Dealers will have to wait before they can offer the new generation of Outlander Sport SUV. Until then, a facelift is going to keep buyers and fans busy. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be refreshed with new accessories and features. Specs, mpg rating is the same as before. Also, the most recognizable Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will come in blue color. Furthermore, a new hybrid is also an option, while the offers start with ES trim.
Cooperation between Mitsubishi and Nissan leads to the joint development of Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers. These two will share many things with Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport models. However, it is not so easy to implement all details, and both SUVs will have to wait until they reach a new generation. A plan for Outlander is delayed from 2018 to next year. Also, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was supposed to be the next-gen crossover. However, it will happen in 2020, while the model for the upcoming season gets a revisit and a small refresh.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Engines
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport continues to offer same powertrains as its predecessor. The base model offers a 2.0-liter unit. The four-cylinder mill is going to take the same place once again to deliver 150 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. There are two transmissions available to choose. Buyers can pick a 5-speed manual with entry-level SUV, or an auto CVT gearbox. Fuel economy is going to be pretty much the same for all versions with this drivetrain, around 26 mpg combined.
More power comes from a 2.4-liter inline-four engine. However, then the gas mileage for 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport drops. The output of 170 hp returns 24 mpg. Only automatic transmission pairs this unit, while it is up to customers if they want all-wheel or front-wheel drive.
The Sport version of Outlander still doesn’t offer a hybrid drivetrain. The standard crossover has a PHEV battery. The big brother could follow the steps of its sibling and get into electrification process in 2019. But, this could be a test, while the real deal should come in 2020 when the fourth-generation is about to arrive.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Styling
The exterior is not suffering too many changes for 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The base SUV will come again in blue metallic paintjob. Nevertheless, other colors are also exciting. We believe that the company will save their best for the next-gen 2020 Outlander Sport and there won’t be new colors for the upcoming model.
Inside, accessories and features will get an upgrade. Few new items will find their way. With such move, the company is testing some things for the new generation. Also, they get the Outlander Sport closer to its Nissan’s sibling.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Price
With no big changes on the way, we believe that 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will maintain the pricing of its predecessor. The compact SUV is pretty affordable. It costs between $20,000-$21,000. However, upgrades such as automatic transmission and all-wheel drive add $1,000 respectively. At the top of the class, we will have an SEL trim with AWD, few extra packages, and the price tag just shy of $30,000. We can expect to see Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Hybrid in that area as well.