If you're a person who decided they want a Mitsubishi Outlander, but then double took and realized there is an Outlander for sale and an Outlander Sport for sale, you are not alone. That's why we came up with a Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport breakdown to help you decide between the two. However, rest easy knowing they are both great choices, and we have Outlander Sport and Outlander lease & finance deals for both models.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander
Base price: $24,895
MPG: 25/30/27 cty/hwy/combined
Seats: 7
Engine: 2.4L 166hp
Overall Length: 184.8"
Overall Width: 71.3"
SAE Cargo Volume (behind front seats): 63.3 cu. ft.
SAE Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row): 34.2 cu. ft.
SAE Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row): 10.3 cu. ft.
Towing capacity: 1500lbs
Speakers: 6 speakers
Trim Levels:
  • ES 2.4L
  • SE 2.4L
  • LE 2.4
  • SP 2.4
  • SEL 2.4
  • GT 3.0 S-AWC
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Base price: $22,295
MPG: 24/30/27 cty/hwy/combined
Seats: 5
Engine: 2.0L 148hp
Overall Length: 171.9"
Overall Width: 71.3"
SAE Cargo Volume (behind front seats): 49.5 cu. ft.
SAE Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row): 21.7 cu. ft.
SAE Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row): NA
Towing capacity: Not rated for towing
Speakers: 4 speakers
Trim Levels:
  • 2.0 ES
  • 2.0 LE
  • 2.0 SE
  • 2.4 GT AWC

Outlander vs. Outlander Sport Performance

One difference between the Outlander Sport and Outlander is that the Outlander Sport has slightly less power. The Outlander Sport has a 2.0L MIVEC 4CYL engine, while the Outlander has a 2.4L MIVEC 4CYL engine. The Sport gets you 148 horsepower, and the Outlander gets you 166 horsepower. The Outlander also transmits power to its wheels more effectively since it has a higher lb-ft torque value.

Another key thing to note is that the Outlander can tow, while the Outlander Sport does not. This could be important for families looking to attach to the back of their vehicle.

The most significant performance similarities here are handling, engine oil type, and fuel type. Both cars will give you the same turning radius along the road. Both vehicles can be gassed up with regular unleaded oil. And, both vehicles have an engine oil type of OW-20.

Outlander vs. Outlander Sport Safety

In this all-important category, the Outlander Sport takes the cake. It offers many more safety features in the 2021 version than its counterpart. The Outlander Sport offers standard Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams - its counterpart does not. You will have to opt for the highest trim level of the Outlander to get all of those safety options standard, but they are all available in that model.

Outlander vs. Outlander Sport Technology

Let's start with the Outlander. This model comes standard with a 7.0" display, wireless Bluetooth technology, rearview camera, remote keyless entry, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, an 8" display, and auto-dimming on the rearview mirror are available at higher trim levels on this model.

The Outlander Sport is almost entirely the same. Some other available tech options in the Outlander Sport are the Rockford Fosgate premium sound system and FAST-key entry system.

Outlander vs. Outlander Sport Style

In general, the Outlander Sport has a smaller interior, smaller exterior, and less cargo space. But, if you are looking to be slightly more compact and don't need to worry about having passengers in the back seat as much, that could be a plus for you! It will also be easier to find a parking space in the Outlander Sport. But if you want more room, the Outlander offers greater seating capacity and 12.5 more cubic feet of cargo volume in the trunk.

Exterior wise, the Outlander Sport adds more sleek lines to the body of its slightly smaller frame. But, both have a modernized and bold exterior that looks great on any road.

Outlander vs. Outlander Sport Price

Alright already! We know you are waiting to hear about the price. The good news is both are extremely affordable within their SUV class. The Outlander is slightly more expensive than the Outlander Sport. The Outlander has an MSRP of $24,8951. The Outlander Sport has an MSRP of $22,2951.

Speaking of dollars - let's talk gas money. The Outlander and Outlander Sport get virtually the same fuel economy. So, the amount of gas station trips will be the same in both. To be exact - the Outlander gets up to 25 city/30 highway MPG, and the Outlander Sport gets up to 24 city/30 highway MPG. Both are great fuel economy numbers among the SUV class.

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You may be comparing these two car models, but you can't compare our unparalleled customer service here at Gunther Mitsubishi. We are proud to offer incredible Outlander and Outlander Sport deals in Florida.

Still have questions? No problem. Our highly-trained sales associates are here to help guide you to which of these vehicles is best for you. Contact us today to test drive either the Outlander or the Outlander Sport - or both!

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