Pros: Sporty styling and driving personality is distinctive among compact SUVs; optional panoramic glass roof panel; competitive starting price; decent front and rear passenger space
Cons: Middling acceleration; high noise levels; prices rise quickly as optional are added; mediocre overall refinement; bobtail styling compromises cargo space
CG Says: The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport receives minor tweaks such as new available touchscreen stereo/infotainment systems, and a new steering wheel. 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.