2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Since the next gen Mitsubishi Outlander came out, the automaker has been slowly releasing updated versions of all models in its lineup. Although the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport may seem a little old, it received a few things to refresh its look and comfort. Still ready to take on the auto market, the Outlander Sport is back for 2023. Check out the new specs.
Avail. Engine Type
For 2023, the Outlander Sport comes with five trims – S, ES, LE, SE, and GT. Most of the lineup comes with the same powertrain, a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I4 engine optimized with Mitsubishi Motor’s own variable valve timing system (VVT) for better performance and fuel efficiency. This engine is able to generate 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Only the GT trim comes with a different engine, a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I4 also optimized with MIVEC, able to generate 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque.
Driving and Handling
Regardless of the engine, every trim comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Oddly enough, even with a different engine in the GT, most trims come with the same fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The GT loses a single mile for the highway (28 mpg).
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport definitely did get some upgrades, making automatic headlights standard, plus front rain-sensing wipers; heated side mirrors; LED DRLs, LED tail lights, and LED low and high beam headlights; and rear privacy glass. LED fog lights start with the ES trim. Only the S trim rides on 16-inch steel wheels. The rest of the lineup comes with 18-inch alloy wheels.
Across the lineup, a 4-way adjustable passenger seat is the standard. A 4-way power-adjustable driver seat is found on the GT. Otherwise, the rest of the lineup comes with a 6-way adjustable driver seat. A 60/40 split-rear bench is a lineup standard. Fabric upholstery is the standard, replaced with leather in the GT trim. Heated front seats are standard on the LE, SE, and GT trims. These last three trims also come with a leather-wrapped shift knob and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The standard setup is a 7-inch touchscreen with a 4-speaker sound system, AM/FM radio, automatic climate control, Bluetooth wireless technology, rear heater ducts, and steering wheel audio and phone controls. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE, SE, and GT come with a six-speaker sound system, 8-inch smartphone-link display audio system (SDA), Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, and HD Radio.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with many standard basic safety features, including advanced dual-stage front airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, side curtain airbags and front seat-mounted side airbags, stability and traction control systems, automatic high beams, a rearview camera, and LATCH child seat system, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, and RISE body construction to protect all the passengers. Advanced safety features that come standard include forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning. The SE and GT trims also come with Blind Sport Warning with lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
All Mitsubishi Motors vehicles come with a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-miles, anti-corrosion protection for 7-years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first), and roadside assistance coverage for 5 years with unlimited miles.