New 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV
It’s not the most modern compact SUV, but Mitsu’s Outlander Sport remains a handy little SUV, one with a phenomenal warranty.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Pricing
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Mitsubishi’s 2019 Outlander Sport compact-crossover SUV isn’t as popular as, say, the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Crosstrek, but it’s nevertheless a good value. It’s also backed by the best powertrain warranty in the business, lasting for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Affordable, nicely equipped and solidly constructed, the 2019 Outlander Sport is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and a choice of a 2.0- or a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Only the base model has a 5-speed manual transmission; all others have a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Base models are Spartan, but they do at least have 18-in. wheels and automatic climate control. At the top end of the spectrum, the GT models boast standard collision-mitigation hardware, HID headlights and roof rails.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a well-built compact-crossover SUV that you won’t see coming and going, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport might please you. It’s compact, but the back seat is usable, and let’s not forget about the Outlander Sport’s excellent warranty.
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Poor resale values and a small dealer network hurt the Outlander Sport, especially when comparing it against the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. This small Mitsu SUV also has been around since 2011, so the vehicle is getting a little long in the tooth.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the SE models get new safety equipment in the form of blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change assist. The GT goes even safer, with forward-collision mitigation as standard equipment, along with lane-departure warning and automatic high-beam headlights.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has updated looks and features, but this is a vehicle that made its debut in 2011. As a result, it feels old against competitors such as the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester, which are built on newer, more modern, platforms. That stated, the Outlander Sport is fun to drive. And it remains one of the few compact-sport utes available with a manual transmission, a 5-speed. Nor does the public seem to mind the Outlander Sport’s age; it remains one of Mitsubishi’s best sellers. While the Outlander Sport’s driving characteristics and fuel economy don’t match those of the Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5, the Mitsubishi feels stable, aided by the company’s advanced all-wheel-drive system. The 2.4-liter engine, with 168 horsepower, is a better choice than the 148-horse 2.0, with only a small price to pay in fuel economy.
APPLE CARPLAY & ANDROID AUTO
The Outlander Sport may be getting old, but SE models are available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which enable your smartphone to be operated via the Mitsu’s 7-inch screen.
Mitsubishi, like Kia and Hyundai, offers a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, meaning you’ll have your Outlander Sport paid off (or maybe traded in) before the warranty expires.
For 2018, the Outlander Sport’s center console was given more padding to protect the driver’s knees. A 7-inch touch screen graces ES trims, while SE and GT models get a 7-inch smartphone-link display. The SE is fitted with heated front seats and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, while the GT interior boasts soft-touch seating surfaces. Two interior colors are available: black or light gray, the latter recommended because it lightens up the 5-seat interior quite nicely. The front seats are comfortable over the long haul, but the back bench will make 6-footers feel cramped. Behind the second row is a decent cargo area offering 20 cubic feet of space; this expands by a good amount when you fold the rear seatbacks.
Not much has changed visually with the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport because the 2018 model received revised front and rear bumpers, along with new LED running lights and accent pieces. The design looked aggressive last year, and still does, thanks in part to prominent molding around the wheelwells. The Outlander Sport’s proportions are excellent, and its compact overall length, some eight inches shorter than a Honda CR-V’s, makes it an easy vehicle to operate in tight cities. A roof rack is optional.
Notable Standard Equipment
Safety seems to be the primary focus of the new standard equipment for 2019. The Outlander Sport GT benefits the most, thanks to forward-collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist and blind-spot warning. The base model, the ES, has 18-inch wheels and automatic climate control, while the SE improves on that with a 7-inch smartphone screen, a push-button starter, heated seats and dual USB ports. The GT gets the 2.4-liter engine, along with HID headlights, collision mitigation, lane-departure warning and automatic headlights. All Outlander Sports have hill-start assist, stability control and seven standard airbags, plus a driver's-side knee airbag.
Notable Optional Equipment
The Outlander Sport’s base 2.0-liter engine is smooth and efficient, but the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder is a better choice for its added power (and only minimal hit to fuel economy). Otherwise, features get added as you work up the trim ladder. Options include exterior and interior colors, plus more than a dozen accessories packages. The Popular Equipment Value Package, which includes wheel locks, front and rear mudguards, a cargo net and an aluminum-and-leather-wrapped shifter, costs a reasonable $355. An Exterior Package, with a rear spoiler and a rear undercover, is available for $415. All-wheel drive is available on all models.
