Price and value are two of the main selling points for the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. With a price that starts well under $20k for the base model, including a feature set that works for a small family, the Sport stands out as a good deal. That is, if you can overlook its economy-class accommodations and lack of refinement.
Air conditioning, steering-wheel audio controls, remote keyless entry, and a 140-watt sound system are all among the features included in the base Outlander Sport ES, and for 2013 a new ES 4WD model makes all-weather security a little more affordable. Also for 2013, 18-inch alloy wheels are newly standard on all Outlander Sport trims.
Step up to the SE model and you get the FUSE Bluetooth hands-free system, plus automatic climate control and heated front seats and mirrors, as well as SiriusXM satellite radio. With the Premium Package comes a panoramic sunroof, Rockford Fosgate premium audio with subwoofer, a 6-CD changer, and black roof rails.
For nearly $26k, you can get a fully loaded Outlander Sport, and while that might also sound like a bargain, it's in the price range of a number of other somewhat more upscale vehicles (such as the Buick Encore) that might be able to offer nearly the same feature set but with a lot more refinement.