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The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport headlines when you want a small SUV that stands out for its style as much as its low price and respectable fuel economy. And since it's a newer vehicle from a smalle
Shop elsewhere if you need a compact SUV that has ample power for acceleration and towing. The choice of only one engine - and a not very powerful one at that - is the Outlander Sport's Achilles h
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a comfortable driving position and great visibility. Getting up to speed quickly is not the Mitsubishi's forte, but once rolling, it provides a compliant, relatively quiet ride. Automatic versions of the Outlander Sport use a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that can take getting used to since it doesn't have traditional shift points. However, magnesium paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel offer manual control. The 5-speed manual transmission, only on base Outlander Spor
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By Disappointed (NE) on Thursday, June 06, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "I do like the adjustable headlights - gadget"
Cons: "MPG, Performance, Handling/stability"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"This vehicle is unimpressive on many levels. Performance: It is not only under powered, it also has a very noticeable lag in throttle response almost dangerously slow. Handling and stability is horrible. Driving at highway speeds (65+mph) is a chore even on a smooth surface road with no wind. It wanders back and forth in the lane requiring constant attention and corrections. Economy: The MPG ratings of 28 Hwy, 24 city, 26 combined are nothing more than a pipe dream. My 100 mile round trip daily commute is 90% wide open interstate (no traffic to contend with) and I am only getting 22 MPG. I pay careful attention to make sure the "ECO" indicator is lit while driving to maximize MPG and 22 is the best it can do. When I complained to the Dealer, first they blamed the fuel. So, I let them have the car for several days to test. Their testing resulted lower mileage figures than I experienced. Which brings me to the final point. When the dealer was "checking the car out" they worked with the Mitsubishi tech support engineers to figure out why the MPG was so low. Their answer was simply, that it is 4WD (which is factored into the EPA estimates), and that 22 MPG is simply what I am going to expect. Period. With that attitude, I'm not convinced that the 10yr/100,000 mile warranty is a going to be of any value. Seems that Mitsubishi engineers agree that their vehicles are substandard."
By Bandido (KS) on Thursday, May 09, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great value, nice aggressive look, fun to drive"
Cons: "Need cup holders and power sockets for the rear"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I travel a lot to Manila, Philippines and I use a 2011 Outlander Sport / ASX for traveling through the busy streets of the city and the challenging trips to the provinces. Having great experience with the 06 Outlander in the US, deciding to go with the smaller Sport version for use in the tighter roads and parking spaces of Manila was easy. The rugged/ aggressive front look, driving height, compact size made it an even easier decision. Would have loved a bigger engine but the 2.0 is sufficient. I'm pretty sure it can hit or surpass the 100mph/ 160 kph marker but who needs to really go that fast, lol? The driving experience has been great I was actually thinking of buying one for use in the US."
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