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KBB Names Outlander Sport Best Back-to-School SUV

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2015 Outlander Sport SE

Kelley Blue Book has deemed the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport worthy enough to earn a spot on its annual “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2014” list. KBB’s list focuses on the 10 vehicles that best combine practicality, affordability, and style in the efforts of fitting the needs of parents and students alike. Given that the Outlander Sport is the sole ultility vehicle to earn a spot on the list, it’s fair to say that it can lay claim to the title of best back-to-school SUV.

Says KBB in their analysis:

One of the most affordable crossovers you can buy is also among the most stylish. The Outlander Sport is the only SUV to make this year’s list, and balances a fun demeanor with the peace of mind of a 10-year/100,0000-mile powertrain warranty.

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overview

2015 Outlander Sport SE

The Outlander Sport is certainly affordable: the newly-released 2015 model starts out at a mere $19,595 (equipped with a five-speed manual) and saves on fuel in the long-term with up to an EPA-estimated 32 miles per gallon (equipped with a CVT). That Kelley Blue Book already determined earlier this year that the Outlander Sport was among their 10 Most Affordable SUVs seems obvious enough, given a projected Fair Purchase Price of $18,832 for the 2014 model.

Also the recipient of an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the Outlander Sport is a safe investment for those looking for a long-term commitment, thanks to the 10-year/10,000-mile powertrain warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty; and 5-year/unlimited miles roadside assistance.

Related: National Incentives on 2014-2015 Mitsubishi Models

Source: Mitsubishi