2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is alluring to every sense as it fascinates in more than one interpretation, be it from a thrifty price tag to modern styling and efficient performance. This new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport trim comes in 5 different trims which include ES, GT, LE, SE, and SEL. These 5 trims are significantly different from each other and are dedicated to putting out versatile driving experience.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport front

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Cosmetic Changes:

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with moderate cosmetic changes. The exterior body wears a pronounced styling that includes extensive use of metallic highlights. The headlights have undergone changes as they include deep recesses towards the front fenders. Its chrome grille is a union between fog light housing and lower front fascia. There’s a minimal skid plate on the front bumper which characterizes sportiness. The new-gen refreshment has influenced the interior cabin as well. The 2nd-row seats integrate 60/40 split folding which helps in opening up the cargo space up to 49.5 cubic feet. The driver’s seat offers 8-way power reclining along with heating. Its other interior features include – one-touch start and stop, auto-climate control, panoramic glass roof, fast key entry system and leather-wrapped accents.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport interior

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Powertrain Specs:

There are 2 engine options for the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. First, there’s a 2.0L 4 cylinder engine that produces 148 HP at 6,000 RPM and 145 lb-ft at 4,200 RPM. There’s even option for both CVT and 5-speed manual transmission.

With the availability of both front and all-wheel drive, fuel economy varies accordingly. With FWD, the figures check at 24 mpg city/ 30 mpg highway/ 26 mpg combined. These figures drop down to 23/29/24 mpg for city/highway/combined with all-wheel drive.

Another engine is a 2.4L inline 4 which churn out around 168 lb-ft of torque and 168 HP of power. Fuel economy of this engine measure at 23 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway/ 25 mpg combined with FWD and 22 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway/ 23 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.

Performance (Traction and Braking)

This 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport does well on stopping and stability too. Mitsubishi has used 11.6-inch ventilated discs on both front and rear. Interestingly, the braking system includes features like Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Traction Control Logic and Active Stability Control for an uncharted driving experience. Other performance features of this mid-size crossover include:

  • SportTronic® Paddle Shifters – The steering wheel integrates intuitive paddle shifters which give drivers a pure thrill of manual shifting. This dedicated paddle shifter comes standard in GT, SEL and allows both upshift and downshift with just a tap of a finger.
  • Eco Indicator Light – Drivers also get to enjoy the assistance of Eco Indicator light for massive fuel savings. This efficient driving aid guides the driver with acceleration, transmission, and braking for making the most out of fuel economy.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport side


The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is all ready to lock horns with 2017 Honda HR-V, 2017 Jeep Patriot, 2017 Jeep Renegade, 2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek, Fiat 500X and 2017 Mazda CX-3.

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