January 4, 2013

A-List Rides: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC is perfectly sized and very practical! This third year production model of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a crossover vehicle with underpinnings adapted from the larger Mitsubishi Outlander.

The vehicle has seating for five-passengers, plenty of cargo space, lots of storage compartments, an economical engine and transmission, and some fun, modern Mitsubishi accents and features.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport wasn’t the best get up and go vehicle. It’s a little better after it warms up a little, as the cold drive is a bit noisier than once the body heats up. It’s exterior is also a little hollow sounding, yet the pros still outweigh the cons of this vehicle.

The standard engine is a 148-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with either a 5-speed manual or a Sportronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Standard features on the Outlander Sport include seven-airbags, vehicle stability control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, hill start assist, heated mirrors, body-colored door handles, LED tail lamps, traction control, and a tire-pressure monitor.

Additional elements include the chrome tailpipe finisher, chrome beltline molding, Xenon headlights, illuminated vanity mirrors, heated front seats, automatic climate control, satellite radio, and passive entry make the SE trim unique.

Among my favorite vanity features were the rain-sensing wipers and the panoramic glass roof with LED illumination lights that line it. These adjustable brightness LED illumination lights add extra lighting to the interior of the crossover car.

Spin Control: With a price tag of $28,570 on my test model, you’re getting what you pay for in the versatile crossover offering from Mitsubishi!

Industry Status: Grade B –

WATCH: See‘s personal tour of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC.


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