Mitsubishi is looking to grow its U.S. sales, especially with its most-popular vehicle in 2021 by cutting the price on the new model by $1,600.
Pricing on the new Outlander Sport now begins at $22,090, which includes the $1,095 destination charge. That’s a break from the $23,690 buyers of the base model Outlander Sport paid for the 2020 model-year version.
The new model, which goes on sale in February, benefits from revised packaging and trim levels to give potential buyers more options for “increased values.” The new model also gets new standard advanced safety features for the new model year.
For 2021, all 2021 Outlander Sport models feature the following standard safety equipment across all trim levels: Forward-Collision Mitigation, Lane-Departure Warning and Automatic High Beam. Additionally, buyers will appreciate standard rain sensing windshield wipers, LED fog lights, auto dimming mirror, and automatic headlights as standard equipment on the ES trim and above.
In addition to the new safety tech, the Japanese automaker is offering a new Limited Edition as well as a revised Black Edition. The new LE starts at $23,995, sitting on top of the S and ES models in the vehicle’s line-up. It offers black outside mirrors, a black grille and black 18-inch alloy wheels. The LE’s interior features red accent stitching on the seats, shifter, steering wheel and parking-brake lever and can be purchased in two-wheel and all-wheel drive – or All-Wheel Control as Mitsubishi calls it – configurations.
The revised BE trim offers increased standard safety and convenience features compared to 2020 and is also available with two-wheel drive or AWC. It gets a slew of new exterior upgrades to give it a sportier look, including: Revised front and rear air dams in gloss black with red accents; alloy fuel filler door and side body graphics.
The BE line for 2021 also features:
- Black outside mirrors
- Black door handles
- Black 18-inch wheels with red accent
- Large rear body spoiler
- Black Edition exterior badging
- Tailgate protector trim in gloss black
The Black Edition also comes in four colors: Red Diamond, Pearl White, Black Labrador and Sunshine Orange. Most Outlander Sports get a second-gen Smartphone-link Display unit featuring an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility standard. The S and ES get a 7-inch display.
It comes with two powerplants: the standard 2.0-liter MiVEC DOHC four-cylinder engine putting out 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque; or a 2.4-liter engine offering 168 hp and 167 lb./ft of torque for the GT AWC model.
The smaller engine gets 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway for a combined rating of 27 mpg in both 2WD and AWC configurations. The 2.4-liter engine comes in at 23 city and 29 mpg highway in its standard AWC configuration, the company noted.