New 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Attractive, standard all-wheel drive, powertrain warranty matches the best in the class.
– Miserable powertrains, middling fuel economy, milquetoast driving behavior.
– Compared with other subcompact SUVs that sizzle, the Outlander Sport fizzles.
The Outlander Sport is not for those who want the latest technology or for those whose passion is driving. Instead, it’s for getting passengers and cargo from point A to point B. Its climate and radio controls are easy to use, and having selectable all-wheel drive helps those who live in less temperate climates.
Well equipped for the price
Excellent warranty coverage
The ride is rough over bumpy roads
Many interior materials look and feel cheap
Transmission is aggravatingly slow to respond
Raucous drone while accelerating, especially with 2.0-liter engine
– What’s new
All-wheel drive is now standard across the board
Special Edition trims no longer available
Part of the first Outlander Sport generation introduced in 2011
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the least expensive SUV in the Japanese automaker’s lineup and also one of the oldest vehicle designs currently on sale. The Outlander Sport was introduced in 2011 and has undergone many exterior face-lifts in the intervening years. The styling tweaks help the small crossover look more like a modern offering, but there’s only so much you can do to mask the Outlander Sport’s aging architecture.