"We bought this two-year-old vehicle recently with 26.6 K miles on it and agree with another reviewer that you get what you pay for, although we're not disappointed at all as yet. Very good mpg. Very solid with no rattles or squeaks. Fit and finish are at least as good or better than some of the other vehicles in this price range. The use of some soft plastics in the vehicle add to the quality and have a nice feel compared to hard plastics. The dash layout is good looking, as well as ergonomically friendly. The vehicle is good-looking, especially the front view. The 2.0 liter engine gets the job done, although it tends to get bogged down by the CVT under certain conditions. Ours has the CVT with the optional paddle shifter mounted to the steering column and the sport slot on the gear selector which, if utilized correctly by the enthusiast to keep the RPMs in the optimal performance range, helps the engine do a pretty acceptable job rather than depending on the CVT alone to handle things such as accelerating after making a turn or negotiating a hill climb of any length. I don't expect it to handle a heavy load very well, as that is not what this vehicle is designed for. This is not a contender in the Lincoln Navigator or Chevy Suburban range, so don't expect it to do the job of one.
This vehicle is not difficult to get in and out of like some other cross-overs and the ride is firm, yet bearable, without jarring it's passengers out the window. There is ample front seat leg room for the average sized adult. Children and smaller adults would do well in the back seat, but leave the Incredible Hulk at home or buy something bigger. We're relying on the Mitsubishi reputation for dependability.
Having stepped down from a Navigator this vehicle is everything we expected it to be; Dependable, economical, solid, easy to park and maneuver, good looking and fun to drive. I would not discourage anyone thinking of buying one as long as they can tolerate the road noise/tire noise."
"I have driven nothing but Mitsubishi SUVs since 1994. The old 2.4 L engine was a fine engine. The 2.0 in the new Outlander Sport is not up to the task. Couple that with a CVT and you have what sounds like a giant blender about to blow up every time you need to merge onto a freeway. I will not be buying another Mitsubishi."
"Bought the sport in Jan of 2014...dealer treated very well. Took several long road trips in it. Nice and smooth ride. Could use a little more power but will trade the lack of power for the great fuel mileage."
Pros: "Price for options. Safe. Good premium sound system"
Cons: "Not very powerful engine, but I don't care!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We bought a 2013 Outlander sport last November, a used Limited Edition with everything but leather seats and with only 10K miles on it. A month ago a guy didn't stop in a red light and hit the car in the driver's side while my wife was driving. The car was totalled. Airbags deployed and my wife only ended up with minor scratches and bruises.
After getting the settlement check with the insurance company we bought another one today, this time a 2014 SE, hoping it'll last longer :)
I like the options, the looks, the sunroof. I love the sound system. If you like listening to music/radio while driving, go for the premium sound.
The engine, 2.0L, is not very powerful but it does the job."
"Great value. You get a lot of car for not a lot of money, and also the best warranty in the buisness. Easy to drive, plenty of room, plenty of power, cost to own is also very valuable. over all I would give it a 9 out of 10. Would definitely reccomend it for someone who is money concious and wants the best value for there buck."