2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2018 Honda HR-V
Within the crossover SUV class of the automotive industry, the compact segment is quickly gaining a lot of attention and acclaim. Within the Spitzer Mitsubishi inventory, that falls on the latest version of the popular Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. This well-equipped, nimble and efficient compact crossover SUV is more than a match for many of the most recognizable names in the industry. This is pretty clearly illustrated in a brief comparison of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2018 Honda HR-V. The most glaring way the 2018 Outlander Sport outshines its Honda competitor in with performance. Additionally, Mitsubishi has made its next-generation infotainment system available on all of the compact crossover SUV's available trims above the entry-level model.
In terms of performance, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has more than just a leg up on the latest Honda HR-V – it also offers its buyers more choice. The ES and LE versions of the 2018 Outlander Sport are powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2018 Honda HR-V offers a single engine choice, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine which comes up short of the performance marks set by the Outlander sport, producing 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Both vehicles have options for a manual or a continuously variable transmission as well as front- and all-wheel-drive. The 2018 Outlander Sport also has a more powerful engine available making 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque.
|2018 Outlander Sport||Vs.||2018 Honda HR-V|
|2.0-liter, 4-Cyl.||Engine||1.8-liter, 4-Cyl.|
|Five-speed manual||Transmission||Six-speed manual|
|FWD or AWD||Avail. Drivetrain||FWD or AWD|
Which crossover SUV has better technology?
Today's class of compact crossover SUVs are more advanced, from a technological stand point, than ever before. Spitzer Mitsubishi customers have the option of having the automaker's well-regarded infotainment system installed on a majority of its trims. Drivers and passengers will be able to use many of their favorite apps from the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay suites through a 7-inch touchscreen interface as well as finding hands-free Bluetooth connectivity options on each version. Top-of-the-line SEL trims are equipped with a premium nine-speaker audio system. The 2018 Honda HR-V also has many of these features, however, independent reviews have pointed out that its interface can be a bit frustrating to use.