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A Review of Alternative Fuel Vehicles from Mitsubishi

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Because automakers all around the world have paused production during the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be a good time to review some of the interesting moves automakers have made in the industry up to this point. One automaker that has kept us guessing it Mitsubishi Motors. With their sister company Mitsubishi Electric always unveiling some futuristic technology for upcoming vehicles, we wonder how advanced the next concept will be. We’ve also seen a variety of alternative fuel vehicles from Mitsubishi, with the latest MI-TECH Concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show a real change in design. How did Mitsubishi Motors get here?

Older Models

Possibly the first dip into alternative fuel vehicles for Mitsubishi Motors was the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. An all-electric vehicle, this was a steppingstone for Mitsubishi Motors, having produced the first highway-capable electric vehicle (EV). Not only that, but the i-MiEV won awards for its value, a gem for EVs at the time, able to drive 59 miles on a single charge with no emissions. Several systems were also on board to increase range, such as a regenerative braking system and an on-board battery charging system. The i-MiEV didn’t last for long in the U.S. however, and Mitsubishi decided to bring a different alternative fuel vehicle stateside.

Although the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV had already seen its fair share of years overseas, the plug-in hybrid SUV has only been in the states for a few years. Another winner of awards, the Outlander PHEV was up to the same level of quality of most plug-in hybrids of the time. With an EPA estimated 74 MPGe and the ability to travel 22 miles emissions-free on electricity, the Outlander PHEV was a step in a new direction, with two electric motors making up the powertrain, one on each axle.

Newer Concepts

Mitsubishi Motors has been actively debuting new concepts for the past two years. Auto shows have been cancelled indefinitely for 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic, but in 2019, Mitsubishi Motors wowed us with the Engelberg Tourer SUV concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and again at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show with their new MI-TECH concept. The former, a plug-in hybrid SUV, is meant to replace the aging Outlander PHEV, giving it a more robust and adventurous look, and is shaping up to be an SUV consumers could take to the racetrack with Mitsubishi Motors Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system.

Going further, Mitsubishi Motors changed the way we look at plug-in hybrid electric vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show. Mi-TECH, unveiled in an electric buggy, is not your usual gasoline engine/electric motor setup. Doubling down on the design of the original Outlander PHEV, the Mitsubishi Mi-TECH concept comes with four electric motors, one for each wheel, but changes things up by replacing the standard gasoline internal combustion engine with a gas turbine generator. Although output has yet to be released, we can only imagine a turbine generator would be more powerful than an automotive engine. Time will tell.

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The Future is all About e-Evolution for Mitsubishi

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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Mitsubishi brought their A-game to the 2018 LA Auto Show as they debuted an impressive technical prototype – the e-Evolution Concept. Incorporating the strengths of an SUV, electric vehicle (EV), and new systems designed for a connected mobility experience will not only be part of this concept, but also a part of Mitsubishi’s future. CEO and President Fred Diaz said: “The e-Evolution is far more than just an auto show concept vehicle. It is the embodiment of what Mitsubishi Motors will become, what we will stand for, and the type of vehicles we will bring to our customers in the very near future.” Let’s dive a little deeper and check out what the e-Evolution means for Mitsubishi Motors’ plans of the not-too-distant future.

Performance

Two high-torque, high-performance electric motors power the e-Evolution Concept and are fed by a high-capacity battery system for a smooth and powerful performance. A low center of gravity is important to achieve driving stability, so the drive battery system is located under the floor in the middle of the vehicle. Active Yaw Control (AYC) is an automotive feature developed on Mitsubishi Motors’ World Rally Championship and Paris-Dakar race cars that’s also found on the e-Evolution. AYC uses an active differential to control the driving and braking forces between the left and right wheels for the optimum grip on the road. Since AYC is electronically controlled, it provides crisp and responsive handling that’s faithful to the driver’s intent.

