. What a great looking car. Looks like it has some great features.

  23. Veronica says:

    That is a great looking car. I once owned a Mitsubishi. the trunk is very spacious

  24. Tracey says:

    This looks like a great car. I would love to review something like this!!

  25. Lisa says:

    The Outlander Sport Se looks awesome! I need roomy with a family.

  26. This sounds like such a great opportunity. The fact ya’ll get to test it out for even an entire day or longer would be great because ….well as a mom you need to know if it fits your lifestyle. I have 5 kids I would have to know if all my kids would fit and be roomy enough. For a smaller family this would be a perfect car, especially if you are traveling or any of them are in sports. I do like that it shows you which door is left open.

  27. I love this car! One of my favorite features is its eco drive mode. I like to know that I’m getting the best fuel efficiency possible.

  28. This looks like a amazing car. The 5.1″ Touch Screen Display would be easy to read. The safety measures built into the car are a reassuring feature. I would love to test drive one.

  29. Jeanine says:

    I’ve heard some great things about the Outlander! It’s not big enough for our family but looks like a wonderful car I would love to drive’

  30. This looks like it would be a good car for traveling and a bigger family. If I could drive, I would have fun testing out the cars.

  31. SUV’s are to big for me, but this 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, looks like a great vehicle!

  32. MommaDJane says:

    Driver Knee Airbag… I have no idea if my vehicle has that. I love the color too!

  33. Kristin says:

    Nothing better then a nice looking care with great safty features. If i was looking into a new car i would definitely add this to my list.

  34. Lara says:

    AWESOME car! I have always wanted the heated seats feature. 🙂 Enjoy your trip!

  35. kristin says:

    Looks like a great car with plenty of space! What fun that you got to hang out with a friend on your trip!! Great review Shannon!!

  36. Angela says:

    this car looks AWESOME, I love seat warmers!!!

  37. Amanda says:

    Looks like a great car! Tons of room in the back! That is what we need!

  38. Debbie Denny says:

    Oooo Really like that car. Looks like it is really roomy.

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