Low price; tidy dimensions; adult-friendly back seat; agreeable ride quality; decent amount of standard equipment.
Noisy and underpowered base engine; unpleasant CVT; scant cargo capacity.
The "shark fin" antenna is standard throughout the range, along with automatic climate control. The entry-level ES trim no longer offers the option of the 2.4-liter engine, but it does now have upgraded seat fabric. See the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models for sale near you
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is offered in the 2.0 ES, 2.4 SE, 2.4 SEL and 2.4 GT trim levels.
The 2.0 ES ($20,690) starts with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, heated mirrors, power accessories, automatic climate control, 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 Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
The 2.4 SE ($23,590) adds the larger engine and CVT, plus fog lights, heated front seats, a rearview camera, a 6.1-in touchscreen, keyless entry/ignition, and a 6-speaker audio system with satellite/HD Radio.
The 2.4 SEL ($25,090) brings rain-sensing wipers, leather seating surfaces, a sliding rear center armrest, power-folding mirrors, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, aluminum pedals, steering-wheel-mounted gearshift paddles, black roof rails and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The 2.4 GT ($28,590) adds a panoramic sunroof, ambient LED lighting and a 9-speaker/710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system (whose subwoofer 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|
2017 Honda HR-V -- Based on the excellent Fit. Good cargo/people combinations and a much newer model than the Outlander Sport.
2017 Mazda CX-3 -- Also a newer model than the Outlander Sport and one of the more entertaining vehicles in this class.
2017 Jeep Renegade -- A little ruggedness is cool. And this is yet another newer model.
2017 Fiat 500X -- Charming, affordable and, yes, newer than the Outlander Sport.
2017 Subaru Crosstrek -- Comes with all-wheel drive as standard and is popular with the Subaru faithful. Not blessed with a punchy engine, however.
Used Honda CR-V -- It's bigger, but still considered compact. This is the best-selling crossover for a reason -- it's so good at so many things.