Dare to Compare – 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Outlander Sport
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport may have similar monikers, but they each have their own unique identity, which is most notably defined by their powertrains, size, and available space.
Power and Performance
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander’s standard powertrain—a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission—delivers more horsepower and torque (166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, respectively) than the Outlander Sport. The Outlander Sport model’s standard powertrain of a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission churns out 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.
Size and Space
Seven passengers can comfortably ride in the large, three-row Outlander, which makes it perfect for larger families. The Outlander Sport is more suitable for smaller families or young couples, since it boasts two rows and a more compact size.
Both the Outlander and Outlander Sport offer modern connectivity features such as Bluetooth® wireless technology, Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and a standard 7-inch touch panel display audio system.
Safety is a top priority in both models as each boasts a number of standard safety features including Hill Start Assist (HSA), seven airbags plus driver’s knee airbag, Active Stability Control (ASC), and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Both SUVs offer advanced driver assist technologies, too. On the Outlander, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist (LCA) are available features while the Sport offers Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
The 2018 Outlander and Outlander Sport have a lot to offer in terms of power, safety, and space; test drive both at Larry Jay Mitsubishi to decide which one best fits your lifestyle.