2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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by from Elkton, MD on February 10, 2014

I purchased a 2014 Outlander Sport ES CVT 4wd for my parents who are 75 and 80 years old for a reliable, safe, run around vehicle. I got the all weather package with remote start and the all weather ...
I purchased a 2014 Outlander Sport ES CVT 4wd for my parents who are 75 and 80 years old for a reliable, safe, run around vehicle. I got the all weather package with remote start and the all weather mats. Mitsu even included the cloth mats free and put them in the trunk. What the other guy said for 2013 reviews is if you went by the car rags you would not buy one of these. That's right but they are wrong or receive no payola from Mitsu. I can compare it to a world class 2013 Honda Accord Sport I own. The 2.0 L engine with the new balance shaft and more insulation for 2014 is every bit as smooth and quiet as the Honda. Hondas are not dead silent inside but the norm in the under $25K range. The Outlander Sport impressed me as a whole package. You do get a dead zone from 20-30 mph with the CVT. I see that in the Honda too. All you do is slightly tip into the accelerator and its a non issue. Flooring it creates a worse situation. I really think its geared for city driving where you get up to 25-30 mph and that's the speed limit and it cruises like this to save gas. On the highway unlike you have been told the CVT always puts you at the best rpm range for hilly terrain and for this I'd have no other. Here in MD we have large hills and the Sport loaded with 850 pounds of people and gear has no issues with highway driving or hills. Its a fun CUV and can be tossed around nicely. Mine came fitted with South Korean made Nexen tires which are quiet and M&S rated with 440 tread wear and Both A grades for Temp and Traction. I had a chance to drive it in two ice and snow storms and it was flawless. The 4wd is super easy to operate for Auto mode and 4wd lock. It started right up in severe weather below 10F and the HVAC system is absolutely superb. My Honda takes far longer to defrost and heat. This Mitsu breaks all records for the above and I've had over 25 cars. I find the front seats very comfortable and I'm 6' 1" 275 pounds. Much better then my Honda or Ford F350. Everything is easy to reach and the tilt telescopic steering wheel has a large adjustment range. The ES does not have auto headlights. No big deal. It offers an auto shut off feature instead. "Soft touch" is the latest automotive buzzword. Nothing inside looks cheap to me with exception of the door locks near the door handle- they should be color coded to help you see if the door is locked or in unlocked position. Soft touch is a bunch of malarkey. If your going to use a car soft touch is not as durable and does not clean well. Enough said. The center computer read out is easy to see and understand. I do not think the mileage and MPG readings are accurate however. It seems to float around rather quickly. We shall see in more use. Mixed driving I'm getting in the cold high 20's low 30's mpg. I expected more when I get in 2wd mode solely. You do see an "Eco" light come on but its automatic and unlike Honda or Toyota you do not push a button. I think its more of a novelty however. I'm impressed with this little runabout and plan on getting one soon for myself. What you read in the car magazines and what you get is miles apart. I spent $20,500 and the MSRP was just under $24K. What a bargain. It reminds me of the 2012 and under Ford Escapes- fun and easy to drive although I suspect the Mitsu will be more durable.
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One Year Review

by from Chicago, IL on February 22, 2014

I wanted to give a one year review of living with the SE FWD version of this small SUV. I bought the 2013 model last February and there have been a few changes for 2014, but most things are the same, ...
I wanted to give a one year review of living with the SE FWD version of this small SUV. I bought the 2013 model last February and there have been a few changes for 2014, but most things are the same, so here are some notes for you potential buyers: Reliability: 19,000 miles and no problems at all. I have noticed that in -10 degree or colder weather that the CVT may stay in a little higher "gear" until the car is warmed up. Mileage: I drive 80% highway and 20% city and in the Summer I average about 32 mpg at the pump and about 28 mpg in the Winter. Favorite Features: rain sensing wipers, HID headlights, push button start/stop ignition and the stereo. I was surprised at how good the sound is for a pretty economical vehicle. Also, the outside looks are sharp and stand out from the crowd. Least Favorite: The interior could use a little more color, but when I bought the car I also looked at other small SUVS and a dark interior is a consistent theme across the board by other manufacturers too. The dashboard MPG meter consistently underestimates actual mileage by 2-3 MPG from what you actually get if you do the math yourself after filling up. I hope Mitsubishi recalibrates this in future models. Overall I have been pretty happy with the car. I needed something reliable that would not break my budget and the good looks of this small SUV are an extra bonus.
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Sharp and tough!

