This past week I was given the opportunity to drive the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE, a four door compact crossover that seats up to five passengers. How sporty is it you may ask? I had a week to determine just that.
As I drove through Orlando on Route 192, alone, I turned up the Sirius XM Satellite radio to my favorite station. The Rockford Fosgate® premium sound system pumps up to 710 watts through nine speakers, including a 10-inch dual voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control® to deliver a deep, rich bass and crystal clear highs. It’s an awesome sound system for sure.
The Outlander Sport I drove also had the rearview camera and navigation system featuring a 7-inch HD touchscreen, all-new 3D mapping, road speed limits, expanded Points of Interest (POI) and Mapcare which all came in handy at different times throughout the week.
Here are a few more features I observed during my week with the Outlander Sport
- Panoramic sunroof
- Fast Key Passive Entry and remote operated locks and hatch
- 2015 improvements to sound proofing for a more comfortable ride
- 7 airbags including driver’s knee impact airbags.
- Heated side mirrors
- Comfortable and ergonomic leather wrapped steering wheel with hands free phone, audio controls, and cruise control
- RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Construction deflects and transfers crash energy away from passengers
- AWC (All Wheel Control) system monitors the road and transfers power and braking to the wheels with the most transaction, helping improve the handling of the vehicle in all weather conditions.
Sporty front grill and bumper are sharp looking on the 2015 Outlander Sport SE
One thing I know everyone looks for when purchasing a new vehicle is the gas mileage. The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets up to 28 miles per gallon combined city/hwy. I noticed on the first day driving the Outlander Sport while running around Orlando that the gas gauge never budged. This busy mom likes that.
As you may know, safety is a big concern for me when driving on the road. Here are a few more safety features offered in the Outlander Sport: Active Stability Control (ASC) with Hill Start Assist (HSA); Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Drive Impressions
Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The ride was smooth, though the CUV lacked substantial get up and go when it came to acceleration, however it was easy to handle when zipping into tight parking spaces and offers quite a few features for the price. The 2015 Outlander Sport I drove rings up at $28,545.
The Outlander Sport offers a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; 5-year/60,000 mile bumper to bumper; 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty; and 5-year/unlimited miles roadside assistance.
I like driving vehicles that offer many safety features, however, I also enjoy getting behind the wheel of a vehicle I find stimulating. I honestly would have to say that I found the Outlander Sport to be lacking somewhat in the category of “Sporty”. If that’s not something you are searching for in a new vehicle, then the 2015 Outlander Sport does offer many other features that are great for a family’s everyday needs.
If you are looking to read up more on this vehicle please visit their website here:
Disclosure: The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE was given to me for one week as a loan to review. All thoughts expressed are 100% my own.