December 13th, 2018 by

So you’re in the market for a crossover SUV and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has caught your eye. Did you know that the Outlander is available in different models? Let’s discuss the differences between the regular Outlander, the Outlander Sport, and the Outlander PHEV, so you can decide which version is right for you.


The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comes equipped with a 166 horsepower, 2.4-liter MIVEC engine capable of reaching 30 mpg on the highway. The continuously variable transmission is designed to provide smooth acceleration while using less oil. The eco mode provides even more energy-saving measures for maximum efficiency.

Not only is the Outlander designed to perform, but it’s also designed to keep you safe with features like automatic high beam headlights, forward collision mitigation, and blind spot warning. The Outlander comfortably sits up to seven people, with folding second and third-row seats for extra cargo space.

If you’re looking for even more power and performance, you can opt for the GT upgrade featuring a 224 horsepower, 3.0-liter MIVEC engine. The GT also features a six-speed automatic transmission plus upshift and downshift paddle shifters. Both the Outlander and GT upgrades are designed to provide intuitive handling, giving the driver maximum control.


The 2018 Outlander Sport comes equipped with a 2.0-liter MIVEC engine. A 2.4-liter MIVEC engine is available on the SE and SEL trims. All Outlander engines are designed to provide a powerful ride that is also fuel efficient. With all Sport models, you have the option of a five-speed manual transmission or CVT automatic transmission. Whether you’re driving on or off-road, the Outlander Sport’s all-wheel control system can adjust to any condition to give you maximum traction.

In addition to performance, the Outlander Sport is designed to provide safety and comfort. Fog and daytime running lights provide increased visibility in any driving condition. Other safety features include seven airbags, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and active stability control. You’ll stay warm and cozy with heated front seats and automatic climate control. You and your passengers will enjoy the ride even more with three months of prepaid SiriusXM satellite radio.


PHEV stands for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, meaning that the Outlander PHEV can run on gas or electricity. In fact, it’s one of the first plug-in hybrids to feature DC fast charging. The Outlander PHEV can reach up to an 80% charge in under half an hour. Besides having two electric motors, the PHEV also comes equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine.

The PHEV automatically selects between three different modes: EV, Series Hybrid, or Parallel Hybrid to provide maximum performance and efficiency. With an available towing package, you can haul up to 1,500 pounds. The PHEV combines maximum efficiency and performance with all the safety and comfort you expect from Mitsubishi, with features like rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear cross traffic alerts, and a heated steering wheel.

If you’re still not sure which Outlander is right for you, consider taking them out for a test drive!

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