2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Comparison
Specs at a Glance
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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As compact crossover SUVs that have five seats, the 2018 and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offer economical and smart performance. These family-friendly models are available with the two MIVEC engines and All-Wheel Control. Equipped with the all-new Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning, the 2018 model is a class leader in accident-prevention technology.
Wearing the MIVEC label, a 2.0 L I-4 engine is available in the 2018 and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. This four-cylinder engine is capable of delivering up to 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. Also based on the MIVEC technology, a 2.4 L I-4 engine is installed in select trims of both cars. This upgraded engine can generate a maximum of 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. A manual transmission system with five gear ratios is compatible with these compact engine blocks. You can also opt for a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system that comes with the Sportronic and INVECS III technology. This patented CVT has a sport-tuned design that improves responsiveness on the highway.
Equipped with the All-Wheel Control, the 2018 and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport get good traction on paved surfaces and rough trails. The Active Stability Control provides extra stabilizing forces in challenging conditions. Both of these compact crossover SUVs also have electric power steering systems that maintain excellent control of the wheels.
As sleek and cool crossover SUVs, the 2018 and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport can be customized in awesome paints, such as Rally Red or Octane Blue. Labrador Black and Quartz Brown are traditional finishes that are also available. Both models could be enhanced with silver or black bumpers and other installations on the front grille. When it comes to lighting, these vehicles have powerful halogen headlights and efficient LED in the rear combination lights. Fog lights and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are standard in select trims. Roof spoilers and shark-fin antennas accentuate the sleek and aerodynamic profiles of these Mitsubishi vehicles. Passengers will also embrace the rear privacy glass and panoramic glass roof.
Standard in the 2018 and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the Traction Control Logic reduces the potential for slipping in inclement weather. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) also lowers the risk for skidding on slippery roads. The Hill Start Assist prevents these relatively lightweight crossover SUVs from rolling backwards while parked on inclined roads.
For 2018, the Outlander Sport received some major upgrades in the active safety department. The radar-powered Forward Collision Mitigation includes a warning system and automatic braking. Connected to an exterior camera that scans lane markings, the Lane Departure Warning is another accident-avoidance installation in this model. Additionally, the Automatic High Beam Assist and rain-sensing windshield wipers give you extra confidence for driving in poor weather. In the passive safety category, the 2018 and 2017 trims are equipped with seven standard airbags, including driver’s knee airbags. Engineered to withstand harsh impacts from any direction, the RISE body construction provides extra measures of protection during accidents.
Come to our dealership and check out the 2018 and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Whether you’re looking for an affordable base trim or a premium edition, you can test drive all models that are available for these economical Mitsubishi crossover SUVs.
* EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.