2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$18,795-$23,295
$18,001-$22,311
24 /CITY / 30 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Recalibrated continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- Slight adjustments to trim levels

Exterior Features
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is an entry-level SUV--a smaller, lighter, and less-powerful version of the Outlander. The Outlander Sport is available in the base ES trim or the premium SE trim. The ES offers front-wheel drive (FWD) and features 16-inch steel wheels and keyless entry. The SE is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive (AWD) and upgrades to 18-inch alloy wheels. The SE adds keyless ignition, automatic Xenon headlights, fog lights, and a chrome tailpipe finisher.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES trim include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, and a 4-speaker sound system. The SE offers premium cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, and a 6-speaker sound system. Behind the rear seats is 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Maximum cargo capacity with rear seats folded down is 49.5 cubic feet.

Optional Features
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers heated front seats with the optional AWD powertrain. The Navigation package includes a navigation system and rearview camera. The Interior package upgrades the interior trim and gearshift knob, while the Exterior package addresses both looks and performance. With the all-wheel-drive SE, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, and a Rockford Fosgate sound system are available as a package, plus a navigation system as a stand-alone option.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport's standard power plant is a 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 148 horsepower and mated to a 5-speed manual or an optional CVT, which functions as an automatic. The CVT is standard with the SE trim.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are:
- Outlander Sport with FWD and CVT: 25/31/27 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Outlander Sport with FWD and manual transmission: 24/31/26 mpg
- Outlander Sport with AWD: 23/28/25 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, hill-start assist, front-seat side air bags, driver knee air bag, and side curtain air bags.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Outlander Sport received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


What's New for 2012:
- Recalibrated continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- Slight adjustments to trim levels

Exterior Features
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is an entry-level SUV--a smaller, lighter, and less-powerful version of the Outlander. The Outlander Sport is available in the base ES trim or the premium SE trim. The ES offers front-wheel drive (FWD) and features 16-inch steel wheels and keyless entry. The SE is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive (AWD) and upgrades to 18-inch alloy wheels. The SE adds keyless ignition, automatic Xenon headlights, fog lights, and a chrome tailpipe finisher.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES trim include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, and a 4-speaker sound system. The SE offers premium cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, and a 6-speaker sound system. Behind the rear seats is 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Maximum cargo capacity with rear seats folded down is 49.5 cubic feet.

Optional Features
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers heated front seats with the optional AWD powertrain. The Navigation package includes a navigation system and rearview camera. The Interior package upgrades the interior trim and gearshift knob, while the Exterior package addresses both looks and performance. With the all-wheel-drive SE, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, and a Rockford Fosgate sound system are available as a package, plus a navigation system as a stand-alone option.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport's standard power plant is a 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 148 horsepower and mated to a 5-speed manual or an optional CVT, which functions as an automatic. The CVT is standard with the SE trim.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are:
- Outlander Sport with FWD and CVT: 25/31/27 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Outlander Sport with FWD and manual transmission: 24/31/26 mpg
- Outlander Sport with AWD: 23/28/25 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, hill-start assist, front-seat side air bags, driver knee air bag, and side curtain air bags.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Outlander Sport received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


Available Trims for the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name ES (2WD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 18795.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name ES (2WD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 19795.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/31
Name SE (2WD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21995.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/31
Name SE (AWD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23295.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/28
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INTERIOR
  • Emboss fabric front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manually adjustable driver seat, 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat, active headrests
  • 60/40 rear split-fold seats -inc: (3) adjustable head restraints
  • Driver side seatback pocket
  • Center console w/(2) cup holders
  • (2) accessory 12V pwr points
  • Front/rear carpeted floormats
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: steering wheel audio/cruise controls
  • High contrast meters
  • Color LCD multi-information display -inc: trip computer, maintenance reminder, ambient temp, audio system information
  • Dual trip odometers
  • Upshift indicator light
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic feature
  • Remote fuel lid opener
  • Instrument panel lower compartment
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Soft touch upper instrument panel & door trim
  • Chrome interior trim
  • Rear window defogger
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Door trim pockets w/bottle holders
  • Driver & front passenger visors w/vanity mirrors
  • (4) retractable assist handles
  • Front map light
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Rear cargo lamp
  • Rear cargo compartments
  • (4) cargo tie down hooks
  • ECO indicator light
  • Premium 3D emboss fabric front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manually adjustable driver seat, 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat, active headrests
  • Adjustable center armrest
  • Rear center armrest -inc: (2) cup holders, trunk pass-through
  • FAST key entry system w/panic feature
  • Auto climate control
  • Driver & front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Rear room lamp
  • Premium 3D emboss fabric heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manually adjustable driver seat, 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat, active headrests
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels w/full covers
  • 215/70R16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Chrome front grille surround
  • Auto-off halogen headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • Side turn signal indicators
  • Color-keyed heated pwr exterior mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Front/rear intermittent wipers
  • Color-keyed exterior door handles
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • 225/55R18 all-season tires
  • Wide range auto-on/off HID headlights
  • Fog lights w/chrome bezel
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent windshield wiper
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L I4 MIVEC DOHC engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electric pwr steering
  • Brake energy regeneration system
  • Sportronic continuously variable transmission w/paddle shifters
  • One-touch start/stop engine switch
  • Chrome tipped exhaust
  • All-wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Hill start assist
    • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Active stability control
    • Traction control
    • RISE body construction
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front-impact crumple zones
    • Collapsible steering column & foldaway brake pedal assembly
    • Advanced dual-stage front airbags -inc: passenger weight sensor, driver's seat position sensor
    • Front seat mounted side airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
    • Child safety locks
    • Child LATCH system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM 140-watt CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, digital signal processor, equalization control, speed compensated volume
    • FUSE hands-free link system w/USB port
    • Roof mounted antenna
    • AM/FM 140-watt CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, digital signal processor, equalization control, speed compensated volume
    • AM/FM 140-watt CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, audio RCA input, digital signal processor, equalization control, speed compensated volume

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