Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 29 advantages that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport AWC has over the Honda CR-V 4WD.
|Mitsubishi Outlander Sport AWC|
|Honda CR-V 4WD|
The Outlander Sport AWC's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the CR-V AWD's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque||RPM's to Peak HP|
|Outlander Sport AWC||4200||6000|
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard manually interactive automatic transmission. This type of automatic transmission gives the driver complete gear control, like a manually-shifted transmission, but without the inconvenient clutch. The type of transmission is Not Available in the CR-V AWD.Warranty
Mitsubishi's basic warranty provides better coverage than Honda's. It covers everything except items subject to wear and tear (oil filters, wiper blades, etc.).
|Basic Warranty Months||Basic Warranty Miles|
|Outlander Sport AWC||60||60000|
Mitsubishi's powertrain warranty offers better coverage than the Honda's. This warranty covers most of the parts that make the car move such as the engine, transmission, and drive axles.
|Powertrain Warranty Months||Powertrain Warranty Miles|
|Outlander Sport AWC||120||100000|
Mitsubishi's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Honda's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months|
|Outlander Sport AWC||84|
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The Outlander Sport AWC has a larger fuel tank than the CR-V AWD, 15.8 gal. vs. 15.3 gal. This may give it a greater range before having to stop to refuel.
The Outlander Sport AWC is more fuel efficient than the CR-V AWD. Superior fuel efficiency makes the Outlander Sport AWC both more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate than the CR-V AWD.
|Fuel Economy City|
|Outlander Sport AWC||23 mpg.|
|CR-V AWD||22 mpg.|
*Mileage statistics shown are for each vehicle with its standard transmission. Fuel economy is only compared for like engines (i.e. 4 cyl. to 4 cyl.)
The Outlander Sport AWC 2.0L I4 gets more miles from a tank of fuel than the CR-V AWD 2.4L I4, 395 mi. vs. 382.5 mi.
Cost to Own
The base MSRP on the Outlander Sport AWC is less than the base MSRP on the CR-V AWD as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
|Outlander Sport AWC||23,295|
|CR-V AWD LX||23,545|
|CR-V AWD EX-L w/RES||28,995|
|CR-V AWD EX||25,645|
|CR-V AWD EX-L||28,295|
|CR-V AWD EX-L w/Nav||29,795|
Both the Outlander Sport AWC and the CR-V AWD feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
The Outlander Sport AWC is equipped with Standard 4WD-PT.
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Optional rear spoiler, which creates additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. A rear spoiler is Not Available on the CR-V AWD.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Standard on the Outlander Sport AWC but Not Available CR-V AWD. HID headlights offer several advantages - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.
The Outlander Sport AWC has Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers that are activated by rain or moisture on the windshield. This type of wiper is Not Available on the CR-V AWD.Capacities
The Outlander Sport AWC has more interior space than the CR-V AWD in the following areas:
|Leg Room, Front||Head Room, Front|
|Outlander Sport AWC||41.6 in.||39.4 in.|
|CR-V AWD LX||41.3 in.||-|
|CR-V AWD EX-L w/RES||41.3 in.||38.0 in.|
|CR-V AWD EX||41.3 in.||38.0 in.|
|CR-V AWD EX-L||41.3 in.||38.0 in.|
|CR-V AWD EX-L w/Nav||41.3 in.||38.0 in.|
The Outlander Sport AWC, with its higher minimum ground clearance, 8.5 in. vs. 6.8 in., is more capable than the CR-V AWD of traversing rough terrain without problems.
The Outlander Sport AWC is shorter than the CR-V AWD , 169.1 in. vs. 178.3 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
The Outlander Sport AWC's wheelbase is longer than the CR-V AWD's, 105.1 in. vs. 103.1 in., producing a smoother ride and more stable handling.
The Outlander Sport AWC is narrower than the CR-V AWD, 69.7 in. vs. 71.6 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.
Wheels and Tires
The lower profile tires (aspect ratio) that come standard on the Outlander Sport AWC may provide better handling capability than those on the CR-V AWD. Details below:
|Tire Aspect Ratio|
|Outlander Sport AWC||55|
|CR-V AWD EX||65|
|CR-V AWD EX-L||65|
|CR-V AWD EX-L w/Nav||65|
|CR-V AWD EX-L w/RES||65|
|CR-V AWD LX||70|
A heated front seat is Standard in the Outlander Sport AWC, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the CR-V AWD (EX, LX).
The Outlander Sport AWC features a Optional navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Not Available in the CR-V AWD (EX, EX-L, EX-L w/RES, LX).
Illuminated vanity mirrors are Standard in the Outlander Sport AWC but Not Available in the CR-V AWD LX.
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard automatic climate control system. The system controls the temperature, fan speed, and vents to maintain a consistent environment within the passenger compartment. Automatic climate control is Not Available in the CR-V AWD (EX, LX).
With a Optional power sunroof, a touch of a button is all Outlander Sport AWC owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the CR-V AWD LX as a power sunroof is Not Available.
Heated exterior mirrors are Standard on the Outlander Sport AWC, keeping them clear and giving the driver improved visibility. That feature is Not Available on the CR-V AWD (EX, LX).
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