The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is powered by a four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic. Many reviewers complain that the Outlander Sport has limited engine power and slow acceleration on the highway. A few think it has adequate power for in-town driving, though most critics are disappointed by the amount of noise that the engine and automatic transmission produce. With an EPA rating of 24/30 mpg city/highway, the base 2015 Outlander Sport's fuel economy estimates are fairly good for a compact SUV. Test drivers are pleased with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport’s cushy ride, which remains smooth over rough patches of road. While some automotive journalists think the Outlander Sport is easy to maneuver around corners, others say it doesn't feel very athletic when compared with rivals.