Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

About Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The Mitsubishi Outlander has the distinction of being one of the first subcompact SUV options on the market. This year, it gets a pretty competitive upgrade, with the 2016 Outlander Sport getting a new nose, revised interior and a new higher-end trim level in the form of the Outlander Sport SEL. Going head-to-head with the Kia Sportage, Mini Countryman, Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V, the Outlander Sport offers decent power from its 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, and a price that won't break the bank even if you go a little nuts with the options. Around town its small size makes it easy to maneuver, and the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder -- the engine you'll want to get -- offers solid fuel economy around town.

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 value. This was exactly the size I prefered.

By on Saturday, December 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Affordability, size for me, pleasure to drive."

Cons: "Some would say the CVT, and, slightly lower power."

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

"Had this Outlander Sport LE for 3 1/2 years now. Great car, perfect size for me. Price was very attractive even with 4WD. Has been VERY reliable and affordable to drive. No reservations at all with this purchase. Loved that it was even built in Illinois by UAW workers."

1 person out of 1 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."

127 people out of 137 found this review helpful

My car

Very Good Small SUV

By on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,175

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great value, comfort, looks and gas mileage"

Cons: "Trip meter underestimates actual gas mileage"

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

"I had never seen this car before attending the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. There seem to be so few of them on the road that they are easy to miss. I was looking around at small SUVs and the sharp looks and price of this one caught my eye. I drove one at a dealer after the auto show and ended up buying it. I test drove others beforehand and when it comes down to it, there are not really a lot of differences between them if you are just using it for commuting. The Outlander Sport is packed with features that you would have to pay anywhere from $2,000(Korean) to $7,000 (American/other Japanese) more to get. Mitsubishi dealers will work with you to get a much better price than the MSRP too. I don't know how Mitsubishi puts together such a great SUV for the price, but I am happy, especially knowing that it has a great warranty too."

50 people out of 56 found this review helpful

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