When it comes to the ever-popular compact crossover segment, Mitsubishi Outlander is amongst the most loved and reliable models. For its class, it certainly offers decent interior space along with practicality. It also good safety ratings and decent fuel efficiency. For those looking to take things up a notch, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is readily available.
What it is:
Outlander Sport is designed for a more adventurous driving on all sorts of terrains. Just like Outlander, the Outlander Sport is also versatile and highly customizable. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone, be it an individual or someone with a family. Even though it offers a seating capacity for five passengers, it still manages to stay fuel efficient.
For the 2017 model year it gains more standard features and another new detail is better seat fabric for the base ES version.
Trims of 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Trim levels for Outlander Sport include the base ES trim, followed by SE and SEL trim levels, and the high spec GT variant tops the range. There haven’t been many changes this year when it comes to available offerings with each of these trim levels.
The standard equipment offered with Outlander Sport includes alloy wheels of 18 inches, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, heated side mirrors, side curtain airbags for both rows of seats and remote keyless entry, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 60/40 split folding rear sets, etc.
On the SEL trim it adds features like roof rails, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, alloy paddles, leather upholstery, etc.
Top GT trim will also benefit from xenon headlights, sunroof, Rockford Fosgate sound system, more safety features, etc.
All versions can also be had with parking sensors, rear spoiler, ambient lighting, a 7-inch screen touchscreen interface, navigation and more.
As far as the exterior is concerned, front fascia of 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the same as previous models. It received major changes for the actual model year with installation of brand’s Dynamic Shield front design. This gives it aggressive and distinctive appearance which is also amplified with sharply chiseled hood lines, pronounced character line, sports rear end and attractive wheels.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Powertrain Specification
There are two engine variants available with this model. First is the 2 liter inline four engine, available for the base ES models and capable of generating 148 HP and 145 pound-feet of torque. The other engine is a 2.4-liter unit capable of generating 168 HP and torque of 167 lb-ft. This engine is available on all trims while is optional on the base ES trim.
When it comes to transmission, a choice of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or manual transmission is offered with a 2-liter engine. With 2.4 liter engine, CVT is the only available transmission. All models are available with Front Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive
With its compact dimensions and seating capacity for five passengers, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport competes with some of the top selling vehicles in a crowded SUV market. Some main competitors include: Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, etc.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Price and Release Date
With arrival time set in spring of 2016, the price tag of 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will most probably be not much different from present model, which offers competitive pricing.