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The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport are both excellent Mitsubishi SUVs. However, while they do share some features, there are some differences that will determine which better suits your individual needs and preferences. Some of the most important factors are listed in the Mitsubishi SUV comparison chart below. It helps you see at a glance the biggest differences between the two models. The Outlander is bigger than the Outlander Sport, so that is the model you need if you regularly carry more than five passengers. Otherwise, let’s see how the other features compare between the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs Outlander Sport.
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While it’s true that the Outlander Sport’s standard 2.0L 4-cylinder 148hp engine is not as powerful as the Outlander’s standard 2.4L 4-cylinder 166hp engine, that doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker. Because if the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine works for you, there is an option for the Outlander Sport to have it with a touch of extra horsepower. The two models have identical ABS brake systems with 4-wheel disc brakes.
Both vehicles come standard with front-wheel drive and have the option of getting Mitsubishi Super-All Wheel Control ®, which will give you more control and traction on rugged terrain or in poor weather conditions. If towing is important to you, the Outlander’s V6 engine offers a very impressive maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Towing with the Outlander Sport is not recommended.
Although the Mitsubishi Outlander is significantly bigger than the Outlander Sport, the difference is hardly noticeable inside the cabin. The Outlander’s 40.6-inch headroom is barely an inch more than the Sport’s 39.4 inches, and there is less than an inch difference in all the other measurements. So, given its smaller size, the Sport is surprisingly roomy.
Both Outlander models have some really nice standard features starting with the base trim. Here are just some of the most notable ones from each lineup.
There are some fairly advanced safety features that are standard on the Mitsubishi Outlander, such as:
The Sport also comes with some very welcome driver-assistance technology:
In addition to those, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring are available as options.
There are five 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander trim levels and six for the Sport.
The ES is the Mitsubishi Outlander’s base model, and it has all of the standard features listed above. Here are the four higher trim levels and some of their standard features:
The Sport’s base model is the S, and it comes with all of the standard features listed previously. Here are some of the features that come standard with the higher trim levels in addition to those found on lower trims.
All in all, the Mitsubishi Outlander will give you a smooth ride, great fuel efficiency, with controlled handling and nicely weighted steering. The Outlander Sport delivers more room and style with good standard safety features, and the availability of all-wheel drive. Both SUV models offer Mitsubishi’s excellent warranty, which is one of the best in its class. You will get a limited warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles and a powertrain warranty for up to 10 years/100,000 miles.
The Mitsubishi Outlander and the Outlander Sport are even more impressive in person. Visit Fort Myers Mitsubishi for a test drive, and experience all they have to offer. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Contact us to arrange a test drive to see which model and trim level is right for you.
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