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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Overview

The standard features of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES include 2.0L I-4 148hp engine, 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2017 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SUV

Starting at: $19,795

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  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Ground clearance (min) - 216mm (8.5")
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 4
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • Basic warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 120 months/100,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 84 months/100,000miles
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Front center armrest - w/storage
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Leather shift knob
  • Engine displacement - 2.0 L
  • Engine horsepower - 148hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 145 lb.-ft. @ 4,200RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 86.0mm x 86.0mm (3.39" x 3.39")
  • Compression ratio - 10.00 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,375kg (3,032lbs)
  • GVWR - 1,970kg (4,343lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,356mm (171.5")
  • Exterior body width - 1,811mm (71.3")
  • Exterior height - 1,646mm (64.8")
  • Wheelbase - 2,670mm (105.1")
  • Turning radius - 5.3m (17.4')
  • Front legroom - 1,057mm (41.6")
  • Rear legroom - 922mm (36.3")
  • Front headroom - 1,001mm (39.4")
  • Rear headroom - 963mm (37.9")
  • Front hiproom - 1,323mm (52.1")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,311mm (51.6")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,427mm (56.2")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,410mm (55.5")
  • Passenger volume - 2,761L (97.5 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 614 L (22 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,402 L (50 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 2.0
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 148hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 145 lb.-ft. @ 4,200RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 5 speed manual
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 25mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 16.6gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 23mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 29mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 225/55HR18.0
  • Rear tires - 225/55HR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer


  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2.0 ES 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 2.0 ES Search New $19,795   148-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  5-spd man.  23 / 29  
2.0 ES 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 2.0 ES Search New $22,495   148-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  23 / 29  
2.4 SE 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 2.4 SE Search New $22,695   168-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  23 / 28  
2.4 SE 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 2.4 SE Search New $24,195   168-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  22 / 27  
2.4 SEL 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 2.4 SEL Search New $24,195   168-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  23 / 28  
2.4 SEL 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 2.4 SEL Search New $25,695   168-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  22 / 27  
2.4 GT 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 2.4 GT Search New $27,695   168-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  22 / 27  


Driving Impression

New Car Test Drive

Performance is underwhelming. The 2.0-liter engine, with 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, with the 5-speed manual or CVT, is too loud and too slow. It can’t keep up with traffic, around town or on the freeway, and especially on long mountain grades.

The 2.4 liter that makes 168 hp and 168 lb-ft isn’t quick either.

However, the Outlander Sport handles well for a crossover its size. The body is well controlled, and the electric power steering is dialed in.

Walk Around

New Car Test Drive

Outlander Sport’s tall-wagon profile is relatively interesting. It tries to avoid slab sides with a rising character line that reaches from the front wheel arch to the back of the rear doors. From some angles, it looks sporty; from others, a little bulbous. The standard 18-inch wheels add presence.

The front end, new for 2016 and called Dynamic Shield, widens the grille and lower air intake with body-colored panels on the bumper that spread from the center, dividing dark inlets. There’s some chrome thrown in the mix at the fascia, a faux skidplate at the bottom, and round foglamps. LED running laps live in the headlamp units that sweep back from the corners of the fenders. So there’s a lot to look at.

Interior Overview

New Car Test Drive

If the sheetmetal holds its own, the interior drops the ball. It’s flat, black, and uninteresting. It makes it clear why the Outlander Sport costs less. The materials aren’t of the same quality as competitors. The dash lacks styling and the buttons have a budget feel.

The seats are also beneath the standards of rivals, fairly flat.

It’s better with cargo than passengers, having a low loading floor and more than 20 cubic feet behind the rear seat. With the 60/40 rear seats folded, it holds 50 cubic feet; that’s impressive considering it’s actually a bit smaller on the outside than some rivals. And a pass-through in the rear seat can fit skis or two-by-fours, while still allowing two passengers.

Rearward visibility is generally good despite thick rear roof pillars.


New Car Test Drive

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is primarily a price decision. It trails the class in acceleration performance, and its interior is drab. It is a decent-sized SUV with a reliable engine and a good warranty.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

New Car Test Drive

Outlander Sport ES ($19,795) comes with the 2.0, manual transmission, front-wheel drive, fabric upholstery, automatic climate controls, Bluetooth, 18-inch wheels. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Outlander Sport SE, SEL, and GT all use the 2.4-liter engine with CVT. Front-wheel drive is standard on SE and SEL. Outlander Sport GT is available with all-wheel drive, called AWC (all-wheel control).

Outlander Sport SE adds fog lights, heated front seats, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, upgraded stereo system, rearview camera, and keyless ignition. SEL adds automatic headlights, power adjustable driver’s seat, leather seats, rain-sensing wipers, chrome exterior accents, and paddle shifters for its CVT.

Outlander Sport GT AWC ($27,695) adds a sunroof, nine-speaker sound system, and navigation.

Unlike most of its competitors, the Outlander Sport doesn’t offer advanced safety features such as forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, or blind-spot monitors.

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