2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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The Japanese manufacturer has welcomed us into the new decade of their automotive production with complete refreshes of their babies giving us facelifted models, reskinned interiors, upgraded engines and restyled exteriors. Then there comes the outlander sport, which has been the average dude in the class and has received somewhat impressive updates but at the same time remains the same old outlander we all have been discussing in the past decade. 

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Pros

All new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment

Smooth 5-speed manual transmission

Good ground clearance

Impressive cargo capacity

Cons

Buzzy engine

Rough ride quality

Lack of sound deadening

No premium materials in the cabin

Flat cushioned seats

What's New?

For 2020, The Japanese player has stuck to its old plan, leaving behind any mechanical refreshes in the car whilst rocking subtle changes along with a freshly skinned exterior producing an even more angular and tougher looking vehicle.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22595

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

145 lbs.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

1-speed cvt

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.6/11.6

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

60.6 in.

width

71.3 in.

height

64.8 in.

curb weight

3120 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

49.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1223 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/29/25 mpg

highway range

481.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr. /100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. /unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Alloy Silver Metallic color 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Labrador Black Metallic color 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Mercury Gray Metallic color 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Black Oak Brown Metallic color 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Octane Blue Metallic color
Alloy Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Features

6.5

Engine And Performance

5.7

Fuel Economy

7.9

Interior

8.0

Exterior

5.7

Safety

8.1

Competition

7.8

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

ES

power
148 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$22,595 - $24,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
ES 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,595 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
ES 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,095 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

SE

power
148 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$24,295 - $25,795


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,295 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,795 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SP

SP

power
148 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$24,645 - $26,145


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SP 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,645 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
SP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,145 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport BE

BE

power
148 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,395 - $26,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
BE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,395 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
BE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,895 MSRP (23/25/29) 148 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT all wheel drive 5

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT

GT

power
168 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,495 - $26,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
GT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,495 MSRP (23/25/29) 168 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
GT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,995 MSRP (23/25/29) 168 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.2

Overall Rating


After being on sale in the United States since 2011, we all thought that this coming decade marks for an all-new design but that’s not the case as Mitsubishi made their way with minor changes in the Outlander Sport such as an inch bigger infotainment system and subtle exterior restyling. However, to our disappointment, we did not witness any mechanical changes in the vehicle. 

Given the tough and edge to edge competition in the segment and many major rivals yet to receive fresh updates from their respective manufacturers, we are yet to comment if the Mitsubishi Outlander sport will make a mark in its segment, but for now, let’s just enjoy whatever new quirks that we’ve received from one of our favorite Japanese automakers!

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Front View
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Rear View

6.5/10
Features

 

5.7/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.9/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

5.7/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 

7.8/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Features

6.5/10

Starting at $23,590, even the base trim in the 2020 model, the ES, gets an advanced 8-inch touch screen panel in the infotainment along with automatic climate control(With the ES convenience package). Upgrading to the GT trim priced at $27,990 gets you a 2.4L engine as well as collision mitigation and warning safety features. 

Trims

ES

SE

SP BE

GT

MSRP (FWD)

$22,595 $24,295 $24,645 $25,395 $25,495
MSRP (AWD) $24,095 $25,795 $26,145 $26,895 $26,995

Key Features

8.0" Touchpanel display audio system

Adds/Upgrade to ES

Adds/Upgrade to SE Adds/Upgrade to SP 

Adds/Upgrade to BE

 

18-inch two-tone alloy wheels

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility

   

Optional AWD package 

 

Bluetooth wireless technology

Blind Spot Warning System (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)

   

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights

 

Automatic climate control

Power folding side-view mirrors

   

Combination soft-touch seating surfaces

 

Remote keyless entry with panic feature

Heated front seats

   

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/ Homelink

 

Rearview camera

FAST-Key passive entry system

   

Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)

 

Roof spoiler

Steering wheel voice controls

   

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

 

 

8.0" Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) System

   

Automatic High Beam (AHB) headlights

 

 

 

   

Auto on/off headlights

          2.4L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve 4 cylinder

Which trim to go for?

The GT trim adds multiple features aiding the crossover edge up in the segment, without which the Outlander Sport would feel out of place in 2020. The 2.4L engine with a CVT is a must-have, while the 5-speed manual with the 2.0L engine isn’t particularly inspiring to drive.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Engine and Performance

5.7/10

Well, we won’t really ask you to expect a lot from the numbers that the Japanese vehicle offers. You won’t really be impressed with the sluggish engine which has been unchanged in 2020. With a rather drowsy 148 hp 2.0L inline-4. Even the discretionary 168 hp 2.4L motor in the GT model neglects to intrigue the driver.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Engine Bay

As the rev meter goes up the circles, the 2 litre motor starts buzzing like a beehive, we don’t reckon if that will remind you that you are sitting in a sporty crossover. The all-wheel drive is a plus point amongst these negatives but don’t expect your car to handle off-road driving with the ridiculously low engine power for a sporty crossover.

