2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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The Longer I Have This Car The More I Smile

by from Wisconsin on May 9, 2013

I've had the SE version of this SUV for several months now and I just seem to keep liking it more and more. I enjoy the gas mileage - about 30 mpg at the pump in 80% highway/ 20% city. I enjoy the han...
I've had the SE version of this SUV for several months now and I just seem to keep liking it more and more. I enjoy the gas mileage - about 30 mpg at the pump in 80% highway/ 20% city. I enjoy the handling to maneuver through traffic. I enjoy the sharp looks and the seating comfort. I enjoy all of the features like the voice controlled FUSE and Bluetooth system, the rain sensing wipers, high intensity headlights, 6 speaker satellite radio and keyless start/stop system. I drove through a snow storm 3 days after I bought this car and had someone run through a stoplight in front of me. I hit the brakes and could feel the car's safety systems stop my car quickly and keep it straight. I am thoroughly impressed with the tires too. I fully expected that I would have to replace the OEM Toyo A24s with other tires, but they give good traction through rain and snow and are quiet with the roadway (note that my car is 2WD and I have never had a single issue with traction or staying true to the road). They are on par with the Michelin LTX M/S tires on my wife's SUV. So many features on this car that cost thousands more from other automakers. A great price on this SUV along with the long warranty and high reliability marks from a leading consumer magazine helped convince me to buy this, but the more I have it, the longer I thoroughly enjoy driving it. I am definitely a Mitsubishi fan now!
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An Unexpected Surprise!

by from Columbus, OH on May 19, 2013

When our family first started looking for a new car the Outlander Sport wasn't even on our radar. It wasn't until we went to an auto show that we realized that we needed to look at the car a little cl...
When our family first started looking for a new car the Outlander Sport wasn't even on our radar. It wasn't until we went to an auto show that we realized that we needed to look at the car a little closer. When we first test drove the car it won us over with its smooth ride and comfortable interior. We were hesitant to purchase the car because of the reviews that it receives form critics, but did so anyway. We've now owned the car for three months and it has been enjoyable. My fuel economy is continuing to improve as I learn how the car drives and I have now beaten the EPA numbers. The car is perfect for my urban commute and everyone who rides in the car is amazed with the features that the car has. I'm more amazed with he price that i paid to get features like heated seats, mirrors, review camera, automatic windshield wipers, and much more. Its surprising that I don't see more on the road considering that everyone who actually owns one loves the car. This will certainly not be my last Mitsubishi Outlander Sport!
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Bang for your buck

by from Cairo, NY on December 3, 2012

I have owned this car for 2 weeks and so far think it's great. I negotiated such a great deal for my Outlander which is the base model with the 5spd manual and only paid $16,800 for it with a sticker ...
I have owned this car for 2 weeks and so far think it's great. I negotiated such a great deal for my Outlander which is the base model with the 5spd manual and only paid $16,800 for it with a sticker of $20,050. It has many perks in the standard features that most others charge for ie. bluetooth, 18 inch alloys, tinted glass making it very sporty and loaded. It has been getting great gas mileage with my mostly highway driving and I am averaging 29 mpg. The only complaint I have is it needs another gear with the stick transmission, at highway speeds 70+mph the engine noise is unbearable and runs at 3000+RPMS. Everything else is fine with me, I went in knowing it's a small underpowered engine so I don't expect to be racing it anytime soon but it's peppy enough. It's only front wheel drive but we just had our first snow and it did just fine, traction control helped greatly going up steep hills. Interior is bland but nice, seats are comfortable, and materials seem to be of higher quality and again I am basing all this off of the lowest base model so one can only assume the up level SE has to be dressed up much nicer. I love it, and it will be with me for the next 5 years. I'll keep updating to let you know how it fairs as the miles rack up.
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YOU BE THE JUDGE !!

