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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports Review and Price

About 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports

Looking for the best vehicle addition into the crossover class? Then, you need to look closely into the 2011 model of Mitsubishi Outlander Sports for the most compact SUV to come out this year. In fact, the manufacturers have dubbed it as a subcompact crossover. There are far more impressive features to this SUV that make it one of the manufacturers stalwarts in its automobile lineup.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports vehicle is a mini version of the regular Mitsubishi Outlander. This one is a foot shorter of the former, specifically a foot shorter than the original model in terms of overall length. But the marketing crew at Mitsubishi insist that this is an SUV instead of a small car, which is why they have tagged it with gOutlanderh as the name. It offers the signature look from Mitsubishi with a gaping-mouth grille to provide it with stylistical definition. It comes with an inverted trapezoid design on the exterior, along with tailgate contours.

Mechanically speaking, it is equipped with 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that can deliver up to 152 horsepower and 143 lb-ft torque. The manual transmission offers up to five speed settings, while you can also get the continuously variable transmission. The latter functions just like an automatic transmission but delivers more power due to its belt-and-pulley system. The vehicle itself weighs a total of 3,000 pounds, which means about 400 pounds reduction from what previously was the lightest model in the Outlander auto lineup.

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When it comes to the standard range of features, this vehicle model is rich in options to give you more control in your driving experience. Features include an air conditioning system, remote keyless entry, power locks, steering wheel controls, cruise control, power sunroof, navigation system, Bluetooth cellphone connectivity, and leather upholstery.

Pro’s of 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports

*It delivers impressive styling for a compact SUV, that makes this crossover really an impressive choice.

*Fuel economy has earned high ratings and reflect those of 2.0-liter Lancers.

*It comes with an extensive range of features and excellent power for an entry-level model.

*It is shorter and lighter, which therefore makes it a lot easier to maneuver as compared to the bigger Outlander model.

Con’s of 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports

*The interior spacing is of  2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports rather small for a standard SUV, which creates less room for cargo during outdoor trips or vacations.

Pricing Details

Although an official announcement has yet to be made for the pricing details on the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports, one can expect it to start below the price range for the larger Outlander models. Hence, it should be below the $21,600 range, which was the price for the 2010 Outlander model.

The Bottom Line

Before you decide to purchase an all-new SUV, it is advised that you wait off until the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports come out or you get the opportunity to perform a test drive. This is a great investment as an economical SUV – it offers the same utility features of a wagon, all-wheel drive capability of a crossover vehicle, and impressive manuevering ability like that of a small car.

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  1. Eileen
    December 23rd, 2010 at 14:55 | #1

    I test drove this vehicle on my own and had my husband drive it too, and we both loved the smooth feel of this vehicle on the road. I had test driven the Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogue, Honda CRV, Kia Sorento Sport, and found the Outback Sport has a better feel suspension wise. I love all the standard features you get with the SE version. Just wish the options packages were not packaged the way they are. I like some of the options but would like it seperated out too, so I can pick and choose what I want on the car. Some of the option packages have one or two items I want but others I don’t, so I would end up paying a higher option price because of the way the options are packaged. I would like to see a Spring sale on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, along with a low APR deal, and a price break on the options or some sort of deal on the options. No other auto company out there is offering a deal on their options, just money back and low APR with some offering no first payment until 90 or 120 days later. It seems alot of car companies are pricing their cars in a $15,000 to $19,000 range. The trouble is by the time you choose automatic transmission,hands free bluetooth etc. and rear view camera to compensate for the blind spots todays cars have, you can easily be in the $25,000 to 30,000 range. Budgets are tight these days and families can only afford to spend so much on the family vehicle.