The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compact five-passenger crossover that starts from a solid premise, namely providing many of the segment's most desirable features and options at a relative bargain price. But, like so many seemingly well-conceived plans, the Outlander Sport begins to fall apart in the execution.
Under the hood, the fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's standard on the base ES model provides anemic performance that's especially noticeable when merging with freeway traffic or trying to pass another vehicle. The optional 2.4-liter engine that powers higher trim levels produces average acceleration, but both are hamstrung by a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that seems to be constantly hunting for the proper gear ratio. EPA fuel economy estimates range from a decent 27 mpg combined (24 city/30 highway) for front-wheel-drive models with the 2.0-liter base engine, to 24 mpg combined (22 city/27 highway) with the larger 2.4-liter engine and all-wheel drive.
The overly aggressive accelerator pedal response can prove exasperating in relaxed everyday driving. The soft brake pedal feel can also take some getting used to. Braking distances in simulated panic stops from 60 mph were acceptable, though the Outlander Sport produced excessive nosedive and some side-to-side motion under hard braking. Steering feels slightly vague, robbing the vehicle of whatever performance pretensions the name may imply.
Inside, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport suffers from average quality materials and ergonomic shortcomings, including a telescoping steering wheel with limited range that makes it difficult for anyone taller than average height to find a comfortable driving position. Minimal thigh support and limited seat padding and adjustments up front don't help either. The low backseat isn't much better, with thin cushions, a shortage of headroom and a lack of elbow padding. The droning engine note, fair amount of wind noise at speed and rough ride quality all add to the tedium.
When it comes to cargo-carrying capacity, the Outlander Sport offers 21.7 cubic feet of storage behind the rear seats, which is as much as 40 percent less than some competitors. Fold those rear seats flat and you end up with just 49.5 cubic feet, which is still on the small side by comparison.
While we'd encourage you to take a look at the Outlander Sport's competitors before making up your mind, it bears noting that the Mitsubishi comes with an attractive price tag that makes it possible to snap up a well-equipped version for about the same price you'd pay for an entry-level competitor. The base ES trim level is pretty spartan, but the next three trim levels — the SE, SEL and GT — add a number of desirable goodies, making the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport worth a look for budget-conscious shoppers. But let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for you.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overview
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 ES 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Outlander Sport models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Outlander Sport comes with front wheel drive or four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The 2017 Outlander Sport comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21935. The average price paid for a new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $7000 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is 31.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 4 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Vehicle 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Review The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES had gotten some poor reviews from professionals. Had I read those poor reviews beforehand I wouldn't have bought this vehicle, but so far I'm glad I did. I've had it 2 weeks, but I'm impressed with it. Steering is much better and tighter than reviewers claimed. Quick turn radius. Front seats could use some more support for us with longer legs. The very tall headrests are unnecessary and blocks view looking back but i guess are more for neck protection in an accident. It is a small engine, but since i don't haul any cargo or any other people around often it is fine for me. My daily commute is either 40 mph speed limit or 55 mph on the expressway, so who needs more power than that? not me. The ride at those speeds is good and smooth. Braking is quite good and responsive, as I've found out already. The CVT does take a little bit of time to get used to, as it's much different than my old Oldsmobile transmission, but nothing here to complain about. I LOVE the standard 18" tires on good looking alloy wheels. No cheap plastic rim covers. The stereo interface is a rather plain and lame looking (but perfectly functional), but the USB port and bluetooth works great for my MP3 player. Standard armrest is cool (wish it was a bit larger). Comes with 4 floor mats, which some SUVs charge extra for. The big plus for me is the super warranty. 10 years on powertrain, 5 years roadside assistance, and 7 YEARS FOR RUST!!! Rust warranty is important for me since I live in Chicago and don't have any indoor parking. My previous car completely rusted out at the bottom. So don't let the negative reviews bother you. They should review a vehicle for what it is, not for what it isn't. So far I think I made a good decision to buy this vehicle. But as always, time will tell. I paid $18,563 after taxes, title, fees and rebates applied.
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Is the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander-sport safe? The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander-sport earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 mitsubishi outlander-sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 27 combined MPG 24 city MPG/30 highway MPG
2017 mitsubishi outlander-sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 26 combined MPG 23 city MPG/29 highway MPG
2017 mitsubishi outlander-sport 2.0 ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 25 combined MPG 23 city MPG/29 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?
Available Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2017 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2017 Trims: 2.0 ES, ES, SE, 2.0 LE, 2.4 SE, 2.4 ES, 2.4 SEL, 2.4 GT, LE
Exterior Colors: Labrador Black Pearl, Rally Red Metallic, Mercury Gray Pearl, Octane Blue Metallic, Diamond White Pearl, Quick Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Labrador Black Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, Alloy Silver Metallic, Cool Silver Metallic, Laguna Blue Metallic, Mercury Gray, Cosmic Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Black premium cloth, Black leather, Gray cloth, Gray premium cloth
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Aux Audio Inputs, Auto Climate Control, AWD/4WD, Back-up camera, Heated seats, Upgraded Headlights, Keyless Entry/Start, Power Driver Seat, Leather Seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Stereo, Remote Start, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Parking sensors, Navigation
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: four wheel drive, front wheel drive
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