2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have received a handful of updates for the new model year, including new equipment upgrades and upgraded CVT that makes the compact crossover perform better.

The most notable addition is a new CVT for improved performance off the line, with gearing similar to a seven-speed automatic. It also bumps city/highway fuel economy up to 25/32 mpg for 2WD models and 24/30 mpg for 4WD configurations, an increase of a single mpg all around, though the numbers are pending official EPA certification.

Mitsubishi claims the new transmission is the equivalent of fitting the Outlander Sport with a seven-speed automatic. The five-speed manual is still also available on the front-wheel drive ES trim, rated at 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. All models also get electric power steering, and the company reports that the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is enhanced as well, but still makes the same 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque from last year…