LA Auto Show: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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There are minor revisions, but the story of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the same: high value and low cost in a small crossover wagon.


What Is It?

The 2016 Outlander Sport continues as a crossover that is uncommonly parkable (less than 172 inches in length) and affordable (sticker price remains less than $20K, at $19,595). It’s one of the few crossovers that still offers a manual transmission (2.0 ES front-wheel drive only).

The mostly surface and trim changes for 2016 don’t seem to address the Outlander Sport high noise levels, but here’s hoping Mitsubishi has done some fiddling with that along the way.


What Mitusbishi Says:

Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA:

“The Outlander Sport has always been a fun vehicle that delivers on its promise of reliability and value, and the 2016 model year continues to do so with a great new family look that unifies the Mitsubishi CUV lineup.”


What’s New For 2016:

  • “Dynamic Shield” front-end styling
  • More standard equipment for all Outlander Sports: power-folding mirrors with LED turn indicators, wheel lip moldings, auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink, new 18-inch wheels
  • Redesigned steering wheel, 6.1-inch center display
  • Light gray interior option


When Does It Go On Sale?

No word yet on when the 2016 Outlander Sport will hit the ground.