2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2018 Honda HR-V Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Engine Power

  148 hp

Basic Warranty

  5 yr / 60,000 mi


2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

Engine Power

  141 hp

Basic Warranty

  3 yr / 36,000 mi

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2018 Honda HR-V

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It’s not enough for the ideal subcompact crossover to be economical and mimic the cavernous cabins of SUVs. Its comparatively small size does not preclude it from ensuring a level of safety that is expected on larger, sturdier vehicles. And with the unabated advancement of automotive technology, it has to provide sufficient driving performance regardless of type of terrain or weather condition. The Honda HR-V, for the short time it has been in the United States, has become the subcompact crossover to match or surpass because it fulfills most of the aforementioned attributes. However, lesser-known entries like the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are no slouches. Indeed, for the 2018 model year, the Outlander Sport beats the HR-V in the following areas:

Safety

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is deemed a safer ride than the 2018 Honda HR-V by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the front crash prevention ability test administered by the IIHS, the Outlander Sport received the top-level “Superior” rating while the HR-V was not rated at all. In headlight illumination effectiveness, the Mitsubishi vehicle got a “Marginal” rating while the HR-V received the bottom-level “Poor” rating. And in ease of use of the LATCH system – which constitutes the anchors and tethers for securing child safety seats behind front seating – the Mitsubishi vehicle got an “Acceptable” rating while the Honda vehicle got the lower-level “Marginal” rating

Engine Output and Choices

Powering the 2018 Honda HR-V, regardless of trim, is a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) with 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. On the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are two choices, and both outgun the HR-V engine. The base-level ES trim gets a 2.0-liter I4 with 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. And on the SE and SEL trims, there’s a 2.4-liter I4 with 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque.

Infotainment

For 2018, Mitsubishi makes Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ – which enables you to execute infotainment functions such as streaming music, making phone calls, and receiving turn-by-turn directions with your smartphone – available on the upper-level SE and SEL trims of the Outlander Sport. Also promoted to standard feature status is a 7-inch touchscreen, which is present on all three trims. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ are not available at all on the 2018 Honda HR-V, and you will have to upgrade to the mid-tier EX to swap the standard 5-inch LCD screen with a 7-inch touchscreen. And while HD Radio™ is standard on all Outlander Sport trims, you will have to get the top-tier EX-L Navi on the HR-V to get the digital radio technology.

Can’t wait to check out the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for yourself? You can test-drive one – instead of the 2018 Honda HR-V – at our dealership in Gainesville, Georgia. Customer satisfaction is our top priority (as evidenced by aggregated reviews on Google, DealerRater.com, and Edmunds), and we have lots of vehicles to choose from at our facility. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our sales specialists.