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The Mitsubishi Sport came to the market years ago as a product that was seriously compromised – albeit so. It’s smaller and less than nearly any competitor, led to an unusually low price and unusually fuel economy. This at the expense of acceleration and cargo and the car also lacked the plush and smooth, quiet ride in many competitors. (The Sport is unrelated to the Mitsubishi a larger model recently for the 2014 model year.)

competing compact crossovers or exceed the Outlander Sport’s economy without needing to acceleration so severely – robbing it of a virtue that had been to a not-too-scathing review in 2011. now consigns it to the back of the class recent 2013-model updates.

To be the car’s gas mileage is still good by the class standards, in the city. EPA estimates are 24 miles per in city driving, 29 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in driving; this reviewer 25.4 mpg during a weeklong in mixed driving. (The competitor is rated for 25 mpg overall.) And base prices still tantalizing, Mitsubishi charges a lot for its

There are some high beyond the price and fuel An Acceptable score in a tough Institute for Highway Safety offset crash test – the of four available ratings – is to beat all but one competitor. Mitsubishi a longer warranty than automakers. And its petite exterior and tidy turning radius are in urban conditions.

But beyond there’s not a heck of a lot to praise in the Sport. The 2.0-liter, 148-horsepower is overworked in this heavy, vehicle – the car feels particularly off the line, and improves little that. It’s mated to a variable automatic transmission, lacks set gear rations, and rarely works well in an that doesn’t have pep and a engine sound. This has neither. The car’s driving is defined by a sense of wheezing even though instrumented from other reviewers it’s slightly quicker a couple of competitors.

No larger engine is offered.

The of the driving experience isn’t either. The tested car’s 18-inch wheels pound bumps, and the Outlander Sport at low speeds. It handles with agility, but it has an unsettling tendency to in whatever direction it was last rather than naturally out, leading to constant with the heavy steering.

there’s decent passenger but the seats are hard and flat, and room badly trails the The typical competitor is some 10 longer than the Outlander and most of their extra went into room the rear seat, which is skimpy in the Mitsubishi at 20.1 feet. A high cargo doesn’t help either the capacity or the ease of loading.

Several competitors have than 50 percent more The Outlander Sport is certainly not an vehicle, but you can do a lot better in nearly any

The interior is far more serviceable plush, with thinly armrests and stiffly operating knobs. Skip the navigation to keep a more user-friendly head instead of a slow-responding surrounded by small buttons.

For the

The Outlander Sport starts $20,000, which is in economy car even with power locks and mirrors, cruise a Bluetooth cellphone link, and alloy wheels.

But that soars if you want anything

An automatic transmission adds on the base ES (it’s standard on models), and a handful of extras – a key and HID headlights – push the SE model to Add $1,200 more for the LE, which a power driver’s seat and trim changes. It costs for all-wheel-drive on any trim, and – on the SE and LE only – for a package that includes a sunroof and upgraded sound and $2,300 for a slow-responding touch-screen system and infotainment interface, other options.

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If you want seats, that’s $950 and Mitsubishi doesn’t even the leather at the factory.

In total, an Sport comparably equipped to comparison’s competition — all-wheel-drive, heated leather and a sunroof — would be an LE a sticker price of $28,620. to haggle a few thousand dollars of price, and the resulting estimated price of $25,449 is quite for this class. But it’s only the third-cheapest vehicle in comparison.

Long story short, the features you want, the weaker the Sport fares. In a comparison of crossovers, it would come more favorably, thanks to a price advantage.

Not that more favorably, though. An Sport ES has a roomy rear and high seating position to other vehicles at its price — such as compact cars — though the Mitsubishi isn’t so much than a comparable Nissan or Hyundai Tucson/Kia Sportage.

But is no longer much that the Sport does better the competition, and its powertrain is the nail in the to its general mediocrity – at any price. it a look if you’re looking at models and price is your criterion, but even then expect to be wowed. And once adding a lot of options, forget it.

Overall grade: F


— card: Rating the Outlander — how does it compare in ways, such as comfort, and fuel economy?

— card: Ranking the Outlander — how does it stack up for types of buyers?

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