Compare the Outlander Sport to the RAV4 in Fort Myers, FL

Who Has the Better Crossover for Florida Shoppers? Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 presents a more popular crossover, but the popular choice might not always be right for you. Smart shoppers like do not want to settle for something of lesser value, when you can get everything you need in an SUV for less. The new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one crossover that challenges the popularity of the RAV4 SUV.

Here at Fort Myers Mitsubishi, we put together some facts to show you how the Outlander Sport challenges the RAV4 in several important areas. We invite you to learn more about the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and check one out here in Fort Myers, FL. Our dealership can be found just a 15-minute drive away from Cape Coral, FL on Colonial Blvd.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs Toyota RAV4

Fuel Economy

While their EPA fuel economy averages might be comparable, the Outlander Sport holds much more fuel in its tank, offering a 15.8-gallon capacity. The Toyota RAV4 holds up to 14.5 gallons of fuel and is the heavier SUV overall, which also inhibits its long-term fuel economy. Naples commuters might appreciate the mild-mannered performance of the Outlander Sport.


The RAV4 has a bigger wheelbase, but the Outlander Sport provides the more spacious interior for you and your pilot. This sporty crossover from Mitsubishi keeps you comfortable up front as you drive to Punta Gorda, FL with 42 inches of legroom, over the 41 inches in the RAV4.


While the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) varies from year to year, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport maintains affordability across all of its trim levels. Even the most prestigious trim levels of our SUV are priced below $30,000 and the average customer can buy an entry-level model for less than $25,000. Base trims of the RAV4 start over $25,000 and its highest trim is priced well over $30,000.



Not only do shoppers of Lehigh Acres save money with the Outlander Sport, they enjoy longer protection for their investment, courtesy of Mitsubishi. Each new Outlander Sport comes backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Warranty. Standard powertrain coverage for the RAV4 covers this SUV for five years or 60,000 miles. Mitsubishi also offers free roadside assistance for five years, whereas, Toyota only provides this service for two.


Who says you cannot enjoy extra conveniences for a lower price? With the new Outlander Sport, you get to enjoy available heated front seats as well as standard alloy wheels for enhanced handling, and digital HD Radio®. HD Radio® is unavailable for the RAV4, which also comes standard with heavier steel wheels.


While its engine falls short in horsepower, the Outlander Sport sits at a higher ground clearance of 8.5 inches and feature the intuitive All-Wheel Control (AWC) system, exclusive to Mitsubishi. The higher the ground clearance, and better the AWD system, the better the SUV will perform on the trails of Charlotte Harbor State Park. The Toyota RAV4 offers an AWD system of its own, but sits at a lower ground clearance of 8.4 niches.

Test Drive the New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Today

Get a lot more for less when you purchase or lease the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. If this new crossover sounds like your next SUV, then visit us at Fort Myers Mitsubishi today to take one for a test drive! You will find us located less than a 45-minute drive outside of Port Charlotte using US-41 S. See you soon!

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