The new Outlander Sport shares the same platform and wheelbase as the Outlander but is a down-sized 5-passenger version of the CUV. It is available in two models, the front-wheel-drive ES, and the SE, which is available in both front- and all-wheel-drive.
The 5-speed manual transmission, standard in the ES, boasts smoother shifts and improved feel thanks to new synchronizers in first and second gears. Revised first- and fifth-gear ratios improve acceleration and fuel economy. A continuously-variable transmission is optional in the ES and standard in the SE.
Standard equipment includes tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, power windows and locks, keyless entry, 140-watt sound system with steering-wheel-integrated controls and the FUSE hands-free infotainment system.