- Competes with: Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson
- Looks like: Cleaner-looking nose, more chrome trim
- Drivetrain: 148-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual or CVT
- Hits dealerships: This summer
Mitsubishi's smallest crossover and best-selling vehicle gets slightly refreshed for 2013. Aside from exterior styling tweaks and a revised suspension, the Outlander Sport’s unlovable continuously variable automatic transmission gets recalibrated for the second time since the vehicle’s model-year 2011 debut.
The compact crossover's face gets updated with a tweaked grille, new fog lamp design, black side sills and revised bumpers. Eighteen-inch wheels are newly standard across all trim levels, replacing 16s on base models. More chrome trim dots the exterior, which comes in several new colors: White Pearl and Quick Silver join Laguna Blue, Labrador Black Pearl, Mercury Gray and Rally Red.