2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Pros: Sporty styling and driving personality is distinctive among compact SUVs; optional panoramic sunroof; competitive starting price; decent front and rear passenger space

Cons: Middling acceleration with base engine; high noise levels; prices rise quickly as options are added; mediocre overall refinement; bobtail styling compromises cargo space

CG Says: The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets revised styling with a new grille. The interior is also upgraded and gains a new 6.1-inch control screen. Outlander Sport’s bobtail styling gives it a unique personality, and for the most part, its driving character lives up to the sporty looks. However, its drivetrain behavior isn’t as refined as most class competitors, and its pricing can get rather steep as you add options. Fortunately, most of the factory packages are little more than window dressing and can be easily skipped. If you’re looking for a versatile urban runabout, a modestly equipped Outlander Sport might make some sense.

The Facts
Class Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices ES: $19,595
AWD ES: $22,195
2.4 ES: $22,495
AWD 2.4 ES: $22,695
SE: $22,495
AWD SE: $23,895
2.4 SEL: $23,995
AWD 2.4 SEL: $25,395
2.4 GT: $25,995
AWD 2.4 GT: $27,395

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
148
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
23-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
166
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SEL
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport