As the all-new 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport prepares for its launch this fall, the automaker has released pricing and trim specifications for the compact crossover along with a bevy of new photographs that we will post later. The base Outlander Sport will start at $18,495, which excludes a $710 destination fee.
Mitsubishi is marketing the Outlander Sport as a part of the Outlander family, with the larger Outlander still in the lineup. The Outlander Sport’s dimensions would make it one of the smallest crossovers on the market, competing with other affordable CUVs like the 2011 Hyundai Tucson ($18,745) and 2010 Jeep Patriot ($15,365). It'd also take on tiny utility vehicles like the 2011 Kia Soul ($13,300) and upcoming 2011 Mini Countryman.
Mitsubishi keeps the Outlander Sport's packaging straightforward: A well-equipped base ES and higher-level SE trim — starting at $21,695 — are the only two options.
Every Outlander Sport comes equipped with a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, producing 143 pounds-feet of torque. The powertrain is mated to either a five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard; four-wheel drive is a $1,300 option on the SE trim only.
Every Outlander Sport will come standard with a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, antilock brakes, electronic stability system, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows, a driver's knee airbag, hill start assist, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB/iPod port, LED taillamps, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a voice command system to access music or calling options.
The ES trim comes with a five-speed manual transmission; auto-off headlights; body-colored door handles and mirrors; heated side mirrors; 16-inch steel wheels; air conditioning; cruise control; power windows, lock and mirrors; keyless entry; and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob.
The SE trim comes standard with high-intensity-discharge headlights, fog lights, chrome exhaust, 18-inch allow wheels, automatic climate control, push-button start, illuminated vanity mirrors, heated front seats, a security system and six-speaker audio system.
When equipped with four-wheel drive, the SE is broken out into the SE Base, SE Premium and SE Navi packaging levels. The SE Premium starts at $24,795 and comes with a panoramic sunroof, a 710-watt audio system with eight speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer, Sirius Satellite Radio, six-disc in-dash CD changer. SE Navi comes with the same equipment as the navigation package option, expect it also comes with a rearview backup camera.
Other option packages includes the navigation package with a 40GB hard drive with music management software and real-time traffic control. The Sport Package adds a rear tailgate spoiler, rear diffuser, lowered front intake and alloy fuel door. A Protection Package adds scuff plates, rear bumper plate and mudguards.
For more detailed pricing, continue reading below:
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
*Destination is a $710 fee on all trims
Four-wheel-drive models (automatic transmission only)