The New Mitsubishi Outlander vs. the New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

What Is The Difference Between The Mitsubishi Outlander and The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?

Although not one of the best-known vehicle manufacturers in the United States, Mitsubishi is still known for a couple of well-respected crossover SUVs. The Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are two of their very popular offerings, and they are on sale right now at Napleton's Mitsubishi of Urbana.

Mitsubishi has a long history in the US and has produced many famous vehicles, including the Colt, Mirage, Lancer, Eclipse and more under their own badge and under those of Dodge and Plymouth. A standout feature is that Mitsubishi vehicles are covered by an industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.

But there is a bit of confusion surrounding the product lineup and it lies with their names. You see, there are two: the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Which one is the perfect model for you? We will help you decide.

Are The Mitsubishi Outlanders Stylish? Adventurous? Or both?

The Mitsubishi Outlanders fit into both categories. Family-friendly, stylish and ready for adventure, whenever you are, the Outlanders are the perfect Crossover SUVs. There are four distinct differences between them, and when you find out what they are, your choice will be easier.

Specifications:

Mitsubishi Outlander Specs:

Starting Price:
$24,8951
Fuel Economy:
25/30MPG2
Seats:
7
Overall Length:
184.8 inches
Overall Width:
71.3 inches
Overall Height:
67.3 inches
Powertrain Limited  Warranty:
10yrs/100K miles3

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Specs:

Starting Price:
$22,9951
Fuel Economy:
24/30MPG2
Seats:
5
Overall Length:
171.9 inches
Overall Width:
71.3 inches
Overall Height:
64.8 inches
Powertrain Limited  Warranty:
10yrs/100K miles3

Inside The Mitsubishi Outlander & Outlander Sport

The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport interiors are similar in layout but differ in feature sets. For instance, the Outlander Sport includes seating for five and an available 8-inch touchscreen display system designed to mimic a smartphone's functionality. This new big screen can be operated by Siri, Google Assistance or via traditional knobs.

New fabrics and seating bolsters provide comfortable accommodations inside. Heated seats are available on the ES and standard on all other trim levels. Interiors are offered in black and gray hues, and the quality and construction of the seating and other interior trim is delightfully top shelf. The Sport offers 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space, but fold the rear seat forward to see that space enlarge to 49.5 cubic feet.

With the larger Outlander, buyers will be surprised to find a third-row seat that enables the Outlander to carry up to seven passengers. There is now a power driver's lumbar support, which is standard on all trims. Rear A/C vents are included, as are illuminated window switches. Cargo space in the rear is a grand total of more than 63-cubic feet when the second and third-row seats have been folded forward.

There is an exception, though: The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can only seat five, owing to the hybrid's lithium-ion battery placement within the cabin.

Mitsubishi Outlander Interior

Mitsubishi Outlander Interior Technology
Mitsubishi Outlander Interior Seating

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior Technology
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Interior Seating

What about outside the Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs?

The smaller Outlander Sport in base trim includes LED lighting, heated body-color side mirrors and two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels. The larger Mitsubishi Outlander includes halogen headlamps, rear privacy glass and chrome grille trim. The Outlander also measures an additional 12.9-inches of overall length and 2.5 inches more in height.

Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior

Mitsubishi Outlander Exterior
Mitsubishi Outlander Headlights
Mitsubishi Outlander Performance

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Exterior

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Exterior
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Headlights
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Performance

The Outlander power and more.

There are a wide variety of engines available for the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport. The smaller Sport model receives power from a 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder engine pumping out 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. This engine is specified for the ES, SP and SE models. A larger 2.4-liter inline-4 cylinder engine producing 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque powers the Outlander Sport GT. Both engines utilize a Continually Variable Transmission (CVT) for smooth operation and improved fuel efficiency. All models can be ordered with AWD.

The larger Mitsubishi Outlander ES, SE, LE and SEL models are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Outlander GT is motivated by a 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 224 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift levers. Under this configuration, the GT is capable of towing 3,500 pounds using premium fuel. 

For those of green-car persuasion, the Outlander PHEV (Plug-in electric hybrid) is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine + twin AC synchronous motor-generators that produces a combined 190 horsepower.

Contact Us

Have you decided whether the Mitsubishi Outlander or Outlander Sport is right for you? Shop our new Mitsubishi Outlander inventory or our new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Inventory and inquire about the model of your choice. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive of either Outlander model, or perhaps both models, fill out our form below. You can also give our sales team a call at 877-732-8019. We look forward to serving you!

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Disclaimers:
Vehicles shown may have optional equipment.
  1. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. MSRP may not be price at which vehicle is sold in trade area.
  2. MPG's are EPA's estimated city/highway MPG's.
  3. All coverage terms are from the original in-service dates and are applicable only to the original owner of new, retailed models purchased from an authorized Mitsubishi dealer. Subsequent owners receive the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. See retailer for limited warranty and roadside assistance terms and conditions.

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