You can step you both your family-hauling game and outdoor adventuring with a sporty crossover like the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport or Honda CR-V. But which is the ultimate addition to your driveway? Which takes your money the furthest? Our comparison guide has the details you need to make the right choice.
Biggest Value: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
When you choose the Outlander Sport over the Honda CR-V, you can save thousands of dollars without missing a beat. Besides giving you an MSRP of just $20,945, this sporty crossover also comes loaded with modern comforts and conveniences. Automatic climate control sets the perfect cabin temperature, the 7-inch touchscreen display makes it easy to access infotainment options, and a rearview camera helps you spot any runaway grocery carts. Best of all, you get all of this at no extra cost.
The base 2019 Honda CR-V model comes with a similar lineup. It's got the same kind of automatic climate control features and rear view camera, anyway. When it comes to infotainment, Honda's entry-level system is a little lacking, with only a 5-inch color display at your disposal. But the real kicker is that the base CR-V costs a lot more, with an MSRP of $24,350. Anyone can see which crossover is the better value.
Most Extensive Warranty Coverage: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Besides potentially saving you thousands of dollars, Mitsubishi also puts a heavy emphasis on peace of mind. With a limited powertrain warranty that lasts 10 years (or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first), you can cruise down the road without a care in the world. Mitsubishi's new car warranty is also worth celebrating, giving you five years or 60,000 miles' worth of coverage.
The Honda CR-V offers typical warranty coverage, by which we mean not nearly as good as what you get from Mitsubishi. Honda's limited powertrain warranty coverage lasts five years or 60,000 miles. Its new-car coverage expires after only three years or 36,000 miles.
Thriftiest Commuter: 2019 Honda CR-V
To save the absolute most on fuel, check out the Honda CR-V. Its upgraded 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine nets you up to 28 city/34 highway mpg. Note that you do have to upgrade to at least the mid-grade EX trim to get this engine, though.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport delivers its thriftiest ride - 24 city/30 highway - with its base engine. That's good news for anyone looking to save money on upfront costs. And, let's face it, for a sporty crossover like the Outlander Sport, 27 mpg combined is pretty good.
Sportiest Utility: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Both of these crossovers are known for their moves in the utility department. When you've got a ton of home improvement supplies to haul, for example, these crossovers' configurable cargo holds are on your side. And let's just say that there's plenty of small-item storage in either cabin, with particular emphasis on smartphone cubbies and cupholders.
Remember, though, that the Outlander Sport gives you all of this sporty utility at a much lower rate. In our eyes, that makes the Outlander Sport the better crossover for hauling your stuff around in style.
When you're in need of a sporty-yet-practical family hauler, the 2019 Outlander Sport is your crossover. Not only is this Mitsubishi an excellent value proposition, but this small crossover adds solid warranty coverage to bolster your peace of mind. We think you'll agree that it's the absolute best choice for your daily drive.