Artificial Intelligence

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is the brain of the e-Evolution Concept, proving that Mitsubishi really is looking to the future with this design. The AI system is equipped with numerous sensors that instantly detect changes in road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s intent. Driver intent and vehicle performance are then merged seamlessly for an inclusive system that’s capable of supporting drivers of all abilities, even offering a special coaching function that, after an initial assessment of the driver’s skills, unobtrusively offers ways to enhance them. Even those with limited driving abilities will feel like a pro thanks to this highly responsive AI system.

Additional functions of the AI system include functions that can be controlled via voice activation like the headlights, wiper blades, and even having the ability to warn the driver of various malfunctions. A large flat screen that displays outside conditions, navigation, and coaching information span the full width of the dashboard. Two smaller screens flank the larger one showing images from the front and rear cameras, while a 360-degree view for occupants is achieved by an expansive glass section. The e-Evolution Concept is part of Mitsubishi’s latest Drive Your Ambition strategy that will see the automaker move towards SUVs with electric mobility and connectivity.

Sure, the e-Evolution is just a concept car for now, but if you want to get a taste of Mitsubishi’s penchant for innovation then look no further than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Available for the first time ever in the U.S., the Outlander PHEV is a roomy and attainable plug-in hybrid SUV for those looking to go green in style. Come by Miami Lakes AutoMall today and test drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. To learn more about the Outlander PHEV and its driving modes check out our video below:

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Mitsubishi Outlander – Then and Now

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

When Mitsubishi entered the US SUV market in 2003 with the Outlander, they couldn’t have possibly predicted the boom in sales the market would experience in the next decade. The Outlander, introduced to replace the outgoing Montero, aimed to provide more luxury and comfort than off-roading capabilities – a trade-off for the brand. The introductory model came equipped with Mitsubishi’s classic 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and plenty of customizable options. Continuing the Mitsubishi tradition of improvement, in 2004 they upgraded the Outlander’s original engine to boost its horsepower up to 160 horsepower, and in 2005, an extensive addition of safety features. Features such as an optional manual transmission, newly advanced airbags, enhanced disc brakes, and anti-lock braking system were standard on the Outlander by 2006.

The Mitsubishi spirit of constant improvement remained strong, and by 2007 the Outlander experienced its first redesign – only four years after its introduction. This redesign included a 220 horsepower V6 engine – making power a priority for Mitsubishi – and increasing the size of the SUV that allowed for the addition of third-row seating. By 2010 another major redesign arrived, and the Outlander now had new front and rear fascias, a new grille, a redesigned hood, an improved LCD display and GPS system.

Mitsubishi secured their status as a pioneer in green tech when in 2013 they introduced the Outlander PHEV- the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV. The Outlander PHEV allows drivers three driving modes – battery save mode, battery charge mode, and ECO mode. What is referred to as battery save mode is the driver-activated mode that is intended to conserve the energy within the battery pack once it drops below 90 percent – this is the hybrid mode. The battery charge mode will charge the battery by generating electricity (whether the vehicle is in motion or at a standstill) – and feeding said electricity back into the battery pack. In about 40 minutes consumers can enjoy 80% charge. Lastly, the ECO mode can be activated with just the touch of a button to reduce both fuel and electricity usage. The Outlander PHEV has a combined range of 310 miles, 22 of which are in all-electric mode – free of emissions!

The last time the Outlander experienced any significant changes was in 2012. Now in its third generation, the Outlander is more market-competitive with improved fuel economy – a not-so-small feat accomplished by reducing the overall weight from its predecessor by 200 pounds. Additionally, the interior received upgrades as well, including redesigned seats, sound insulation to lessen noise disturbance, and soft-touch material inserts for the armrests. Safety features available on the Outlander are up-to-date with a blind spot warning system, forward collision mitigation, a multi-view camera, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, and lane departure warning.

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Outlander? Come visit us at Miami Lakes Mitsubishi and test drive the new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander or the Outlander PHEV – your choice!

If you’re one step ahead and already own a Mitsubishi vehicle, our service department is open seven days a week for your convenience. Schedule a service appointment today, regardless of where you bought your vehicle!

