Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gains 'Limited Edition' Trim

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

The Outlander Sport is Mitsubishi’s most popular model and to keep it fresh, the company has introduced a new Limited Edition trim for the 2017 model year.

Debuting at the Chicago Auto Show, this variant of the Japanese brand’s compact crossover is situated above the base ES model. Accordingly, it features numerous appearance upgrades and, as always, an affordable price.

Catching your eye, it rolls on inky-black 18-inch wheels that look particularly aggressive on a small vehicle such as this. There’s also an alloy fuel-filler door, halogen fog lamps, HID headlights and black mirror housings to match the rims. When it comes to paint, there’s plenty of choice as Mitsubishi offers seven exterior colors.

Inside, passengers are treated to a few minor enhancements, including heated front buckets. All the seats are trimmed in dark-colored fabric, but red stitching on the shift knob, parking-brake handle and steering wheel adds a touch of drama to an otherwise dark cabin. The accelerator and brake pedals are also gussied up with aluminum covers for a sporty look.

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Keeping tech lovers happy is a standard Display Audio System. With a colorful, touch-friendly screen this arrangement supports Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.

Underneath the hood there’s no news to report. The Outlander Sport Limited Edition is motivated by a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, one that provides a rather unimpressive 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. It matched to a Sportronic continuously variable transmission.

What it lacks in speed, this crossover makes up for in efficiency. All-wheel drive is available, but if the just the front tires are powered this Mitsubishi should sticker at 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on highway drives. Its combined rating is an impressive 27 MPG.

Like other models in this company’s range this new Outlander model is protected by an extremely generous warranty. Bumper-to-bumper coverage is fully transferrable and lasts for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The vehicle’s powertrain is guaranteed for even longer, 10 years or 100,000 miles.

The 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition is set to arrive at dealerships in the U.S. later this month. You should be able to pick one up for right around $22,000.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Elvirs Elvirs on Feb 06, 2017

    27mpg combined is not 'impressive' my wife has 2015 model with same engine tied to a cvt and it has really rubbery acceleration. my RDX gives 23mpg combined from 3.5L V6 but acceleration on that thing is sweet. i think giving up the joy of driving for 15% fuel efficiency is mistake, I wish they put a better engine on outlander sport, its a good car overall, it deserves a better engine

  • Howie Isaacks Howie Isaacks on Apr 02, 2017

    I had a 2013 Outlander Sport ES, and I just traded it in and bought a new 2017 Outlander Sport LE. I loved he 2013 model, and I love the new Oulander Sport LE even more. I don't care about having a really powerful engine. The 2017 model seems to accelerate faster than the 2013, even though it's practically the same engine. In my 2013 Outlander, I could make the 40 mile trip from Dallas to Fort Worth four times starting with a full tank of gas. That's about 320 miles. I think that's impressive. I love having CarPlay and the added bonus of a backup camera is great.