Under the Hood
The base engine in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport remains a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission, but it feels a little overwhelmed by this little SUV, which comes in front- or all-wheel drive (FWD, AWD). Instead, get the available 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. At 168 horsepower it's no powerhouse, but it doesn't have to work as hard to get the Outlander Sport moving, so it's quieter while offering more punch. The CVT is your only choice with the 2.4, but it mimics a standard transmission with "shift" points, and it’s smooth enough. An AWD system is available on all models, aiding security in all conditions.
2.0-liter inline-4 (ES, SE)
148 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
145 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/29 mpg (manual, FWD), 24/30 mpg (automatic, FWD), 23/29 mpg (automatic, AWD)
2.4-liter inline-4 (GT)
168 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
167 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/28 mpg
The base 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES, a front-wheel-drive model equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of right below $22,000, which includes a $940 destination charge. When the ES is equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), the price climbs to just over $23,000. While an all-wheel-drive ES model starts at just over $24,500, a front-drive version of the better-equipped SE starts just below that price. A mid-level LE model, with leather interior trim and black wheels, costs about $24,000 for the front-drive model and $25,500 for the AWD version. The top Outlander Sports, the GT models, are both equipped with a larger 2.4-liter engine. The front-drive GT starts at nearly $26,000, while the AWD GT sets you back nearly $27,500. Those prices undercut those of the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Crosstrek by a good amount. Whichever vehicle you choose, always check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what buyers are paying for it in your area. The Outlander Sport, for the record, is near the bottom of the class for resale value.
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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Consumer Reviews
July 31, 2018
51 cars in my life time, this is one of the best
Owned it for 4-1/2 years. Never had one problem. I get 24mpg in town 29 to 32 on the highway. First car I ever owned that the wind...
July 17, 2018
I bought this 2015 as a left over after I dove my sons 2012 se model(85K) while he was in boot camp...so it was no small test drive. I...
April 19, 2018
Made in Japan Perfection
This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. The quality is excellent because it is made in Japan with Japanese parts. I got it...
February 27, 2018
Very reliable and good gas mileage
One of the best compact SUVs on the market. People should consider this car more in their car shopping.
October 16, 2017
Phenomenal value for the money
We bought a new 2016 Sport SEL for my wife one year ago. Now has 8,000 miles. This is the 3rd one she has had; a 2011, 2013, and now...
July 23, 2017
great looking cuv!
I have owned about a dozen cars over the years, including two of the original SUVs, a 1975 International Scout II and a 1980 Ford Bronco...
July 04, 2017
Great Warranty. Great Price. Very Nice Overall
I have the base model with 4WD. Its not a cozy ride (nor terrible either), so if youre looking for a vehicle which is super quiet and...
July 01, 2017
Why arent there more of these on the road
I will be honest, I bought this mainly because like all Mitsubishi cars, it was generally considered reliable, and has a great warranty....
May 14, 2017
Has everything we would ever need in a small SUV!
We bought this car six weeks ago in a 2016 sellout sale - we paid less than 22,000 for a top of the line small SUV. We had a Jeep...
March 05, 2017
Ive been driving it for about 30,000 miles and have enjoyed every mile. The control of the car is excellent even in bad weather. I have...
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How does it compare?
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|#2||2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||148|
|#3||2019 Hyundai Kona||147|
|#4||2019 Toyota C‑HR||144|
|#5||2019 Honda HR‑V||141|
|#1||2019 Nissan Kicks||33|
|#2||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||31|
|#3||2019 Honda HR‑V||30|
|#4||2019 Toyota C‑HR||29|
|#7||2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||25|
|#1||2019 Nissan Kicks||5 / 5|
|#2||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||4.9 / 5|
|#3||2019 Hyundai Kona||4.8 / 5|
|#4||2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||4.7 / 5|
|#5||2019 Honda HR‑V||4.6 / 5|