...The gauges are sporty, like Mitsubishi aims for in other cars, and the nice, crisp digital readout between the two analog gauges for speed and RPM is a nice touch. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't able to track my average gas mileage for more than one trip, though. Backseat space was surprising, too. In a vehicle this short — it's 169.1 inches long, compared with 179.3 for the Honda CR-V and 174.8 for the 2011 Kia Sportage — I still had plenty of legroom behind the driver's seat, and my son's convertible child-safety seat fit remarkably well behind the front passenger seat. I...
...Available on the SE AWD is a Premium package that includes a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, a rearview camera (with display integrated into the rearview mirror) and a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with a six-CD changer and satellite radio. Powertrains and Performance: Powering the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that produces 148 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission offered in the ES is a five-speed manual. A CVT is available as an option and is standard on the SE models. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive...
...And the engine noise? It isn't gone, but Mitsubishi definitely invested a few dollars to address the issue. Noise still fills the cabin when pushing the engine hard, but it isn't a constant drone during regular driving, as it was last year. And one editor's spouse — with no prior knowledge of the previous model — was annoyed by the 2012's still noticeable engine noise. I still caution shoppers about the Outlander Sport's engine noise and performance, but it isn't the deal-breaker it was last year. Unfortunately, I'm still unable to offer a recommendation on the updated CVT...
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