Despite their claims that the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is “all-new,” there aren’t actually many changes at all. 2022 models are basically carryovers from 2021, with the exception of the removal of the Black Edition trim and addition of the SE Special Edition and GT Special Edition.
Choosing Your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The Mitsubishi Outlander starts at $22,845 for the basic S trim and ranges up to $29,640 for the GT model with all-wheel drive. These prices include both destination, as well as a couple of mandatory options like floor mats and a tonneau cover that are priced separately.
There are two engines available for the Outlander Sport. They are both naturally-aspirated four-cylinders, with 148 horsepower and 168 horsepower respectively. The Outlander is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and all models receive a continuously variable transmission with seven false ratios to mimic actual gears.
All wheel drive is available on all but the base S trim level for $1,550 but comes standard on the top of the line GT AWC model along with the more powerful engine.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L 4-Cylinder||148 hp||145 lb-ft|
27 mpg (FWD)
26 mpg (AWD)
|2.4L 4-Cylinder||168 hp||167 lb-ft|
25 mpg (FWD)
25 mpg (AWD)
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Outlander Sport holds five passengers, with plenty of room in both rows. Total cargo space is 21.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and a total of 49.5 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
The Outlander Sport did not crash-test well, earning only an “Acceptable” rating for driver’s side front collisions from the IIHS, while NHTSA only gave it a four-star rating.
However, the Outlander Sport does come standard with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, and automatic high beams on all but the Base S model. More advanced safety features like those found on many competitors’ models are not available at all for the Outlander Sport.
The Outlander doesn’t offer a lot in terms of connectivity. The lower S and SE models receive a 7.0-inch screen, while the LE and higher trims get an 8.0-inch display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, and two USB plugs. A four-speaker audio system is standard for most trims, but the SE and GT receive six speakers.
The S comes sparsely equipped with basic features like fabric seats, cruise control, automatic climate control, and power windows. You can’t even get it in a color other than black or silver. All S models ride on steel wheels and are not available in all-wheel drive.
No packages or options exist across the line, but they do make you pay an extra $155 to get floor mats, a standard feature in basically every other car. If you don’t want floor mats, too bad; it’s a mandatory accessory that they price separately.
The ES gets alloy wheels, fog lights, and the ability to upgrade to all-wheel drive.
Besides that, you can get it in different colors like orange, red, or white, but any color other than black, grey, or silver will cost you an extra $595.
The LE receives some black accents and black alloy wheels, red stitching in the interior, and additional paint colors to choose from. It also gets heated seats, a leather steering wheel and shift knob, and the larger touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The SE Special Edition gets a six-speaker audio system, keyless entry, and a push-button start. A tonneau cover is a required optional extra, just like the floor mats.
The SE is basically the same as the SE Special Edition, but it gets additional safety features like blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warnings, and rear-cross traffic alert.
The GT Special Edition gets the larger 2.4-liter engine and standard all-wheel drive, leather seating, and rain-sensing wipers. It does not include any of the active safety features in the SE.
The GT is like the GT Special Edition, but with the active safety features found in the SE.