2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs Outlander Sport


Specs at a Glance

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • Standard Engine2.4L I4
  • Horsepower166hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *25 / 30
  • TransmissionContinuously Variable Tranmission

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

  • Standard Engine2.0L I4
  • Horsepower148hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *23 / 29
  • Transmission5-Speed Manual Transmission

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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If you’re in the market for a Mitsubishi SUV, you might be curious about the difference between the Outlander and the Outlander Sport. While the 2018 Sport is a subcompact crossover that can accommodate up to five passengers, the standard Outlander distinguishes itself as one of the few three-row compact SUVs. Beyond size, here’s how the 2018 Outlander and Outlander Sport compare with one another.


The 2018 Outlander Sport is powered by either a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a larger four-cylinder that provides 168 hp. The former comes with a five-speed manual transmission that can be upgraded to an automatic-operating continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is standard with the larger engine. The base engine with the CVT gets an EPA-estimated 24 city/30 highway miles per gallon.

With the 2018 Outlander, you can choose between a 166-hp four-cylinder engine paired with a CVT or a 228-hp V6 paired with a six-speed automatic. The base engine gets 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway, among the best fuel economy ratings for a compact SUV.


The base model of the Outlander Sport is equipped with a new-for-2018 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth along with automatic climate control, a four-speaker audio system, and a rearview camera. The base model of the Outlander adds upgraded two-zone automatic climate control, satellite and HD radio, and a USB port.


Both the Outlander and the Outlander Sport have earned a four-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. The Sport also earned the highest crash test scores in every category from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the standard Outlander lags slightly behind in the frontal crash and rollover categories.

Make your final decision between the 2018 Outlander and Outlander Sport at Carriage Mitsubishi. Our friendly sales staff will be happy to help you arrange a test drive in each of these great SUVs.

* EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.