Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a “Top Safety Pick” the previous four model years, the Outlander Sport is also one of the safest compact crossover/SUV models.
"The tested 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT 2.4 is found with two new trim levels: a 2.4 ES and 2.4 GT that are powered by a beefier engine and are capable, cute, compact SUVs that have the goods but hit the mainstream on the value equation to maintain market share."
"Full of all the electronic goodies one expects into today’s mobilized world, it has 20 more horses over the previous 2.0 engine to beef up its MIVEC 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine output to 168 horsepower and almost as much torque."
"Around town, the Mitsubishi performs well, with its short body, high seating position, and greenhouse, making views and parking in tight city spots a snap."
"On the inside, the fit and finish is beyond expectations, and underscores Mitsubishi’s care to upgrade the interior. The tall-backed front buckets are well-bolstered and supportive."
"Credit goes to Mitsubishi’s not giving all of its controls over to the touch screen experience of today’s tablet. They kept large knobs for climate control, radio volume, and tuning as well as simple switches to access the most common comforts."
"In routine driving, the ride on 18-inch tires was compliant. The SUV sits upon MacPherson front struts and a rear multi-link system that both employ stabilizer bars. A ground clearance of 8.5 inches ensures you’ll clear most obstacles."
by Gerry Miles (Boston.com 3/13/2016)
"Based on its warranty, pricing, and dark horse nature, it could be the one for you."