4 Reasons the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the Best Value Crossover
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander has arrived at your local Mitsubishi dealer, and with its long list of features and top safety ratings, it's a prime choice for buyers who are looking for serious value.
Kelley Blue Book even included it in their list of the Top 10 Most Affordable SUVs because of its reasonable price sticker and noteworthy fuel economy.
If you're looking for a compact SUV that offers the flexibility of roomy five-passenger seating and plenty of cargo space without sacrificing performance and style, the Outlander Sport is a smart buy.
Capability and Efficiency
The Outlander Sport is powered by a highly efficient 2.0-liter aluminum MIVEC four-cylinder engine that furnishes 148 horsepower, making this SUV quick to accelerate and light on its feet. All trims are also available with front-wheel drive or Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control system.
Outlander Sport 2.4 ES and GT models are also making their way to dealerships with an additional 20 horsepower on board. Their newly available this year for drivers who like an extra lively ride. The new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine in both Outlander Sport models delivers 168 ponies for your driving pleasure.
Depending on the trim, the Outlander Sport's engine comes paired with either a five-speed manual or CVT Sportronic transmission and can get up to 32 miles per gallon.
Despite its size and spacious layout it has to offer, the Outlander Sport is more environmentally and wallet-friendly than a lot of other utility vehicles out there. It also has a larger fuel tank than the Honda CR-V, Subaru XV Crosstrek, and Mazda CX-5 so you can travel longer distances and stop to fill up less frequently.
The Outlander Sport comes standard with an array of convenience features that many manufacturers typically charge consumers extra for.
Mitsubishi's athletic SUV is equipped with remote keyless entry, a Color LCD multi-information display, a USB port, and two 12-volt outlets.
It's also designed to help prevent driver's from being distracted by offering the Fuse Hands-Free Link System with Bluetooth and steering-wheel mounted controls. Everything you need to adjust settings and stay connected is right at your fingertips.
If you jump up to the SE trim level you can incorporate an even broader set of amenities. Push button start and automatic climate control make life simpler when you're on the go.
Paddle shifters enhance the sporty feel of the ride, giving you control so you can fully enjoy the responsiveness of Mitsubishi's award-winning SUV.
And a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with SiriusXM and HD radio offers additional entertainment options. Plus you can enjoy your sound through an upgraded 6-speaker stereo system.
The display is also equipped with a rearview camera, allowing you to reverse with confidence. It provides a wide angle view for reference, and it also alerts you if there is an object in the path of your vehicle so you have time to react.
Each trim comes with more luxuries, from leather upholstery and aluminum pedals to a power driver's seat and a premium navigation system.
And the most pleasing part of all is that even the Outlander Sport's top trim levels come in under $25K, the typical starting price of SUVs from many other manufacturers.
For the fourth year in a row, the Outlander Sport has been recognized by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick. All trims are replete with advanced safeguards that help prevent accidents before they even happen. That's just another reason why the Outlander Sport is such a go-to vehicle for families.
Check out the comprehensive list of safety features that are included:
Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and brake assist Hill start assist Active Stability Control Traction Control Logic Tire Pressure Monitoring 7 airbags including a driver's knee airbag Low Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) RISE body construction Anti-theft protection Engine immobilizer Side-impact door beams Collapsible steering column and foldaway brake pedal assembly
Mitsubishi has used their innovations in technology to provide drivers and passengers with top-of-the-line protection at a reasonable price.
And it's those kinds of thoughtfully designed systems that make all the difference. For instance, Ford's 2015 Escape received "Good" ratings from the IIHS in all but one crash test category.
However, in that one, the small overlap front test, it received the lowest rating possible of "Poor." In a collision affecting that part of the vehicle, people inside could be seriously injured.
There's no reason to have to worry about your family's well-being. Go with an SUV that is designed to keep everyone inside safe.
Price and Warranty
The Outlander Sport truly is the all-around best value, and it's well-poised to take on the competition in the heated SUV segment.
Starting at $19,595 consumers get exceptional versatility, top-notch performance, and the latest technology for less than $20K. And Mitsubishi also covers their vehicles with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty and five full years of roadside assistance. That's the kind of peace of mind that all drivers deserve.
Comparable models, like Honda's CR-V, don't even come close. The CR-V has a starting price of $23,445 and comes with only a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. It costs a lot more up front and who knows if you'll be left dealing with repairs after the warranty is up.
And the Mazda CX-5 is also more expensive at $21,545. Plus it comes with a lesser warranty that includes only three years of roadside assistance.
Why overpay when you can get an excellent SUV at a much lower cost and feel reassured by the coverage that comes with it?
Plus, Mitsubishi is offering great incentives on the 2015 Outlander Sport. They include deals like a $1500 factory rebate, 0% APR for 60 months, and $500 loyalty rebates for previous Mitsubishi owners. There are also impressive leasing terms available. How about $179 per month for 36 months? Or you can get behind the wheel of an SE model with the upscale Touring Package for $279 per month for the same length of time.
Mitsubishi offers incredible deals for savvy shoppers to take advantage of, and when it comes to getting a complete auto package for the best price, Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport just can't be beat.