Review 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport The Truth About Cars

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Review: 2011 Mitsubishi Sport

No one out-zombies Mitsubishi. a few manufacturers have had brushes death, only to bounce strongly with competitive new For Mitsubishi there’s been no

Yet they’re still alive. Mitsubishi’s people aren’t brain dead, they be in crisis mode. And cash be short.

So if they employ scant resources to add a new model, the Sport, there must be terribly compelling about it, Well, Mitsubishi didn’t swing for the fences. The basic behind the Outlander Sport: a foot from the rear of the Outlander CUV, cut $3,500 the base price ($1,000 of it by a CVT optional), make Bluetooth and USB standard, and hope the kids

The Outlander Sport’s exterior is…different. Severely truncating the yields a hatchback profile, but the ride height and chunkiness of an (The spirit of AMC lives!) Up the Outlander Sport wears the aggressive grille to ever a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter four. has teased about killing the

Perhaps they want to any remaining equity before so?

Inside the Outlander Sport, has made some effort to pace, with soft-touch sparingly deployed on the instrument and doors. A leather-wrapped steering is standard. But too many parts of the black interior seem from the lowest bidder.

can be excused as having an honest are what they are, no pretense of being something the large HVAC control while easy to use, and feel dreadfully cheap.

Mitsubishis often have a character, and Outlander Sport’s shape promises sportier dynamics than the typical Hop into the driver seat, and immediately starts to fade. The front seats are high, and the panel is deep. Even at there’s a sense of bulk. The shift lever is very effectively communicating that the Sport aspires to be a truck, not a hatch.

A dead pedal is too close. The rear seat is roomy and comfortably high off the but roomy rear seats are the rather than the exception compact crossovers, so no big win here. the truncated tail there’s a more cargo space in the typical compact hatch.

With 148 horsepower motivating pounds and the truck-style long of the manual shifter, the Outlander isn’t designed for hustling. town it gets about well enough, though, and feels slow. A manual can be worth 20-30 horsepower in acceleration, and this is one such

If the trip computer can be believed, economy pushes and occasionally tops 30 in suburban driving. The using different methodology, 24 city, 31 highway.

The major arrives upon turning the wheel. For a 3,000-pound, 169-inch-long the Outlander Sport feels large and heavy, even The tires no doubt deserve a amount of the blame. The manual is offered only in the base and this model is shod 215/70HR16 Yokohama Geolander With a design that something other than (what I don’t know), tires feel squishy and over onto their sidewalls with little

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The steering has a dead zone and feels slow and numb. these handicaps, the handling a basic competence—there’s a good somewhere in there. With due the tall sidewalls, the Outlander usually rides smoothly and though the tires clomp a bit and reactions to tar strips and expansion can be abrupt.

The base Outlander ES lists for only $19,275, is lower, even much than any other Japanese Adjusting for standard features to widen the Mitsubishi’s advantage. The Sport’s Jeep cousin, the lists for $720 more according to TrueDelta’s car price tool lacks about in features, for a feature-adjusted difference of $1,600.

A base Sportage undercuts the Sport by a few hundred dollars, but for features and the Mitsubishi emerges a miniscule advantage at MSRP but a advantage at invoice (the Sportage has a very small margin). Mitsubishi even the Koreans with its warranty, is 5/60 bumper-to-bumper and 10/100 (for the original owner).

there’s a good reason for the low the Outlander Sport does particularly well, while far short in handling and interior When developing this Mitsubishi’s mind was clearly MiEV perhaps? If you’re for a surprising amount of truck in an inexpensive, compact, fairly package, the Outlander Sport be worth a look.

But there’s a reason competitors become ever more in both styling and handling: what most buyers

Mitsubishi provided the vehicle, and one tank of gas for this review.

Karesh operates TrueDelta. an source of automotive pricing and data.

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