2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • New styling up front
  • Large standard wheels
  • Robust powertrain warranty
  • Available panoramic sunroof

The Bad

  • Engine options
  • Interior quality
  • Smaller cargo area than competitors
  • New technology is not standard

Notable Features of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

  • Refreshed for 2016
  • New &quot
  • Dynamic Shield&quot
  • front grille
  • Front-wheel drive standard
  • all-wheel drive optional
  • 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty
  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets a refresh for the model year, with the focus being updating its exterior styling.
ExteriorStyling changes are highlighted by a new nose that features an updated front grille drawn from Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield design concept. This look is also worn by the larger Outlander and will eventually make its way across the rest of the Mitsubishi lineup. The middle of the front bumper is blacked out, which joins the grille with the lower air intake to form what looks like one continuous opening. The headlights have been restyled as well, and the fog lights lose their LED accents, adding black surrounds to better match the rest of the nose.
There are also new standard 18-inch alloy wheels, while SEL and GT models add new power folding side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators. Three new paint colors are available: Cool Silver, Diamond White Pearl and Quartz Brown.

InteriorThe interior design is unchanged, but there is a new steering wheel on all models. SE and higher trim levels add a new a 6.1-inch screen for the display audio system and upgraded seat fabric. SEL and GT models now come with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the SE features a new light gray interior color scheme option.
Under the HoodThere are no changes to the powertrain; the Outlander Sport keeps the same two engine options. A 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard, while a 166-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is optional. There ar...

Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets a refresh for the model year, with the focus being updating its exterior styling.
ExteriorStyling changes are highlighted by a new nose that features an updated front grille drawn from Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield design concept. This look is also worn by the larger Outlander and will eventually make its way across the rest of the Mitsubishi lineup. The middle of the front bumper is blacked out, which joins the grille with the lower air intake to form what looks like one continuous opening. The headlights have been restyled as well, and the fog lights lose their LED accents, adding black surrounds to better match the rest of the nose.
There are also new standard 18-inch alloy wheels, while SEL and GT models add new power folding side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators. Three new paint colors are available: Cool Silver, Diamond White Pearl and Quartz Brown.

InteriorThe interior design is unchanged, but there is a new steering wheel on all models. SE and higher trim levels add a new a 6.1-inch screen for the display audio system and upgraded seat fabric. SEL and GT models now come with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the SE features a new light gray interior color scheme option.
Under the HoodThere are no changes to the powertrain; the Outlander Sport keeps the same two engine options. A 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard, while a 166-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is optional. There are two transmission choices: a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. The Outlander Sport also continues to offer a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, which ties it with Hyundai and Kia.
SafetyBeyond the federally mandated front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system, the Outlander Sport offers additional airbags (side-impact, side curtain and driver's knee) and hill start assist.


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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Nice Outlander

by David Go Dawgs!!! from Alto on July 16, 2018

My wife really loves the vehicle that we bought it fits her needs perfectly. The vehicle is what she wanted and is happy thus far with it. Read full review

(5.0)

Sometimes Less is More

by Eastsider forever from St. Paul, MN on May 9, 2018

I bought the standard trans mission model (only comes with front wheel drive) 2016 used. Dealer offered me all of the advantages of a new car buy for thousands of dollars less than a new car. I ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport currently has 6 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mitsubishi

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, 10-years/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, Carfax vehicle history report, fresh oil and filter, and toll-free assistance line.

  • Limited Warranty

    Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi’s get a 10-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, up to ten years from the vehicle’s original in-service date or date of first use, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Zero deductible for covered repairs completed by a Mitsubishi dealer in the USA.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 123 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Outlander Sport received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker