Ikea vs A Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander

What does the store Ikea and a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have in common? Read on to find out…

How to fit big items into A Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Ikea vs. the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Have you ever been to Ikea?

If so, then you may be familiar with the issue I had a few weeks ago. The husband and I dropped the boys off at school on a Friday morning. Our plan? To head to Detroit to check out a new restaurant we read about on Instagram. The Addison Eatery.

addison eatery in detroit

We arrived with our mouths ready to savor some Bourbon French Toast and Mac & Cheese. Unfortunately, the Bourbon French Toast was no longer on the menu. Bummer. So I settled for Red Velvet Waffles while Derrick ordered House Addison Potatoes and Lobster Mac & Cheese.

red velvet waffles addison eatery

Unfortunately, the food didn’t live up to the hype, and we left wondering what the online reviewers were raving about. Maybe there is a secret menu we don’t know about.

Since we were so close to Ikea, we just had to make a stop. It was supposed to be a 20 minute in and out shopping trip, and we were doing pretty good until…

Well, if you have ever been to Ikea, you already know quick pit-stops don’t exist!

After grabbing a few household items, some drinking glasses, table napkins and a few other must-haves we were ready to check out.

That’s when I saw it.

This beautiful outdoor patio table. Now, I have a patio table that was made out of wood pallets for under $100 bucks. However, my DIY table has gone through a lot of wear and tear after several harsh Michigan winters. So we have been on the lookout for an affordable patio tables. Earlier in the week, we priced a few outdoor patio tables we liked at Home Depot, Menard’s and Lowe’s. However, the tables we liked were al close to $700 bucks.

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Ikea

We saw the perfect new patio table at Ikea for $219. But I wasn’t sure if it would fit into our vehicle.

You see, we were driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports SE AWC. This is a smaller Crossover SUV, so I wasn’t sure if this long table would fit. We went back and forth second guessing ourselves wondering whether the table would fit in the SUV.

“Well, we could always come back,” I said.

“But, we’re already here now, and what if they are all sold out the next time we come?” Derrick replied.

So, we decided to go for it.

However, when we got out to the SUV and started to slide the box in, we had a problem:

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport patio table problem

It wouldn’t fit all the way inside. We thought about taking the table back, but we were determined to figure this out.

Derrick went back inside and brought a package of rope. We were able to jimmy-rig it together and soon we started our drive home.

I want to give BIG props to Mitsubishi for their design on the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports SE AWC. The anchor hooks on each side of this SUV saved us the trouble of taking the patio table back into Ikea because it wouldn’t fit or the possibility of the table sliding out during our drive home (and home was a 90-minute drive back to Lansing).

While this SUV is on the smaller side, it packs a punch when it comes to useable space!

Another feature I love about this SUV is the sound system. I love listening to music while on the go, and an above average sound system is one thing I want in my next vehicle.

The Rockford Fosgate 10″ dual-voice coil subwoofer system was everything a girl could want while jamming to Bell Biv & DeVoe classic throwback “Poison!”

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Speaker System

Other features that I liked about the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are:

  • Heated seats {this is a must if you live where the temperatures drop below 20 degrees}
  • Key FOB: Just push a button to start your vehicle { I want this in my next SUV}
  • The safety features 7 airbags strategically placed to offer the maximum amount of protective coverage; three-point seatbelts with head restraints; Side mounted LED turn indicators; and the LATCH child-restraints system. I can see why Mitsubishi received an IHS “Top Safety Pick” Award.
  • The Drive: Although it’s an SUV, it drives like a car. It gets a combination of 27 mpg (up to 30 on the highway). While zipping around town, I didn’t feel like I was in an SUV. It has a lightweight feeling, but still packs a punch with the AWD!

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is great for single people, couples or small families. It’s budget-friendly, considering being listed as one of the “10 Most Affordable SUVs” from Kelly Blue Book! And with their worry-free fun warranty, you can’t go wrong!

Get more details and test drive one today by going to http://www.mitsubishicars.com/outlander-sport.

Now, that I have my patio table home in one piece, I’m going to enjoy it!


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  1. You only got a “few” things from Ikea? I can’t go there for just one thing. There are so many things there that I want and/need.

    • July 17, 2015

      Yes. It was supposed to be a few things trip. Then the patio table happened! lol

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    July 16, 2015

    I hate it when a restaurant doesn’t live up to the hype. There is a diner by my house that everyone seems to LOVE for some reason. I don’t get it. The food is mediocre at best and its way over priced, but there is always a long line there to get in.

  3. July 16, 2015

    This looks like such a great car! I’ve been looking for something that is big but not huge and this looks perfect! I’ll have to look into it when I”m ready for a trade.

  4. July 16, 2015

    That looks like a great car! I’ve never driven a mitsubishi before but I’ll have to check one out next time I’m car shopping.

  5. July 16, 2015

    I love Ikea! We went to ouur local Ikea a few weeks ago to buy a new bed for our son… well yeah… we ended up also buying a new dressing table for me and some more furniture for our son 😀

  6. July 16, 2015

    That is totally amazing that you were able to not only somehow get that table into your Mitsubishi but that it did not slode out the entire ride home! That says a lot about that car.

  7. I can’t take my eyes off that menu…everything looks delicious! You’ve reminded me that I need to make a trip to Ikea VERY soon! 😉

  8. July 16, 2015

    That car is awesome. I am glad that you were able to slide the box inside and you brought home the table.

  9. July 17, 2015

    Two great things all in one post! I just love IKEA and am so excited that one is opening in St. Louis this fall. I think I know where I’ll be every spare moment of my life.

  10. July 17, 2015

    I’ve never been to Ikea, but I have wanted to go for a while, because I hear nothing but greatness about it. The closest one to us is about 2 hours though.

  11. July 17, 2015

    I have definitely been there before at IKEA desperately trying to make it fit! So glad your car accepted the challenge and that you scored such a good deal!

  12. Rosey
    July 18, 2015

    I will be in the market for a car soon. I think the Outlander sounds great and the warranty makes me happy. 🙂

  13. July 19, 2015

    IKEA is definitely a place you want to shop at and make sure you have a vehicle that can hold your purchases! LOL This looks like a great vehicle though.

  14. July 22, 2015

    I just hate it when after reading the rave reviews and all the hype the restaurant doesn’t even live up to expectations.

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