The Mitsubishi Outlander is a spacious, affordable, and safe compact crossover SUV which draws attention among families. And especially with the addition of the new PHEV model which provides improved fuel efficiency, we expect even better sales. The Outlander Sport is a smaller version of this model which is also very well equipped, it looks attractive and it offers a wide range of engines and options. Today we will talk about the newest 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport powertrain
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport come with a wide choice of engines. So, to start with the base 2.4-liter inline-4 unit which has the output of 166 horses and 162 pound-feet of torque. This unit comes standard in ES, SE, LE, and SEL models. It works with a CVT and there is a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. The front-wheel drive model gets 25/30 mpg while the AWD variant is rated at 24/29 mpg in the city/highway.
The Outlander GT will be powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine which is able to deliver 224 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque. This model uses all-wheel drive only and it gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, there is also a plug-in hybrid engine in the offer. So, the Outlander PHEV combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with two electric motors and a battery of 12 kWh. This engine can produce 117 hp and the torque of 137 lb-ft. As for the fuel economy, it is rated at 25 mpg combined. As well, the Outlander PHEV can go on electricity only for around 22 miles.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport engines
The Outlander Sport model will get two engines. The ES and LE models will use a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which is able to develop 148 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to either 5-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. As well, it will be sold with front-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts. The FWD model is rated at 23/29 mpg while with automatic transmission it gets 24/30 mpg in the city/highway. The AWD version connected to the automatic gearbox, it is estimated to be 23/29 mpg.
The second engine is a 2.4-liter inline-4 which will power SE and SEL models. This powertrain is able to generate 168 horses and 167 pound-feet of torque. It comes with CVT only and a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive variants. The FWD model manages 23/28 mpg. The all-wheel drive model is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The exterior design of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport
Visually, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander features a simple and clean design which we find attractive. The front end wears more chrome details which give it more luxurious appearance. The profile is sleek and on the rear end, we could notice the badge framed in chrome and a lower bumper with a horizontal bar.
On the other hand, the Outlander Sport features a redesigned front fascia with slightly revised grille, lower air intakes which make it look wider and new LED running lights. As well, there are new front and rear bumpers.
Design of interior of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport
Inside, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander comes standard with three rows of seats and can place up to seven passengers. Generally, the comfort of the seats is on the high level, the materials are soft and pleasant and the interior is quiet. However, the third row is better for children since it lacks the room a bit. With all the seats up, the Outlander offers the cargo room of 10.3 cubes. If you fold down the third row, there is a room of 34.2 cubic feet. However, with both second and the third row folded down, the Outlander provides the room of 63.3 cubic feet.
Furthermore, the Outlander Sport’s interior is smaller and comes with a two-row seating configuration. The seat comfort is average and the rear ones could be a bit crowded for taller passengers. As for the cargo space, the Outlander Sport has the room of 20 cubic feet which increases when you fold down the rear seats.
Equipment of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport
The standard equipment of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, a split-folding second and third row, USB, a rearview camera, and keyless ignition. The higher trim levels will add leather, power liftgate, heated steering wheel, surround-view camera and so on.
The Outlander Sport will feature automatic climate control, Bluetooth, 18-inch wheels, audio system with 4 speakers etc. The higher trim levels will get heated front seats, 7.0-inch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless ignition, panoramic sunroof and many other more.
Arrival and price of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport might arrive sometime during this year. Its price should begin at $25,000, the PHEV version will be around $35,500 while the Outlander Sport will start at roughly $21,000.