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

MSRP

$24095 25,470

$23,590

$21,700

$22,040

$21,859

21,300

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 1.8L Inline-4 2.0L Inline-4 2.0L Inline-4 2.0L Inline-4 2.0L H-4 1.4L Inline-4
Drivetrain AWD AWD FWD AWD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

5-speed Manual (CVT optional)

CVT

CVT

6-speed Manual (CVT optional)

CVT

6-speed Manual (CVT optional)

6-speed automatic 

Power

148hp@6,000rpm 141hp@6,500rpm 144hp@6,100rpm 147hp@6,200rpm 148hp@6,000rpm 152hp@6,000rpm 138hp@4,900rpm

Torque

145lb-ft@4,200rpm 127lb-ft@4,300rpm 139lb-ft@3,900rpm 132lb-ft@4,500rpm 146lb-ft@2,800rpm 145lb-ft@4,000rpm 148lb-ft@1,850rpm

The lack of an impressive engine is however commonplace among compact crossovers, but the Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek are the ones to break the trend. Mazda brings quite a punchy engine to the table, with plenty of low end torque, while the Subaru’s engine meant to pull the Crosstrek through rough terrain performs better than most competition.

Acceleration

Indeed, one need not expect a lot from the acceleration times considering the sluggish motor in the Outlander Sport. 60 mph comes in 8.9 seconds leaving the SUV wheezing for breath as the motor attempts to keep updated with the gauge cluster.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 0-60 MPH In Just 8.9 sec

Nevertheless, one thing that makes us happy is that the 2.4L motor makes the Mitsubishi quicker than its rivals, timing 8.5 seconds to 60.

Models

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

0-60 MPH

8.9 sec

9.3 sec

11.0 sec

10.0 sec

8.6 sec

9.0 sec

9.3 sec

Quarter Mile

16.6 sec

16.8 sec

18.4 sec

17.3 sec

16.3 sec

16.9 sec

16.8 sec

Top Speed N/A 120 MPH(est) N/A 130 MPH 119 MPH N/A N/A

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 1.8L Inline-4 2.0L Inline-4 2.0L Inline-4 2.0L Inline-4 2.0L H-4 1.4L Inline-4

Despite the smallest engine, the Buick Encore is the fastest to 60 mph sprint in 8.4 seconds. Next one to reach is the Mazda CX-3 in 8.6 seconds. The Hyundai Kona and the Toyota C-HR are the last ones to finish taking more than 10 seconds to 60 mph.

Ride and Handling

The ride is pretty good in the city, however, the suspension has difficulty coping with unexpected undulations and high speed corners. Sudden acceleration or braking makes the chassis lurch and body roll may not be severe, but is present nonetheless. 

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Front View

As ironic as it may seem, even engaging the Sport mode on the Outlander Sport, doesn’t add dynamism to the ride. It makes the engine noisier and the suspensions harsher, but has no effect on the throttle response or the acceleration figures. However, the small wheelbase entails superb maneuverability and parkability.

Braking

The brakes on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are surprisingly robust and strong, performing a notch above the rest of the features on this crossover.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Has Front Brake is 11.6 in

Strangely, the 11.9-inch discs on the rear are larger than the ones on the front. 

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Brake Rotors Front

11.6"

11.5"

11.8"

11.8"

11"

11.6"

11.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

11.9"

11.1"

11.1"

9.0" (Drum)

11.1"

10.8"

9.0"

Curb Weight

3032 lbs

2906 lbs

3300 lbs

2890 lbs

2809 lbs

3113 lbs

2805 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

In comparison to that, the rivals have smaller brake discs and don’t feel as responsive as the Outlander’s. The Hyundai Kona and the Chevrolet Trax still come with drum brakes on the rear wheels, not sure if they’re going retro, or still stuck in the past.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Fuel Economy

7.9/10

Neither does the Outlander Sport perform well on the track, nor is it exceptionally efficient. You’d be lucky to get 30 miles from a gallon on gasoline under ideal conditions on the highway, while its competition like the Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V can manage to hit 34.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

MPG (City)

24

28

27

26

29

27

25

MPG (Highway)

