2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gets Small MPG Boost

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2015 Outlander Sport SE.

Mitsubishi has revised the Outlander Sport for the 2015 model year, giving the crossover slightly better fuel economy.

Power still comes from a 2.0-liter inline four cylinder that makes 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque, but it is mated to a revised version of Mitsubishi’s CVT that emulates a seven-speed automatic.

Thanks to this, fuel economy is improved slightly to 25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined for two-wheel drive models and 24 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined for four-wheel drive. A five-speed manual is also available on base-trim two-wheel drive versions.

Changes that are coming to every single model in the Outlander Sport lineup include new carbon audio panel trim, thicker front door window glass, added rear quarter panel sound insulation material along with next-generation Electric Power Steering.

There are two trims of Outlander sport available, either ES or SE. The ES model represents the base Outlander Sport, and it includes standard features like air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, hill-start assist, keyless entry and Bluetooth among others. Bump up to the SE model and buyers will get HID headlights, push-button start, heated seats, rain-sensing wipers, fog lights, automatic climate control, rearview camera and more.

Pricing for the 2015 model was not announced.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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