While they might sound similar, there are some important differences between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Outlander Sport. Both models come with incredible precision to detail and durable designs, yet the Outlander is a larger, three-row SUV while the Outlander Sport is a two-row SUV with added performance features.
Interior and Exterior Design
One of the major differences between the Outlander and Outlander Sport is the body style and interior configurations. The Outlander has three rows of seating, with enough space for up to seven passengers. The Outlander Sport has seating for five people, but its more-compact design is more versatile on tight city streets as well as off-road trails. For those looking for a roomy family SUV, the Outlander is ideal, while the Outlander Sport is great for those who want to explore off road.
Under the Hood
In addition to a more compact design, the Outlander Sport comes with a 2.0-liter engine that’s smaller than the Outlander’s 2.4-liter engine. The Outlander Sport gets 148 horsepower, while the Outlander comes with 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque to accommodate its larger size. The Outlander Sport also comes with the available 2.4-liter engine on SE and SEL models for drivers who want a little added power.
While the Outlander is larger and has a more powerful engine, it shares several similarities with the Outlander Sport. For instance, both of these models have similar design cues, including an aggressive front fascia. You’ll find 7-inch display audio touchscreen systems in both models, though the Outlander has two extra speakers in the rear because of the added seating. Both the Outlander and Outlander Sport come with Hill Start Assist, Active Stability Control, and seven airbags around the cabin. You’ll find SEL trims on both SUVs as well, with driver assist options including Adaptive Cruise Control to make driving safer and more convenient.
Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport are great vehicles. If you need help choosing which one is right for you, contact the team at Hampton Mitsubishi. We’ll be happy to help you make the best decision.