Compare 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Mitsubishi Sport Differences | Gainesville, GA

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Engine:

2.0L

Horsepower:

148hp

Torque:

145 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

24 city / 30 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

5-speed manual transmission

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Engine:

2.4L

Horsepower:

166hp

Torque:

162 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

25 city / 30 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

CVT

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Serving Gainesville, GA

When families are looking for an SUV, they have quite a few choices on the road. Narrowing down their choices and finding what’s most important to them in the vehicle they probably spend a lot of time in during the day, can be difficult. Is a generous interior space more important than horsepower? Are safety features a big factor?

Crossover SUV buyers have taken to the Mitsubishi line of the exceptionally versatile family vehicle. But what’s the difference between the lovely Outlander and its counterpart Sport from the acclaimed automaker? Let’s dig into all the details for a closer look at these two crossover SUVs.

Performance

The base engines on both the Sport and Outlander are ample for the daily commute. The Outlander has a bit more horsepower with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder efficient engine over the Sport’s smaller but hard-wearing 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Both have good visibility and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a plus for the editors of Cars.com.

The Outlander has a higher torque over the Sport, which transmits to more power to its wheels and a smoother ride to a degree. Each has a smooth handling and turning radius so they maneuver well in and out of tight spots in the city.

Appearance

The biggest variance among the Mitsubishi car enthusiasts is the size of the Outlander compared to that of the Sport. While the 2017 Outlander has three rows for a total seating capacity of 7 while the Sport has two rows for a total seating of 5, which can be significant for large families or carpooling. The smaller Sport also maxes out at 49.5 cubic feet when the rear-seats are folded down while the Outlander gives you almost 15 feet more of cargo space with 63.3 cubic feet.

The roomy cabin gives plenty of space for most families with the Outlander options giving that extra room where needed as an affordable upgrade over smaller SUVs on the market. The headroom and legroom on the Outlander and Sport are relatively the same, with the Outlander offering more rows of seats and significant space in the cargo area. Mitsubishi has included updated and modern colors for its new lineup, including Quartz Brown Metallic Cosmic Blue Metallic, Diamond White Pearl and Labrador Black Pearl for both models.

Safety

The popular Mitsubishi SUVs have rated well with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. Both the Outlander and Sport have earned four stars for front crash overall and five stars for side crash overall, making it one of the more safe cars on the road.

Recently, the Outlander was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with the optional Touring package. The Outlander has earned the award four years in a row.


Both of Mitsubishi’s crossover SUVs are fantastic family vehicle finds due to the standard amenities, spacious interior and MSRP. If you have a larger family, give the Outlander a go over the Sport. But if you just want a good, roomy SUV at an affordable price, the Sport is a seemingly better buy. Stop by and visit a Mitsubishi dealership soon for a test drive on either model.

*Actual mileage may vary.