Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Pros: Sporty styling and driving personality is distinctive among compact SUVs; 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 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is restyled inside and out. It gains a new, larger 8-inch control screen, but the previously available manual transmission has been dropped. Outlander Sport is a crossover subcompact SUV with seating for five. The base engine is a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. The topline GT has a 168-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. All models have a standard CVT automatic transmission and offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Available safety features include forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. 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: $23,790
AWD ES: $25,290
SE: $25,490
AWD SE: $26,990
SP: $25,890
AWD SP: $27,340
BE: $26,590
AWD BE: $28,090
GT: $26,690
AWD GT: $28,190

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (ES, SP, SE, BE)
Horsepower
148
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (GT)
Horsepower
168
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-29