2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

ES FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 man trans

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Citroen C4 Aircross Front
French automakers Peugeot and Citroën have each launched a new crossover that is heavily based on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Christened the Peugeot 4008 and Citroën C4 Aircross, the two vehicles are a fair bit more attractive than their Japanese progenitor. Both the Peugeot and Citroën get touches like LED lighting, a panoramic sunroof, and 18-inch wheels. Gadgets like keyless entry and ignition, navigation, and more will be available. Peugeot says it was inspired to produce the 4008 because of growing global demand for crossovers, while Citroën claims its crossover imparts a “sense of escape into everyday driving.” The 4008 wears a bold trapezoidal front grille, straked hood, and rounded liftgate, while the C4 Aircross has Citroën’s signature dual-chrome-line grille and a bold character line along each side of the car. The C4 Aircross will be offered in Europe with three diesel engines ranging from 110 hp to 148 hp, with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine offered for markets outside of Europe. Both front- and all-wheel drive are available. The diesel engines use five- or six-speed manual transmissions, while the gasoline mill can be optioned with a continuously variable transmission. The C4 Aircross goes on sale in Europe in the first half of 2012. Peugeot will offer both front- and all-wheel drive, but expects about 80 percent of sales to have all-wheel drive. There are two gasoline engines, a 116-hp 1.6-liter and a 150-hp 2.0-liter, as well as a 112-hp 1.6-liter diesel and 150-hp 1.8-liter diesel. The gasoline engines will only be offered in markets outside of Europe. The 4008 goes on sale in the second quarter of 2012. True Francophiles will be disappointed to learn that neither of the cars will be sold in the U.S. market, as neither Peugeot nor Citroën have operations on our shores. This isn’t the first time that the two have sold reskinned versions of Mitsubishi products, however: the companies began selling the larger Mitsubishi Outlander as the Peugeot 4007 and the Citroën C-Crosser several years ago. Peugeot and Citroën also sell a version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car as the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero in Europe. Sources: Peugeot, Citroën
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As today's A.D.D. culture has filtered into the auto market, new niches seem to pop up overnight, and they're immediately swamped with competitors. The latest auto niche is the small crossover, and here's Mitsubishi on the vanguard with the Outlander Sport (although the Nissan Juke, with its megabucks ad budget, may be more well-known).
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Mitsubishi has some solid ingredients here. The aggressive, Lancer Evolution-inspired styling looks trim and attractive on this larger vehicle, making the Outlander Sport more classically handsome than the avant-garde Nissan Juke. The interior, although hardly plush, is also attractive and is sufficiently refined for the segment. As others have noted, there's enough space in here to seat four real people, something other cute-crossovers have trouble doing. And like most Mitsubishis, it's surprisingly well sorted in the steering and handling department.
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The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport may have the word "Sport" in its name, but after spending a couple days behind the wheel and logging several hundred miles, I'd say it's a misnomer. In the Outlander Sport's defense, it looks the part, with a purposeful stance, sharp, modern lines, and a Lancer Evolution-style face. In fact, it's quite adorable especially in the bright blue paint of this test car -- the color is called Laguna Blue and is available only on the top trim SE -- and everyone who saw it wanted to know what it was.
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I think this thing is exactly the perfect size, and it had my Ford Escape-driving neighbor jealous of its style. When she saw that it was fully loaded AND under thirty grand, she half considered looking for a Mitsubishi dealer to trade her car in. Which brings me to the sorest point of any great car to come from the tri-star brand: the abysmal dealership network. There are so few dealers, and my previous experience with ones in Greenwich, Connecticut, and White Plains, New York, were both terrible. It's really too bad, since for a hair under $29k you get a fun-to-drive, tidy, well-equipped CUV.
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front Three Quarters Driver 2
Don't confuse the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with the Mitsubishi Outlander. They share a name, but these two vehicles are distinctly different. If you're familiar with Land Rover's Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, Mitsubishi's naming scheme might make sense. The Outlander Sport isn't necessarily sportier than it's bigger, older brother. Rather, it's a significantly smaller vehicle that competes in an entirely different segment. With two rows of seats, available all-wheel drive, and a frugal four-cylinder, the Outlander Sport is entering the crowded compact crossover market as a serious latecomer.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front Three Quarters Driver 2
Predictable ride, surprising steering
