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Review: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC

A Larger Lancer For These Crossover-Obsessed Times Mitsubishi has a problem with its current lineup. Unless you're looking for a Lancer, your options are limited to the Galant mid-size sedan and the Endeavor and Outlander crossovers. Right now, the Galant is contemplating seppuku and the Endeavor hasn't been fully redesigned since it first went on sale back in 2003. The Outlander, however, has something positive to offer. It seats up to seven passengers (in a pinch), has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, and tops out at 28 miles per gallon on the... Read More

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    Official: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets modest styling, powertrain enhancements
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    Mitsubishi sales continue to show progress in 2014. In fact, sales were up 54.17 percent in the US in May compared to last year. In hopes of keeping those numbers in the black, the Japanese automaker is introducing some mechanical upgrades to the Outlander Sport, its best-selling model, for the 2015 model year. The biggest change for the 2015 Outlander ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models with leather seats recalled over airbag fears
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    Mitsubishi is recalling 733 of its 2013 Outlander Sports that were fitted with leather seat covers due to problems with the seat-mounted airbags. Apparently, the wiring for the airbags may have been routed incorrectly when the seat covers were installed at the port. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin, the issue only ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi turning Montero into crossover, Outlander Sport may get PHEV variant
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    Mitsubishi is getting more and more forthcoming about its plans for the US market. Among the tidbits revealed during a chat with Edmunds at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, MMNA Executive Vice President Don Swearingen said that "We are committed to huge investments in capital as well as huge investments in R&D." The marquee product of that investment could ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi boss says US operations may break even next year
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    Mitsubishi has lost money in its North America operations every year since 2007, but in an interview at this week's Tokyo Motor Show, company president Osamu Masuko said, "If things keep going well, it might be the case that we break even this year," Automotive News reports. A little context: Last month Mitsubishi predicted that it would lower its ...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept is a chronicle of an Outlander Sport foretold [w/video]
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    Mitsubishi's current Outlander Sport has done a yeoman's job since it came on the market for the 2011 model year. The affordable crossover has been one of the few bright spots in the perennially troubled automaker's lineup – it's the brand's best seller in the US and sales are up nearly 40 percent this year. The compact CUV has become an ...

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    Recalls: Mitsubishi recalling 2013 Outlander Sport for suspension issue
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    Just 305 units of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the subject of a recall over a potential suspension issue. Crossovers made from January 17-25 of this year might suffer from a bad weld on the front left strut's stabilizer link. If it fails, damage to the brake hose or tire could result, in turn making steering or braking control of the compact ...

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    Recalls: Mitsubishi recalling 2011 Outlander Sport over panoramic roofs that may fly off
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    The panoramic roof offered on the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a great way to make the cabin feel more open, but some owners of the compact CUV could get a little more openness than they bargained for. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for Outlander Sport models built between August 2010 and March 2011 due to the ...

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    Recalls: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport recalled over brake lamps
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    Official: Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Sport named 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has added a pair of Mitsubishi models to its ever-growing list of 2013 Top Safety Picks, giving the prestigious safety award to the 2013 Outlander Sport and Lancer (sedan and Sportback). Both models make a return visit to the list, but with 117 cars now on the list and IIHS crash standards getting tougher just ...

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    Los Angeles: Mitsubishi celebrates 30th anniversary in US with Outlander Sport Limited Edition
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    The hurrah of the last kind for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is this Limited Edition that celebrates 30 years of Mitsubishi Motors in North America. Built in North America as well, the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition gets numerous black trim pieces outside, such as the center bumper, side mirror housings, wheel arch trim and skirting and roof ...

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    Teased: Mitsubishi previews 2014 Outlander and 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition
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    We've seen the new Mitsubishi Outlander in European form a few times already, but the 'ute has yet to make its roaring debut in the States. That's soon to be rectified, as Mitsubishi has formally announced plans to show the US-sped 2014 Outlander at the upcoming LA Auto Show. Mitsubishi promises that the 2014 Outlander will be "among the most ...

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    Paris: Mitsubishi ASX is French for Outlander Sport
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    Mitsubishi has revealed the Euro-version of the same Outlander Sport model that debuted with updates earlier this year at the New York Auto Show. No, the French do not call it the Royale Sport (with cheese), but rather the ASX. The crossover has received a range of aesthetic and engineering tweaks, including revised interior fabrics. Designers have also ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport production gets underway in Normal, IL
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    "Made in America." It's a term we can apply to an increasing number of models from import brands each year. From family sedans to pickup trucks, overseas automakers are increasingly building vehicles in North America; and not just for our market, but for other parts of the world. To that end, Mitsubishi has announced that it has begun production of the ...

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    New York: Made in America: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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    Not every reveal at the 2012 New York Auto Show was as exciting as the SRT Viper. As evidence, we present the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The compact crossover joins the Honda Crosstour and Toyota Venza in the "subtle change, seemingly just for change's sake" category at the show. Mitsubishi has endowed its bestseller with a modestly revised front ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi to double production at Illinois plant
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    According to reports citing Japan's Nikkei daily, Mitsubishi Motors North America will be cranking up production at its Normal, Illinois plant, but not because the company expects a 100-percent increase in demand here to match the 70,000 units the plant will soon be cranking out. Instead, the plant will be making Outlander Sport models intended for export ...

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    Official: 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport grabs IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    Mitsubishi may be one of the smallest auto manufacturers, but it's on its game when it comes to safety. The Outlander Sport compact crossover joins Mitsubishi's Lancer on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety list of Top Safety Picks. The designation applies only to 2012 models, as Mitsubishi made changes to the roof design this year that helped the ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport plug-in hybrid coming to U.S. in 2013
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    According to a new report from Ward's Auto, a top Mitsubishi executive says a plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander Sport is bound for the U.S. in 2013. Unveiled in concept form at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi touts the hybridized crossover's "environmental and on-road performance," as well as its electrified powertrain, which combines a ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport plug-in hybrid coming to U.S. in 2013
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    According to a new report from Ward's Auto, a top Mitsubishi executive says a plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander Sport is bound for the U.S. in 2013. Unveiled in concept form at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi touts the hybridized crossover's "environmental and on-road performance," as well as its electrified powertrain, which combines a ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi to kill off Eclipse, Endeavor in August, Galant to live on
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    We first heard back in January that Mitsubishi was planning to kill off the Eclipse, Endeavor and Galant by 2013. Now, however, AutoWeek is reporting that the euthanization timeline is a lot closer to summer, with only the Galant receiving a reprieve. Mitsubishi North America CEO Yoichi Yokozawa has reportedly confirmed that the automaker will stop ...

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    Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
    Review: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC
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    A Larger Lancer For These Crossover-Obsessed Times Mitsubishi has a problem with its current lineup. Unless you're looking for a Lancer, your options are limited to the Galant mid-size sedan and the Endeavor and Outlander crossovers. Right now, the Galant is contemplating seppuku and the Endeavor hasn't been fully redesigned since it first went on sale ...

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