2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

Shopping for a new crossover SUV can be described as an up-hill battle under the best of circumstances. The latest version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is available at the Spitzer Mitsubishi showroom and has been updated for the current model year with some of the most advanced technology in the industry. Buyers need objective head-to-head comparisons, so they can learn which vehicle will best fit their needs. An examination of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport shows just how much the Outlander Sport has improved as a competitor in a tightly-packed class. Anyone who would like to see a live demonstration of the new technology in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport can schedule a test drive with a Spitzer Mitsubishi sales professional today.

The clearest advantage the 2018 Outlander Sport has over the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is its technology suite that can also work with some of today’s most popular smartphone platforms. Most trim grades of the 2018 version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport above the entry-level ES trim come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This feature, not found on any version of the Nissan Rogue Sport, will essentially make the available Mitsubishi infotainment system’s touchscreen interface a mirror of the phone’s screen. Drivers and passengers will be able to use most, if not all, of their favorite applications while on the road. Additionally, passengers of the 2018 Outlander Sport will be able to feel the fresh breeze through the vehicle with its available panoramic sunroof. 

 

2018 Outlander Sport Vs. 2018 Rogue Sport
2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
148/145 Horsepower/Torque 141/147
Five-speed manual Transmission CVT
Yes Smartphone Integration No

 

Performance Specs

Buyers looking at the ES and LE trim grades of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood attached to a five-speed manual transmission. This will give drivers 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque to work with. SE and SEL models get a bit of a performance boost thanks to a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making nearly 170 horsepower. The more powerful four-cylinder power plant also comes with the five-speed manual, but a continuously variable transmission can be chosen on any of the four version as an option. All three trims of the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport are equipped with the same powertrain setup, a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT. The Rogue Sport has a peak power output of 141 horsepower. 

A head-on photo of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport parked on the street.
A rear quarter photo of a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport parked in front of a home.
A photo of the touchscreen interface that is standard with the 2018 Outlander Sport
A close up photo of the Outlander Sport badge on the 2018 Outlander Sport.