30

34

31

31

34

33

33

MPG (Combined)

27

30

29

28

31

25

28

Fuel Capacity 15.8 gallons 13.2 gallons 13.2 gallons 13.2 gallons 11.9 gallons 16.6 gallons 14.0 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 363/458/436 miles 343/409/396 miles 356/409/381 miles 343/396/369 miles 321/381/368 miles 365/481/415 miles 336/406/392 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

7.1

6.3

6.0

5.9

5.7

7.0

6.3

In the city, the economy is worse than you’d expect, performing 24 miles to the gallon, with most of the competition managing upto 28 miles to the gallon. The Mazda CX-3 shines through with 29 mpg in the city.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior

8.0/10

A lot of disappointment comes in this segment. We expected Mitsubishi to revamp the interiors to give a more plush and opulent feel in the car but reality didn’t come much to our likes. Although, we don’t really think that the manufacturer would’ve even thought of making an effort in refreshing the interior given the minuscule difference in the price point.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Front Seats

Unfortunately, the interior is flooded with hard plastic and cloth upholstery, premium materials have completely been ignored for the interiors. The seats are flat and lack any form of support elements. Neither do they provide support through corners, nor do they make the ride comfortable for long distances.

Model Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Honda HR-V Toyota C-HR Hyundai Kona Mazda CX-3 Subaru Crosstrek Chevrolet Trax
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 39.4/56.2/41.6 39.5/56.8/41.2 38.1/49/43.5 39.6/55.5/41.5 38.4/53.5/41.7 39.8/56.7/43.1 39.6/54.1/40.8
Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 37.9/55.5/36.3 38.3/54.5/39.3 38.3/52.5/31.7 37.8/54.5/34.6 37.2/50.4/35 38/55.6/36.5 38.8/52.8/35.7

The cabin lacks sound deadening, so the engine and road noise seeps into the cabin a bit more than appreciated. In terms of passenger capacity, the competitors like the Buick Encore and Mazda CX-3 have a lot more to offer. 

What to expect on the Infotainment front?

Although the infotainment panel is the only place where soft-touch plastics can be found, it seems like an aftermarket add-on. The switches and knobs feel flimsy and lack any sort of premium feel. The 6 speaker audio system feels good for a car of this category as well. The higher trims get an 8.0-inch touchscreen which isn’t as responsive as a 2020 crossover should have. However, some of the other noteworthy features include the following:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM radio with 3-month subscription
  • Steering wheel mounted phone and audio controls with Bluetooth
  • Front USB ports
  • Voice-activated controls with Voice recognition

How much Cargo can you carry in the new Outlander Sport?

With the seats up, the Mitsubishi offers a good capacity to carry your luggage. When you fold down the rear seats, you get almost 50 cubic feet of capacity in the Outlander Sport.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Has Trunk Volume is 21.7 cu ft.

However, due to the large ground clearance, the loading height is a bit taller than the rivals.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Cargo Capacity

21.7 cu.ft.

24.3 cu.ft.

19 cu.ft.

19.2 cu.ft.

12.4 cu.ft.

20.8 cu.ft.

18.7 cu.ft.

Cargo Capacity (with Rear seats folded)

49.5 cu.ft.

58.8 cu.ft.

36.4 cu.ft.

45.8 cu.ft.

44.5 cu.ft.

55.3 cu.ft.

48.4 cu.ft.

If you want a capable carrier, the Honda HR-V is a great choice. Not only does it come with class-leading capacity, but the low ground clearance, also makes it easy to load and unload boxes. Here the Mazda is the one to lag behind, with subpar trunk volume behind the rear seats.

What features will cocoon you on the inside?

  • Tilt and telescopic steering
  • Fast-Key Passive entry system
  • Bluetooth Wireless technology
  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats and side mirrors
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Seats
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Dashboard
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Interior
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Steering wheel
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Interior
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Seats Steering

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Exterior

5.7/10

One thing that Nissan has finally decided to take up a notch in the new decade is the exterior of the car. The vehicle will now be even more appealing to buyers who are looking for a tougher looking SUV under budget. All thanks to the Japanese giant that has managed to take away the vague and dated looks that involved wide-eyed headlights and a very tired looking grille, with freshly baked exterior styling taking directly from the recently introduced Eclipse Cross.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Three Quarter View

Slim headlights, wide-set fog lamps involving angular turn-signal parts are a few elements that buyers will see as a completely refreshed component altogether. 

On the contrary, Mitsubishi has kept things relatively subdued outback as not many changes were made to the SUV’s rear involving the same taillights, which although now come with full LED lighting as standard - and the bumper been notched up with a skid-plate flourish.

