Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2015 is a great family car in the compact SUV category. Fuel economy is listed at 24MPG in the city and 30MPG on the highway. We drove this car for one week on an extended test drive and we got 22MPG. The safety ratings are very high for this car, with 4 stars or better in every category.
The middle row does not have a ton of room. Our very large teenagers were fine on a short drive. The leg room was just not spacious enough for our long legged sons, and they found it to get uncomfortable on longer drives. Head room was also a bit tight. Three of our teens are over 6 feet tall and their heads could touch the top of the car. The middle row was a 60/40 split with the pull down arm rest in the center with two cup-holders. We loved this middle row armrest cup holder that can be found in many new cars. It is a great way to have a barrier between two argumentative children.
Seating in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was adequate. The leather was soft but it did not have much padding. When we went for a drive in this car, we did not feel like we were so comfortable that we did not want to get out. The driver’s seat did have a 6 way adjustable feature which made it a bit more comfortable than the other seats in the car.
The trunk had to be opened manually, no button on the remote. Cargo space was not huge, but it was big enough to bring home one big grocery shopping trip and three kids in the middle row. If you did not need to use the middle row seats, you could easily push one button and fold down the entire middle row. The cargo space then would double and a trip to haul some larger items would then be possible. Under the floorboard was a nice size spare tire and jack, just in case you needed it.
The color LCD Multi-Informational Display screen was very nice and easy to use. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport had a steering wheel with many controls on it so you could change the radio channels and volume or make bluetooth phone calls while driving. The steering wheel and the shift knob were both leather wrapped which gave a bit of a luxury feel to the car. The Fuse hands-free link system included the Bluetooth and a USB port. Push button start was a nice touch so that I could keep my keys safely tucked into my purse.
The headlights were super wide and high intensity. They really lit up our very dark neighborhood and made me feel safer while driving at night. The rain sensing windshield wipers were an unexpected surprise. While we were driving along one day, it started to lightly rain. The windshield wipers went through one cycle all by themselves. I really loved this feature, especially while driving a new car, as you do not want to get distracted trying to figure out where the windshield wipers are located!
The sound system in this car was excellent. The 9 speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with XM radio was very enjoyable. The speakers were well placed in this car and we enjoyed a few family sing-a-longs together. The rear camera, front and rear parking sensors, and voice recognition all worked perfectly fine. Handling on this car was average and most of the time we had a very smooth ride.
The compact SUV field is very crowded. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport could be a strong competitor if it could be a little sportier. With the name having the word SPORT in it, we were expecting a sportier drive. The MSRP is between $20,000 and $28,000. This is an affordable car with high safety ratings. This car also has very high reliability ratings so it quite possibly could be a perfect vehicle for your family. If you want a compact SUV to safely drive around town, this might be your perfect match.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport : The Best part of this car?
The panoramic sunroof was the best part of this car. What a lovely way to enjoy the clouds, nature, and even a rain storm. This was the nicest sunroof we have ever seen in a car. It was very expansive and difficult to photograph(see the overhead pic too).
Our dog enjoys test driving cars too. She is quite picky and she does not enjoy most cars. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets two paws up as you can see below.
If you are looking for an inexpensive family car with great reliability ratings, that even your dog will love, this car might be a perfect fit!
The panaramic moon roof is what would sell me on this car. Love!!
The enormous moon roof was also my favorite feature. We loved watching the sun, moon, stars, clouds, rain and even one rainbow. Such a great feature every car should have.
This looks awesome and that sunroof is the truth. Love that your dog is enjoying the ride, too. 🙂
The panoramic sunroof was so awesome! It really made for an amazing drive each day. The kids just loved reclining their chairs and watching the world roll by.
I am not a big fan of Mitsubishi but I will check that car. I will tell this to my friends.
Thanks for sharing our review! Safety ratings and reliability ratings are both very high in this car so I would definitely consider it.
I also LOVE that sunroof and those views! When we’re looking for cars, safety ratings are something we always check first. Good to know this Outlander ranks high!
The panoramic sunroof was so awesome. Safety and reliability both ranked very high and are really important factors to consider.
We have been thinking of a compact SUV for my husband’s next car. This looks super nice, and I do love that sunroof!
You should really take this car on an extended test drive! That is the best way to see if it works for your family. The sunroof is so awesome, every car should have one!
That looks like a very nice vehicle. I’m in need of a new vehicle that has great space. This one looks like it has a lot of nice space too.
Yes, this car has great space, especially when you put the middle row down. Thanks for visiting today.
This looks like a cute car for the family. I really love the roof, how cool is that. What a view!
The roof yields such a lovely view! Thanks for visiting.
That’s a cute little car. The dog’s not so bad either!!!
We love our Molly dog so much. She is very picky about which cars she gives her approval to!
Where do you live because it seriously already looks like fall? lol! This is a pretty SUV though, and I love the sunroof. I’ve always told myself when I get a new car I want an SUV but we shall see I love cars.
Haha! Very observant! This photo was from last fall 🙂 When you are ready to purchase your car make sure you do some test drives. It is important to drive the car and make sure you are very comfortable with it. Thanks for visiting!
This looks like it has a ton of room and a great vehicle for people who travel a lot. Love it!
Thanks for reading my review of the Outlander Sport.
Loving that skylight! If I need to get an SUV down the road, I’ll have to look into this one. Thank you for sharing!
The skylight is amazing. I hope you take this car on a test drive so you can get a good feel for it.
Never tested any of their cars out to be honest but now you got me all curious about the brand. Going to check them out soon since we looking for a new vehicle.
I have a whole bunch of other car reviews on my blog, so check them all out, and make sure you take an extended test drive to make sure you love the car before you purchase it.
This looks like a good option for a busy family with younger kids. I agree that it could be a little sportier but it looks like a reliable and affordable option.I love the moon roof!
The moon roof is so awesome. You feel like you are on an adventure every time you get in the car. Thanks so much for visiting!
Looks like an awesome car! I love the sunroof!!
The sunroof is really a wonderful feature!! Thanks for visiting my review.
I love the look of this vehicle. The sunroof would be a winner for me too.
I agree, this car is fun to look at and the sunroof is the best part!
I really want a sun roof when I make my next car purchase 🙂
Put the sunroof at the top of your wish list for your next car!!