2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Interior


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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior Review

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Interior: 6.7

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport's interior is a mixed bag. It has soft-touch surfaces and a well-constructed cabin, its technology is easy to use, and there's a decent amount of cargo space available. That said, its overall design is dated compared to its competition, rear visibility is minimal, and this subcompact crossover could use additional rear-seat headroom for taller passengers.

  • The Outlander Sport is built well. While the design is dated, all the trim pieces fit together as a cohesive unit. There were no rattles and noises from our test vehicle. The quality of the materials is subpar, however." -- Edmunds
  • "Thanks to features such as soft-touch plastics on the dashboard, the Outlander Sport's cabin is quite nice." -- Autotrader (2018)
  • "If Mitsubishi's … Outlander Sport SUV lags behind its competition in one area, it would have to be age. While the Outlander Sport did undergo a few facelifts along the way, its guts have remained the same since 2011." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Seating

The Outlander Sport seats up to five people on two rows of cloth seats. Manually adjustable front seats are standard, while heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are available. The front-row seats are spacious and supportive, but the upright driving position of the driver's seat may make it hard to find a comfortable position. There's enough room in the back for adults, but taller passengers will wish for more headroom.

For installing child safety seats, there are two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats and an upper tether on the rear middle seat.

  • "The Outlander Sport puts you in an upright driving position that recalls a parent's reminder to sit up at the dinner table. … the range of adjustability is limited." -- Edmunds
  • Comfortable front seats are supportive over a long drive, but the rear seats will make 6-footers feel cramped." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "The accommodating back seat is a pleasant surprise. Despite this crossover's compact dimensions, adults should have no problem getting comfortable in the second row." -- Autotrader (2017)

Interior Features

With a rearview camera and an infotainment system – featuring a 7-inch touch screen, four speakers, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and a USB port – the Outlander Sport has a respectable amount of standard technology. However, some of its competition offers standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, which costs extra in the Outlander Sport. Other available features include a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, push-button start, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. There's also a fair amount of optional safety equipment, including blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.

The standard infotainment system features easy-to-use controls. You'll also find physical knobs for climate settings at the bottom of the control panel, as well as steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

  • "All controls are easy to access and clearly marked. The metal column-mounted paddle shifters are a nice touch — most cars just have plastic. Gauges are clear and readable." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "The hooded rev counter and speedometer feature crisp white backlighting and numerals that are easily read at a glance. The ergonomics are generally good, including those of both the manual and automatic climate controls." -- Autotrader (2017)

Cargo

There's 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats of the Outlander Sport and 49.5 cubic feet with the second row folded down. These are good numbers for the class. The low cargo floor makes it easy to load your things into the Outlander Sport, but it may be hard to reach the release button from behind the second row to fold the rear seats down.

  • The 60/40-split bench can be folded without removing the headrests or sliding seats forward, but the release button is difficult to access from the hatch. Once folded, the area is flat and expansive, and the tall roofline and short carry-over distance make loading easy." -- Edmunds
  • "Looking at the truncated shape of Outlander Sport from the outside you'd never guess that it has as much rear cargo space as it does—enough for a family's groceries, kids' sporting gear, or weekend getaway luggage. The floor is wide and flat, with tie-downs built into the sides. Plus, there's lots more space available when flipping the 60/40 2nd-row seats, which fold almost flat with no gaps between the seats and the load floor." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
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