This post is in collaboration with Mitsubishi. All opinions are my own.
I seriously have some of the best friends ever. Whenever we get together, the laughs never stop and the only time we feel compelled to pull out or phones is to snap a picture. I’ve known some of these crazy folks since elementary school and our group of friends has grown as significant others were added. I also can’t wait for a couple weeks from now when a subset of us head north to Alaska!
One thing that I was surprised about the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer was that it came in All Wheel Drive! We didn’t have any needs for the All Wheel Drive on this trip, but I was impressed to see it on a compact car. It definitely had enough power as we merged onto the freeway for the trip (and also for my daily commute the rest of the week).
The center screen features controls for the radio and phone. It offers multiple pages of presets which would be great for multiple drivers who like different radio stations. I do have a couple changes that I would make to the infotainment system (such as a call history page in order to make it easier to call out without setting up voice controls).
As our warm summer days are transitioning to fall, I became quite familiar with the climate control settings. Each morning I wanted some heat but by the evening I was ready for A/C. I enjoyed the heated seats as well for the mornings that required a little extra oomph.
The Rain Sensing wipers are a handy feature here in Seattle. The heated side mirrors are also a great feature as we approach the colder months (especially for those of us who have a few too many things in the garage and don’t have both cars living in the garage).
The phone, radio, and cruise control buttons were within easy reach on the steering wheel. I have a tendency to flip through my radio presets during my daily commute (I probably easily change the station 100 times each way to/from home and work) so having these buttons within easy reach is very important.
The trunk offered plenty of space for our weekend away (we could have even packed a lot more). The split rear seats also would allow for carrying more cargo while still allowing for passengers to ride along.