Trying to choose between the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Ford Escape? At first, it might seem like these crossovers are much the same. But, when you look closer, only one emerges as the best option for your daily drive. Read on to learn more.
Biggest Value Proposition: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
With the lower price and the most robust list of standard features, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gives you the best value. The Outlander Sport starts at just $20,945. The entry-level Escape starts at $24,105. And how often do you get an easy opportunity to save thousands of dollars? Now’s your chance.
Although the Mitsubishi costs less, the Outlander Sport never shorts you on comfort and convenience features. For instance, each of these crossovers comes standard with automatic climate control, something you don’t always see at the base level. Infotainment gear, including a 7-inch touchscreen and wireless Bluetooth connectivity, make it easy to stay connected without overspending.
The Ford Escape definitely costs more, but its base model isn’t as nicely equipped as the entry-level Outlander Sport. For example, automatic climate control isn’t even standard equipment.
Best Warranty Coverage: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
In terms of coverage, Mitsubishi blows the competition out of the water with one of the best warranties in the auto industry. Limited powertrain warranty lasts for 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. And Mitsubishi’s new car coverage lasts for five years or 60,000 miles.
Both of those warranties leave Ford’s in the dust. A new Escape powertrain is only covered for five years or 60,000 miles. And its new-car coverage lasts only three years or 36,000 miles. If you want maximum peace of mind, the choice is clear.
Sportiest Ride: 2019 Ford Escape
In the Ford Escape, you can expect quick powertrain responses and sporty handling, the kind of performance that makes for total confidence on a winding highway. Drivers should note that the Escape’s overall sportiness does take away slightly from ride comfort. If you take one for a test drive, make sure that you can live with a little ride stiffness.
Back in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, you’ll enjoy a peppy ride around town. The Outlander Sport might not be as sporty as the Escape, but this crossover satisfies with its composed handling and strong braking performance.
Most Efficient Performance: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
While the Escape is sportier, the Outlander Sport is most likely to save you money at the pump. Depending on powertrain configuration, this compact crossover earns up to 27 mpg combined (24 city and 30 highway mpg). The Escape is a close second place, earning up to 26 mpg combined (23 city and 30 highway mpg).
To save the most on a new car and the gas you need to power it, choose the Outlander Sport. This peppy Mitsubishi also supplies optimal peace of mind, keeping you covered with one of the best warranties on the market. And we think you’ll agree that it’s the best bang for your buck.