2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport first drive (photos)
Mitsubishi expands its Outlander line with the all-new Outlander Sport. Because of Mitsubishi's all-wheel-drive expertise, this compact crossover has excellent handling performance.
Mitsubishi's newest model is a compact crossover, a segment the company believes will grow substantially over the next few years. According to Mitsubishi, it launched the car globally, with versions for Japan, the U.S., and Europe.
All of Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport models in the U.S. come with this 2-liter four-cylinder engine. Using Mitsubishi's MIVEC variable valve timing, its engine produces 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, which proved to be little to get the car moving quickly.
The Outlander's stereo includes many audio sources. With Mitsubishi's Fuse system, it has iPod integration that not only shows the iPod library on screen, but also supports voice commands that lets the driver play music by saying an artist or album name.