2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: What's Changed

MitsubishiOutlanderSport
  • Most significant changes: All models get improved sound insulation, while audio and tech features, as well as interior materials, are upgraded on different trim levels.
  • Price change: $300 increase across ES and SE trims
  • On sale: This week
  • Which should you buy, 2013 or 2014? Upgrades to tech and comfort come at a nominal cost, making the 2014 the better value.

Updates last year to Mitsubishi's best-selling model, the Outlander Sport, emphasized what was on the outside as well as under the hood. For 2014 the five-passenger crossover sports new tech and interior touches.

A new audio head unit comes on the ES trim level, while all models get a redesigned steering wheel with audio controls, and the SE trim gets HD Radio. A new engine balancer shaft is standard on all models with a continuously variable transmission, while all models receive improved sound insulation materials. New tech features include a 6.1-inch touch-screen with a backup camera on the SE trim; and a new navigation system with a 7-inch touch-screen, voice command, 3D mapping, point-of-interest info and real-time traffic with the SE Touring Package. The SE Touring Package also includes new black-leather seating.

In addition, the new SE Premium Package features a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate premium sound system with nine speakers, including a 10-inch subwoofer. The package also boasts a new power adjustable driver seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. In addition, the new LED Daytime Running Lamps Package bundles LED running lights with special front corner extensions.

The returning powertrain is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 148 horsepower, 145 pounds-feet of torque and an estimated fuel economy of 24/31 mpg city/highway on the front-wheel-drive version with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Outlander Sport is also available with all-wheel drive, as well as with a five-speed manual transmission.

Arriving at dealerships this week, the 2014 Outlander Sport increases in price by $300 across the ES and SE trim levels, starting at $20,295 (including an $825 destination charge). The SE with all-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission starts at $24,820, including destination.

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Comments 

I really like the look of the Outlander sport, was't expecting a price increase or even a change for that matter.

Subtle changes but good changes. They could use a stronger engine for the top trims though. It does have "sport" in the name.

jyd

Wait, Mitsubishi is still making cars?

hube

Change the damn cvt!!! it is awful! put a normal six speed gearbox!!

The s

Outlander sports are great cars. My brother bought one (i drive a lancer) and his outlander sport already has 85K miles on it and it runs great!

Paul B

It is true that the car will leave you unimpressed. What will impress is the excessive cost of maintenance. Why would anybody want to buy such a poorly engineered car from Mitsubishi? They are not serviceable except at the dealer. They deliberately design in the need for special tools to remove components. Things like heater cores removal require the entire interior to be removed to get the part out. The dash board falls apart and then the dealer wants $2300 for parts and labor to repair. Point is – the vehicle is beyond economical repair. Maybe most people have already figured this out and that is why Mitsubishi sales are in the toilet. Don’t buy any Mitsubishi product until they improve their engineering practices. Last person out – turn out the lights. RIP Mitsubishi.

gina

Is is true mitsubishi is clsing down and leaving the USA?

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