by from on August 30, 2016

Simply, It looks sweet, it performs admirably and can be trusted like an old dog that is always by your side! Great SUV for the money!
Simply, It looks sweet, it performs admirably and can be trusted like an old dog that is always by your side! Great SUV for the money!
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watch out

by from Bowling Green ,KY on May 6, 2014

we own a 2012 Outlander Sport (built in Japan) and had no issues in 2013 (late) I got a 2014 for myself, fully loaded SE. what a mistake!! the car will surge at idle with auto climate control on, all ...
we own a 2012 Outlander Sport (built in Japan) and had no issues in 2013 (late) I got a 2014 for myself, fully loaded SE. what a mistake!! the car will surge at idle with auto climate control on, all the samples at dealer did same thing. (junk) so far, my wiper fluid works on driver side only when it wants. I regret getting this vehicle, the dealer has only one mechanic for Mitsubishis so it is a long wait to get anything checked. There is definitely something wrong with the 2014 idle surge (in auto climate) the 2012 does not experience any issue, for a new car only a few months old, I had more issues than any other, I have ever owned (that's about 8 new cars!1) NOTE: 2012 were built in Japan , 2013, 2014 are built in Bloomington , IL by UAW, which I guess says it all. Good luck!
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Overall great car for the money

by from on March 3, 2017

Love the sleek and sporty look of the car. The interior is very spacious and comfortable. It even has nice little touches like an adjustable center console so you can have a driver's side arm rest. Th...
Love the sleek and sporty look of the car. The interior is very spacious and comfortable. It even has nice little touches like an adjustable center console so you can have a driver's side arm rest. The biggest complaint with the car is the pickup- it has extremely slow acceleration. But overall, the amount of upgrades (panoramic roof, heated leather seats, upgraded sound system, rear view camera) for the price made it a great choice
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by from MD on May 11, 2014

2014 Outlander Sport ES CVT AWD I just did a 240 mile trip that's was 80% Highway-20 % city and got 31 mpg combined trip average with 675 pounds of passengers and the AC running in 2wd mode only. I ...
2014 Outlander Sport ES CVT AWD I just did a 240 mile trip that's was 80% Highway-20 % city and got 31 mpg combined trip average with 675 pounds of passengers and the AC running in 2wd mode only. I drive it with no care to register good mileage. Its fun and toss-able and the flat seats are great on my bad back. At idle I can not even here the 2.0 L run and I have good hearing. The ride is breaking in nicely and it handles the rough stuff better and smoother them my 13 Accord Sport. Very happy with it. Very fun to drive. If they put in the 2.4L from the larger Outlander there would be no penalty on MPG and with a few tweaks it would be a segment leader. here most dealers only have 1 or 2 on the lot. Word is getting out quickly. That means higher prices in the future.
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so new really hard to tell

by from El Paso Tx on December 19, 2013

Little SUV is almost everything I expected, I was under the assumption it came with a 6 in dash CD changer, but no, they stopped with the 2013 model. Gas mileage is around 27mpg in town and a little f...
Little SUV is almost everything I expected, I was under the assumption it came with a 6 in dash CD changer, but no, they stopped with the 2013 model. Gas mileage is around 27mpg in town and a little freeway driving. not bad. 148 HP is plenty for this vehicle, it has good pickup and go. Got the SE with the moon roof and some extra goodies. It's my 50th car so I hope it last a long time.
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Amazing Car, In Love with the road!

by from Irvine, CA on August 18, 2014

This is a great car! for the price this is a steal, I have almost driven this 4k miles in the first 2 weeks taking long road trips. Comes with an amazing warranty. The handling and ride are super smoo...
This is a great car! for the price this is a steal, I have almost driven this 4k miles in the first 2 weeks taking long road trips. Comes with an amazing warranty. The handling and ride are super smooth with minimal body roll and the car is very spacious. I own the base model and have no complaints. The car is stunning looking. Super happy!
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Good little SUV so far

by from Graham, NC on September 24, 2014

I bought this suv for my daughter who is in college. The gas mileage is great. She had a Jeep Liberty and the mileage was very poor. Nice sporty little suv. Good vehicle for the money.
I bought this suv for my daughter who is in college. The gas mileage is great. She had a Jeep Liberty and the mileage was very poor. Nice sporty little suv. Good vehicle for the money.
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Great Reliability and Nice Ride

by from Calgary, AB on November 7, 2014

Purchased an RVR GT last year. Best winter driving vehicle ever. Never had any issue with it, and based on my research, best warranty in the industry. It doesn't have a lot of power, but great on gas....
Purchased an RVR GT last year. Best winter driving vehicle ever. Never had any issue with it, and based on my research, best warranty in the industry. It doesn't have a lot of power, but great on gas. Perfect crossover for city driving.
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