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Features That Make the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Awesome

Friday, April 20th, 2018

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One of the most popular PHEVs vehicles in Europe is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and it was recently made available in the United States. With unmatched PHEV SUV fuel economy and off-road capabilities, it’s easy to see how this vehicle gained fanfare the world over. We’ll examine the details that have propelled this vehicle to international acclaim.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the best selling PHEV crossover vehicle and its a fuel efficient plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) SUV that boasts five-passenger seating, all-wheel-drive and has a remarkably low price. Given all the accolades, it’s no wonder why this vehicle has the sales it does.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Overview

So what exactly is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV? There are two Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV trims, the Outlander PHEV SEL S-AWC and the Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC. Both trims have seating for five passengers and have the same internal combustion engine paired to a battery-powered motor. When powered by only by its battery, the Outlander PHEV has an all-electric range of 22 miles, but when the battery and engine work together, the 2018 Outlander PHEV has a combined city/highway fuel economy 74 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). How is it able to get that kind of remarkable gas mileage?

Does the Battery Require Charging?

The Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid so, it does require charging. But. don’t worry about that because the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charges remarkably quickly. How quick? Less than 30 minutes to reach about 80 percent battery life is not only fast, but streamlined and efficient. Gaining the ability to do most of your daily routine without having to use any fuel is a huge factor for this vehicle being popular and successful. The requirement to charge a battery is hardly a concern with those kind of automotive perks!

Is the Outlander PHEV Wildly Expensive?

Starting price for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is just $34,595 MSRP (plus destination fee) and includes a wide, roomy  passenger experience with modern tech in the interior. Additionally, the Outlander PHEV is even more affordable because it qualifies for a federal tax credit. It even has off-roading and has strong towing capabilities! There are two other factors that make the Outlander PHEV stand out from other PHEVs on the market. The Outlander PHEV is the only plug-in hybrid available with DC Quick Charging, so it can be recharged really fast, and the Outlander PHEV is extremely affordable! Keep reading if you want to learn more about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

And What Kind of Warranty Does the Mitsubishi Outlander Have?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is backed by multiple warranties. The vehicle is backed by a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty, 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited PHEV parts warranty. The main drive battery is backed by its own 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty. Consider yourself covered!

Sign Me UP! – Where Can I Test Drive This Vehicle?

So, now you want the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, right? Miami Lakes Automall is exactly the place to find out when you can take one home! We’ll be ready to assist you with any trade-in, buying or selling when you visit us.

If you need assistance with your current vehicle, even if you didn’t buy with us, our servicing department can help. With a simple appointment, we only use quality licensed parts to providing the proper attention to you for any of your needs, we will make your visit a wonderful experience. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

 

 

5 Accessories to Make Your Outlander Awesome for Camping Trips

Friday, April 13th, 2018

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Camping trips are fun for many reasons, and a lot of the fun comes from the driving experience to get to where you’ll stop to camp. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is an exceptional ride. It provides comfortable seating for seven passengers and it is available with enough power to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Also, the Outlander has a great fuel economy that averages 25 mpg on the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Being a comfortable ride with remarkable fuel economy makes your camping trip that much easier.

With a starting price for the base model of $23,795 MSRP (plus destination fees), the Outlander is affordable to lease or finance. With available All-Wheel-Control to take you every With summer rapidly approaching, we have ideas for modifications you can do to make your summer camping trips even more fun.

Use Your Outlander to Help You Sleep Under the Stars

There are many ways to turn your 2018 Outlander into a camper, or special hammocks that can tie to the end of the Outlander and all you need to do is tie the other end to a strong tree to have a place to sleep. Various items online exist that can partially connect to your Outlander, letting your Outlander serve as the perfect steady base to hold your tent or hammock.

Roof Racks

Streamline roof racks are a great option to compliment additional cargo onto the roof of your 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. Lack of space is no longer and issue with durable and supportive roof racks that fit the Outlander. Store your bikes, additional luggage or tent above your vehicle and give your guests more interior space.

