My review: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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    My review: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport



    The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport makes a bold first impression. This compact SUV's tall, boxy front end is in-your-face aggressive and so is its $18,495 base price.

    The good news doesn't stop there. The Outlander Sport also packs plenty of passenger space into an unusually tidy footprint, is rated for a best-in-class 27 miles per gallon in mixed driving, offers Mitsubishi's long warranty, and handles more nimbly than many competitors.

    But then the good news begins to peter out...
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    Re: My review: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    This, the Lancer, and the IMiev are supposed to make up the total Mitsu portfolio in the coming years. This is supposed to a really great CUV, and the only competitive car that they sell. Mitsubishi is pretty dead in Japan as well, at least the auto division.

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    Re: My review: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    Thanks, This one i am considering against Orlando . I did a test drive and i walked out with a feel good because

    Its correct size for a daily commute CUV
    its looking good
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    10 years warranty
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    THe stuff didnt like was the

    plastic front side body panel - the salesman was saying me its advanced steel, i waled out because if i buy from him, it will be shame for me.


    Still its active in my radar but i want my next car to be a hybrid or a phev.

    yesterday i saw kia rhondo on 3 day sale for 16k. Now waiting for orlando :-)

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    Re: My review: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    Strangely competitive for Mitsubishi.
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    Re: My review: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    I saw a couple at the dealership and they are definately a looker. By far the best looking compact SUV in my opinion. I really like the added bodywork you get in upgraded SE version as its not cheap looking addons (a la Toyota) but fits well into the grand scheme of its design.

    I didn't sit inside one but looking through the window the interior seemed on par and overal design was similar to that of the current Lancer but had added soft touch padding on the passenger side dash. Most Mitsubishi interiors are very clean and simple looking and straight forward and this is no exception. Although the navigation is cheap feeling and looking (almost aftermarket cookie cutter fitment) it does fair well in overal consumer ease of use(near the top).

    Brady, with the introduction of the Fuse Link handsfree system this year along almost all the cars in their lineup (and included in even the base Outlander Sport) I'm suprised you didn't really touch base on it. Especially since you have probably used the Sync system to compare and contrast - the likes and dislikes. As for seats it seems like Mitsu usually makes different seats for each model as there are 4 different seats to be had in the Lancer. Maybe they are using the base ones and will upgrade next year? Strange to hear about the pillar trim coming off. Never had one issue in my GTS lancer interior with fitment but then again that design is a coupe years older (although I do here some minor rattleing in my EVO)

    I do agree about the 2.0 engine sounding anemic but not necisarily feeling it. I think that they need to add a range topping GTS version based off the Lancer GTS and include the 2.4 Mivec with 168 and offer leather interior.(But to their defense they do offer biXenons which is probably class exclusive). Or maybe even spring a Ralliart model and give it 220hp AWD then again that would be a pipe dream when looking at Mitu's future goals.

    The AWD system seems very similar to what is in the new Ford Explorer using a knob located in the centre consol.

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    Re: My review: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    Nice review, as per usual Brady. It's good to see Mitsubishi producing at least one competitive vehicle.

    Slightly off topic, but I rented an '11 Endeavor last week and absolutely hated it. I really wanted a compact or mid-size sedan, but it was midnight at the airport in Jackson MS, so it was either the Endeavor or a Tahoe LT. Anyway, I hated just about everything about the Endeavor. It was big and thirsty, returning only 15 mpg under my light foot. The 3.8 SOHC V-6 was neither powerful nor particularly refined; it was just there, sucking gas at a rather prodigious rate. In addition, despite being a rather large CUV, noticeably absent was the usual assortment of cubbys and storage compartments that we've become accustomed to accept as standard in CUV's. After driving it for two days, I was left with the overall impression that Mitsubishi's designers didn't even bother, a criticism that has also been leveled at the Galant and the last few Eclipses. I couldn't imagine why anyone would possibly buy an Endeavor over a Highlander or a Pilot. Judging by the Endeavor's sales numbers, (even when new), I'd say most prospective buyers agreed with my assessment.

    I really couldn't wait to get rid of this car. Sadly, the last night I had it, I backed it into a parked BMW, and so it will be some time before I'm able to successfully purge any lingering memories of this lackluster pile of CUV.
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