The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a critical vehicle for Mitsubishi in the United States. As many other models such as the Eclipse, Galant and Endeavor are being phased out, the Outlander Sport was the most recent mainstream addition to the line-up since the Lancer was redesigned in 2008 – not including the all-electric i-MiEV. Unlike other global market, Mitsubishi’s U.S. model line-up is severely limited, but the Outlander Sport was a promising new model added for 2011 in one of the industry’s most hotly contested segments. Aside from the mid-size sedan segment, the compact crossover market in which the Outlander Sport has seen impressive growth in recent years with new vehicles being added or redesigned just about every year and most automakers expect this trend to continue. Now in its second model year, we had a chance to drive the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for this weeklong road test and review, so keep reading to find out how this small crossover manages to perform in this ever-changing market.