Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

#10 in Subcompact SUVs Overall Score: 6.8 / 10
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overview

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ranks 10 out of 10 Subcompact SUVs.

According to reviewers, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a weak engine lineup, low-quality cabin materials, and uneven handling, though it offers a good amount of cargo space.

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SEATING


5

MPG


22-24

  CITY


27-30

  HWY

DRIVETRAIN


FWD, 4WD

HP


148-168
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Pros & Cons

  • Good cargo capacity
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Underpowered engines
  • Lower-quality cabin materials than rivals
  • Unstable handling

Notable for 2016

  • SEL trim added to lineup
  • Updated interior materials

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Rankings and Research

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a score of 6.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 54 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Scorecard

Overall: 6.8
Critics' Rating: 6.5
Performance: 6.7
Interior: 6.8
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0

Rankings

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

By U.S. News Best Cars Staff February 17, 2016

According to reviewers, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a weak engine lineup, low-quality cabin materials, and uneven handling, though it offers a good amount of cargo space.

Performance Summary

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a four-cylinder base engine, and a five-speed manual transmission is standard. A larger four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission (CVT) are available. The CVT is the only transmission paired with the larger engine. Both engines are relatively weak, and they make a lot of noise when accelerating.

The Outlander Sport gets 24/31 mpg city/highway with the CVT, which is below average for the class. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The Outlander Sport's ride is smooth, and although some reviewers think it's maneuverable, most agree that many class rivals offer better handling.

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Interior Summary

The Outlander Sport has a dated cabin design and lower-quality interior materials than those found in class rivals. Some critics think that both rows of seats are supportive and roomy, but others argue that they're cramped. The infotainment system is generally easy to use, though the touch screen does complicate some audio functions. The Outlander Sport has good cargo capacity for the class.

The Outlander Sport comes standard with the Fuse hands-free link system, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port. Available features include push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and a navigation system with a 7-inch touch screen and voice recognition.

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  • "The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is simply outclassed by other small crossover SUVs. Its rivals are going to be superior choices." -- Edmunds
  • "It comes up short on cargo room, engine power and handling compared to many similarly-priced rivals, but pleasant styling and decent fuel efficiency make it worth a look." -- Left Lane News
  • "At more modest price points, the Outlander Sport works as a fun and sporty commuter car with excellent forward accommodations and acceptable adult space in back. At about 26 mpg, it's reasonably frugal, as well." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

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Other SUVs to Consider

The Mazda CX-3 delivers precise steering and athletic handling, making it incredibly fun to drive. Its interior quality is excellent for the class, the front seats are comfortable, and the infotainment system is user-friendly.

The Jeep Renegade has decent acceleration and is the class leader in off-road performance. Its cabin features quality materials, and the touch-screen infotainment system is responsive. 

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Details: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport seats five and comes in four trims: ES, SE, SEL, and GT. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on the base ES trim. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is available on the ES trim and standard on all other trims. The base engine can be paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The CVT is the only transmission available with the larger engine. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Mitsubishi introduced the Outlander Sport in 2011, and beyond the addition of the SEL trim, it sees no major changes this year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2011 through 2016 model years.

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