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Everyman Driver: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (VIDEO) Review

The brand’s top-selling model, the Outlander Sport offers the reliability and affordability consumers look for in the competitive CUV segment. With new exterior and interior enhancements, and the addition of a new Touring Package, the 2018 model-year is sure to carryover the momentum built by its predecessor.

The 2018 Outlander Sport has a new exterior look with an innovative front and rear bumper design and LED running lights. The interior receives a 7 inch Smartphone Link display audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, a newly designed floor console and a new shift lever.

The optional Touring Package, new to the 2018 model-year, offers a panoramic roof and advanced safety and technology features including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beam (AHB), a rear camera and noise vibration harshness (NVH) improvements to make for a quieter ride.

New for 2018:

  • Revised front grille
  • Alloy Silver replaced cool silver paint
  • LED Running Lights added as standard on SE, SEL
  • New rear fascia design and chrome garnish on tailgate
  • New center console design, shift lever and USB ports
  • 7″ touch panel display audio unit with Bluetooth phone and audio streaming as standard for ES
  • Apple CarPlayTM support and Android AutoTM  standard on SE and SEL trim
  • New Touring Package on SEL with advanced safety technologies including Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic High Beam systems, Rockford Fosgate premium audio system and panoramic roof
  • Addition of new generation CVT8 transmission on the 2.4L SE and SEL

Key Specifications and Stats:

  • Wheelbase:
105.1 in.
  • Length:
171.9 in.
  • Height:
64.8 in.
  • Width:
71.3 in.
  • Engine:
2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder (ES)
2.4L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder (SE, SEL)
  • Horsepower:
148 @ 6,000 rpm (2.0L engine)
168 @ 6,000 rpm (2.4L engine)
  • Torque:
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm (2.0L engine)
167 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm (2.4L engine)
  • Transmission:
5-speed manual or Sportronic® continuously-variable transmission (with Paddle Shifters on SEL)
  • Dynamics:
Anti-Lock Brake System w/Electronic Brake-force
Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Wheels:
18 x 7 in. aluminum alloy
  • Tires:
P225/55 R18
  • Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined):
2.0 2WD: 24/30/27 (ES)
2.0 AWC: 23/29/26 (ES)
2.4 2WD: 23/29/25 (SE, SEL)
2.4 AWC: 23/28/25 (SE, SEL)


  • New center console design, shift lever and USB ports
  • New 7″ Touch panel display audio system (ES)
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio with enhanced with SIRIUSXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month subscription, Apple CarPlayTM support and Android AutoTM (SE, SEL)
  • Digital HD Radio®
  • Color LCD multi-information display with high contrast meter gauge
  • Standard automatic climate control
  • Rearview camera
  • 710-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system with 9 speakers including 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control®, DTS® Neural Surround, PremiDIA-WIDE surround and Dolby® volume (SEL OPT)
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System® with Bluetooth® technology, and steering wheel controls
  • ECO driver indicator light (CVT only)
  • Heated front seats (SE, SEL)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Power adjustable driver’s seat (SEL)
  • Steering wheel audio controls and cruise control switches
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® (SEL)
  • Chrome plated interior door handles
  • One-touch start/stop engine switch (SE, SEL)
  • FAST-Key passive entry system (SE, SEL)
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Rain Sensing Wipers and Auto On/Off headlights (SEL)


  • Revised front grille
  • New rear fascia design with carbon type pattern
  • New LED running lights (SE, SEL)
  • FOG Lights (SE, SEL)
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Super-wide High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights (SEL)
  • Chrome garnish on tailgate
  • Color-keyed side-view mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Heated side view mirrors
  • Chrome belt line molding (SEL)
  • Panoramic glass sunroof with adjustable LED mood lighting (SEL OPT)
  • 18 in. two-tone alloy wheels
  • Roof rails (SEL)
  • Roof carrier plug in accommodation
  • Front windshield variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Colors: Labrador Black, Octane Blue, Mercury Gray, Alloy Silver, Rally Red, Diamond White and Quartz Brown


  • Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection (SEL OPT)
  • Lane Departure Warning (SEL OPT)
  • Automatic High Beam Headlights (SEL OPT)
  • All-Wheel Control (AWC) 4WD System (available on all trims)
  • Advanced seven (7) air bag SRS system including driver’s side knee air bag, dual-stage front air bags with occupant seat position sensors, front seat mounted side-impact air bags and front and rear curtain side air bags
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft security alarm system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Mitsubishi Motors’ patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction

Factory Option Packages

  • Touring Packing (SEL)

Port Option Packages

  • Navigation Package
  • LED Illumination Package
  • Interior Package (CVT Only)
  • All Weather Package 1
  • All Weather Package 2
  • Cargo Package
  • Chrome Package
  • Exterior Package
  • Protection Package
  • Quick Value Package 2
  • Quick Value Package 3


  • Fully transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
  • 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty
  • 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance

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