Mitsubishi loaned this vehicle to LifewithTanay in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of trying out the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE and I’m just gonna be honest and say, I was pleasantly surprised. The very first vehicle that I drove for review purposes was the 2015 Mirage and the vehicle has definitely been upgraded since then! The feel was completely different, the trunk space was plenty and the inside still had that spacious feel despite being categorized a subcompact car.
As I was driving the Mirage I found myself asking WHO IS THIS CAR FOR?
And the simple answer I came up with is point blank: “ANY AND EVERYONE”. My family of 4 fit comfortably inside the Mirage with a stroller in the trunk, ample space for groceries and the babies loved jamming to Apple Music at full volume (dancing kids *shrugs*). I could easily imagine college aged me, driving this car around full of friends and with a $17,000 starting price point for the SE version, it makes it an amazing first car for parents shopping for their teens (if parents still do that). Active stability control, rearview camera and enhanced visibility are just some of the amazing safety features that the Mirage are equipped with making it an amazing car for first time drivers/car buyers.
In short, if you need a vehicle at an affordable price, equipped with amazing safety features, that doesn’t lack the things you love like Bluetooth capability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 2018 Mirage G4 SE is a fit for you. To check out more features visit Mitsubishi’s website here.
Have you ever driven the Mirage? What are some of your must have features in a vehicle? Leave a comment below! xoxo
Special thanks to Mazda for allowing me to test drive the Mazda 6 Grand Touring for a week in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions (and shenanigans) belong to me.
I spend basically ALL my free time with my kids. Like a…. “cant find an app on my phone that isn’t animated or ends with “Kids” because I’m always passing my phone over to the 3 year old” amount of time. Or a… “I sneak and watch all my shows at work because when I’m home I’m only watching Disney Junior” amount of time. So one of my goals for this year is to spend more time doing things that I love that doesn’t involve my kids. Don’t get me wrong I love them, but i need some time to decompress occasionally without Ryan’s ToysReview ringing in my background.
When I got the opportunity to review the Mazda 6 Grand Touring I immediately fell in love with the interior, and then immediately panicked because it has the most amazing “parchment leather” interior and these little boys are a hot MESS. But I knew I was about to enjoy my time with the car even if I enjoyed it alone (which I did for the most part). The weather was disrespectful for most of the week but every time I got into the Mazda 6 I forgot about what was going on outside.
The inside of the Mazda 6 really captivated me. From the infotainment system, to the 11 BOSE surround sound speakers, I never lacked comfort while inside (lets not even talk about the heated seats and steering wheel cause spring definitely hasn’t sprung around these parts). But I think the thing that fascinated me the most with the Mazda 6 is the focus on safety. The Active Driving Display clearly displays your speed, lane departure, and even has street sign technology so you can be aware of your surroundings without ever looking away from the road.
And while the interior is amazing and beautiful they definitely don’t slack on exterior. Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion philosophy definitely rings true in their design of the Mazda 6. The exterior comes equipped with some awesome safety features as well that you can check out here.
I definitely enjoyed having time to myself and exploring in the Mazda 6 Grand Touring. I’m not a stay at home mom but I definitely stay home A LOT and I’m learning how to separate myself without feeling the guilt. Having a cute car to drive definitely made this week easier. 😉
What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not “momming”? How do you decompress and spend me time? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts and comments below. XOXO
Thank you so much to Mazda for allowing us to drive the 2018 Mazda CX-9 free of charge in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions expressed belong to me.
You’re not really a mom if someone doesn’t confirm it once they get into your car. Such was the case when I had a chance to review the Mazda CX-9 during the holidays. First of all, if you’ve been around for any amount of time then you’d know I have a LOVE for SUVs. The first 3 row SUV I drove was the Kia Sorento and I continue to love that car TO THIS DAY!
So when I was given the chance by Mazda to review the CX-9, and I realized it was their 3 row SUV I couldn’t contain the excitement. A few days into having the car, on a trip to the store my friend was like “Wow this car is nice. It’s REALLY a mom car.” It could’ve been the view (below) that she saw once she was inside because the car had AMPLE space to store all our Christmas takeaways, but if the CX-9 is #Momcar goals then I’ll take it. *shrugs*
This car has to be what Mom dreams are made of. Gone are the days of the huge minivan, hello BOSE surround system, heated leather premium nappa leather (in the second row too!), and a completely driver focused experience. SKY-ACTIV and I-ACTIV technology provide some of the best safety features in vehicles of this class and put my obsessive mom worries to ease while driving.
With most 3 row SUVs the downfall of having the third row is that you lose cargo space. That is definitely not the case with the CX-9. While we’re a family of 4, my extended family is HUGE and we made alot of stops over the holidays, we never were lacking trunk space for all the gifts we gave/received. Even with the third row up, the trunk was spacious and has the perfect amount of cargo space for….. Target hauls? 🙂
I definitely leveled up my mom status while driving this car and it comes really close to my love for the Sorento. If this is a perk of being a “real mom” then, ill take it! What kind of car do you drive? Are you looking to “level up” any time soon?
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD starts at $40,470. For more information/spec check out Mazda’s official site here.
I drove the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for a week in exchange for my honest review! Like always, all opinions expressed belong to me =)
Something about birthdays, Atlantic City, and the Outlander Sport must be my thing. If you’ve been around for a while then you know back in February of 2016 I drove the 2015 Outlander Sport for my 26th birthday trip to Atlantic City with my boyfriend.
When my sister wanted to go to Atlantic City for her 30th birthday I knew the Outlander was going to be the perfect vehicle to take us on our road trip! The Outlander Sport has gotten a few upgrades since their 2015 model but a lot of the amazing things about the design have remained the same. I am still absolutely in love with their sunroof because…. amazing views & selfie lighting.
Two of the main upgrades to the interior of the car is the 7″ Touchscreen Display Audio System, and the Rockford Fosgate premium sound which boasts an impressive 9 speakers throughout the car which is perfect for the hundreds of HD radio channels you an listen to in the car.
I’m not gonna lie, I have zero sense of direction so when I couldn’t find navigation I was really confused and low-key stressed out. But thats because this was my first time driving a car that was equipped with Apple CarPlay. Super convenient having so many of my apps open up right on the display including maps!
The Outlander Sport turned out to be a big conversation starter, the octane blue metallic color is BEAUTIFUL and everywhere we went people were stopping us to ask about the car. If crossover SUVs are your thing, I’d definitely check this car out!
The 2018 Outlander Sport turned out to be the perfect car for our weekend trip away. Pricing starts at $19,595 and you can check out all the specs here. Do you own an Outlander Sport? Have another Mitsubishi car that you love? Leave it in the comments below!