2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE: No Mode but Sports Mode

March 09, 2011

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My colleague Brent Romans said it best in this eloquent post on the necessity of paddle shifters in this crossover. I'll just second his comments here.

When I jumped into the Outlander Sport, I hadn't done any model homework and I didn't know that it has a continuously variable transmission. Now I know it does and I know I hate how it feels on acceleration. As Brent said, it's only the paddle shifters (and the pleasure of watching gear "shifts" on the display) that make the drive bearable.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 5,726 miles

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