The Mitsubishi Outlander is loaded with options. Different engines, features, and accessories provide consumers with an array of choices to tailor this compact SUV to their taste. The selections are so plentiful that there’s even an option for a whole different vehicle altogether.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers its own unique driving experience. But what exactly is the difference between the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the Outlander Sport?

See both the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Outlander Sport for sale in West Palm Beach, Florida.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2018 Outlander Sport  

In many respects, the Outlander Sport is indeed a “sportier” version of the standard Outlander. The Sport is lighter and shorter in terms of both length and height, making an already compact SUV even more nimble.

A smaller engine means less horsepower and torque, but the sacrifice of speed is made up for in practicality, where the Sport boasts more than twice as much cargo space as the Outlander.

Where the Outlander loses out in cargo space, it makes up for with passenger volume. Unlike the Sport, the Outlander carries a third row of seating for two additional passengers and over 30 more cubic feet of overall passenger room.

And in addition to hauling around more passengers, the Outlander can also tow up to 3,500 pounds with an engine upgrade. Towing is not recommended for the Outlander Sport.

In terms of gas mileage, the Outlander can generate slightly better fuel efficiency during city driving while highway mileage remains consistent between the two models.

Choosing a Compact SUV in West Palm Beach, FL

To sum it up, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport can be a better option for those who tend to drive around extra cargo in lieu of passengers and are more concerned with agility than power.  

Meanwhile, the Outlander is ideal for those who may shuffle around a carload of passengers and perhaps even a boat or trailer.

Visit Schumacher Mitsubishi to test drive both vehicles before finalizing your decision.