2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport puts many features into a diminutive SUV body. The overall value is good for consumers, and Mitsubishi's warranty is very solid. The build quality and feature list are commensurate with the affordable price. The speed of the car is adequate for people who don't crave a thrilling, sporty ride. The overall value of the Outlander lies mostly in the warranty and features that you get for the money. With a few performance and suspension tweaks, the Outlander could be a serious contender in the crossover market segment.
What’s New for 2019?
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SEL top-tier trim level has been replaced by a new GT trim package. The SE trim package now comes with a blind-spot warning technology safety feature. The 2019 model continues on as part of the first design generation of the Outlander Sport that was introduced in 2011.
Performance and Handling
Although the 2019 Outlander Sport suggests that it handles like a sports car, this could be somewhat misleading because the acceleration is not quite on par with what people who crave a thrilling ride might want. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is coupled with a standard continuously variable (CVT) five-speed automatic transmission. The engine puts out 148 horsepower, and the torque output is 145 foot-pounds. The Outlander comes with front-wheel drive as standard equipment, and it can be upgraded to all-wheel drive.
The upgraded 2.4-liter engine of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport moves the car from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, and the gas pedal is very sensitive. The brake pedal has a soft feel that requires a heavier application for deceleration. The stopping distance is average for the price class. For emergency stopping situations, the car wiggles a little bit.
The steering reaction time is somewhat delayed on the Outlander, and it takes some focus to keep the car moving in a straight path down the road. The car stays composed in normal driving, but it offers some challenges in more aggressive maneuvering. When pressing on the gas pedal, the car provides a generous, abrupt spurt of acceleration off the line. The steering wheel has shift paddles that allow quicker passing maneuvers.
Interior and Features
The comfort level of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is adequate for casual riding around town. For long trips, the vehicle is adequate if you don't mind a little bit of jostling. The seats have a more upright position than most other cars, and the car feels like it's floating over small dips and rises in the road.
The sounds of the car and the road are very audible in the Outlander. Wind, tires and the engine sounds can be heard at low speed, and they are relatively loud during high-speed driving on the expressway. However, the car is built well enough that individual parts of the body don't make any rattling sounds. The climate control system of the Outlander Sport is somewhat loud compared to systems found in other cars, but it does an adequate job of maintaining a comfortable temperature.
The Outlander Sport has interior controls that are easy to understand and use. The controls are easy to reach, and the labeling is clearly marked. The paddle shifters are well-designed out of a metallic material that is superior to the plastic implementation of other cars. The gauges are attractive and easy to read. The front doors are big, and they open in a wide arc.
The interior space of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is about what you would expect when viewing the car from the outside. It's surprisingly roomy. The headroom is fine for average-height adults but somewhat limited for taller people.
There are plentiful tech features in the Outlander Sport that include an infotainment system with a touchscreen. You also get Bluetooth connectivity, integration for Apple and Android phones, a rearview video monitor and an audio system that has four speakers with a USB port for charging and streaming audio.
Trim Packages and Configurations
There are four trim levels for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and they all come with standard front-wheel drive with automatic transmission. They are described in detail below.
The base trim package is the ES model that comes with the 2.0-liter engine with four cylinders and 18-inch wheels. Heated mirrors are standard on the ES, and you also get a device for locking and unlocking remotely. The seats are adjustable in several ways, and the steering wheel can be adjusted for tilt and telescoping for proper driving ergonomics. The base package also comes with standard tech features that include a 7-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera to aid in parking or backing out of driveways.
The LE trim model of the Outlander Sport adds LED lights, front seats that are heated, a steering wheel enhanced with leather, satellite radio and an additional USB port for charging. The SE trim package upgrades the audio system to a six-speaker configuration. The SE also adds monitoring technologies to mitigate blind-spots and a keyless implementation for ignition and entry.
The GT model of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the highest trim level available, and it comes with a more powerful 2.4-liter engine that produces 186 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. The GT has the features of lower trim packages plus xenon headlights, a rearview mirror with auto-dimming capability, power adjustments for the driver's seat and a few additional safety technology features.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mitsubishi Outlander Sport invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mitsubishi Outlander Sport MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.