The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport arrived as an all-new model in 2011, and received updated styling in 2020. The Outlander Sport gave Mitsubishi a subcompact SUV in the growing segment. Despite the model entering its 12th model year on sale, we expect the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to be a carryover model.
When the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport went on sale, it featured soft design elements and a round design. The update for the 2020 model year brought a more striking design that will remain the same for 2022. The front of the SUV features a large grille that flows low into the fascia, while square fog lights and rectangular headlights are other standout features. The back of the SUV continues to have a round tailgate, soft lines on the bumper, and oval taillights.
On the inside, the current Outlander Sport features a simple design that highlights its ease of use. The center console is clearly laid out with three large dials for the HVAC system, central button layout, and physical buttons for the infotainment system. Clear gauges and large paddle shifters are also found on the inside of the SUV. The interior design of the 2022 Outlander Sport should remain the same.
On top of a standard 7-inch touchscreen, the current Outlander Sport comes with an HD Radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, and four audio speakers. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and an 8-inch touchscreen are optional. These tech features should carry over to the 2022 model year.
Mitsubishi offers the Outlander Sport with two powertrains. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 148 horsepower. A more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder is available that’s rated at 168 hp. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. As a carryover model, we expect the 2022 Outlander Sport to be available with the same engines as the current SUV.
Standard safety features on the current Outlander Sport include lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and automatic high-beam assist. Lane change assist, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring are available. In the NHTSA’s testing, the Outlander Sport did well enough to earn a four-star overall safety rating. We expect these safety features and ratings to remain the same for the 2022 model.