Mitsubishi Motors debuted a new trim level for their Outlander Sport in 2017. It didn’t take long to draw out fans to the rising popular compact crossover. Besides earning top scores in safety and featuring an impressively lengthy warranty, the stealthy crossover also comes with an attractive price tag. The 2018 Outlander Sport SEL seats five comfortably in two rows of oversized and comfy seats. The next-generation Outlander Sport SEL gets a fresh new look that is more athletic with a newly designed front fascia and rear bumper.
Sure, there are four other trim levels for the Mitsubishi Outlander, but the SEL 2.4 is a virtual jackpot of standard features. Also new for 2018 is the Touring package, which is worth a look. The 2.4-liter MIVEC engine generates 168-hp with 167 lb-ft of torque and is available in both FWD or AWD, with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). For those of you with an interest in purchasing this buzzed-about SUV, here is a look at the features that come standard with the 2018 Sport SEL model.
2017 Outlander Sport SEL 2.4 Interior Features
- Rearview camera
- Leather seating surfaces and gloss black with silver accent audio panel
- 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
- Heated driver and front passenger seats
- Leather-wrapped Tilt & Telescopic steering
- The FAST-key passive entry system has a panic feature and a One-touch Start/Stop engine switch
- 21.7 cubic ft behind the rear seat with 60/40 fold-down rear seatback
- Automatic climate control and an air filtration system
- 7-inch touchscreen display Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and with HD radio, CD, MP3, Satellite radio (for 3 mos.) and 6 speakers
- FUSE Hands-free Link System® with Bluetooth®, USB port, and steering wheel controls
- Two 12-volt outlets
2018 Outlander Sport SEL Exterior Features
- Black roof rails
- Fog lights
- LED taillights
- Heated power side mirrors
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®
- Chrome beltline molding
- Shark fin antenna
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Rear window wipers
- Rear privacy glass
- Cargo tie-down utility hooks
- Chrome-tipped exhaust outlet
- 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels
- All-season tires
Safety features that come standard with the Mitsubishi SUV include Active Stability Control (ASC), traction Control, tire pressure monitoring, and an anti-theft security system, among others. The best way to find out if the 2018 Outlander Sport SEL is for you is to schedule a test drive. Conveniently, you can do this at your local AutoNation Mitsubishi dealership.
The 2018 model is slated for a release sometime this fall and you can look out for the new exterior color, Alloy Silver.