2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2018 Honda CR-V Comparison
Specs at a Glance
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2018 Honda CR-V
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers a comprehensive list of amenities. The 2018 Outlander also packs a powerful engine, a comfortable interior, and sophisticated handling. For five years, the Outlander has been called one of the best all-around vehicles for performance. It also gets critical acclaim from Edmunds staff, who call it one of the best three-row SUVs in its class. The Outlander received some new updates in 2018, most of which are trim-specific. This includes the arrival of a new trim level called the Limited Edition, which falls in between the SE and SEL trims. New safety equipment and interior revisions are also a highlight of the 2018 Outlander. The sporty crossover also gets more standard technology, a panoramic backup camera, and a heated steering wheel. This makes it a rarity among its peers, as many of its now-standard amenities were previously only available. In contrast to the Mitsubishi, the 2018 Honda CR-V received no major changes following an upgrade in 2017. While the Mitsubishi is loaded with new features, the Honda receives very few standard amenities. Most are only available through upgrades and packages.
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One area in which the 2018 Outlander excels is power and handling. The Outlander is powered by two engines. The engine that you get depends on your selected trim level. The first four trims come standard with a 2.4L engine that produces up to 166 HP at 6,000 RPM and up to 162 LB-FT of torque at 4,200 RPM. This engine has a redline RPM of 6,500. The second engine, which comes standard on the top trim, is a 3.0L engine with a power output of 224 HP at 6,250 RPM and a torque production of 215 LB-FT at 3,750 RPM. This engine also has a redline RPM of 6,500. A continuously variable transmission is standard on the lower four trims, while the top trim gets a standard six-speed automatic transmission. All versions of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander have 18-inch wheels. The 2018 Honda CR-V, on the other hand, does not have as much engine power. The CR-V is powered by a comparatively weaker base engine, and an available engine that produces a maximum of 190 HP.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander’s zippy mechanical specs will certainly hold your interest, but your attention will initially be drawn by its sporty, stylish exterior. The Outlander’s good looks come from its LED lights and LED fog lights, which are either standard or available based on trim level. Color-keyed bumpers and chrome accents are other highlights of the Outlander. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is offered in an appealing suite of colors, and it also gets power-folding side mirrors.
Inside the 2018 Outlander, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the way of amenities and creature comforts. An impressive array of features come standard on this year’s SUV, including a seven-inch infotainment display screen. A rarity for its class, the Outlander also features a standard heated steering wheel and a panoramic backup camera on the top trim level. The infotainment system also comes with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. With the Honda CR-V, you’ll get some of the same amenities, but for an extra cost. The standard infotainment screen is five inches across the lineup, while you have to upgrade for the seven-inch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The class of SUVs is one of the most competitive, but the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander manages to stand out from the pack. The Outlander offers an impressive combination of power, looks, and entertainment. If you want to try the Outlander yourself, we invite you into our dealership to try one out. Call or send a request online to schedule a test drive and see how the two SUVs compare.