Inflatable Tent

If you want an innovative, modern tent, you can find them in 2018. Get ready to relax with an inflatable tent where you don’t have to struggle to put it up. In less than 60 seconds, items like “The Cave” made by Heimplanet are ready for you to enter (All that’s need is an air pump to do the work for you).

Portable Stove

Having a convenient propane burner stove is always useful on camping trips. There’s a market for mini grills that can be easily setup and provide exactly what you need to make a warm meal. And with an Outlander, you can bring and carry a large portable stove with great ease.

Mini Solar Panel Charger

Beginning to feel like James Bond, yet? A portal, niffy solar panel that can grab all the sunshine to power your cellphone or other portable devices is a useful tool. You won’t have to worry about using your vehicle’s battery and you don’t need any power to charge the solar panel. We recommend investing in one.

Lightweight Chairs

There’s nothing more important on a camping trip than the portable lightweight chair to sit next to a campfire with. Make sure to find one that’s trim, comfortable and foldable to easy cargo storing. With or without a cup holder, what makes most is that the chair works properly.

Always Remember, Safety First

Driving a long way for adventure? The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander received highmarks and attention for upgraded technology and safety improvements, which further raised the value of the popular SUV. The active safety technology on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the 2018 Outlander earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The First Place to Find Your 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

If you’re ready to go on the road with a new vehicle, try your hand first at what Mitsubishi has to offer. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today to ride a new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. Our friendly staff will help you buy, lease or sell your vehicle. Get the most for your trade in with us and stop by for any future servicing needs you’ll have; even if you didn’t buy with us.

Mitsubishi Models Available Overseas

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

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Mitsubishi Motors has long been established around the world with fantastic vehicles that might not end make it over to North America. With the recent addition of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the Mitsubishi lineup in the United States, we’ll take a look at this exclusive vehicle that provides remarkable fuel economy and performance, as well as other Mitsubishi models that should follow suit.  

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Now Available in the U.S.

Mitsubishi Motors has enjoyed amazing sales with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Europe for four years. While the rollout has been slow, 2018 is finally be the year that Mitsubishi has this incredible vehicle ready for drivers over here.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has four-wheel drive (4WD), can travel over 500 miles on a full tank of gas and a fully charged battery, and it can travel more than 30 miles when powered solely by its battery. Complete with a hybrid system of a 12-kWh battery and a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, this is a remarkable vehicle. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has fans all over the world and should be rolling on the ground over in the states soon enough.

2018 Mitsubishi eK

Have you wanted to travel without worrying about fuel economy? With a unique cube box look, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK is far from typical. A four-door vehicle that looks like a Smart Car, the intrigue this vehicle provides is in the value it gives drivers with 90 city and 120 highway MPGe.

The ride is not very spacious, but four people can fit in this tiny vehicle. With the speed of this powertrain slow, up to 14 seconds to go from 0-60, what it does have is remarkable fuel economy. Including a unique 3G83 SOHC 12-valve straight-3, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK has a quite advanced engine consisting of multi-valve cylinder heads, and Dual Overhead Camshaft and turbocharged variations. Perfect for long distance travels on the right lane.

2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton

Not many reasons come to mind as to why this Mitsubishi truck isn’t available in the U.S. With class-leading space and leg-space, the L200 Triton Double Cab is luxurious and provides a quiet ride. The truck is available with a 4-wheel drive and two turbocharged engines. When the L200 Triton is equipped with  a 2.4-liter MIVEC turbocharged DOHC engine, this truck offers about 178-horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.

Streamlined dimensions add to a driver’s control on the road when driving through narrow paths and providing superior handling. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton has a drive mode selector that can easily be changed between two-wheel drive high for normal conditions. Those range from 4WD high for rough roads, 4WD lock for off-road and rugged terrains, and 4WD low for steep hills, or any terrain surface containing sand, and even snow or icy conditions.

2018 Mitsubishi Pajero

Maybe it’s something with the name, but for some reason the Mitsubishi Pajero has not been shipped to the United States. The Mitsubishi Pajero is a large rugged, luxurious diesel fueled SUV sold in Australia. Popular since its inception 35 years ago in 1983, with a powerful 3.2-liter intercooled DOHC turbo diesel engine, the Mitsubishi Pajero is a threat to the other SUVs on the market with a comfortable cabin and strong engine performance.

