Mitsubishi recently announced its plan to make the Mitsubishi Outlander the signature vehicle for its brand. It’s not hard to see why this decision was made, as the Outlander is easily the most popular Mitsubishi vehicle among drivers. However, many drivers do not realize that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is not a different trim for the Outlander, but a different vehicle altogether!
While the two Mitsubishi models share similarities, they also have their fair share of differences. Both of these models are extremely popular here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi, so to help our customers choose the Mitsubishi that is best for them, we have assessed the differences between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
The most obvious difference between the Outlander and Outlander Sport is in the SUVs’ exterior designs. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is designed to be a sportier ride. Therefore, the vehicle flaunts a more streamlined appearance than its larger cousin.
If more power is what you are looking for in a vehicle, we would have to recommend the Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander Sport is no loser though, possessing a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Inline four-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 148 horsepower. However, the original Outlander has it beat with a standard 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder that can produce 166 horsepower.
Additionally, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport’s more spirited driving experience also comes at the cost of a slightly less fuel efficiency. The Outlander Sport has a standard 23/29 City/Highway MPG rating, which is certainly not anything to scoff at. However, the Mitsubishi Outlander’s fuel efficiency is just a little bit better, with a 25/31 City/Highway mpg rating.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Whether you are looking for a Mitsubishi Outlander vehicle with a little more power and efficiency or one with a sportier driving experience, we have the Mitsubishi for you here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi! Browse our inventory or give us a call today to set up a test drive in one of these great new Mitsubishi SUVs! You can also check out our used cars for added vehicle savings on older model year vehicles. We proudly serve Memphis, Bartlett and Cordova!