2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior and Cargo

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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior & Cargo Rating

2022 Outlander Sport Interior

There are a few reasons why the 2022 Outlander Sport can cost so much less than its competitors, one of them being the fact that its interior comes across as, well, cheap. There are vast swathes of cheap-looking and -feeling plastic, and it's a shame that the slick exterior redesign wasn't pulled through to the interior. The dash design is truly uninspiring, but does offer a no-nonsense layout that boosts the ergonomics of the space. All 2.0-liter models receive a standard six-way manually adjustable driver's seat and four-way passenger seat with seatback pockets, along with a tilt and a telescopic steering wheel. LE models add heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. SE models get standard illuminating sun visors. The top GT makes an effort to improve the perception of quality with leather seating surfaces.

2022 Outlander Sport Interior Photos

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gauge Cluster Mitsubishi
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Infotainment Setup Mitsubishi
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gearbox Controls Mitsubishi

Seating and Interior Space

The Outlander Sport's interior design didn't impress much, and things don't get much better when you start to look at how much passenger space is on offer. Five average-sized adults will be able to fit without much trouble, and getting in and out of the Outlander Sport is made easier by its lifted ride height. Once inside, six-footers will have enough space above their domes up front, but may be less comfortable at the back; the Outlander Sport provides 39.4 inches of headroom in the front, and 37.9 inches in the rear. Legroom is a generous 41.6 inches in the front but shrinks down to a tight 36.3 inches in the back. By comparison, the Honda HR-V has more space for legs and heads at the back. Shoulder room in the Mitsubishi comes in at 56.2/55.5 inches front to back, and the hip room is measured at 52.1/51.6 front/rear.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior Dimensions:

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport TrimsS 2.0ES 2.0LE 2.0SE 2.0 Special EditionSE 2.0GT 2.4 Special EditionGT 2.4
Seating5555555
Headroom Front Seat39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.39.4 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.9 in.37.9 in.37.9 in.37.9 in.37.9 in.37.9 in.37.9 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.6 in.41.6 in.41.6 in.41.6 in.41.6 in.41.6 in.41.6 in.
Legroom Back Seat36.3 in.36.3 in.36.3 in.36.3 in.36.3 in.36.3 in.36.3 in.
Shoulder Room Front56.2 in.56.2 in.56.2 in.56.2 in.56.2 in.56.2 in.56.2 in.
Shoulder Room Rear55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.55.5 in.
Hip Room, Front52.1 in.52.1 in.52.1 in.52.1 in.52.1 in.52.1 in.52.1 in.
Hip Room, Rear51.6 in.51.6 in.51.6 in.51.6 in.51.6 in.51.6 in.51.6 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

Dark plastics rule the interior of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport; it's absolutely everywhere, and ranges from cheap and hard to the touch, to better, more decent, soft-touch materials. All models feature a soft-touch upper instrument panel and door trims, chrome inner door handles, and a gloss-black shift panel. Each trim, besides the range-topping GT, gets fabric seats, which have a quality feel and should stand up to years of abuse. GT models get exclusive combination soft-touch seating materials, and the LE is exclusively available with black fabric seats with red stitching, but still, no leather option is available. These models also have red stitching applied to the shift knob, steering wheel, and parking brake lever. A carbon-style audio panel makes its way onto lower trims but this is replaced with a gloss black/silver accent combination higher up in the range. Despite feeling quite cheap, the interior is put together well, and new owners won't have to worry about any premature rattles.

2022 Outlander Sport Trunk and Cargo Space

People buy compact SUVs because they offer similar ride quality to that of a traditional four-door sedan or hatchback, if not better, and can get close to offering the same type of performance and gas mileage, but most importantly, they offer more trunk and cargo space, so to be competitive in this class, you need to make sure that you're offering as much of it as possible. The Outlander Sport, unfortunately, fails to impress in this regard. With the rear 60:40 folding bench in the upright position, it offers 21.7 cubic feet of space; the Honda HR-V offers a larger 24.3 cubes. Once the rear bench is folded flat, the Outlander Sport offers 49.5 cubic feet of total utility space, which pales in comparison to the 58.8 cubes on offer in the HR-V.

Small-item storage isn't great either: a deep center console storage box and seatback pockets are a boon, but there are no door pockets in the rear, and there's no word of an underfloor storage area in the trunk. At least there are bottle holders in the front door pockets, and in the rear-seat center armrest.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Dashboard Mitsubishi
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Front Seats Mitsubishi
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Back Seats Mitsubishi

2022 Outlander Sport Infotainment and Features

Features

In base trim, the feature list looks sparse but fills up as you climb up the trim ladder. All models feature LEDs for the low and high beam headlights, daytime running lights, and tail lights, rain-sensing wipers, a roof spoiler, and rear privacy glass. Inside, all models receive a standard six-way manually adjustable driver's seat, cloth upholstery, a manually tilting/telescoping steering column, a four-way adjustable front passenger seat, automatic climate control, and all but the lower two trims get heated front seats. Tech features that are standard across all trim levels include a rearview camera, cruise control, remote keyless entry, hill-start assist, an immobilizer, and an alarm system. Further up in the lineup, the Outlander Sport comes with fancier equipment like push-button ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Infotainment

The standard infotainment system on the base model isn't going to blow the doors off and neither is the mid-range system, but it does provide you with the bare essentials. The base model has to make do with a seven-inch infotainment display, which looks and feels small and can be challenging to read for those with bad eyesight. The base model gets a single USB port, AM/FM radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth streaming, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. This variant makes do with a complement of just four speakers. Things improve from the LE and up where a larger eight-inch screen is fitted plus both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as two additional rear USB ports. SiriusXM satellite radio also makes an appearance here. If you want six speakers, you'll need to opt for either the SE or GT models.

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