#10. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is No Cute Ute
Mitsubishi's vehicle line-up has grown rather stagnant over the years as cars like the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Mitsubishi Galant have begun to show their age, but the newest addition to Mitsubishi's showrooms could help spark a much-needed renaissance for the brand. Unlike some of the other vehicles in this compact crossover segment, the Outlander Sport stands out with an appearance that Mitsubishi likens to a jet fighter especially when it comes to the front-end styling that mimics the automaker's iconic sports sedan, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
With a styling based mostly on the 2007 Mitsubishi Concept-cX, the Outlander Sport actually looks sleeker than the concept vehicle with a design that is much less "cute" and more "ute" while keeping some of the signature elements including the roofline, side body creases and the beltline. As a testament to how sleek the new Outlander Sport's styling is, Mitsubishi says that it is the most aerodynamic vehicle in its class with a coefficient of drag that is just 0.32. One major change that is noticeable between the concept and production designs is the more prominent D-pillar, which will no doubt add to the passenger space and cargo volume.