When you’re browsing through Mitsubishi’s 2018 lineup, you may notice two similarly-named models: the Outlander and the Outlander Sport. These two models have similar nameplates, and they’re both mid-size SUVs, but there are a couple of differences worth noting.
The primary difference between these two models is the size. The Outlander Sport is a smaller, more compact version of the Outlander. The Outlander seats up to seven passengers, while the Outlander Sport seats five. The larger Outlander offers more interior cargo space with folding second- and third-row seats. The Outlander Sport’s compact design gives it a tighter handling experience than what the Outlander delivers.
Given their nameplates, you’d expect the Outlander Sport to deliver a more intense level of performance. But, in reality, it is the Outlander that offers a peppier performance due to its standard 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which produces 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Outlander Sport comes with a standard 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque.
Both the 2018 Outlander and the Outlander Sport offer excellent driving capabilities, efficient powertrains, and enough space for your next family road trip. Stop by Pantili Mitsubishi and take both models for a test drive to determine which one is right for you.