Car Review: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Due to some sort of clerical error I’m sure, Daft Daddy was given the keys to yet another automobile. This time around it was the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Unlike me, this car has a nice body. It has pretty decent lines, nice 18” alloy wheels, and sporty fog lamps in the event you find yourself driving in a Stephen King novel. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the front grill. It kind of stops abruptly, like the nose of a pig. So it came as no surprise when I used the horn and it went, “Oink! Oink!”
But the inside of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport looks a lot like me. It has all the right bells and whistles, but it just looks a bit old and dated. The dashboard display panel looks like it was made by Atari. It comes with navigation, backup camera and satellite radio as one would expect, but surprisingly there is no Pitfall, Frogger or Dig Dug.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport does have a keyless entry, which is nice because it means one less key that I have to carry. And for me that’s a big deal, as I currently carry so many keys I look like Schneider from One Day at a Time – only I don’t roll my smokes up in my sleeves.
Contrary to other reviews, I thought the cargo space was pretty ample and the passenger space was much like me in the sack – inadequate. Simply put, there isn’t a lot of space in the back seat. Even Lieutenant Dan would complain about the lack of leg room back there.
But fortunately the ride itself is comfortable and it handles well on both local roads and highways. It also has the turning radius of a Segway, which I’d imagine would please mall cops everywhere. But sadly the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine doesn’t give you a whole lot of power under the hood when you need it. It goes from 0 to 60 in about a day and a half. At times you feel like you’re driving in slow motion. If this car had a theme song, it would be Chariots of Fire.
All in all, Daft Daddy really enjoyed the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It’s a good looking car with a good looking sticker price. And it even had great gas mileage. Contrary to the front grill, this car wasn’t a gas hog. That’s all folks!
Daft Daddy Rated (4/5)