2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The official beginnings of the Outlander Sport happened overseas in Japan in 2001, when Mitsubishi released its Airtrek mid-size crossover.

 

The name Airtrek was carefully chosen to convey to drivers that the SUV had the ability to take its passengers on adventurous journeys in a “free-as-a-bird” manner. Once it was brought to the United States market in 2003, the Airtrek name was dropped, and the Outlander nameplate was born. 

 

Since it was introduced to the American automotive market, the Mitsubishi Outlander has been a popular choice among families looking for an adventurous SUV, with practical features and styling. 

 

Currently in its third generation, and twelfth year in the North American market, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the most affordable all-wheel-drive crossover SUVs ever made, and the Japanese automaker’s best-selling model.

 

It stands up to tough competitors like the Kia Sportage, and offers drivers maximum benefits with the GT trim level packaging. The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is without a doubt, the only SUV to consider when price, appearance, and unknown adventure lies ahead.

 

One of the Most Affordable AWD Crossover SUVs

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport - Affordable Crossover SUV

When staying within a budget is important, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a vehicle worth serious consideration.

 

With a starting MSRP of only $19,595, the Outlander Sport is arguably the most affordable all-wheel-drive crossover SUVs available on the market today. The 2015 Outlander Sport SUV is so affordable, in fact, that Kelley Blue Book named it one of the “10 Most Affordable SUVs.” With seating for five, and an EPA-estimated rating of 26 miles per gallon on the highway (with AWC system), it is no wonder the Outlander Sport is giving the competition something to be concerned about.

 

An all-wheel-drive option in a crossover SUV is important to the vast amount of consumers. Mitsubishi recognized this fact, and created it’s very own revolutionary All-Wheel Control (AWC) system that works to continuously monitor the road, while intelligently transferring power and braking to the wheels with the most traction.

 

Not only does this provide more traction, it also allows for safe driving in even the most challenging road conditions - including ice and snow. Aside from the impressive handling and peace-of-mind the AWC system offers, the 2.4-liter engine gets 168 horsepower, and an estimated 26 miles per gallon on the highway

 

What is it about all-wheel-drive is so important to the crossover SUV? As it turns out, AWD can mean the difference between stopping in the knick of time, or not stopping at all. The 2015 Outlander Sport with the AWC system offers superb traction, on both dry pavement, and in poor weather conditions. It is the perfect mix between rear-wheel-drive, and four-wheel-drive, taking the positive attributes out of each system, and leaving the negatives behind.

 

In most cases, the AWD version of a vehicle is much pricier, and oftentimes out of reach of many consumers. Mitsubishi works to remedy this problem, and is able to make the 2015 Outlander Sport AWC both practical and affordable. 

 

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2015 Kia Sportage

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2015 Kia Sportage

The Outlander Sport and Sportage are two crossover SUVs that directly compete with one another in their market segment. Each SUV has different virtues, but when it comes down to the side-by-side comparison, the 2015 Outlander Sport outperforms Kia’s Sportage in many different aspects.

 

From the sticker price, all the way down to convenience features, consumers will be consistently happier driving the Outlander Sport off the lot, and leaving the Kia Sportage behind at the dealership. Check out the categories that the Outlander Sport has the Kia Sportage beat, below:

 

  • Price: The 2015 Outlander Sport has a starting MSRP of only $19,595, while the Kia Sportage starts much higher at $21,900. The Outlander Sport also beats the Sportage in terms of efficiency, making it more affordable at the dealership, and at the pump.
  • Fuel Economy: With a 25 mpg city rating, and a 32 mpg highway rating, the Outlander Sport beats out the Sportage’s 21 city mpg, and 28 highway mpg. Fewer stops at the gas station, means more time for adventures down the road.
  • Convenience: Parking in tight spots will be a more difficult feat for the Kia Sportage, since it’s wider girth makes parking a challenge. The Outlander Sport has the perfect dimensions for squeezing into those tight spaces without a problem.

 

Both vehicles have generally the same basic warranty and powertrain, so when it comes down to choosing the right crossover SUV for your family, consider that the price, fuel economy, and convenience of the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport far outweigh that of the 2015 Kia Sportage.

 

Get More For Less with the GT Trim

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

For top-of-the-line quality, features, and price, no other trim level quite lives up to the hype of the Outlander Sport GT model. Packed full of standard features, and offering drivers more optional features than any other trim level, the GT model is a great choice for those who want everything, while staying within their budget.

 

The GT 2.4 starts at just $23,595, while the AWC option begins at $24,995. Both offer an affordable price, for unbelieveable standard features. Check out everything that the Outlander Sport GT offers below:

 

Performance

A 2.4-liter MIVEC 168 horsepower engine will keep you safely on the road, without sacrificing performance. Drivers can choose from either a FWD option, or Mitsubishi’s AWC system. 

 

Efficiency

With an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon on the highway, the Outlander Sport GT is affordable long after you drive it off the dealer lot.

 

Exterior

Featuring HID headlights, LED running lights and tail lights, color-keyed side view mirrors with turn signal indicators, black roof rails, chrome molding and grille surround, and rear privacy glass - the 2015 Outlander Sport GT has an exterior look to match the impressive interior luxury features.

 

Convenience & Style:

This version of the Outlander Sport is packed with technology and convenience features to make even the biggest critic, happy.

 

Check out a small sampling of the highlighted features below:

  • Heated side view mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • All-season tires
  • Color LCD multi-information display
  • Heated front seating for both driver and passenger
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • 60/40 split rear seatback
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake handle
  • Aluminum pedals
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen audio display with digital HD radio
  • Rearview backup camera
  • FUSE hands-free link system with Bluetooth
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Safety: Arguably the most important factor to consider when purchasing a new car, the Outlander Sport GT is packed with these advanced safety features:
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution with brake assist
  • Active Stability Control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • RISE body construction
  • Side impact door beams

 

No matter what trim level or model you choose, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the perfect choice for the adventurous driver on the go.