2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Road Test 2 Specs | Edmunds

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport - Road Test Specs

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV

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


Year Make Model2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4dr SUV FWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$18,495 (est.)
As-tested MSRP$18,495 (est.)


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


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs
Suspension, rearMulti-link
Steering typeElectric-assist power steering
Tire make and modelYokohama Geolander
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP215/70R16
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialaluminum alloy
Brakes, front11.6-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear11.9-inch solid disc with single-piston sliding caliper

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
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)14.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)17.0 @ 83.5
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34.46
60-0 mph (ft.)141
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON58.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.74
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.71
Sound level @ idle (dB)38.6
@ Full throttle (dB)78.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.2
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)3,000

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 steep jump-in (little idle stroke), the braking 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 overcorrection with ESC 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 keeps the Mitsu on the intended path.

Testing Conditions

Test date7/20/2010
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)76
Relative humidity (%)28.74
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)55.56
Wind (mph, direction)2.2
Odometer (mi.)559
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/35

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Smart entry/StartOptional ignition and entry

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.)69.7
Height (in.)64.2
Wheelbase (in.)105.1
Track, front (in.)60
Track, rear (in.)60
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)49.5
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)21.7

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