2018 MitsubishiOutlander Sport vs. 2018 Honda HR-V in Schaumburg, IL
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Dare to Compare: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (winner) vs. Honda HR-V
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport stands out against the competition in the hotly contested compact crossover segment, and one of the best ways to show that is with a little comparison against one of its principal opponents: the 2018 Honda HR-V.
One of the largest advantages that the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport holds over the 2018 Honda HR-V is in its powertrain.
The 2018 HR-V comes with a single powertrain across the whole range of its models: a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with two available powertrains. The first is also a four-cylinder engine, but this 2.0-liter engine beats the HR-V’s powerplant with 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. The gap between the two crossovers only grows when looking at the Outlander Sport’s second engine: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which pushes the power up to 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque.
Coupled to that power are the transmissions. However, the 2018 Honda HR-V seems to be holding back its more efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), as two out of its three trims come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. On the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, there is a model with a manual transmission, but it is the base ES 2.0 trim. Every other trim level (including the ES 2.0 when paired with All-Wheel Control) includes a Sportronic® CVT as standard equipment.
On the inside, the two crossovers seem to offer close sets of features, but the Outlander Sport has the edge on the HR-V in a few areas.
First of all is smartphone connectivity. The 2018 Outlander Sport offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, a highly prized pair for smartphone integration in the car, but the HR-V offers neither. Then, the Outlander Sport offers a Rockford-Fosgate® premium sound system as optional equipment, while the HR-V declines to offer a sound system beyond its own six-speaker system. Finally, the Outlander Sport offers automatic climate control as standard equipment across the lineup, while the HR-V only offers an automatic climate control system starting in its mid-range EX trim.
Clearly, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport holds the edge against the 2018 Honda HR-V — and even comes with the better powertrain warranty, with 10 years or 100,000 miles of protection crushing the HR-V’s five years and 60,000 miles. Come and try out the Outlander Sport for yourself at Schaumberg Mitsubishi.