The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Chevrolet Equinox are all about utility and comfort, offering plenty of potential for weekend adventure. So which compact crossover works best for your lifestyle? Our comparison guide has the answers.
Budget-Friendly Crossover: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi’s compact crossover is here to make sure you don’t overspend on your compact crossover experience. It’s nice and affordable, with a starting price of just $20,945.
Although the Chevrolet Equinox doesn’t give you much more standard equipment, it’s somehow substantially more expensive. This crossover starts at $23,800. You’ll literally save thousands of dollars simply by choosing the Outlander Sport. Just think about what you can do with the difference!
Best Standard Lineup: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The Outlander Sport isn’t just the more affordable crossover; it’s packing some serious standard gear. You’ll never miss a thing, thanks to smartphone connectivity features like the USB port, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch touchscreen display. This Mitsubishi crossover even helps you back up, improving visibility with a standard rearview camera.
In the Chevrolet Equinox, you’ll also find a lot of standard tech features. The Chevy crossover also gives you a 7-inch touchscreen and impressive smartphone connectivity. The Equinox does add a standard Wi-Fi hotspot, which can come in handy. Just remember that, compared to the Outlander Sport, you have to pay extra for a similar lineup—a lot extra.
Thriftiest Performance: 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
With its optional diesel engine, the Equinox is one of the thriftiest crossovers on the block. In its most economical configuration, Chevy’s compact crossover earns up to 28 city and 39 highway miles per gallon. This crossover definitely keeps your fuel budget in check, but keep in mind that you do have to pay extra to upgrade to the Equinox’s diesel engine.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport doesn’t have a diesel engine on offer, but does strike a balance between sporty crossover performance and modern fuel economy. Depending on configuration, the Outlander Sport earns up to 24 city and 30 highway mpg.
Strongest Warranty Protection: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
A brand new Mitsubishi comes with one of the best warranties a new car can buy. The 10-year or 100,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited powertrain warranty is the star of the bunch, keeping you chugging along with complete peace of mind. Mitsubishi also provides a five-year or 60,000-mile new car limited warranty for extra security.
Both are much better than what the Chevrolet Equinox has on offer. Chevy’s warranty program is more typical of the auto industry in general, with five years and 60,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage and three years or 36,000 miles of new car coverage
These models might be from the same compact crossover segment, but one certainly outdoes the other with its lightweight price tag, world-class warranty coverage, and smart tech features. And that’s the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.