ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
This shortened version of the Outlander SUV has reduced rear-seat and cargo space. Despite the name, it's not exactly a sporty SUV to drive. Handling isn't that nimble, and acceleration from the 148-hp, 2.0-liter engine is just adequate. A more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is new for 2015. The Sport's choppy ride and very noisy cabin further undermine the driving experience. Still, it has a commanding seating position and passenger and cargo versatility. Top-trim all-wheel-drive versions can get expensive enough that the Outlander Sport starts to compete with better SUVs. Reliability has been excellent, but the Sport scored too low in our tests to recommend.