Mitsubishi says the Outlander Sport cabin is quieter than that of the larger Outlander. That may be true when the Sport is wearing its standard sixteen-inch wheels, but the available 18-inch tires are seriously louder and transmit a significant amount of road noise. Wind noise is also plenty noticeable, but not obtrusive. The ride favors comfort, with a generous suspension travel. In aggressive turns, there is a bit of lean, and over rough roads the suspension can sometimes knock and clunk as if someone forgot to install a few bushings. The electric power steering, though, is excellent. In its first use of this popular technology, Mitsubishi has nailed the calibration. The effort builds naturally, there's great on-center response, and you actually get some road feedback through the steering wheel. Mitsubishi doesn't just have the best steering in the compact crossover segment, it betters many cars with much sportier pretentions.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front Three Quarters Static Passenger
The Mitsubishi signature
Inside, it feels like the perfect size, with a respectable rear seat and cargo room. The interior is exactly what we've come to expect from Mitsubishi. That's to say there are intuitive, driver friendly controls surrounded by cheap-looking materials. While the dash and trim bits are certainly lacking, the good news is that almost everything you touch has been thoughtfully executed, from the standard leather-wrapped steering wheel to the comfortable armrests. And if you want to dress up the interior, Mitsubishi is offering piano black trim overlays for $265. The base ES model -- which is front-wheel drive only -- includes power windows and door locks, keyless entry, Bluetooth, a USB port, and an auxiliary audio input as standard equipment. The SE trim adds passive entry and keyless ignition, high-intensity discharge headlights, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and heated seats on four-wheel-drive cars. Optional equipment includes a fixed panoramic glass roof, ambient LED lighting, and a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system. Mitsubishi's available navigation system is still in need a knob or two to make it functionally tolerable.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front Three Quarters Driver
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front Three Quarter
Mitsubishi recently allowed us to sample preproduction versions of its forthcoming small crossover, the Outlander Sport. The Sport is slated to go on sale this October with a base price of under $19,000. Mitsu hasn't yet finalized pricing, but we're told to expect fully loaded models to hit showrooms with a sticker price of less than $26,000. And that's with navigation, keyless entry, heated seats, four-wheel drive, a 710-watt sound system, HIDs, and a CVT automatic.
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Things are a little different with the all-wheel drive CVT model we drove. No final weight specs have been released, but we expect the extra axles and differential to add somewhere around 150 lb. Combined with the CVT, the Sport seemed, well, less sporty. Not dog slow, mind you, but brisk acceleration, especially up hills, resulted in lots of Osterizer sounds from under the hood.
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
24 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
148 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
145 ft lb of torque @ 4200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
60,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, through March 29, 2011. The panoramic glass roof may have been installed without primer being applied before the adhesive.
Consequences
Without primer being used, the panoramic glass roof may have reduced adhesion, possibly allowing the glass roof to detach from the vehicle, resulting in a road hazard to other vehicles.
Remedy
MMNA will notify owners and dealers will inspect the panoramic glass to see if primer was installed. If primer is not present, the glass will be reinstalled. The recall began on July 8, 2013. MMNA's recall number is SR-13-007. Customers may contact MMNA at 1-888-648-7820.
Potential Units Affected
3,181
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured on September 3, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the switch sleeve in the brake booster may crack and prevent the brake pedal from returning properly.
Consequences
If the pedal is unable to move back to the proper position, the vehicle may not move as expected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake booster, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-008.
Potential Units Affected
2
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Lancer, Lancer Evolution, and Outlander; 2009-2011 Lancer Sportback and 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles. The affected vehicles, manufactured with 4B1 engines, have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped). These pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment.
Consequences
If the drive belt detaches, the battery may discharge, resulting in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive belt with a rubber belt. Drive pulleys that are excessively worn will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 15, 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-009.
Potential Units Affected
165,923
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:BLOWER
Summary
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Lancer vehicles manufactured March 16, 2009, to March 30, 2011, 2010-2011 Lancer Sportback vehicles manufactured June 17, 2009, to December 1, 2010, 2010-2011 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured July 14, 2009, to January 7, 2011, 2009-2011 Outlander vehicles manufactured February 10, 2009, to June 22, 2011, and 2011 Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured August 26, 2010, to November 19, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the blower motor may fail.
Consequences
Failure of the blower motor may reduce the performance of the windshield defroster, diminishing the driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace a suspect blower motor, free of charge. The recall began on June 15, 2015. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-15-003.
Potential Units Affected
76,958
Notes
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.


IIHS Roof Strength
Acceptable
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Acceptable

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