I love traveling, especially road trips. They’re the best! Everyone piles up, gets comfy and goes on the ride of their life. This is exactly what me and Allaya did as we made our way to Washington DC for the VisionCon event.  Thanks to DriveShop we were able to ditch our mommy mobiles for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE.  This was gonna be one kick-ass road trip and overall husband and kid free weekend. And it was.

We pulled out of Brooklyn after 7p and got to DC around 12:30a. We got there late cause I left my wallet in the house and had to turn around, slight traffic since it was a Friday night and we stopped for dinner and stayed a little too long at the rest stop. Mommy brain is strong with me okay.

The first thing we both noticed about the car was how comfy it was. This car may look small on the outside but looks are deceiving. It was roomy. The handle was really good. There was no hesitation and gave us a smooth ride the whole way.  The entire trip would be just under 500 miles and we only had to fill up once. It came with a full tank and when we pulled into DC I had a quarter tank left. I filled up when we left and made it back with a little less than a quarter tank. NICE! And no road trip would be complete without tunes. The radio and it sounded great! We pumped tunes and sang like we weren’t killing each others eardrums.

Here are more standard features of the  2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE

I had a standard 4-door vehicle that came in a really rad sapphire blue exterior with black interior and push to start up/stop button. I really liked this feature due to the convenience , but I had the feeling that I was going to lock the key in the car. It is something one need to get used to if you’re going from key start up to button. It also had power windows and door locks, as well as, LATCH child-restraint system and child safety rear door locks.

It also comes with:

Engine type: 1.2 L MIVEC DOHC, 12-valve Inline 3-cylinder

Horsepower:78 HP @ 6000 rpm

MPG: 35/42

7 Airbags

Bluetooth hands-free phone system with steering wheel mounted controls

USB ports

There were several features this car had that I’ve never had before. Keep in mind I was driving a 20 year old car not too long ago so some of these “perks” had me hype.

6-way adjustable driver seat and 4-way adjustable passenger seat 
I am a tall gal and sometimes it’s hard for me to get comfortable behind the wheel. With the 6-way adjustable seat I can make sure I’m driving comfortably without worry of leg cramps and knee pain.

Front seat heater
It’s winter time. Nuff said.

Auto-dimming rear view mirror with Homelink
This is perfect to protect your eyes from drivers who insist on driving with their headlights on. Why they do this I do not know. But I feel like this should come in ALL cars because no one wants to be blinded by the driver behind them.

5.5″ Audio display with Smartphone link system Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
This was my first time driving to Washington DC, which means I needed GPS. Instead of draining my droid I was not only able to charge it in the car but have my phone home screen appear on the car display. Now that is some cool shit. This eliminates having to fumble with my phone (not that I would), but it makes it easier to take calls and to use the map to help get us there safely.

Rearview camera system
This is probably one of the sweetest features…rearview camera. Ohhh ahhhh….yeah buddy! The moment you put the car in reverse you are automatically able to see what’s behind you. That means you’ll no longer tap the car behind you parking or run over the kid’s bike. Although I am conditioned to turn around to visually see for myself it made things easier because I knew I didn’t have to turn around in every instance while parking.

Find out more about the Mirage G4 SE here.

See for yourself how cute she is. yes, it’s a she

 

This car is super cute and gave us a smooth ride to and from Washington D.C. This is perfect little car for a single, couple or a family of 4 with small children. It’s THAT roomy! The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE starts at $16,995 before taxes and other added fees that come with purchasing a vehicle. Cute and affordable!

Overall, it a was a great road trip that was much deserved. We’re looking forward to our next road trip – wherever that takes us.

FYI: DriveShop provided the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE for the purpose of this road trip and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Author: Mommy R+R

Valerie Pierre is the owner and content creator for Mommy R+R. She is a lover of food, wine & cuss words. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic nerd husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of Sisterhued. A digital collective that showcases women of color in positive lights. She also contributes pieces to MomCave TV, Fit Noire and Football, Food & Motherhood.

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