2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

More Cute, less Ute. Efficient compact crossover vehicle.

With a thrifty 2.0-liter inline-4 paired with a CVT, the Outlander sport is one of the most efficient ways to get in on the crossover or "CUV" craze. It is roomy enough for family vacation road trips and taking dogs to the park, but it isn't so large that it limits parking options for city drivers. With a reasonably modern, handsome-enough design, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport makes a fine choice for a suburban runabout. Our white pearl SE model test car came with the rather pricey touring package, which added navigation, leather seating and a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system. These features come standard on some competing models, though the Outlander Sport starts at a lower base price.

With many of the most popular small SUVs having outgrown their original sizes, cars like the Outlander Sport come in to fill the gaps in the market. Somewhat like the first-generation Honda CR-V, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is based on a small-car chassis and feels most at home in an urban or suburban environment. City dwellers will appreciate, for example, the Outlander Sport's good visibility and parking ease. The EPA-rated 25 MPG in the city is also pretty good. Plus, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the few vehicles we've driven recently that actually met its EPA city rating in our testing, returning 25.6 MPG in our Los Angeles loop.

Warranty/Service: 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle warranty, 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, 7-year/unlimited mile anti-perforation warranty, 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $22,795

As Tested: $22,795

  • 25 / 32 mpg
  • EPA
  • 148 hp
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 2.0-liter inline-4
  • Horsepower: 148 hp
  • Torque: 145
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Curb Weight: 3,100 lbs
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc
  • Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear
  • Traction: Stability Control standard
  • EPA City: 25 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 32 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 28 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: NHTSA Rating: 4-star overall

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