Flash Drive

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Model Tested: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is handsomely styled and sized right for most situations.

Engine: 2.4-liter I-4, 168 horsepower 167 lb-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway/24 mpg combined

Base Price: $27,395

As Tested: $28,245


Good acceleration

Paddle shifters

Drive modes: 2WD, 4WD auto, and 4WD lock

Also automatic Eco mode

Good size and features for off-roading

Good fuel economy—we averaged 26.1 mpg

Hill start assist

Traction and stability control

Front seat room and controls are excellent.

Rain sensing wipers


Leather seating surfaces

Two temperature heated front seats

Almost stretch-out front legroom

Power adjustable driver’s seat, manual for passenger

No lumbar adjustment

Contoured leather steering wheel with tilt/telescopic

Minimal but good auxiliary controls

Very good headroom

Solid door shut

Room for big adults in back seat

Ample shoe room under front seats

Rear seating is ample for three adults.

Medium rear floor tunnel

Soft rear armrest with cupholders


Huge panoramic moon roof with LED mood lighting

Power folding side mirrors

Big Rockford Fosgate stereo

Four Sirius radio bands for lots of pre-sets

Medium size fabric covered sunvisors

Four grab handles

Medium console storage bin

Large, non-locking glovebox

One seatback pouch

No rear door bins

High opening liftgate

The split rear seats fold flat and the cargo opening is wide.

Split rear seats fold flat

Flat cargo deck

Minimal lift-over

WOW Factors:

Great moon roof with trippy perimeter LED lighting

Strong value proposition

Handsome styling—looks a little like Audi Q series

Impressive warranty


Limited lighting in cargo area

No rear seat door bins

The rear 3/4 view is contemporary and pleasing.

Bottom Line:

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT is a fun to drive mid-size crossover SUV with ample interior room, handsome styling, a great warranty, and attractive pricing.