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Rankings & Research

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ranking is based on its score within the 2018 Affordable Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a score of 7.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 66 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

7.0

Overall

Scorecard

Overall: 7.0
Critics' Rating: 6.4
Performance: 6.2
Interior: 6.7
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.0
Safety: 9.0
Reliability:
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ranks near the bottom of our subcompact SUV rankings. This SUV is outclassed by its competition in just about every way.

Pros & Cons

  • Above-average cargo room
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Below-average ownership costs
  • Numb steering
  • Underwhelming powertrains
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Dated cabin design
  • Below-average predicted reliability rating

New for 2018

  • Standard touch screen
  • Available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Available Lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking

Is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport a Good Used SUV?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is not a very good used subcompact SUV. This crossover's low costs may be appealing, but we recommend opting for one of its more well-rounded class rivals, like the 2018 Mazda CX-3, instead.

The 2018 Outlander Sport has a few strengths:

  • Expansive cargo area
  • Straightforward infotainment system
  • Low average list price

It has many weaknesses:

  • Vague steering
  • Weak engine lineup
  • Noisy transmission
  • Below-average fuel efficiency
  • Outdated interior styling
  • Subpar predicted reliability rating
Why You Can Trust Us

We’ve analyzed 66 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport reviews, as well as performance specs, interior dimensions, fuel economy ratings, and more, to give you all the information you need to make a smart car-buying decision.

U.S. News & World Report has been reviewing cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007, and our Best Cars team has more than 75 years of combined automotive industry experience. To remain impartial, we do not accept extravagant gifts from automakers, and an outside source handles our advertising.

How Much Is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?

Based on listings for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport on our site, the average price is $15,800, which is below average for the class. Prices range from $13,400 to $20,000 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Cost to Own?

The 2018 Outlander Sport’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be nearly $21,720, or $4,344 per year. That’s below average for a subcompact SUV.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Outlander Sport?

Prices for the 2019 Outlander Sport start at $20,945. For 2019, Mitsubishi made lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert available and discontinued some previously available features, like full leather upholstery and a power-adjustable driver's seat.

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The 2018 Outlander Sport is part of a generation that launched for the 2011 model year, and it has seen quite a few changes since. For 2013, Mitsubishi refreshed the exterior styling. For 2015, a 2.4-liter engine became available. The 2016 model saw the debut of the SEL trim as well as interior and exterior styling updates. For 2017, Mitsubishi added the LE trim to the lineup, and automatic climate control became standard. The 2018 Outlander Sport gained a standard touch screen, while Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking became available.

We do not recommend the Outlander Sport, but should you shop for one, select a 2015 or newer model with the available 2.4-liter engine.

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How Reliable Is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Recalls

At the time of writing, there are two recalls for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation system may apply brakes for longer than needed
  • Safety systems may be disabled when in use

Before buying any used vehicle, make sure all recalls have been addressed.

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Which Used Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes in three trims: ES, SE, and SEL. If you do decide to purchase the Outlander Sport, the SE trim is your best bet. In addition to the base trim's features, it adds heated front seats and smartphone integration technology via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

  • Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES Trim: The base ES trim comes with cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, a rearview camera, and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker audio system.
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Trim: The SE trim includes heated front seats, push-button start, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio.
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SEL Trim: The SEL trim adds a power-adjustable driver's seat, leather upholstery, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

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What Does Mitsubishi Outlander Sport’s Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Mitsubishi offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles five years old or less and with fewer than 60,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale’s date. Mitsubishi certified pre-owned vehicles receive the balance of the original new-car 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. To become certified pre-owned, each vehicle must pass a 123-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Mitsubishi warranty page carefully.

According to our analysis, Mitsubishi offers one of the best CPO programs among nonluxury automakers. However, Buick has a slightly more robust program.

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How Safe Is the Outlander Sport?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2018 Outlander Sport the highest rating of Good in four crash tests, the second-highest rating of Acceptable in the small overlap front driver-side test, and the second-worst rating of Marginal in the small overlap front passenger-side evaluation. Properly equipped models earned the top rating of Superior for front crash prevention. Headlight ratings vary by trim. SEL models equipped with the Touring package earned a Marginal rating for forward visibility. All other trims received a Poor rating.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Outlander Sport an overall safety rating of four out of five stars. It earned five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover evaluations.

Standard advanced safety features:

  • rearview camera

Available advanced safety features:

  • forward collision warning
  • automatic emergency braking
  • lane departure warning

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport or 2018 Mazda CX-3?

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 fares much better than the Outlander Sport in our subcompact SUV rankings. Its modern cabin features refined materials, and its front seats are more comfortable than the Mitsubishi's. The CX-3 has a peppy, fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine and sporty handling. Steering feedback is good, and body roll through curves is minimal. The Mitsubishi has a lower average list price, a larger cargo area, and available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (unavailable in the CX-3), but the Mazda is the superior choice.

Which Is Better: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport or 2018 Honda HR-V?

The 2018 Honda HR-V sits in the top third of our subcompact SUV rankings. It features an adult-friendly back row, upscale interior materials, and more cargo space than the Outlander Sport. The HR-V features precise steering, but its base engine is underpowered, like the Outlander Sport. Both models also lack a comfortable driving position. The HR-V costs more than the Outlander Sport, but it's a more-well-rounded vehicle.

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2018 Outlander Sport Performance

How Does the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Drive?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is available. The Outlander Sport struggles to get up to highway speeds, and the CVT makes a loud droning noise under hard acceleration. A slightly more powerful 2.4-liter engine is available, but don't expect a lot of improvement.

The Outlander Sport delivers a comfortable ride, but it isn’t very enjoyable to drive because of its dull steering and significant body roll around corners.

  • Base engine: 148-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Available engine: 168-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Drivetrain: standard front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive
  • Transmission: standard five-speed manual; available continuously variable automatic (CVT)
Does the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Get Good Gas Mileage?

The Outlander Sport has low fuel economy figures for the subcompact SUV class.

  • 2.0-liter, FWD: 24/30 mpg city/highway
  • 2.0-liter, AWD: 23/29 mpg
  • 2.4-liter, FWD: 23/29 mpg
  • 2.4-liter, AWD: 23/28 mpg

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2018 Outlander Sport Interior

How Many People Does the 2018 Outlander Sport Seat?

The 2018 Outlander Sport seats up to five people in two rows. The cabin features soft-touch materials, but it lacks a modern feel. The front seats have a good amount of support, but the driver's seat is uncomfortably upright. The rear seats lack adequate head- and legroom for taller passengers.

Standard seating features:

  • cloth upholstery

Available seating features:

  • leather upholstery
  • heated front seats
  • power-adjustable driver's seat
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats and an upper tether on the rear middle seat. For ease of use, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the setup the second-highest rating of Acceptable. The system is fairly easy to use, but the upper tethers may be confused for other hardware.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Features

The 2018 Outlander Sport's touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use, with a mixture of touch controls and some physical buttons and knobs.

  • Standard infotainment features: a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker audio system
  • Available infotainment features: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio
  • Additional standard features: automatic climate control and remote keyless entry
  • Other available features: push-button start

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Dimensions

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Cargo Space

The Outlander Sport has one of the most spacious cargo areas in the subcompact SUV class. It has 21.7 cubic feet of space behind the back row and 49.5 cubic feet with the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats folded down.

These cargo dimensions are for comparative purposes. There is no substitute for visually examining the storage area in any car you’re considering.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Length and Weight
  • Length: 14 feet, 4 inches
  • Curb weight: 3,032 to 3,285 pounds

Where Was the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Built?

Mitsubishi built the 2018 Outlander Sport in Japan.

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