2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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What's New for 2013:
  • Production moved from Japan to the United States
  • Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Restyled bumpers, grille and fog lights
  • Revised suspension, steering and transmission
  • Improved interior materials and noise suppression
  • New interior and exterior trim
  • Upgraded premium audio system
  • All-wheel-drive offered on ES trim level
  • Two new exterior colors

Exterior Features
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a 5-passenger compact crossover SUV offered in ES and SE trim levels with front- or all-wheel drive (2WD or AWD). The Outlander Sport ES is equipped with heated exterior mirrors and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The Outlander Sport offers 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, unless the premium sound system has been added as a feature, in which case the subwoofer reduces the volume to 20.1 cubic feet. Fold the rear seat, and the SUV offers a maximum of 49.5 cubic feet of cargo room.

Standard equipment for the Outlander Sport ES includes Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. The 4-speaker stereo is equipped with a CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary audio input jack.

The SE trim comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), automatic climate control, FAST-Key keyless entry and push-button ignition, upgraded stereo system, upgraded upholstery, heated front seats, automatic high-intensity discharge headlights, fog lights, and rain-sensing wipers.

Optional Features
Several option packages are available on both versions of the Outlander Sport. They include the Exterior package (LED running lights, large rear spoiler, aluminum fuel door); Interior package (aluminum and Piano Black trim); Protection package (mud guards, rear bumper protector, tailgate protector); All-Weather package (remote engine starting, mud guards, all-weather floor mats); and the Cargo package (cargo mat, cargo net, cargo shelf board). Dealers can also install a navigation system, front and rear park-assist sensors, LED interior lighting, and more.

The SE trim can also be optioned with a navigation system, bundled in a Navigation package with real-time traffic reporting and a reversing camera. This version is also offered with a Premium package containing a panoramic glass roof, LED cabin lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror, reversing camera, and a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate Punch sound system with satellite radio and a CD changer.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 148 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 145 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on the ES trim, delivering power to the front wheels. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional on the ES and standard on the SE, and both trims are equipped with a brake energy regeneration system that captures energy when the SUV is stopping, using it to recharge the battery.

Mitsubishi's All Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel-drive system is optional on the Outlander Sport, continuously distributing power to the front and rear wheels, as needed, when the center console selector is in 4WD mode. A Lock setting produces equal power distribution as conditions warrant.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are:

  • Outlander Sport 2WD with manual transmission: 24/31/27 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Outlander Sport 2WD with automatic transmission: 24/30/26 mpg
  • Outlander Sport 4WD with automatic transmission: 24/29/26 mpg

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is equipped with 7 air bags, including a knee air bag for the driver. Additionally, the SUV has 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control system, hill-start assist, and a brake override system that is designed to make it impossible to accelerate if the brake pedal is depressed. The Outlander Sport SE trim level comes standard with rain-sensing wipers and, in conjunction with a navigation system or the Premium package, a reversing camera. Dealers can install optional rear park-assist sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2013 Outlander Sport a 4-star (out of 5) overall crash-test rating. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2013 Outlander Sport. However, the Institute did name the structurally identical 2012 model a \"Top Safety Pick.\"


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  • Name ES (2WD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 19170.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
  • Name ES (2WD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 20370.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/31
  • Name SE (2WD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 22295.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/31
  • Name SE (AWD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23695.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/28
  • Name ES (AWD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21770.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/28
  • Name LE (2WD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23495.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 25/31
  • Name LE (AWD 4dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 24895.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/28
  • 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
  • Rear center armrest -inc: (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 w/two-stage unlocking
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Air conditioning w/pollen filter
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Soft touch upper instrument panel & door trim
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • 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 lamps
  • Rear dome lamp
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Rear cargo lamp
  • Rear cargo compartments -inc: under floor storage tray
  • (4) cargo tie down hooks
  • ECO indicator light
  • Sport fabric heated 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 & pass-through
  • FAST key entry system w/panic feature
  • Auto climate control w/pollen filter
  • Driver & front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Sport fabric heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat, active headrests
  • Alloy gas & brake pedals
  • Leather wrapped parking brake
  • Chrome accented engine switch button
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • P225/55R18 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Chrome front grille surround
  • Auto-off halogen headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Integrated turn signal indicators in side fenders
  • Color-keyed heated pwr exterior mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Front/rear intermittent wipers
  • Color-keyed exterior door handles
  • Chrome beltline trim
  • Wide range auto-on/off HID headlamps
  • Fog lamps w/chrome accent
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent windshield wiper
  • 18" alloy wheels w/dark chrome finish
  • Black roof rails
  • Black center front bumper
  • Black wheel arch moldings
  • Black heated pwr exterior mirrors
  • 2.0L DOHC MPI 16-valve MIVEC I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • High efficiency alternator
  • Front MacPherson strut suspension
  • Rear multi-link suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr steering
  • Front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • Brake energy regeneration system
  • Sportronic continuously variable transmission w/paddle shifters
  • One-touch start/stop engine switch
  • Chrome tipped exhaust
  • All-wheel drive -inc: mode selector switch
    • 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 w/rollover sensor
    • Driver knee airbag
    • 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters -inc: height adjustable front shoulder-belt anchors
    • Child safety locks
    • Child LATCH system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • 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

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