2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Released
Ahead of the release for the Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Motors North America decided to release the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Tiptoeing the line between SUV and crossover, the Outlander Sport has more to offer consumers in the new year with a value that can’t be beat. With a starting MSRP of $20,995 (plus destination fee), the Outlander Sport is affordable and comes with plenty of safety features to keep the driver and passengers safe, and the smartphone-link touchscreen that made its debut in recent years as the new infotainment system for Mitsubishi Motors vehicles. Available in ten trims, all starting under $28k, there is an Outlander Sport for every consumer.
Consumers sure do like choices, and with ten trims available, there are plenty of configurations to choose from. Let’s start with the purpose of a crossover in the modern world. Finding the perfect middle between SUVs and passenger vehicles, a good crossover can offer power and performance as well good fuel efficiency. The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport already offers this with two engine options and two drivetrain options. The standard 2.0L MiVEC DOHC four-cylinder engine, capable of generating 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel drive (FWD) is enough for most consumers but switching to Mitsubishi’s unique Super All-Wheel Control (AWC) will give drivers more control in a variety of driving conditions. A 2.4L GT engine is also available, able to deliver a total of 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. Both offer decent fuel efficiency, with the 2.0-liter engine prioritizing fuel efficiency with either drivetrain and getting a combined rating of 27 MPG versus the 23 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway of the 2.4L GT engine with an AWC configuration.
The style of the new 2021 Outlander Sport has seen some improvements, but if going for glamour, the new Limited Edition (LE) and Black Edition (BE) trims. Building on the ES trim of the lineup, the LE trim already starts well-equipped with a suite of features, gives the crossover a little more flair with black outside mirrors, a black grille, and black 18-inch alloy wheels to beef up the outside, followed by red interior accent stitching throughout the interior for a sporty appearance. Of course, if wanting to really push the envelope and rack up some more style points for the Outlander Sport, consumers can get the BE trim with revised front and rear air dams in gloss black with red accents, an alloy fuel filler door, side body graphics, black outside mirrors, black door handles, black 18-inch wheels with red accent, a large rear body spoiler, Black Edition exterior badging, and a tailgate protector trim in gloss black. Available in Red Diamond, Pearl White, Black Labrador, and Sunshine Orange, the Outlander Sport BE is complete with the second-generation 7.0-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, standard.
Safety should always be a priority for automakers, for that will usually win over many consumers at the end of the day. Simple things like rain sensing windshield wipers, LED fog lights, auto dimming mirror, and automatic headlights are mostly commonplace today, found on every 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport past the base (S) trim. All models, however, come with advanced safety measures that can greatly improve driving behavior as well as mitigate or completely avoid an auto incident with Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning.
With some of the best auto warranties in the industry, Mitsubishi Motors keeps vehicles operating at peak efficiency for years to come. All consumers of the new 2021 Outlander Sport receive a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty, and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program. Looking to get your hands on a 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport? Visit University Mitsubishi today.