2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2018 Ford Escape
FUEL CAPACITY
  16.6 gal. 15.7 gal.
BASIC WARRANTY
  5 yr./ 60000 mi. 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
DRIVE WARRANTY
  10 yr./ 100000 mi. 5 yr./ 60000 mi.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2018 Ford Escape

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Ford Escape are in the category of a crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV). A crossover SUV combines the characteristics of an SUV with some of those from a passenger automobile. It has features that one might find in a station wagon or a hatchback. A crossover SUV is not usually as big as a regular SUV. This allows it to be parked more easily when driving in the city.

A crossover SUV is a good choice for people who want some of the features of an SUV, such as good ground clearance, mixed with a bit more comfort and better gas mileage than a larger SUV. Here we compare the features of a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a Ford Escape. For comparison, we chose the base models available that have similar engine sizes. They are the 2018 four-door Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder engine and the 2018 four-door Ford Escape S with a 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine.

Fuel Efficiency

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport outperforms the Ford Escape in fuel efficiency. It gets 23 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway, for an average 25 miles per gallon. The Ford Escape gets slightly less fuel efficiency with only 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway, for an average 24 miles per gallon. If using the Ford Escape for city driving, expect to pay slightly more for gas than using the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for the same trips.

Gas Tank Capacity and Driving Range

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a larger fuel tank that holds 16.6 gallons compared to the Ford Escape’s gas tank that holds only 15.7 gallons. Because of better fuel efficiency and a larger gas tank, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a driving range of 382 miles in the city and 481 miles on the highway. The Ford Escape can only go about 330 miles in the city and 455 miles on the highway. The extra range for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, of 26 more miles on long trips, can help get to the next gas station on a big stretch of empty highway.

Warranty Coverage

Mitsubishi offers better warranty coverage for its Outlander Sport than Ford offers for the Escape. The basic warranty from Mitsubishi for the Outlander Sport is 5 years / 60,000 miles, compared with Ford’s basic warranty of only 3 years / 36,000 miles. Mitsubishi backs the drivetrain much longer, offering a drivetrain warranty of 10 years / 100,000 miles compared to Ford’s 5 years / 60,000 miles. Mitsubishi is more generous with road assistance. For the Outlander Sport, road assistance is for five years with unlimited mileage. Ford’s road assistance program is for 5 years; however, it has a limit of 60,000 miles.


We hope this overview has been helpful when thinking about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Stop by our Mitsubishi dealership to test drive a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to see, in person, how it compares to the 2018 Ford Escape. We look forward to seeing you soon.