Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

About Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

In a deep sea of Honda CR-Vs, Toyota RAV4s and Subaru Foresters, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact SUV is often overlooked and overshadowed. That’s unfortunate because the Outlander Sport is one efficient, well-equipped and affordable compact-crossover SUV. Base models still offer a manual transmission, and the upper trims come nicely equipped with features like a Rockford Fosgate audio system, leather seating and an advanced all-wheel-drive option. Two 4-cylinder engine choices provide decent power and good fuel economy, and the Outlander Sport’s interior accommodations are right in line with the Ford Escape and Nissan Juke. However, unlike many of its competitors, the Outlander Sport does not have advanced driver assists like autonomous braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

For 2017 the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact-crossover SUV gains automatic climate control, a shark-fin antenna and new upgraded cloth seating material on the ES trim.

  • Expert Rating: 6.4
  • Consumers Rating: 8.9
  • MPG 24|30
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

For 2016 the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets a new nose with a grille that looks more like the bigger Outlander. The interior also gets some improvements in the form of a new steering wheel, new seat fabrics, an upgraded audio system, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a new light-gray interior color option.

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gains an improved continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and more sound insulation for a quieter cabin. SE trims gain LED running lights, piano black trim and repositioned seat heater switches.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The numerous additions to the Outlander Sport for 2014 include an engine balancer shaft on models with the continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT), a new steering wheel with audio controls, improved sound insulation, and a variety of upgrades specific to individual trim levels, mainly in the areas of touch-screens, navigation and sound systems.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2013 Outlander Sport receives a mild exterior freshening, improvements to its suspension and power steering setup and some interior upgrades; 18-inch wheels are made standard while 4WD is now available on the ES trim.

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2012 Outlander Sport is indicative of Mitsubishi downsizing its vehicle lineup while upsizing their fuel economy figures. In a wider context, the Outlander Sport is among a new crop of SUVs whose dimensions are meager, but whose available features are not.

Consumer Reviews

great looking cuv!

By on Sunday, July 23, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great exterior looks, loaded features, audio, etc."

Cons: "footwell lights not standard."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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. I dont plan to go off road, but the 4WD is handy in Illinois winters, it handles well in wet/icy conditions. The exterior dimensions are well balanced. Not to long, width adequate and height is just right. The exterior styling is stunning from front to rear. I didnt need a larger vehicle, I dont do any major hauling, but with roof rails, it can easily handle larger items such as dining tables or bedroom sets. The Sport performs as good as any mid level sedan, the 2.4L has very good acceleration and torque, so highway merging is not a problem. Ride comfort is no different either, but smooth and quiet as can be expected at this price. Interior materials remain basic, dashboard layout is functional, although a bit bland looking. Where the Sport rocks is the Rockford Fosgate navigation system and 710 watt system with a 10 built in subwoofer, which sounds awesome at lower volumes, but never used to wake up the neighborhood. This trim level has all the expected options, power everything, heated leather, moon roof with mood lighting, etc. Before I purchased, I read many the reviews, They were less than complimentary. I can say as an owner for 18 mos that those reviews are unfounded. It is not expected to compare to upper end vehicles. It performs well on suburban and highway roads. How many of us plan to go off road or cruise European mountainous winding roads?"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great value and peace of mind for the price.

By on Saturday, March 9, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Price, warranty, fuel economy, features"

Cons: "Radio has to many buttons, seats could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

My car

"I've been car shopping for years, and have been terrified of making a commitment. However after researching almost every car out there, I noticed how mitsubishi was completely underrated by all the experts yet hailed by the consumers, I even learned how many competitors rely on mitsubishi to make their parts. Kia and Hundea receive their motors from mitsubishi, GM receives parts from mitsubishi, and Ford even uses patented mitsubishi technology and well as VW. So with all these car makers reliant on mitsubishi...they clearly are doing something right. I found the outlander sport and was blown away by the features and price. Their warranty is the BEST, 10 year powertrain, 5 bumper to bumper, 3 year corrosion and 5 year road side assistance. I bought the SE model with the premium package. The sound system is amazing, the sun roof us breath taking and the little things line rear view camera, movable headlight (which are HID) and rain sensing wipers just make it even better. The cvt I was very unsure about because I read numerous complaints about the noise, but coming from a consumer whose driven this car for four hours straight on a trip...the noise is nothing. My old car was a v6 mustang...now that has noise. The pick up speed isn't bad, fairly decent and the mpg gage is really helpful in determining how fast you should be going if you want better fuel economy. It was great handling and lots of features to brag about. It's push to start is also another fun feature, it wasn't necessary, but still cool. I was able to get mine way way way under msrp. If you can as well, by all means but the car, you get so much more for your money as well as added security and peace of mind."

146 people out of 157 found this review helpful

My car

Don't listen to the "pros" - this is a great buy!

By on Sunday, November 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price, ride, bluetooth system, easy access"

Cons: "responsiveness of CVT drivetrain, no compass"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My wife and I were looking for a vehicle that would be easier on my back; in our exhaustive search we looked at a Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Altima, Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tuscon, Mazda 5, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV-4, and finally, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. To be honest, I almost didn't go to the dealership because the "official" reviews for the Mitsubishi were so poor. But, it seemed like it might be a good value, and the online reviews by people who actually owned the vehicle seemed pretty positive. It turned out to be the right vehicle for us, and for thousands less than the competition. We got the standard ES with no extra options, but the vehicle comes packed with standard features we find very useful, especially the bluetooth hands-free phone system. The vehicle is quiet and rides very nice (the ride of the RAV-4 was AWFUL), and best of all is super easy to get in and out of. Yes, it is not a sports car - the drivetrain is not terribly responsive, especially compared to cars like the Mazda CX-5 - but my wife and I are parents of a 20-month old girl, and neither one of us plan on driving the car at the local race track. It gets us from point A to B comfortably (my mom has a new CR-V, and even she admits the comfort of the seats is poor) and economically - on the highway we've gotten up to 33 mpg, and average about 27 mpg in mixed city/highway driving. If you can live with the quirks of the CVT drivetrain, you will have yourself a sharp-looking, comfortable and efficient car."

49 people out of 54 found this review helpful

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