2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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

CG Says: For 2015, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets an available 2.4-liter engine, updated continuously variable transmission (CVT), improved sound insulation, and minor interior and exterior trim revisions. 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: $21,295
AWD 2.4 ES: $22,695
SE: $22,795
AWD SE: $24,195
2.4 GT: $23,595
AWD 2.4 GT: $24,995

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
148
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
166
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

2015 Outlander Sport SE
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport