Versatility, fuel economy, controls, front access.
Noise, ride, agility, acceleration, fit and finish.
This shortened version of the small Outlander SUV has reduced rear-seat and cargo space. Despite the name, it's not a fun car to drive. Handling isn't that nimble, and acceleration from the 148-hp, 2.0-liter engine is just adequate. Its choppy ride and a very noisy cabin further undermine the experience. Still, it retains the Outlander's high seating position and some of its passenger-and-cargo versatility. AWD comes only with the pricey top-trim version, where the Outlander Sport competes with sportier and roomier SUVs.
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