Both the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Mazda CX-5 put a friendly price on family-friendly travel and lasting dependability. But which is friendlier? Our comparison guide takes a closer look at these popular five-passenger crossovers.
The Right Price: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Want to save thousands of dollars? It's easy. All you have to do is choose the Outlander Sport over the CX-5. This sleek, spacious crossover gives you everything you want out of a daily drive at a great price, starting at just $20,945. The CX-5 has a much steeper starting price: $24,350.
The Best Warranty: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi has one of the best warranties in the industry. Few competitors can match it, and Mazda isn't one of them. Powertrain components get 10 years' or 100,000 miles' worth of limited warranty coverage. The new vehicle warranty lasts for five years or 60,000 miles. This Mitsubishi crossover almost can't help but make you feel secure.
By way of comparison, Mazda only covers the CX-5 powertrain for five years or 60,000 miles. The new vehicle warranty is limited to three years or 36,000 miles.
Best Bang-to-Buck Ratio: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
For some drivers, it's not enough to save thousands of dollars on a new ride. These drivers need more-they need a good bang-to-buck ratio. That's where the Outlander Sport comes in. This streetwise crossover keeps you plugged into the world at large, compliments of its standard Bluetooth connectivity and an infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen. A standard USB port keeps your trusty smartphone sidekick ready for action.
Then there's the rearview camera, which helps you spot pedestrians as they scurry about the parking lot. All in all, that's a robust standard lineup, especially when you consider the Outlander Sport's friendly price.
As far as modern tech is concerned, the Mazda CX-5 standard lineup adds an extra USB port to the above features list. Although the CX-5 gives you a pretty robust standard lineup, we'd expect a little more for what the CX-5 costs.
More Performance Thrills: 2019 Mazda CX-5
Like any Mazda, the CX-5 is all about sporty handling. If your commute is down a winding highway or up a mountain road, you'll love how the CX-5 gets you to work. The CX-5 is not known for its speed, but it'll get you around without stretching your fuel budget. The Mazda earns up to 28 mpg combined.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is nearly as efficient, earning up to 27 mpg combined. Though its handling isn't super sporty, this crossover is dependable, with solid acceleration and predictable performance around corners.
The CX-5 has its high points-like sporty handling-but the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the true attraction here. Besides giving you a great price on a dependable ride, this five-passenger crossover provides serious bang for your buck.