Most SUVs and crossover vehicles are known gas guzzlers, forcing their drivers into feelings or eco-guilt as they power down the road. But the truth of the matter is, you don’t necessarily need to be a card-carrying member of Greenpeace to reap the benefits of an eco-friendly ride while still having space to haul your friends and cargo.
What they said about the Mitsubishi Outlander:
(Green Score 42; 25/31 mpg). Bigger sibling to the Outlander Sport, this midsize crossover is conservatively styled and features a 2.0-liter 166-horsepower four-cylinder engine and gearless CVT automatic transmission. It’s less “green,” though quicker in the top GT version with its 3.0-liter 224- horsepower V6 engine. A third-row seat is included for the kiddies.
What they say about the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:
(Green score 42; 25/32 mpg). The stylish Outlander Sport isn’t particularly sporty, but it’s a solid performer, packing a peppy and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter 148-horsepower four-cylinder engine.