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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overview (See Available Styles)

Those looking for a crossover that has ample cargo room and excellent fuel economy at an affordable price will be impressed with the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

In an effort to improve the Outlander Sport’s driving dynamics, Mitsubishi recalibrated its continuously variable transmission (CVT) and engine control module, which should enhance acceleration and responsiveness. The Outlander Sport has also improved engine noise isolation and integrated a backup camera display into the rearview mirror. The 2012 Outlander Sport is a smaller version of the midsize Outlander SUV and is available in ES and SE trims. Competitors include the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul, and Nissan Juke.

The 2012 Outlander Sport features a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed CVT with auto-manual mode. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. The Outlander Sport is ideal for driving on paved roads with impressive fuel economy ratings of 23-25 mpg in the city and 28-31 mpg on the highway.

In terms of size and exterior styling, the Outlander Sport is 14 inches shorter than the regular Outlander and also has smaller headlights. Dent-resistant front fenders, LED taillights, heated side mirrors, and 16-inch wheels are all standard, while fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic glass roof are optional. The Outlander Sport seats five and has a 60/40-split folding rear seat that accounts for a maximum of 119.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

The interior of the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is available with features like a 40GB hard drive-based navigation system with music server and Real-Time Traffic, push-button engine start/stop, automatic climate control, high-contrast meters in the dash, LED mood lighting, heated front seats, hands-free link system, USB port, and a 710-watt, nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium stereo with a subwoofer.

In terms of safety, the 2012 Outlander Sport features antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, a driver’s-side knee airbag and an electronic stability system. A 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty is assurance that if anything goes wrong, Mitsubishi will take care of it.

Navigate through the urban jungle with the efficient and affordable 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 23 - 25 MPG
  • Highway: 28 - 31 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: ****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

19 of 20 (95%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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