Although dressed up as a performance car, the Outlander Sport GT is more about a comfortable, uncomplicated ride.
The Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi's compact SUV, has a small footprint but versatile cargo space.
The Outlander Sport got a style update for the 2016 model year, mostly affecting the grille aesthetics.
As Mitsubishi's most popular car in the US, it comes in four trim variants with optional all-wheel-drive.
Although Mitsubishi dresses up the Outlander Sport GT with paddle shifters, it remains more cruiser than performance driver.
The Outlander Sport is designed for five passengers.
HID headlights are standard on the GT trim.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine makes 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque.
A panoramic sun roof stretches over the rear seats.
Mitsubishi calls its all-wheel-drive system "AWC," for all-wheel-control, and has refined it in the Evo and Outlander models.
With 8.5 inches of ground clearance and a driving position higher than a standard car, the Outlander Sport offers a good view of the road.
Fuel economy comes in at 25 mpg combined in EPA testing, not very good for the segment.
Mitsubishi doesn't offer a blind-spot monitor or adaptive cruise control in the Outlander Sport.
Although a perfectly fine driver, its prime competitor, the Honda HR-V, undercuts the Outlander Sport in price and features.
A continuously variable transmission includes six programmed shift points.
Cargo capacity comes to about 50 cubic feet with the rear seats down.
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