December has been such a busy month from holiday shopping to TV segments and events. While doing all this running around, I had the opportunity to try out the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. My opinion on this car before I go into the break down, is it’s a great little inexpensive vehicle with many uses.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a four-cylinder base engine, and a five-speed manual and automatic transmission is standard. The acceleration on this is not on the strong side, and perhaps that’s my real complaint. It’s a 24/31 mpg city/highway with the CVT. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The Outlander Sport’s ride is smooth and comfortable.
The cabin design I thought could use some updating, but both rows of seats are supportive and somewhat roomy. The infotainment system is generally easy to use, although the one I drove did not have navigation which made things a little harder. The Outlander Sport has good cargo capacity for the class.
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.
The 2016 Outlander Sport has 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 49.5 with them folded. The available panoramic sunroof was pretty cool, and one of the biggest ones I have seen; although it does not open. The trunk was perfect for all the shopping or traveling that some of us have to do.
All in all I give this a 6 out of 10.