2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport - Road Test Specs

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV

(2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2011
ModelOutlander Sport
Style4dr SUV FWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$18,495
As-tested MSRP$18,495


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,998/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves/cylinder variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)148 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)145 @ 4,200
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission type5-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.833; II = 1.913; III = 1.333; IV = 1.028; V = 0.820, R: 3.583, Final: 4.235


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion power steering
Tire brandYokohama
Tire modelGeolander
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP215/70R16
Tire size, rearP215/70R16
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front11.6-in one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with 1-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.9-in one-piece solid cast-iron discs with 1-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)8.8
0-75 mph (sec.)13.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 83.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34.5
60-0 mph (ft.)141
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)38.6
@ Full throttle (dB)78.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNothing particularly remarkable here except the novelty of a manual transmission in a crossover with intuitive clutch uptake and well-managed shifter through the gates. Slight tug from the steering wheel at wide-open throttle.
Braking commentsSurprisingly long stops. Despite a short pedal stroke before braking begins, the stopping action is initially pretty lazy and doesn't improve much either. Adequate fade resistance, plenty of dive, minimal wander.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Heavy-handed brake intervention with what feels like over-correction with ESC stability control on. With ESC off, the inside front tire dances over the pavement. Plenty of body roll and not much control. Slalom: With ESC off, there's so much body roll and lack of grip that the car gets out of shape at a fairly low speed. While entertaining-- like a circus ride -- there's a reason for keeping ESC on. Cutting throttle and grabbing handfuls of brakes keep the Mitsu on the intended path.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)76
Relative humidity (%)28.7
Wind (mph, direction)2.2

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,098
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,009
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59.2/40.8
Length (in.)161.4
Width (in.)68.9
Height (in.)61.0
Wheelbase (in.)99.4
Track, front (in.)59.4
Track, rear (in.)59.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.6
Legroom, rear (in.)36.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.4
Headroom, rear (in.)37.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)21.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)49.5


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years/100,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control

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