(4.5) 19 reviews
MSRP: $7,508$15,220
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 25-28
Engine: 148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Our Take on the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Our Take

Mitsubishi's five-seat Outlander Sport is the latest in a growing segment of ultrasmall crossovers. It's offered with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and is available in base ES and uplevel SE trim levels. Competitors include the Kia Soul, Nissan Juke and Hyundai Tucson.New for 2... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Limited cargo space
  • Name could cause confusion for shoppers

Notable Features

  • Recalibrated CVT
  • 148-hp four-cylinder
  • Seven airbags
  • FWD or AWD

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.