2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Passenger side exterior view of a red 2018 Honda CR-V on the left "vs" passenger side exterior view of a white 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport on the right

When looking to expand your current car’s interior cargo and passenger room, the obvious transition is into an efficient and spacious Crossover SUV. Crossover SUV’s can seamlessly move you into a larger vehicle without sacrificing the fuel economy that you have grown accustomed to from the sedan you are driving that is far too small. Two of the most appealing crossover SUV’s available to you are the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Both of these vehicles have sleek and sporty exteriors as well as accommodating interiors packed with advanced technology and safety features. As easy it is to be attracted to the 2018 Honda CR-V and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, it is just as difficult deciding between them. That is why we have broken down the most important differences between them, so you can figure out which vehicle fits your needs best.

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder
184 HP/ 180 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 148 HP/ 145 LB-FT
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission Continuously Variable (CVT)
26 MPG City/ 32 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

What are the Differences between the 2018 CR-V & the 2018 Outlander Sport?

The graph above shows you the standard drivetrain specs of the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and as you can see the 2018 CR-V outperforms the 2018 Outlander Sport in terms of both power and efficiency. The 2018 CR-V and the 2018 Outlander Sport offer engine upgrades from their standard engines, the Honda CR-V makes a 1.5L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder engine available and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers a 2.4L 4-Cylinder. The 1.5 Turbo engine of the 2018 CR-V comes standard on all but the base trim level and improves the CR-V’s EPA fuel economy estimates to 28 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY while also increasing horsepower to 190. The 2018 Outlander Sport’s 2.4L 4-Cylinder adds horsepower and torque but decreases its EPA fuel efficiency rating to 29 MPG HWY. Both the 2018 CR-V and the 2018 Outlander Sport have seating for five people, but the 2018 Honda CR-V has more overall passenger volume and maximum cargo capacity than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. With a more powerful and efficient drivetrain as well as more interior cargo and passenger space, the 2018 Honda CR-V is the easy winner over the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. You can take the 2018 Honda CR-V for a test drive today at Cale Yarborough Honda in Florence, SC.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Driver side exterior view of a white Honda Pilot
Driver side exterior view of a gray Honda HR-V