2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Sport Utility Crossover
The Outlander Sport is Mitsubishi's competitor in the small SUV segment, and while the market is a crowded one, the Sport offers both reasonable performance and great list of standard features. With optional all-wheel drive and seating for five adults, it's a competitive alternative to the Kia Sportage, Nissan Juke, Honda CR-V or Ford Escape.
What's new for 2012?
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has been given several updates for the 2012 model year. Increased sound insulation helps cut down on unwanted noise and vibration, while a recalibrated CVT transmission tightens up throttle response and improves acceleration. The ES gets newly redesigned wheel covers while the top of the line SE gets brand new 18-inch alloys. The SE also gets some chrome accents on the interior and an optional backup camera as part of the Premium package.
- Good performance and economy, available all-wheel drive, room for ®
The Outlander Sport is an entry-level small SUV from Mitsubishi. Although much of the mechanical structure comes from the already established and larger 7-passenger Outlander, the Sport is distinguished by its more compact dimensions. With much shorter front and rear overhangs, the Sport weighs 400-lbs less than its larger cousin. The front end features Mitsubishi's characteristic large grille, much like the one used on the Lancer Evolution and a taller beltline with a standard rear spoiler--the company claims it has the lowest coefficient of drag of any of the small SUVs in its class.