2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Aside from my extreme excitement of being offered the opportunity to do a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport review – a brand new car – for a week (less than 5000 miles were on it when it arrived at our home), I love these things about the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Backend

  • Love the push button start
  • Fast key entry system
  • Love the sporty look and color – Laguna Blue

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Exterior

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Steering Wheel

  • Love the tilting feature of the headlights
  • Love the smooth ride
  • Better gas mileage than most SUVs
  • 4WD/AWD came in handy when we had lots of ice
  • The interior light was located at the front between the two visors and not in the middle of the ceiling so I didn’t have to stretch back my arm, which I have to do when I drive my mother-in-law’s car

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior Light

  • Panoramic sunroof!

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Sunroof
My husband loved:

    • Nice, bright headlights, cool dial to adjust headlights (they moved down)

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Headlights

    • Running lights on the sunroof was a neat feature, didn’t offer much lighting just a cool affect

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Radio

    • Satellite radio – I avoided it but my husband liked being able to listen to CNBC and buisness news in real time listen to the programs

    • Nice stereo system! Hidden CD Player…see video above

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Sound System

  • Heated front seats! I liked the back heat especially

This little car had a decent amount of trunk space considering its size. I was pleasantly surprised and was even able to transport 4 bags of horse feed, as well as 5 bags of chicken feed. Not all in one trip, though I probably could have, it just happened on two different shopping excursions.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Trunk

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gear Shift

Funny story about my first day driving the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport….I’ve been driving since I was basically 16 and know all about a gear shift, right? Well, the first time I drove the Mistubishi Outlander Sport I drove in second gear! In the picture above you’ll see how the gear shift is jagged rather than straight. It messed with my head royally. lol! I wasn’t even looking at the dashboard to see the P, D, R, N, 1 or 2. My daughter and I were wondering why on earth the car was so loud. Yes, I was completely oblivious that first day. I finally clued into the fact that I had the gear shift in second gear and laughed. Gave my husband a laugh too. Certainly a blonde moment. ;)

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Back Seat

Additional Specs for the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    • Comes in six fancy colors: Quick Silver, Mercury Gray, White Pearl, Laguna Blue (my favorite), Rally Red and Labrador Black.
    • 26 MPG average fuel economy. 24 MPG city. 29 MPG highway. $1350 savings in fuel costs over 5 years, compared to the average new vehicle. Or $270/year.
    • Has a 7/10 Fuel Economy & Greenhouse Gas Rating. Only a 5/10 Smog Rating.
    • It has an 4 star government safety rating.
    • It has a 60/40 split fold down back seat, with a very easy to push button.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Fold Down Seats 1

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Fold Down Seats 2

    • A nice two cup console in front and back seats.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport  Console

    • Rear camera for backing up, which my nine year old son loved making faces in and asking me if I could see him!

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Rear Camera

  • Large sunroof with running lights, very cool at night.
  • Heated sideview mirrors, which I completely missed using.
  • Handsfree link system with USB port, which I didn’t use this time around.
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror, which is another feature I completely neglected to use!
  • Anti-theft alarm system, which actually went off on my son once!
  • Active Stability control

Plus a whole slew of options and features that will be listed here:

I loved driving this little car. That’s the thing, it is little for our family as it only seats five. We’d need two of them to seat all of us! ;)

Editor’s note: I originally called this vehicle a hybrid. It is not. Chock it up to another blonde moment on my part.

I was loaned the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport car for a week with the agreement to feature of it on my blog, this post is done to fulfill that agreement. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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  1. Maryann says:

    that looks like a great vehicle, Could you all fit in it? :)

  2. No, Maryann. It only seats five. My husband thought he saw a 7 passenger version.

  3. HilLesha says:

    I normally don’t like blue for a color since it’s so common, but that seems more of teal, which I love! What a beautiful vehicle!

  4. I agree, HiLesha, but love this Laguna Blue A LOT! :)

    Mitsubishi seems to do well with their colors. My husband had a 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse and its blue was different than most of the blues around too.

    I am so bored of white, gray, black and silver…..blah, blah, blah colors as every other car on the road looks the same.

  5. Mellsa says:

    What a nice looking car. I bet it is awesome to drive.

  6. Lisa says:

    Looks like a great vehicle.

  7. Stefani says:

    Looks like a great little car!

  8. There are a LOT of cool features in that car, but I can’t get past that beautiful color!

  9. Kathleen says:

    Looks like a sweet ride. I wish we could fit in smaller sized vehicles!

  10. Jenn says:

    We have GOT to get an SUV. Our sedan is driving me nuts.

  11. Colleen says:

    Love the color. The one we test drove I was not that impressed with

  12. Courtney says:

    Whoa! What a hot car! love the color too!

  13. Sheri says:

    That’s a really nice car. I love the colour too.

  14. Toni says:

    This looks like a great little vehicle. Great review.

  15. the perfect family car. love it

  16. What a great color. I have an Outlander and LOVE it!

  17. I really love the color of this Outlander! I absolutely love backup cams! Wish I had one!

  18. Donna says:

    I just love the color!

  19. Tammy says:

    I really like that color! I’m still driving my 15 year old CR-V, it won’t be much longer and I’ll have to start looking for a new vehicle, so I enjoyed your review.

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