2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport quick take: Car headlights to expect
What is it: A two-row subcompact crossover with the budget-minded buyer needing all-wheel drive
Key Competitors: Mazda CX-3, Subaru Crosstrek, Jeep Renegade, Toyota CH-R, Chevy Trax
Base Price: $24,390 As-Tested Price: $24,390
Highlights: Peppy driving dynamics and a cheap price point.
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Our Opinions: On paper, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is definitely the saving grace for Mitsu’s car portfolio problem. Sure, legacy titles like Lancer Evo, Lancer, 3000GT, Galant, Eclipse thus lot’s more have fallen through the wayside, but an aggressively styled compact-crossover would be the right aspect to start printing money. In fact, this Outlander feels painfully dated while in the hottest spot during the new-car game.
Take, by way of example, the USB port. Although this Outlander Sport has Apple CarPlay, the same as the competitive set, actually plugging your phone on the car is a job tasked for ones favorite niece or nephew — it’s a scavenger hunt. Try looking in the normal spots: and also the console, the guts stack as well as on the leading of the center console and you’ll see amount of anything. Sure, there’s a 12-volt accessory well from the center console, but that doesn’t connect your phone to some media interface. Pop the glovebox accessible to locate a port — you’ll be disappointed there, too. Now, reach back behind the glovebox door, and you’ll locate an extension cable which has a USB port on there — that’s the ticket. Now, just don’t intend on closing that glovebox while driving around because there’s a cable protruding from it.
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Minor annoyances prefer that riddle this Outlander Sport. There’s a bizarre "cupholder" at the cab end from the center console that includes a molded “not much of a cupholder” logo, yet it seems designed to fit a cup. Driving it, too, have their quirks. The steering is artificially heavy, that’s sad considering just how much I champion the Lancer Evo for their perfect steering feel. Driving the Outlander Sport is like you’re with a Logitech wheel having an older copy of Gran Turismo.
That said, the suspension feels as capable every other crossover that can be purchased. You’ll cushion over bumps while using prerequisite dips and dives from soft springs. The engine, too, feels peppy rapidly low output rating. Tip in to the throttle and you’ll move away fast enough to emerge from your own way. There are some rattles, plus the touch points feel cheap, but for the price, you won’t be too bent overweight — that’s, before you crawl into a Crosstrek, C-HR or perhaps a Chevy Trax. Of course this Mitsu looks like it should be successful, it's still many years behind your competitors.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
23 / 29
City / HWY
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On Sale: Now
Base Price: $24,390
As Tested Price: $24,390
Powertrain: 2.0-liter DOHC I4, AWD CVT
Output: 148 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 168 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm
Curb Weight: 3,252 lb
Fuel Economy: 23/29/26 mpg(EPA City/Hwy/Combined)
Pros: Efficient and sporty looking
Cons: Lots of road and wind noise, and easily plain weirdness