Once Springtime rolls around , my husband and son shift their interest from lake fishing to the ocean. They love to catch stripers and bluefish and more often than not, you’ll find us at beaches up and down the New Jersey coast trying to catch the next big one. So far this year, we’ve visited about 12 different beaches up and down the coast. Each one different than the other. As much as I enjoy the beach with the kids, I enjoy the ride there just as much. I’ve always found car rides relaxing. The longer the better. Especially when you’re driving a comfort like I was in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
I don’t mind it all the surf fishing one bit since it usually means I get to squeeze in a beach day with my little lady. Growing up, I wasn’t the biggest “beach girl” and if I’m being completely honest, I’m still not but the amount of fun she has on the beach is incomparable and it’s totally turning me in to a beach lover.
We’ve visited quite a few beaches this summer already. Some are much better than others for fishing and playing. My favorite might be the beaches in Long Branch, New Jersey. After our little weekend getaway a few weeks ago, we’ve been back a few times just for the fishing. Since Evie is a little too young for surf fishing, it’s the perfect excuse for her and I to collect seashells, play in the water and build sandcastles.
We totally didn’t plan to go in the water on this day and I think it may have been all the Moana watching we’ve been doing lately, but the ocean called out to her. Before I knew it we found ourselves frolicking in the water and soaked!
MOM TIP: Always keep a change of clothes in the trunk. You’ll never know when you’ll need them. I was glad I did this day.
Thankfully, there was no lacking on trunk space in the back of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. While I may have a tendancy to overpack even on day trips, this day, I was super thankful I did. There was no way I was driving home in wet clothes.
This Crossover SUV was the perfect size for two kids in the back. Any more than that and it might have ben a little crowded but for two it was perfect.
The front seats provided plenty of room from both a driver stand point and as a passenger.
There wasn’t much I didn’t enjoy except one thing – the radio knobs. They were small. Like super tiny. Maybe it’s because I’m accustomed to the larger knobs in other vehicles but these definitely stood out to me as being too small.
Other than that, if you’re in the market for a Crossover SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander offers plenty for families like seating for 5, a large trunk for groceries, luggage and sports equipment for the kids. Plus a comfortable ride for all those road trips.
The 2.4L engine offers a combined fuel economy of 24 MPG (22 city and 27 highway).
The model as tested has an MSRP of $26,590 making it a great vehicle for many families. Learn more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport by visiting MitsubishiCars.com
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