Three trims are available and they range from the base model GLX, to the GLS and Exceed models. The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero higher tier trims offer heated and power front seats. The Exceed, the luxury trim, provides a chrome radiator grill, 18-inch alloy wheels, side steps, a bold bumper comes with fog lamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps, and a 12 speaker Rockford acoustic premium audio system.

Where You Can Find the Latest Mitsubishi Models

While these models are certainly appealing, the newest collection of 2018 Mitsubishi Outlanders, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2018 Mitsubishi and more new and late model Mitsubishi vehicles can be found at Miami Lakes Automall. There’s no better feeling than driving a brand new vehicle off the lot. Come experience with a test drive these outstanding vehicles that are luckily here state-side. You can find them all at one place at Miami Lakes Automall.

Let our professional staff handle your buying, selling or trade-in needs and our servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Just a simple appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle survived in a timely fashion.

Ideal Mitsubishi Models for Different People

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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No matter who you are, there’s a Mitsubishi vehicle for you!

Do you want to have a spacious, quiet ride for the whole family to enjoy? Look no further than the fuel efficient 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

The complete compact sport utility vehicle in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander base model, ES, starts at only $23,945 MSRP (plus destination fee). Owners will notice the spacious room, impressive technology with the Mitsubishi Connect infotainment system, wireless Bluetooth capabilities,  blind-spot warning and lane change assist technology. Fuel economy is strong with 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

Some of the best features of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander include the available seating capacity for seven people, including a large trunk and multi-view camera system, as well as a rear backup camera. Have towing needs? The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander provides a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

A different option for those that don’t want something as large as the Mitsubishi Outlander is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. With a lot of standard exterior features, the five passenger Outlander Sport  stands out from other crossovers on the market.

The price for the base model 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is $20,395 MSRP (Plus destination fees). From heated power side-view mirrors, a rear window wiper and defroster, a spare tire, and LED rear combination headlights, the standard perks are amazing.There’s something for everyone with premium technology, as all trims equipped with the CVT transmission have an ECO Indicator light that visually aides drivers showing when they are effectively saving gas depending on the route they are taking. With a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, drivers benefit from not having to spend a lot of money at the fuel pump or make frequent stops to refill.  

Other useful interior tech features include a 7-inch touchscreen display and a rear view camera. Standard features on the Outlander Sport LE, Outlander Sport SE and Outlander Sport SEL have heated front seats, Apple Carplay with Android Auto, automatic dual-zone climate control and two USB ports.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

Have a budget, but want a new vehicle? There’s few options better than the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. Starting off at only $14,400 MSRP (plus destination fee), the Mirage comes with an amazing fuel economy of 33 city and 41 highway MPG. That’s impressive!

Standard options include a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth phone/audio streaming, rearview camera and USB port. Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities and Rockford Fosgate premium audio system enhance the interior ride. With a four star rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) drivers can feel comfortable in a new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

For those who want to experience unmatched fuel economy in a vehicle that can travel off the beaten path, there’s the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV is the world’s best selling PHEV crossover vehicle and its a fuel efficient plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) SUV that is equipped with all-wheel-drive.

The Outlander PHEV is a five-passenger vehicle that features an internal combustion engine and a battery-powered motor. When the Outlander PHEV is powered by its battery it has a total driving distance of 22 miles and when the battery and engine work together, the Outlander PHEV has a hybrid combined city/highway fuel economy of 74 MPGe. Also, the Outlander PHEV has an exceptional charging time. Using a fast charger, the Outlander PHEV can be charged to 80 percent capacity in under 30 minutes. Starting price is only $34,595 MSRP (plus destination fee) and includes a wide, roomy five passenger experience.

What Mitsubishi Works For You?