by from Wa. State on July 13, 2013

If i would have read the reviews from the "Professionals" i would have never looked at or bought this car. Fortunately i bought this car first. I have the Base ES model with 2wd. Most of those reviewe...
If i would have read the reviews from the "Professionals" i would have never looked at or bought this car. Fortunately i bought this car first. I have the Base ES model with 2wd. Most of those reviewers put this car at or near the bottom in most categories; Power, function, noise etc. My advise is YOU be the judge! I have over 2000 miles now and love this car. Looks are great. Handling is great. Ride is great. 100k warranty. Mileage is around 30mpg, 80/20. computer is behind about 1-2 mpg actual. My Subaru and Hyundai before were 1-2 mpg ahead. And, the power is adequate! No, you won't beat a Lamborghini to 60. Give this car a chance and drive it, you may be surprised!
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Alot of car for a little money

by from on November 26, 2012

Just purcased a 2013 Outlander Sport from Mitsubishi North in Columbus, Oh. and it was by far the best purchasing experience we have ever had! From our sales professional-Hermando, to the sale mgr, to...
Just purcased a 2013 Outlander Sport from Mitsubishi North in Columbus, Oh. and it was by far the best purchasing experience we have ever had! From our sales professional-Hermando, to the sale mgr, to the owner, it was just an awesome buying experience!I very highly reccomend Hermando and Mitsubishi North for your next new car/suv purchase. The car itself is great as well. It has more technology than I know what to do with. We got ride of a 2011 Prius because of the dreaded Prius seat design. Things to list under"couldn't tell on the test drive". Got the black leather /heated seat on the Sport and I'M LOVING IT! Panoramic roof is great for sky gazing. The sound system is better than the system we have in our home. The overall look and quality really has surpassed our estimations. It really is a lot of vehicle for a small bit of money. Now I ask you, how many cars can you say that about?
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Full review MANUAL 5 speed transmission

by from Chicago on March 22, 2013

What a great car! For those who prefer to shift for themselves; this little 5speed MANUAL is a ton of fun&makes this a very enjoyable place to send your time. I really like the aggressive styling espe...
What a great car! For those who prefer to shift for themselves; this little 5speed MANUAL is a ton of fun&makes this a very enjoyable place to send your time. I really like the aggressive styling especially the front end, the lights give it a menacing look. Overall exterior styling is very cool, I would go as far as to say its on par with the new Range Rover Evoque(both are similar in size&shape)especially with the 2013 update to the front fascia & the now std very cool looking 18”alloy wheels. Look at the std features A/C,Bluetooth,USB,leather steering wheel&shift knob,traction,LED instrument lighting,LED brake lights,trip computer,7 airbags(1 for the drivers knees),ABS,CD/MP3,privacy glass,rear spoiler,spare tire(you get fix a flat in the Soul ouch!),4 wheel disc brakes,18”alloy wheels, plus a 10 yr warranty. Thats a lot of stuff you normally wouldnt get on a base car! Twenty grand, but after rebates & incentives it much, MUCH LESS. Mitsubishi is dealing on these,their #1seller. I bought new, in Jan 2013&got a big discount(20%)off sticker. The best part is the 550ml driving range, from the 16.6 gal fuel tank! I drove 520ml, & the trip computer still showed 30 ml to empty. The fuel tank actually holds more than the 16.6 gal thats advertised, much closer to 19.6 gal total capacity. That works out to a hair less than 28mpg in mixed driving(50% city/HWY). This happen more than once. I drive about 100 ml a week, so its over 5wks of driving before I see a gas station. The trip computer is showing 24city, 32 hwy(driving at 70 mph) I even saw a high of 38mpg on the HWY at a steady 55mph(during break in. No,I wasnt passing anyone). So fuel economy&range are both outstanding. At $3.99/gal for gas now days it adds up. I traded my 2008 Suzuki XL7 with a 3.6L V6, I was averaging 19 MPG thats a $1000 a year in savings just in fuel economy. The overall comfort is good, passenger vol is about the same as a 2012 Ford Escape (98 cu ft.), however the cargo area is touch smaller(20% less). The Outlander had better looking interior & felt nicer plus there were more standard features, & it costs less to boot! You sit fairly high up & get a nice commanding view over most traffic. The seats are very comfortable upfront; weve taken a 360 ml road trip & no complaints. Overall material inside are decent & look like they will last. The layout is very good, radio is up nice & high & easy to reach there are also audio controls on the steering wheel. Outward visibility is quite good too, front pillars a relatively slim, & there are no hideously bad blind spot out back. The back seat is good I can fit back there, Im 5'11". The cargo area is bigger than what they say,about 27cu ft. It has plenty of storage nooks upfront too. The engine a 2.0L 4 cylinder&has 148HP, more than enough. Teamed with a 5speed manual, it really works well&its tons of fun. Yes, down low the engine is a bit flat, but above 2400RPM its downright zippy! Getting on the freeway is a great blast running through the gears,real fun!&youre not going to raise too many eyebrows. Shift it into top gear&youre going along at 60mph at 2500RPM in 5th(yes it could use a 6th). One of the car magazines tested a manual & got 8.5 sec to 60 & 16.5 in the 1/4 ml. Which is decent, its fast enough to have fun& still get 28 mpg. The exhaust has just a bit of a raspy sound to it kind of cool. Once warmed up its nice & smooth. The ride is good, fairly well controlled & responsive. In everyday use in city driving it does quite well. The Outlander changes direction very nicely (dare I say Sporty)&can dart in&out of traffic at will. There is some body lean in turns (aggressively), but left to right transitions (lane changes) seem to be handled very well. It’s a bit bouncy,also gets a little noisy above 65mph, not a deal breaker. You may not even notice the radio has 148 watts & 4 speakers & sounds really good plus a setting for rock, hip hop, or country&USB to play music from a memory stick or a phone. With just over 2K ml on it now Im really happy,I wanted a compact SUV,this ones on the smaller end of the spectrum, its nimble, fast enough (for me), &very fuel efficient. A great car if you live in the city, its easy to park; its only 14ft long. Im very happy this car plan on keeping it til the wheels fall off.
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Love my Sport

