Mitsubishi is pumping up its Outlander Sport crossover vehicle. The 2015 model will now offer a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 20 extra horses compared to the standard 2.0-liter unit.
All told this larger MIVEC four-banger cranks out 168 hp, which is a welcome bump. The new 2.4-liter engine should address one our major gripes with this vehicle, the fact that it feels pretty unresponsive.
This powerplant will be offered in two different trim levels, the 2.4 ES and 2.4 GT. The former starts at $21,295 and features a black bumper for visual differentiation. The higher-level GT version kicks off at $23,595 and comes with welcome extras like a power driver’s seat, aluminum pedals and side-view mirrors with LED turn indicators.
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The 2.4 GT model can also be equipped with an optional premium package that adds a kickin’ nine-speaker Rockford Fostage sound system, a panoramic glass roof and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
The GT touring package adds leather seating surfaces, a navigation system with a seven-inch display screen and other goodies.
Every Outlander Sport is backed by Mitsubishi’s five-year/60,000 mile fully transferrable limited warranty and 10 years/100,000 mile powertrain protection.
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