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Mitsubishi Motors Debuts Refreshed 2016 Outlander Sport SUV

Mitsubishi Motors Debuts Refreshed 2016 Outlander Sport SUV

By Philly Murtha, November 19, 2015

This week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi took the wraps off what it calls an improved 2016 Outlander Sport midsize SUV. The 7-passenger crossover SUV, which is the Japanese brand’s best-seller in the U.S. market, has been refreshed with new front fascia and grille and more amenities, but with a starting MSRP that is $200 below the previous model year’s tag. The new model lists for slightly under $23,000, according to a company statement.

The newest Outlander Sport features the latest Mitsubishi “Dynamic Shield” front design elements and an expanded list of standard exterior features, including stylish new LED positioning lights, 18-in. alloy wheels, and LED taillights. Power-folding side mirrors with LED turn indicators also have been added to the 2016 model. Three new exterior paint choices are available: Cool Silver, Diamond White Pearl, and Quartz Brown.

Company officials said that the interior has been revamped to include a redesigned steering wheel, improved second-row seating, different accent trim, and new seating fabrics and headliner. A 6.1-in. audio display screen and auto-dimming rearview mirror are new additions, along with new power-folding side mirrors with LED turn indicators.

The 2016 Outlander Sport is powered by a carryover, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque, or the optional 2.4-liter engine that generates 168 horsepower and 167 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard with the base trim level, while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional with other trim levels.

An array of safety features are included on the refreshed 2016 Outlander Sport SUV, including an advanced, 7-air-bag system and Mitsubishi’s patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction.

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