Just bought a brand new 2017 Outlander Sport and I must say that it is truly extraordinary when you consider the price of it. Although it is a relatively small car, it being a compact crossover, it feels incredibly solid and planted while driving. The steering feels great, I honestly thought it was a hydraulic because it's so communicative but no, it's just a really well done electric one. And the steering wheel itself ups the entire value of the car, it feels much nicer than others at this price. Seriously, I get more feeling from this Outlander Sport than new Mercedes and BMWs. Also the manual transmission is the way to go. If you don't know how to drive a manual then learn. It's worth it. The clutch throw is short and it engages near the bottom, where you would expect it to. The shifter is a little long but considering it's an SUV it shouldn't be short and notchy like a sports car. Pretty much the manual ups the useable power of this car because it's always right were you want it instead of having to wait for the CVT. I got everything bone stock and am very happy at all of the options is has. One of the things this car gets dinged for by 'expert reviewers' is that it doesn't hold up to all of the little tech features like push button start. Sorry but I just don't really care about things like that. It has a key fab so... yea, I'm good. All in all, do some research in a 200 mile radius from where you live and find a great deal. Drove 5 hours away to a different state but got 5k off sticker price. Very worth it.
Mitsubishis are vastly underappreciated. They are usually LOADED with features, and they are animals in the snow. I drove a 2004 Galant until it just gave out, and we bought this Outlander Sport. I adore this car. There are really amazing features, like heated seats, that are available in trims below the GT. The panoramic roof is bada**, and it rides and handles curves amazingly. Plus with rain sensing wipers, the FAST key system, it has everything and more. Bonus, because they're so unappreciated, they're also underpriced.
I've always loved the styling of the outlander sport but never pulled the trigger to buy based on expert reviews. I was in the market for a new car and figured id give the sport i chance.. I am very happy I did! It's got great curb appeal, awesome safety ratings, excellent warranty, priced Well & handles good. Very happy I went with my gut and not "expert reviews". Needless to say this suv is very underappreciated.
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.