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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overview

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If you like the Mitsubishi Outlander, but want something a little bit smaller, look no further than the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. This crossover SUV is designed to be both sport and practical. With an intelligent MIVEC engine design for added power and an available Sportronic continuously variable transmission, the Outlander Sport is as much of an athlete as its name suggests. It also has one of the best warranties on the market and is extremely well-equipped for the low starting price of $19,595. For those consumers that want a smart crossover model, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is just what they’re looking for.


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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

What’s New for the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

For the 2016 model year, Mitsubishi has given the Outlander Sport a slight design refresh. The crossover has a new grille and a variety of other minor styling changes both inside and out. There is a new 6.1-inch touchscreen interface and available power-folding mirrors. One of the biggest changes, though, is the addition of a new trim—SEL, which settles just below the premium GT trim level.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with front-wheel drive or All-Wheel Control in five trim levels: ES 2.0, E.S 2.4, SE 2.4, SEL 2.4, and GT 2.4.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Silhouette

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Exterior

As you might expect in a vehicle that has “Sport” in its name, the 2016 Outlander Sport has an athletic silhouette that is difficult to ignore. Sculpted body lines and a low stance give this crossover a muscular appearance, while its smooth curves give the Outlander Sport a touch of elegance. The crossover’s unique grille helps it stand out in a large segment, adding to the vehicle’s appeal significantly. Add its standard 18-inch two-toned alloy wheels and halogen headlights, and there’s no denying that the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one good-looking vehicle.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on the ES 2.0:

  • Halogen headlights, Rear LED combination tail lights, Color-keyed front and rear bumpers, Color-keyed side-view mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, Color-keyed outer door handles, Roof carrier plug-in accommodation, Short pole antenna, Heated side-view mirrors, Front windshield variable intermittent wipers, Rear window intermittent wiper/washer with defroster, Rear privacy glass, Aero wiper blades, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, All-season tires, Space saver temporary tire, Wheel arch moldings

Exterior available on the ES 2.4:

  • Halogen headlights, Rear LED combination tail lights, Color-keyed front and rear bumpers, Color-keyed side-view mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, Color-keyed outer door handles, Roof carrier plug-in accommodation, Short pole antenna, Heated side-view mirrors, Front windshield variable intermittent wipers, Rear window intermittent wiper/washer with defroster, Rear privacy glass, Aero wiper blades, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, All-season tires, Space saver temporary tire, Wheel arch moldings

Exterior available on the SE 2.4:

  • Fog lights

Exterior available on the SEL 2.4:

  • Auto on/off headlights, Black roof rails, Chrome beltline molding, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Single exhaust outlet with chrome tip, Power folding side-view mirrors

Exterior available on the GT 2.4:

  • Super-wide High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with fog lights and LED running lights

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Engine

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Performance

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with two engine options. A base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is only available on the ES trim level, producing 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, though a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is also available at an extra cost on the front-wheel-drive model. This same CVT comes standard with the all-wheel-drive ES and all other models.

For a bit more of a boost, a 2.4-liter engine comes standard on the SE, SEL, and GT. It is also optional on the ES. This engine increases the Outlander Sport’s power to 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque and is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Driving

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Efficiency

Front-wheel-drive models with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT have a fuel economy rating of 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, which gives it a 27 mpg combined rating. The five-speed automatic on the same models gets 25 mpg combined, while the all-wheel drive system gets the Outlander Sport 26 mpg combined.

The 2.4-liter engine has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 25 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 24 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior

While the interior isn’t as nice as some of the Outlander Sport’s competitors, it still has a number of standard convenience features that aren’t normally seen in the base trim levels. Standard features like cruise control, the FUSE Hands-Free Link System with Bluetooth, and chrome accents make it easier to handle the occasional plastic surfaces. The Outlander Sport also has some great cargo space. When the rear seatbacks are up, cargo spaces measures at 21.7 cubic feet. This space grows to 49.5 cubic feet when the seatbacks are folded down.

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Interior available on the ES 2.0:

  • High-contrast meter gauge cluster, Dual-visor vanity mirrors, Rear dome lights, Rear cargo area light, Upshift indicator (MT only), Five passenger seating, Fabric seats, Six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, Four-way manually adjustable passenger seat, 60/40 fold-down rear seatback, Rear seat adjustable head restraints, Driver’s side seat back pocket, Manual air condition climate control, Micron air filtration, Rear heater floor ducts, Tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Leather-wrapped steering and shift knob, Soft-touch upper I/P and door trim, Chrome-plated interior door handles, Carbon design audio panel, Carpeted floor mats, Remote hood and fuel door release lever, Steering-wheel audio controls, Power locks and windows, Day/night rearview mirror, 12-volt outlets (x2), Center console box with armrest and cup holders, Rear cargo department with cargo tie-down utility hooks
  • Color LCD multi-information display, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with four speakers, FUSE Hands-Free Link System with Bluetooth, USB port, Remote Keyless Entry with panic feature, Cruise control

Interior available on the ES 2.4:

  • ECO driver indicator

Interior available on the SE 2.4:

  • Dual-visor vanity mirrors with illumination, Heated front seats, Automatic air conditioning climate control
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen audio display with Digital HD Radio and rearview camera, 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 with six speakers, SiriusXM (3-month trial subscription), Rearview Camera system, FAST-key passive entry system with One-touch Start/Stop engine switch

Interior available on the SEL 2.4:

  • Leather seating surfaces, Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with seat back pocket, Leather-wrapped parking brake handle, Aluminum pedals, Gloss black with silver accent audio panel, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, Center slide-adjustable armrest

Interior available on the GT 2.4:

  • Panoramic glass roof with adjustable LED mood lighting
  • 710-watt Rockford Fosgate premium sound system with nine speakers, 10-inch dual voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Side View

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport four out of five stars for overall crashworthiness. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also awarded the Outlander Sport the second-best score of “Acceptable” in the small-overlap frontal-offset crash tests, and the best grade of “Good” in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, roof-strength, and rear-impact crash tests.

A full list of standard safety features can be found below.

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Anti-lock Braking (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Active Stability Control
  • Traction Control Logic
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Seven standard airbags
  • Advanced, dual-stage airbag system
  • Three-point seatbelts and head restraints
  • LATCH child safety seat anchors
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Anti-theft security alarm with engine immobilizer
  • RISE body construction
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Collapsible steering column and foldaway brake pedal assembly

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  • Kenny Heggem

    Get a Forester. You can negotiate a base model for 20 grand. It has the larger 2.4 liter standard, and it is more refined than both motors in the Outlander.