2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

ES FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 man trans

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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
We know it's easy to do, but don't confuse the Mitsubishi Outlander with the Outlander Sport. Although the two vehicles share names, platforms, and styling cues, their personalities are markedly different. While the Outlander has evolved into a larger, family-oriented vehicle, the Sport is a svelte crossover targeted at buyers who want an affordable and frugal sport-utility vehicle. If the Outlander Sport looks like a Lancer Sportback on stilts, that's because it essentially is. The compact crossover shares its basic underpinnings, powertrain, and a number of components--including the instrument panel, for instance--with Mitsubishi's entry-level sedan. All Outlander Sports crib the 2.0-liter, 148-hp four-cylinder engine from the Lancer DE and ES models. A five-speed manual transmission is available on ES models, although a CVT is available and is standard on the higher-grade SE trim. Not only does the CVT improve fuel economy (25/31 mpg city/highway), but it's also available with an optional all-wheel-drive system. The Outlander Sport's Lancer roots bless it with great steering and decent handling, but it doesn't exactly live up to its name. Although the four-cylinder engine sips fuel, it feels markedly underpowered. The five-speed manual livens things up a bit, but acceleration in CVT models--especially those coupled with all-wheel drive--is adequate at best. If you can't live with a Lancer hatchback and can forgo the power offered by several competitors, the Outlander Sport may be a perfect fit.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Normal Illinois Production Line 2
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport began rolling off the automaker’s Normal, Illinois assembly line this week. Mitsubishi expects to build up to 70,000 units at the plant after the initial 50,000-unit annual production capacity is reached. Half of the 2013 Outlander Sports built stateside are intended for export.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front Three Quarter
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport debuted at the New York auto show, and the Japanese automaker says the small CUV will be built exclusively in the U.S. instead of Japan starting this July. Now featuring updated front and rear ends and standard 18-inch alloy wheels, Mitsubishi’s current best-selling model is ready to live out the rest of its planned life cycle.
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front View
After just two years on the market, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has had some work done for the 2013 model year, and it's heading to the 2012 New York International Auto Show to reveal its new look.
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES Roof
Though you wouldn't know by looking at them, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is safer than the visually identical 2011 model. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the 2012 Outlander Sport crossover a Top Safety Pick after the automaker strengthened the roof structure for better protection in a rollover accident.

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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Specifications

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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
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
Summary
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 OUTLANDER SPORT VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 9, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 16, 2011. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE TURN SIGNAL LEVERS IN THE VEHICLE WERE NOT MANUFACTURED CORRECTLY, WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE AUTO-CANCEL FUNCTION OF THE TURN SIGNAL BECOMING INOPERATIVE.
Consequences
THE TURN SIGNAL MAY CONTINUE TO SIGNAL AN INTENDED DIRECTIONAL CHANGE AFTER A POINT WHEN THE AUTO-CANCEL FUNCTION, IF OPERATING PROPERLY, WOULD HAVE TERMINATED THE SIGNAL. A FOLLOWING OR ONCOMING DRIVER MAY RECEIVE INACCURATE INDICATIONS OF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR'S INTENDED MANEUVERS, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH BETWEEN VEHICLES DUE TO IMPROPER VEHICLE SIGNALING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER AND REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. NO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN RETAILED TO CUSTOMERS WITH THIS POTENTIAL CONDITION, NO RECALL BULLETIN OR OWNER LETTERS WILL BE PREPARED. YOU MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
Potential Units Affected
21
Notes
MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
4
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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