Are you considering a 2024 Outlander Sport? Our experts look at interior options, powertrain, technology, and more in our review.

What’s new for the 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?

For 2024, the Outlander Sport has a new top trim level called SEL. It takes over for the GT trim from last year but features the exact same content. In addition, an all-new trim dubbed Trail Edition gets some mud flaps and unique trim. Finally, the Ralliart is nowhere to be found on Mitsubishi’s Outlander Sport menu this year.  

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Carsforsale.com Score
7.25/10
Powertrain
Score
7.5/10
Interior
Score
7.5/10
Technology
Score
7.25/10
Value
Score
8.5/10
Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $25,365

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

AWD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

24 City / 30 Hwy

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 5

The Breakdown

Rear Seats Fold Flat

Standard All-Wheel Drive

Physical Controls for Infotainment System

Disappointing Fuel Economy

Dated Interior Design

Older Technology

Time for a Fresh Design

2024 Outlander Sport Specs

  • 148 horsepower from base engine
  • 145 lb-ft of torque from base engine
  • 6 available trim levels
  • Cargo capacity 21.7 Cu-ft
  • Cargo capacity Seats Folded 49.5 Cu-ft
  • 8-inch infotainment screen
  • Automatic high beams standard
  • 10-year/ 10,000-mile powertrain warranty

Trims & Pricing

S - $25,365
ES - $27,365
LE - $28,545
SE - $29,580
Trail Edition - $29,840
SEL - $30,380

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Powertrain

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The beating heart of most Outlander Sport trims is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with just 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. It gets up to 24 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. Those figures are both somewhat disappointing in this segment. Typically, low-power engines like this one trade that power for exceptional fuel efficiency. Sadly, buyers get neither with the Outlander Sport.

A larger 2.4-liter engine is standard on the $30,380 SEL trim but it makes just 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. To put that into perspective consider this. The competing Honda CR-V’s standard turbo four-cylinder makes 190 hp and gets up to 34 mpg highway. The 2.4-liter engine in the Outlander Sport SEL gets at best 23 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway.

On paper that makes the Outlander Sport appear very dated and in the real world the results are disappointing. Keeping up with traffic isn’t necessarily easy and passing feels like it takes ages as the vehicle builds speed. We can’t imagine what it would feel like to try and tow the 2,000-pound maximum load that the Outlander Sport can pull.

As we highlighted last year, the Outlander Sport also doesn’t reward drivers with great handling or feedback either. The AWD system that comes standard is nice, but it’s hampered by the low power and drone-happy CVT. Perhaps in 2011, this sort of driving experience would’ve been fine. In 2024, it’s simply not worth a price tag anywhere close to $30k.

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior

That feeling of driving a car from a previous decade continues in the cabin where black plastics and old-school design features are everywhere. The center control stack, dash, and gauge cluster all feature decidedly older themes with smoother edges and rounded curves.

The seating is comfortable and supportive but almost exclusively manually adjustable throughout the lineup. Visibility is fine and the rear seats also offer average interior space despite this car’s small size.

Unlike many other rival vehicles, the Outlander Sport doesn’t really have very much to engage occupants in the cabin. There aren’t any clever design details to take in, the rear seats don’t even get storage spaces in the door cards, and the rear cargo area is devoid of additional storage under the main floor level.

On the plus side, the rear seats do fold down to create a genuinely level load floor with 49.5 cubic feet of total storage. When the rear seats are up, there are 21.7 cubic feet in the rear for gear.

We’d love to see Mitsubishi prioritize the interior further as it’s done with the larger Outlander. That SUV has made leaps and bounds in previous years and the smaller Outlander Sport would greatly benefit from similar treatment.

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Technology Features

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Technology isn’t necessarily a strong suit for the Outlander Sport, either. The base infotainment system measures in at just 7 inches and doesn’t include Android Auto or Apple CarPlay connectivity. It’s actually hard to find cars where those features aren’t standard but that’s the case with the Outlander Sport. It at least comes with physical controls for volume and tuning.

The 8-inch infotainment system that comes standard in most trims does better. It does get Android and Apple connectivity along with satellite radio. At the same time, six speakers is the absolute maximum available in the Outlander Sport so don’t come here looking for a blissful audio experience.

In terms of safety equipment, Mitsubishi offers automatic high beams, forward collision mitigation, and lane-departure warning as standard equipment which we applaud. At the same time, features like cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist aren’t even available at any trim level. The Outlander Sport scored four stars in NHTSA crash testing and did not win any safety awards with the IIHS.

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Trims & Pricing

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S – $25,365

The base Outlander Sport comes with 16-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic high beams, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment system, four speakers, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.

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ES – $27,365

The ES adds LED fog lights up front and 18-inch wheels.

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LE – $28,545

The LE includes front and rear USB ports, an 8-inch infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, voice recognition controls, and satellite radio.

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SE – $29,580

This trim includes power-folding mirrors, a hands-free keyless entry system, six speakers, and blind-spot warning.

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Trail Edition - carsforsale.com

Trail Edition – $29,840

This appearance package adds nothing but mud flaps and some Trail Edition-specific trim to the interior and exterior.

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SEL - carsforsale.com

SEL – $30,380

Finally, the SEL adds the 2.4-liter engine along with black roof rails, leather upholstery, a black headliner, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overall Value 7/10

There’s little question that the Outlander Sport offers very little value compared to most cars in its class. It starts at a price above that of the most expensive Chevrolet Trax which is better in just about every possible way before even considering new car incentives. It’s slow, it’s full of old tech, and the interior feels dated too. At the same time, we can’t ignore that Mitsubishi offers a nearly unbeaten warranty with it which will appeal to some buyers.

CarsForSale.com Overall Score 7.25/10

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It’s time to go back to the drawing board for Mitsubishi. Gone are the days of youthful buyers excited about the brand. The Outlander Sport needs a complete refresh from the ground up including a new platform with new engines, more power, perhaps a hybrid, and a slew of new technologies with them.

FAQs for the 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Does the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have a sunroof?

No. Outlander Sport is not available with a sunroof.

Can a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport tow?

Yes, the Mitsubishi Outlander can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Does the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have Apple CarPlay?

The Outlander Sport has Apple CarPlay, but only if equipped with the 8-inch infotainment system.

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Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers is a car enthusiast who loves all things built with passion, extending to nearly all car cultures. After obtaining an occupational studies degree in sports medicine, Stephen turned his attention to sports cars. He was employed as an auto shop manager, spent time in auto sales, and worked as a software developer for a racing company, but Stephen began writing about cars over 10 years ago. When he's not in front of a computer screen, he's racing his own Bugeye Subaru WRX in as many autocross and rallycross competitions as he can.

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