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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs Outlander Sport


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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.


Mitsubishi Outlander


Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


MSRP Base Price


Seating Capacity


Seating Rows

24/30 city/highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

23/29 city/highway
2.4L 166hp/3.0L V6 244hp

Engine Standard/Optional

2.0L 148hp/2.4L 168hp
3,500 with V6 engine

Towing Capacity

Not recommended

2022 Outlander vs Outlander Sport Performance Specs

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.

Compare Interior Features and Dimensions

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.

Standard Features

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.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

  • 8-inch Smartphone Display Audio (SDA)
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • SXM audio with 90-day all-access subscription
  • 7-inch multi-information display
  • Mitsubishi Connect with Safeguard and Remote Services, 24-month free trial
  • Six speakers
  • Bluetooth
  • Steering wheel phone and audio controls with voice recognition
  • USB-A and USB-C ports
  • Drive mode selector
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Micron air filtration
  • Rear seat air vents
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Power windows

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

  • 7-inch display audio
  • Four speakers
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel phone and audio controls
  • Front USB port
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic climate control
  • Micron Air Filtration
  • Rear heater floor ducts
  • Power windows


Mitsubishi Safety Features

There are some fairly advanced safety features that are standard on the Mitsubishi Outlander, such as:

  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) w/ Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with pedestrian detection
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RC
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear Automatic Emergency Braking (Rear AEB)

The Sport also comes with some very welcome driver-assistance technology:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning.
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Rearview camera
  • Automatic high-beams

In addition to those, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring are available as options.

Compare Outlander and Outlander Sport Trim Level Features

There are five 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander trim levels and six for the Sport.

2022 Outlander Trim Levels

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:

Outlander SE Trim

  • 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Heated side door mirrors
  • Hands-free power liftgate remote
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Heated front seats
  • FAST-key entry system
  • Multi-view camera system
  • Front parking sensor
  • MI-PILOT Assist bundle advanced safety features
  • 9-inch touchscreen display with built-in navigation
  • Rear USB ports
  • Wireless charging for smartphone devices
  • SE Launch Edition
  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • 12.3-inch full LCD meter cluster display
  • 10-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Ground logo and dynamic shield illumination
  • Chrome hood badge
  • Three-month Audible subscription
  • Six-month Amazon Prime Music subscription
  • Standard Amazon Echo Auto

Outlander SEL Trim

  • Full leather seating
  • Key-linked driver position memory system
  • Roof rails
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control system

Outlander SEL Launch Edition Trim

  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • 10-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Ground logo and dynamic shield illumination
  • Chrome hood badge
  • Amazon Echo Auto
  • Six-month subscription to Amazon Prime Music
  • Three-month subscription to Audible
  • Head-up display
  • Rear door shades
  • Premium leather seating

2021 Outlander Sport Trim Levels

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.

Outlander Sport ES

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Automatic high beams
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Self-dimming rearview mirror
  • Adjustable lumbar support in driver’s seat
  • USB ports
  • Revamped second-row seating

Outlander Sport LE

  • Advanced driver-assistive safety features
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Outlander Sport BE

  • Large black rear spoiler
  • Black tailgate protector
  • Red accents on air dams and wheels
  • Side graphics
  • Rockford Fosgate audio system
  • Special paint choices, including Red Diamond and Black Labrador

Outlander Sport SE

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Vanity mirrors and illumination on both sun visors
  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and parking brake lever
  • Heated front seats
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Six-speaker audio system

Outlander Sport GT

  • Larger engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Black roof rails
  • Soft Touch seating
  • Remote garage door opener


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.


Visit Fort Myers Mitsubishi to Test Drive the New Outlander SUVs

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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