Low price; tidy dimensions; adult-friendly back seat; agreeable ride quality; decent amount of standard equipment
Noisy and underpowered base engine; unpleasant continuously variable transmission (CVT); scant cargo capacity
Along with a midcycle refresh that brings revisions to the exterior and interior styling, there's a new SEL trim level coming in just below the top trim. There's also a new steering-wheel design, a new 6.1-inch touchscreen and improved seating materials. See the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models for sale near you
The pick of the range has to be the 2.4 SEL. It comes with the bigger engine and lots of equipment but isn't prohibitively expensive. Find a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for sale
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is offered in 2.0 ES, 2.4 ES, 2.4 SE, 2.4 SEL and 2.4 GT trim levels.
The 2.0 ES ($20,445) starts with 18-in alloy wheels, LED taillights, heated mirrors, power accessories, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, a voice command system for phones and music devices, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver's seat and a 4-speaker audio system with USB connectivity. The 2.4 ES ($22,145) means the larger engine and the CVT.
The 2.4 SE ($23,345) adds fog lights, heated front seats, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, a 6.1-in touchscreen, keyless entry/ignition and a 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio, along with HD Radio.
The 2.4 SEL ($24,845) brings rain-sensing wipers, leather seating surfaces, a sliding rear-center armrest, power-folding mirrors, an 8-way power driver's seat, aluminum pedals, steering-wheel-mounted gearshift paddles, black roof rails and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The 2.4 GT ($26,845) adds a panoramic sunroof, ambient LED lighting and a 9-speaker/710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system (which includes a subwoofer that cuts cargo space behind the rear seats to 20.1 cu ft.).
Some of the fancier standard features in the higher trims are optional in the lower levels. The other main extra is a hard-drive-based navigation system with a 7-in touchscreen.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2016 Honda HR-V -- This model is based on the excellent Fit. It has good cargo/people combinations and is a much newer model than the Outlander Sport.
2016 Mazda CX-3 -- This CX-3 is also a newer model than the Outlander Sport and one of the more entertaining vehicles in this class.
2016 Jeep Renegade -- The Renegade demonstrates that a little ruggedness is cool. And this is yet another newer model.