Model

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Honda HR-V

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Subaru Crosstrek

Chevrolet Trax

Curb Weight

3,032 lbs

2906 lbs

3300 lbs

2890 lbs

2809 lbs

3157 lbs

2805 lbs

Length

171.9"

170.4"

171.2"

164.0"

168.3"

175.8"

167.2"

Width

71.3"

69.8"

70.7"

70.9"

69.6"

71"

69.9"

Height

64.8"

63.2"

61.6"

61"

60.7"

63.6"

64.9"

Ground Clearance

8.5"

5.4"

5.9"

6.7"

6.1"

8.7"

6.2"

Wheelbase

105.1"

102.8"

103.9"

102.4"

101.2"

104.9"

100.6"

The crossover has an amazing ground clearance of 8.5-inches rivaling the Subaru Crosstrek, the well-known off-roader. Despite the seemingly short wheelbase, the compact SUV is longer than any of the competition and wider than most. 

What are the Exterior highlights?

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Headlights and foglights with LED taillights with Auto high-beam assist
  • Rear window defroster
  • Intermittent and Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power folding side mirrors
  • Roof Spoiler
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Side View
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV 3rd quarter view
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Bonnet
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Fog lamp
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV Rear Light
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Safety

8.1/10

The Outlander Sport may not have made a mark with its performance, but Mitsubishi has added a whole host of driver assistance and safety features to keep the crossover competitive in 2020. Some of the features you’ll find are:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera

Other than these features, Mitsubishi has stacked in a plethora of driver assistance features as standard in the 2020 Outlander Sport. Features like Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection and Lane departure warning, are now available as standard in the higher trims of the Outlander Sport. Blindspot Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert comes as a part of the standard fitment in the higher trims.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Competition

7.8/10

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is a compact crossover with performance no better than the Outlander Sport. The issues like droning engine noise, lack of sound deadening and premium materials in the cabin, persist even in the Honda. However, the HR-V shines through with a best in class passenger and cargo capacity, while maintaining a small footprint. Even the fuel economy is good enough to make you ignore the lack of oomph in the engine. If you want a compact daily driver, but not as tiny as a hatchback, Honda HR-V is a good option to consider.

2020 Honda HR-V

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs Mazda CX-3

The Mazda surpasses the Mitsubishi in almost every aspect, apart from cargo capacity. The engine has a smoother power delivery, every upshift feels decisive and downshifts make the engine sing beautifully. The cabin is not just spacious and ergonomically well laid out, the materials don’t feel like cheap plastic, a departure from the trend so far. From the outside, the Mazda CX-3 is one of the best looking compact SUVs, with tasteful styling elements and appealing curves. Between the two, the Mazda CX-3 is clear winner.

2020 Mazda CX-3

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs Subaru Crosstrek

The Crosstrek is decidedly a more SUV-ish crossover compared to the more hatchback-like compacts like Honda. It displays clear signs of its off-road capability with its massive ground clearance, rugged exterior and the X-mode from Subaru. Comparatively, the Outlander Sport is left in the dust, not just in the badlands, but also on the highways. Apart from that, the interior is not better, clad with hard plastics and cloth upholstery. If you’re looking for some adventure, you could take the Crosstrek on a weekender into the woods, rather than the Outlander Sport.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Final Verdict

Exquisite exterior styling along with subtle interior changes but similar engine capacities, not at all impressive interior quality and a very appealing price point. Mixed emotions are what we have after witnessing the all-new Outlander Sport by the Japanese Manufacturer. 

We all have heartily wished that the Outlander Sport becomes Mitsubishi’s best selling model in the U.S. market. However, the same would’ve been better received with a bit more of expensive updates given the mark of a new decade. But undoubtedly, the Outlander Sport’s minor styling tweaks have given a strong impression of newness. Like we said in the beginning, we are yet to make a comment if the car will be, if not the best, but one of the best in its segment. For the time being, we are content with the models current styling and appealing price point offered by its manufacturer. 

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

BE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

The best SUV at this price

Pros - Value, sporty looking, spacious

Cons - Little road noise on highway, accelertaion

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

Very impressed with the driving dynamics. It has been great fun driving it day in and day out. The CVT is still lacking when compared to automatic but it does improve gas mileage so, it’s not all bad.

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Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
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The best SUV at this price

Very impressed with the driving dynamics. It has been great fun driving it day in and day out. The CVT is still lacking when compared to automatic but it does improve gas mileage so, it’s not all bad.

by Jonathan D. Sutton

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