2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover now receives numerous new styling improvements and design features.

The compact crossover comes to offer composed handling and a comfortable and enjoyable ride. It has spacious interior with roomy seating for 5 adults. It is now equipped with wide array of welcome standard amenities and delivers an exemplary degree of both performance and fuel-efficiency In fact, this stylish crossover is currently the best-selling car in Mitsubishi Motors' North American model lineup.

In details, the vehicle is propelled by a powerful 148 horsepower (109 kW) DOHC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is equipped with Mitsubishi's advanced MIVEC variable valve-timing technology. Thank to it the 2013 Outlander Sport garners an impressive EPA fuel mileage rating of 31 mpg highway.

Other technologies which add further to the fuel-efficiency are the following: the advanced Electric Power Steering (EPS), gear shift indicator (5-speed manual transmission-equipped cars) or an Eco indicator (CVT-equipped vehicles) light, a higher-efficiency alternator and a wind tunnel-tested body design for wind-cheating aerodynamic performance.

Furthermore, the entry-level front-wheel drive 2013 Outlander Sport ES model includes the following features: air conditioning with micron filter; cruise control; power windows, mirrors and door locks; a 4 speaker 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system with the FUSE Handsfree Link System™ that allows voice-activated operation of an iPod® and a cell phone; intermittent rear wiper; rear LED combination tail lights; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; anti-theft security system and a helpful multi-information monitor.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The standard safety features, which are inherent for any model include: Active Stability Control (ASC) with Hill Start Assist (HSA); anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; Traction Control Logic (TCL); and an advanced front air bag SRS with passenger weight and driver's seat position sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, and curtain side air bags with roll-over sensors.

However, the 5-speed manual transmission which is included on the ES trim level as a standard, for other trim levels comes as an option. It features high-tech Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

More to be offered from the The 2013 Outlander Sport ES is the 4WD. It also adds sumptuous amenities including; Super-wide beam High-Intensity Discharge (S-HID) headlights; One-touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch; automatic climate control; FAST-key passive entry system; heated front seats; rain-sensing wipers and a dynamic 6 speaker audio system with SiriusXM™ satellite radio.

The Outlander Sport SE is available with either 2WD or with a driver-selected, electronically-controlled 4WD system - the same all-wheel drive system found on the Mitsubishi Outlander SE mid-sized crossover vehicle.

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Changes to the 2013 Outlander Sport include the following:

Exterior

  • Front Fascia – Redesigned front bumper section; New grille styling; New fog lamp design.
  • Rear Bumper – New rear bumper design.
  • Side Sills – Side sills now black in color to match the lower sections of the redesigned front & rear bumpers.
  • Handsome 18-in. alloy wheels now standard on all on all trim levels for the 2013 model.

Interior

  • New interior fabrics; New chrome accent molding for the front doors; New All Wheel Control (AWC) push button switch.

Chassis

  • Revised rear multi-link suspension for improved handling and ride comfort.

Drivetrain

  • Improved Continuously-Variable transmission (CVT) calibration for improved acceleration performance and smoother shifting feeling.

Exterior Color Availability

  • New hues White Pearl and Quick Silver join Laguna Blue, Labrador Black Pearl, Mercury Gray and Rally Red.

Key Specifications

  • Wheelbase: 105.1 in.
  • Length: 169.1 in.
  • Height: 64.2 in.
  • Width: 69.7 in.
  • Engine: DOHC MIVEC 2.0-liter l4
  • Horsepower: 148 @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 145 lb.-ft. @ 4,200 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual or Sportronic® continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with steering column mounted paddle shifters
  • Dynamics: Anti-Lock Brake System w/ Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Wheels: 18 x 7 in. aluminum alloy
  • Maximum Tires: 225/55R18 (SE) all-season radials
  • Fuel Economy: 31 mpg highway

Major Standard Features:

  • Air conditioning with pollen filter
  • Steering column mounted paddle shifters (CVT only)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC)
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Advanced front air bag SRS with passenger weight and driver's seat position sensors, front seat mounted side-impact air bags and curtain side air bags with roll-over sensors
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • 60/40 split folding and reclining high-back rear seats with armrest and cupholder
  • Remote keyless entry with panic feature
  • Center room lamp
  • High-contrast gauge meters with full-color LCD Multi-Information Display
  • FUSE Handsfree Link System™ that allows voice-activated operation of an iPod® and a cell phone
  • Rear LED combination tail lamps
  • Cruise control with steering-wheel mounted controls
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
  • Power door locks and side view mirrors
  • Power windows with driver's one-touch up/down
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise control
  • Two 12-volt power outlets

SE adds over ES:

  • Super-wide beam High-Intensity Discharge (S-HID) headlights 6 speaker premium audio system with SiriusXM™ satellite radio with free 3-months subscription
  • FAST-key passive entry system
  • One-touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch Large center console with sliding armrest
  • Heated front seats
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Fog lamps with chrome bezel
  • Chrome exterior beltline molding
  • Climate control system with full-auto air conditioning

Outlander Sport Options:

  • Navigation w/Rearview Camera adds: 40GB HDD Navigation with Music server and Real-Time Traffic (RDS), rearview camera monitor.
  • Premium Package adds: Panoramic glass roof with adjustable LED mood lighting, roof rails, 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate® audio system with 9 speakers including 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer with Punch® control, In-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 compatible changer, digital signal processor, 3-band equalization and speed compensated volume, auto dimming rearview mirror, rear camera system.
  • Exterior Sport Package adds: Rear spoiler, front corner extensions with LED daytime running lights, rear garnish, front lower garnish and aluminum-alloy fuel door.
  • Interior Package adds: Gloss black audio and shift panel overlay, aluminum and leather combination shift knob.
  • Illumination LED Package adds: LED interior room lamps, LED floor and tailgate lamps.
  • Protection Package adds: Aluminum scuff plates, tailgate protector, rear bumper guard and front and rear mudguards.
  • Cargo Package adds: Reversible carpet/rubber cargo mat, cargo net, cargo shelf board.

Source: Mitsubishi