Low price; tidy dimensions; adult-friendly back seat; agreeable ride quality; lots of standard equipment
Noisy and underpowered base engine; unpleasant CVT; scant cargo capacity
The new 2.4 ES and 2.4 GT trim levels include an upgraded 2.4-liter engine with 168 horsepower. Other improvements include an overhauled continuously variable transmission (CVT) with simulated conventional gears, sound insulation and electric power steering. See the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models for sale near you
The 2.4 ES gives you the stronger engine without breaking the bank. It's the sweet spot. Find a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for sale
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is offered in 2.0 ES, 2.0 SE, 2.4 ES and 2.4 GT trim levels.
The 2.0 ES ($19,791) starts with 18-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, power accessories, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-telescopic steering wheel with auxiliary audio controls, the FUSE voice-command system for phones and music devices and a 4-speaker audio system with USB connectivity.
The 2.4 ES ($22,145) essentially adds the larger engine and mild aesthetic upgrades such as a color-keyed front bumper.
The 2.0 SE ($23,420) reverts to the smaller engine but adds lots of luxuries, including xenon headlights, fog lights, LED running lights and taillights, heated front seats, piano-black interior trim, a sliding center armrest, automatic climate control, a 6.1-in touchscreen and a 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio.
The 2.4 GT ($24,445) gets the 2.0 SE's equipment plus the larger engine and such extras as black roof rails, an 8-way power driver's seat and aluminum pedals.
Some of the fancier standard features are optional on lower trim levels. Other options include a hard-drive-based navigation system with a 7-in touchscreen, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, adjustable LED mood lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a 9-speaker 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with a subwoofer.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2015 Kia Soul -- More of a tall wagon than a crossover, the redesigned Soul brings funky style and a healthy technology roster of its own.
2015 Hyundai Tucson -- The Tucson is similarly compact, and its available 2.4-liter engine is a close relative of the Outlander Sport's optional power plant.
2015 Mazda CX-5 -- The CX-5 is a bit more expensive, but with its excellent road manners and nice cabin, it's a strong rival to high-end versions of the Outlander Sport.
Used Mitsubishi Outlander -- Take a look at your Mitsubishi dealer's inventory and see if there's a certified pre-owned Outlander V6 available. It's got plenty of power, and you get more space inside, too.