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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Receives Optional 2.4L Engine

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/9/2015 Jason Udy
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Receives Optional 2.4L Engine

Since its debut for the 2011 model year, the Outlander Sport has only been offered with a 148-hp 2.0-liter I-4. That changes for 2015 as the Japanese automaker’s best-selling model will now be available with a more powerful engine. The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES and GT will be available with the Lancer sedan’s available 168-hp 2.4-liter MIVEC I-4.

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 ES starts at $22,145 (including $850 destination fee), while the Outlander Sport 2.4 GT starts at $24,445. The 2.4 GT is an all-new trim level and adds a power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, aluminum pedals inside and a black center bumper, black roof rails, and LED turn signals integrated into the side mirrors. An available GT Premium Package features a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate nine-speaker audio system with 10-inch subwoofer, panoramic glass roof with adjustable LED mood lighting, and auto dimming rearview mirror. Also available is the GT Touring Package, which includes a navigation system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, 3D mapping, point-of-interest info, and real-time traffic.

In one of our updates of our long-term 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC, we said, “the Outlander could use more power. Unloaded, it is adequate; loaded, it is disappointing. Mitsubishi should offer the 2.4-liter from the Lancer and Galant and the defunct Eclipse as the base engine, and offer the turbocharged 2.0-liter from the Lancer Ralliart as the step-up engine.”

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Hopefully the additional 20 hp from the new 2.4-liter engine can remedy the complaints we had about the underwhelming power of the 2.0-liter engine.

Source: Mitsubishi

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