by from Louisiana on November 19, 2012

Lots of options with great value, negotiated great price and got bells and whistles. Fun to drive. Love the bluetooth
Lots of options with great value, negotiated great price and got bells and whistles. Fun to drive. Love the bluetooth
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Great Small SUV

by from Chicago Area on March 1, 2013

Very good small SUV. I have the SE model. It is slightly smaller than some of the mainstream small SUVs, but it is easy to maneuver and is a nice upgrade from driving a car. I do well with gas mileage...
Very good small SUV. I have the SE model. It is slightly smaller than some of the mainstream small SUVs, but it is easy to maneuver and is a nice upgrade from driving a car. I do well with gas mileage and it looks sharp. There are many, many good things about this car with features that are only available for thousands more from the other automakers and seem upscale. Once you check it out after looking at others you will wonder how Mitsubishi puts together such a good vehicle for a very fair price. Before buying this, I checked the build quality of the interior, the suspension and engine and it is pretty well on par with the other automakers. The paint is sharp and front seats are very comfortable. I gave the comfort level 4 stars, because the back seats could be a little softer - but kids don't seem to mind. Plenty of pick up with this SUV too for what I need. I am not in races with anyone and it gives me what I need for everyday driving. Look at the other brands and then try this one out and you'll see why it is a terrific buy.
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Great value small SUV

by from san Antonio, TX on August 9, 2013

Since 1989, my wife and I have owned seven Mitsubishis. They are great cars - we loved them all. If you stay on top of the scheduled maintenance, they will serve you very well - they just don't "break...
Since 1989, my wife and I have owned seven Mitsubishis. They are great cars - we loved them all. If you stay on top of the scheduled maintenance, they will serve you very well - they just don't "break". The quality is top-notch, and the value is incredible. I have owned Porsches and Jaguars, and I have to say the "fit and finish" on Mitsubishis is comparable to those high-dollar cars.. They're tight, they don't rattle and they are highly dependable. So, if you are looking for a cost-efficient "crossover SUV" - you may want to consider an Outlander Sport. But if you're looking for a fast car - look somewhere else. It's all about practical, reliable transportation . The brakes are great. Bottom line. I think that it is a very practical, and very cool-looking car. Love it.
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The best car I've owned

by from Bakersville NC on October 28, 2012

I've had my car for 14 months and have been extremely happy with it. It does have some noise when driven in 4x4. I go up and down mountains every day and it does as good as other cars as far as speed....
I've had my car for 14 months and have been extremely happy with it. It does have some noise when driven in 4x4. I go up and down mountains every day and it does as good as other cars as far as speed. The space between the front and back seats are small but not hard to live with. Its not as expensive as some other SUV's. I would recommend it to anyone.
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