Acting as the smallest crossover in Mitsubishi's roster, the Outlander Sport shares part of its name with the larger and more expensive Outlander SUV. While both models may share a name, they share little else. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport forgoes the soft, clean lines that other competitors in the subcompact SUV segment have for a more aggressive design that'd be more at home on a sports car. Offering good fuel economy, great value, and an extensive warranty, the Outlander Sport is an option that's worth exploring.
What's New for 2019
Mitsubishi has added some more features to the Outlander Sport's list of standard equipment, and also replaced the SEL trim with a more affordable GT trim. A blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change assist are standard on SE and GT trims. Moving up to the GT trim brings forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and automatic high beam headlights as standard.
Choosing Your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The Outlander Sport is divided into two powertrains. The 2.0 ES and the 2.0 SE are powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four engine that generates 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. This unit is paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard, while Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control (AWC) – a unique way of saying all-wheel drive – is available with the CVT.
The 2.4 GT model comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. A CVT is standard for the 2.4 GT model, as is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is also available for an extra $1,500.
Fuel economy for the Outlander Sport is best for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive and the CVT, which is EPA-rated to get up to 24 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 combined. Models with all-wheel drive lose one mpg in all three areas. Going with the larger and more powerful 2.4-liter engine brings fuel economy figures of 23/29/25 mpg (city/highway/combined) with front-wheel drive.
The Outlander Sport comes in three trims:
Of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport lineup, the SE trim is well equipped and the addition of high-tech safety features makes the model even more attractive, regardless of how many driven wheels you need. The $465 Park Assist Sensors are options worth getting, while others are on a case-by-case basis.