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2020 2.0 ES 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $22,595
2020 2.0 ES 4dr AWC Price:   -  From $24,095
2020 2.0 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,295
2020 2.0 SP 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,645
2020 2.0 BE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,395
2020 2.4 GT 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,495
2020 2.0 SE 4dr AWC Price:   -  From $25,795
2020 2.0 SP 4dr AWC Price:   -  From $26,145
2020 2.0 BE 4dr AWC Price:   -  From $26,895
2020 2.4 GT 4dr AWC Price:   -  From $26,995

Overview

What's New

Enter the 10th model year for the current generation, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport receives a face-lift that feels inadequate. Most of the attention falls on the cosmetic end of the spectrum, including an updated front fascia, wheels, and headlights.

A new SP trim also joins the lineup for 2020, while the base engine ditches the previously standard manual transmission. The long warranty and value proposition remain the most appealing reasons for choosing the Outlander Sport over its competition.

Choosing Your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is available in four trims: ES, SE, SP, and GT. Pricing starts at $23,735 including destination for the ES and climbs to $26,825 for the GT.

Engine Choices

The Outlander Sport is available with two engines. The first three trims get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the GT utilizes a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with slightly more power.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L 4-Cylinder148 hp145 lb-ft27 mpg
2.4L 4-Cylinder168 hp167 lb-ft25 mpg

Both engines are paired with a continuously variable transmission and come standard with front-wheel drive. Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control (AWC) system, the automaker's way of saying all-wheel drive, is available across the lineup for $1,500.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Outlander Sport is a compact crossover at just 171.9 inches long, and 71.3 inches wide – about the same size as the Nissan Rogue Sport. It seats five passengers and has 21.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity – which expands to 49.5 cubic feet with the second row folded.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Safety Features

Neither the ES or SP have access to any active safety features, which is disappointing. The SE and GT come standard with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Connectivity

The base ES trim is equipped with a 7-inch display with Bluetooth and HD radio and one USB port. A larger 8-inch display and comes standard on the SE, SP, and GT trims that integrates Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and one more USB port. The improved infotainment display is optional on the ES.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

ES - $23,735

The base ES trim receives 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and taillights, and body-colored heated mirrors. Inside, the driver receives a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a color driver display, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, and automatic climate control.

The upgraded infotainment system requires the $850 Convenience Package, which also includes heated front seats and voice recognition.

SE - $25,625

The SE trim adds all of the aforementioned active safety features, automatic headlights, LED fog lights, black and silver grille accents, power-folding side mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Creature comforts that now come standard include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, keyless entry, and push button start.

SP - $25,975

Building on the ES trim with the features of the Convenience Package made standard, the SP adds styling touches like a unique carbon-style grille, unique front and rear undercovers, a larger rear spoiler, and Special Edition badging.

Despite costing more than the SE, the SP doesn't get access to any of the active safety features.

GT - $26,825

The GT receives the larger engine, an updated interior with soft-touch seating surfaces, a black interior headliner, and black roof rails.

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The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE provides safety and comfort features that can make the everyday commute a bit more tolerable, so it's where we would start our search.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Roomy interior
  • Bigger touchscreen
  • Inoffensive design
Cons
  • Low-rent interior
  • Short on advanced safety tech
  • Middling fuel economy
  • Noisy and slow
Expert Rating
2 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Value priced, but safety a premium. The entry-level 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES starts at an enticing $23,735, and it's hardly the stripper vehicle its price might indicate.

Standard equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, but Mitsubishi also piles on such niceties as 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, LED low and high beam headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, heated outside mirrors, an instrument cluster with a color information display, and rear privacy glass.

Kick in an additional $850 for the Convenience Package, and you get heated front seats, steering wheel voice recognition controls, and a nicer-looking audio panel containing a larger 8-inch touchscreen with satellite radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay capabilities.

However, aside from the federally-mandated rearview camera, if you’re looking for advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking or blind-spot monitoring, you have to step up to the $25,625 SE. And despite its lofty status at the top of the lineup, the $26,825 GT lacks a premium sound system, leather seats, and a power driver’s seat.

Refreshed exterior For 2020, the Outlander Sport receives new exterior bits that mark the second refresh since its introduction in 2010 as a 2011 model. The look wipes out the last vestiges of the corporate look that tied it to the Lancer Evolution.

Taking design cues from the newer Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the look offers a new clamshell hood, more aggressive upper grille, chunky mid-bumper, and small lower air intake.

Narrower, LED-trimmed headlight housings rest above a surround containing a pair of upper turn signals. The taillight lenses have been changed, and the rear bumper now features a prominent lower valance centered between a pair of faux brake ducts.


Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Spacious, although dated, interior. That mildly-updated exterior is wrapped around a cabin that’s smaller in volume than the Ford EcoSport, Kia Soul, and Subaru Impreza. However, with 101 cubic feet, the Outlander Sport offers more space than the Toyota C-HR, Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Kicks, and Mazda CX-3.

Unfortunately, while the touchscreen is larger and the controls have been updated in the revised center console, the rest of the dark, cave-like interior remains unchanged. It soldiers on with an uninspired design that employs wide swaths of hard plastic trim.

Four drivetrain choices. The Outlander Sport is offered with the choice of two engines, although neither one is particularly impressive in both front- and all-wheel-drive variations.

ES, SP, and SE trims are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, while the top-shelf GT features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. Both are matched with an efficiency-boosting – but performance robbing – continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The 2.0-liter engine scores an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 combined, or 23/29/26 mpg (city/highway/combined) with AWD. The more powerful 2.4-liter achieves 23/29/25 mpg, or 23/28/25 mpg with AWD.

The 2.4-liter engine manages to out-perform the languid base unit, but not by much. Putting your foot into either produces sluggish acceleration accompanied by excessive road noise and unfiltered CVT drone.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a feature-laden bargain, an attribute that, unfortunately, is the small crossover’s one redeeming feature. It’s not only noisy and slow, but saddled with a low-rent interior and middling fuel economy, while advanced safety features are absent on the entry-level trim.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 148 HP / 145 ft.lbs.
Transmission
2-spd Sportronic CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 148 HP / 145 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$63
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
49.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
171.9 "
Exterior Width
71.3 "
Exterior Height
64.8 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
37.9 "
Front Legroom
41.6 "
Rear Legroom
36.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,120 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Carbon Fibre
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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