One of the best-selling vehicles of Mitsubishi in the U.S is the Outlander Sport SUV. The company has presented this compact SUV in their 2017 line-up as 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Although this model falls under the smaller SUV/crossover segment, it has bigger features to offer.
The best feature of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is its price tag and as it is affordable, it stands a great competitor as well. This new 2017 variant features changes that are modest. This Crossover SUV also does great on fuel economy and 2017 Outlander Sport is bound to do the same.
Trims and Color options
This new 2017 Outlander Sport is featured in 4 different trims which include the base ES, SE, SEL and GT. Several color options have been provided this time which goes as-
- Rally Red
- Quartz Brown
- Labrador Black
- Diamond White
- Octane Blue
- Cool Silver
- Mercury Gray
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Exterior body and Interior cabin
In addition, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2017 has an interesting profile and this has been retained in 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. As to the changes, the front grille has been reworked and chrome inserts have been featured that has a matte black finish.
The headlights seem to be the same, the section housing the fog lights have been slightly modified. Also, the lower air intake is now wide and subtle changes have taken place around its front bumper as well. All of this is a part of “dynamic shield” which is the front-end treatment.
New 18-inch alloy wheels have also been featured this time. Mitsubishi has laid out their newest design language in this 2017 model and makes its look sporty and bulbous at the same time.
This 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, unfortunately, doesn’t have the most attractive interior cabin which on the other hand can be reasoned with its price. What’s changed is the base model now features a superb quality cloth upholstery as standard.
This interior cabin is good for accommodating 4 people. Soft touch materials have been limited to dashboard, gear knobs and few other areas. But one thing’s for sure; the makers have definitely concentrated on space and comfort.
Powertrain of 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
A 2.0-liter 4 cylinder unit has been used as a base engine and is capable of producing 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. This engine has been mated to a 5-speed manual/CVT which opens up options for both front and all-wheel drive configuration.
Moving on, the rest of the trims are offered with a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine which delivers 168 lb-ft of torque and 168 hp. A CVT system has been used with this engine with the options for both all-wheel drive and front wheel drive. Although this engine is not as quick as compared to the competitors, it surely is fuel efficient.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Competitors, Price and Availability
In conclusion, the 2017 Kia Sportage 2.4 LX, 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport and 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE are some of its biggest competitors. Finally, the price of this 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport starts at $19,795 and this model is already out and available.