2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
It's unbelievable to me that Edmunds "professional" editors give this excellent car an average rating. The Outlander Sport, which is different from the bigger Outlander CUV, boasts top safety ratings from the insurance institute and the government, very agreeable handling and acceleration, eyecatching styling, and high build quality. The drivetrain is smooth. It's not a race car, but it's got eager power and makes a comfortable ride. The value for the price is excellent. Sure it's no BMW or Volvo but buck for buck this is an unbeatable car for every day driving fun. I really love this car, every bit of it.
Styling handling comfortable ride top safety high quality kids friendly - everything!
I totally agree with your assessment of this car. Also, living in Florida, I can tell you that the A/C is above average in this car. Edmunds has missed the mark in reviewing this car. Dollar for dollar this is a winner.