2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review
New crossover is smaller, like a Lancer SUV.
The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a worthy contender in the compact crossover segment and has an attractive base price. Its styling is clean and distinctive and the cabin is quiet and has full utility, with sturdy fabric seats. The ride is good and handling fine around town. The 2.0-liter engine with 6-step CVT with manual mode gets good mileage, but it could use some more oomph.
Sam Moses filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com following his test drives of Outlander Sport models near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES ($18,495); SE ($22,995)|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||dual stage front airbags, side curtain airbags, side impact airbags, driver's knee airbag, stability control, traction control, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, Hill Start Assist|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||all-wheel drive|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWD ($22,995)|
|Standard Equipment:||automatic climate control, fabric upholstery with 60/40 folding and reclining high-back rear seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped shift knob, power locks, windows and heated mirrors; keyless entry; 140-watt, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system; tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, hands-free link system, 12-volt power outlets, wide beam HID headlamps, privacy glass, 18-inch alloy wheels|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||Premium Package ($1800) including panoramic roof and 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate 9-speaker audio system|
|Gas Guzzler Tax:|
|Price as tested (MSRP)||25575|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||148 @ 6000|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||143 @ 2200-4200|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||24/29|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||39.4/52.1/41.6|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||37.9/51.6/36.3|
|Suspension, f:||MacPherson strut|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/solid disc w ABS, EBD, Brake Assist|
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