Maybe a test drive would help you decide. Look no further than Miami Lakes Automall to find the latest 2018 Mitsubishi models. Our professional and courteous staff will ensure you have a great experience and want to return for any maintenance or repair needs with our servicing department down the line. We hope you join us for a test drive, we’re open seven days a week for your convenience. Come say hello!

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2018 Outlander Sport

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

2018-outlander-vs-sport-MLAMMitsubishi has a very small model lineup and each of their vehicles is designed for a specific purpose. While the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport look similar and have similar names, they both have unique characteristics that make them better for different consumers. Here’s a closer look at the differences and similarities between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.  

While they both share the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that supports up to 30 highway MPG, they don’t share a lot of other similarities. CVT is an automatic transmission that changes effortlessly through an ongoing range of effective gear ratios as opposed to having a fixed number of gear ratios. CVT supplies great fuel economy and both vehicles provide great fuel economy.

Engine Differences

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport both come standard with an inline-4 engine, but the base engine and the other available engines are different.  

The base engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, providing 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, and the base engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Buyers of either vehicle can increase the vehicle’s horsepower with the available 224-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine (optional on the Mitsubishi Outlander) or the available 168-horsepower 2.4-liter I4 engine (optional on the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport).

Transmission

With the exception of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES (Outlander Sport base trim) and the Mitsubishi Outlander GT (Outlander premier trim), all Outlander and Outlander Sport trims come standard with an automatic CVT transmission. The Outlander Sport ES comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, but buyers can upgrade to an automatic CVT transmission. The Outlander GT comes standard with a six-speed electronic automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4-liter 2 wheel drive automatic provides 25 / 30 city / highway MPG while the 2.0-liter engine with manual 5-speed and 2 wheel drive settles at 23 / 29 city / highway MPG. The 4 wheel drive of the 2.4-liter engine on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander gets 24 / 29 city / highway MPG. The 6 cylinder, 3.0-liter automatic gets only 20 city / 27 highway.

For the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2 wheel drive, 2.0-liter automatic has 24 / 30 city / highway MPG. The 2 wheel drive on the 2.4-liter automatic provides 23 / 29 city / highway MPG.  The 4 wheel drive with the 2.0-liter automatic 4 cylinder has 23 city / 29 highway and the 4 wheel drive 4 cylinder with a 2.4-liter engine gets 23 city / 28 highway.

Size

Comparing both vehicles, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a crossover SUV and it is larger than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which is considered a subcompact crossover. The Mitsubishi Outlander is available as a five-passenger or seven-passenger vehicle, while the Outlander Sport is only available as a five-passenger vehicle. Behind the first row seats, the Outlander has 63.3 cubic feet of SAE volume and the Outlander Sport has 49.5 cubic feet of SE volume.

In terms of the exterior size differences that result in a different driving experience, there isn’t a huge difference. The Mitsubishi Outlander is 184.8 inches versus the Outlander Sport at 171.5 inches exterior length, but they both have the same turning radius of 17.4’ and the same ground clearance of 8.5 inches.

Features

With a respectable amount of standard features, both the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport provide fold flat rear seats, Bluetooth capabilities, alarm, tire pressure warning systems and stability control. Automatic climate control, aux input capabilities and audio controls are directly changeable from the steering wheel are standard well.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander provides additional features that separate from the Outlander Sport with additions like heated seats, third-row seating, Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

Pricing Differences

The Outlander is a larger vehicle and it comes standard with a stronger base engine, so it has a higher starting MSRP than the Outlander Sport. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a starting MSRP of $20,395 (plus destination fee) and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has a starting MSRP of $23,945 (plus destination fee).

Warranty

Since the Outlander Sport and the Outlander are Mitsubishi models, they are both backed by the same industry-leading warranty. Mitsubishi backs all of their gas-powered vehicles with a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.  

Make The Call

To see the differences up close, visit Miami Lakes Automall, where you’ll be able to test drive both 2018 Mitsubishi models to decide which vehicle makes the most sense for you. We stand behind both vehicles and will be happy to help you with your next vehicle purchase, trade-in or lease.