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College Bound Safe and Sound in a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

If you have a son or daughter who is a new or relatively new driver and you’re in the market for a safe vehicle, let me tell you about my experience with a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Safe vehicle for the entire family

Thank you Drive Shop for giving me an opportunity to test drive this vehicle and it was timed perfectly for me to review during my son’s winter break home from Bowie State University.  However, before I list the specs and a few details on this vehicle, let me first give you an honest impression of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport from a mother’s point of view. 

Our youngest son is currently a sophomore in college who has been driving since he was a sophomore in High School, however, in just those few short years, he’s gotten a speeding ticket and has had two accidents, the last one not his fault but it did total his car. 

As a family we agreed to wait before purchasing a replacement as this would allow him to save more money but when he comes home this summer that time will come.  He and hubby have been bonding over the search of a new car sending each other text messages whenever they find something each of them like. 

safe vehicle for college students

A week with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has allowed me to put in my 2 cents when it comes to making a decision and I think it would be a perfect replacement for him.  I found the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to be a safe and sturdy vehicle with plenty of storage space for grocery shopping or returning to college with ample room for a Foot Locker, suitcase, dorm supplies, food and of course loads of laundry! 

There are just enough bells and whistles but not too many to become a distraction to a new or inexperienced driver.  With an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers including a large one in the rear it will give him enough sound making it unnecessary to put a stereo speaker in the trunk…yes, he has done that!

great sound system

Large Speaker in the Rear

There’s a full size spare and not a donut; roomy enough for transporting a parent in the front seat and back but not too roomy which will keep the passenger count low; a full Panoramic Sunroof with LED Illumination and a front seat that fully reclines for sun or star gazing…as if!

Panoramic Sunroof with LED Illumination

Panoramic Sunroof with LED Illumination

 The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport would be a great vehicle for college bound students going back and forth to campus whether they are driving in the sun, rain or even in the snow as seen below.

great for driving in sun, rain or snow  

These are just a few features of this vehicle, check out the video below to see more and also check out their website:

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


  • **** Government Safety Rating
  • 10 yr/100,000 mile limited warranty
  • 27 MPG (24 city/30 highway)
  • Electric Power Steering  
  • All Wheel Control
  • Drive Mode Selector (2WD/4WD Auto/4WD Lock)
  • 5 Passenger Seating  
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring system
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 12 Volt accessories outlets
  • Rear view camera assist – wasn’t the best view so make sure to check your surroundings
  • Heated side view mirrors


Optional Equipment (MRSP $29,945)

  • Navigation System with High Definition Touch Screen
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Premium Sound System
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Panoramic Glass Roof with LED Illumination
  • Black Roof Rails

great family vehicle

Not only would a millennial enjoy this vehicle but it also made for a great ride for hubby and I during our latest RoadTrip to Retirement” 


Check out this video then come back and tell me what you think about the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.  

If you have a new driver looking for something sporty but you’re looking for something safe, check out the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE as I think you will both agree that it’s a great vehicle.

By the way, our son is celebrating his 20th birthday today!

Happy Birthdayal-Malik