2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 LE vs. 2.4 SE
Finding the perfect vehicle often comes down to more than just selecting a model. Once you discover the style and performance of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, you’re faced with an even bigger challenge: How do you decide between the 2.0 LE vs 2.4 SE trim levels? Unlike many brands, stepping up a trim level in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport means you’ll not only get more features, but performance specs also change. Do you you pick more power, or improved efficiency?
As you’ll soon discover, the pricing between the Outlander Sport 2.0 LE and 2.4 SE isn’t significant, so stepping up a trim level won’t drain your bank account or have an enormous impact on your financing options. What it will do is open you up to faster acceleration. The downside is a slight drop in fuel economy, as the 2.0 LE offers an EPA-estimated 24 city and 30 highway mpg rating, compared to 23 city and 28 highway mpg for the 2.4 SE trim. It isn’t a drastic difference, but one you might notice if you commute.
|2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 LE||vs||2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SE|
|2.0-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||2.4-liter 4-cylinder|
|148 horsepower||Horsepower||168 horsepower|
|145 lb-ft of torque||Torque||167 lb-ft of torque|
Features of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 LE vs. 2.4 SE
Obviously, a powertrain difference is a big consideration, but your selection doesn’t just stop there. Both trims come standard with the CVT transmission and front-wheel drive, while all-wheel control is an option.
Most differences between the trims are subtle, such as the 2.0 LE has standard high-intensity discharge headlights, compared to the upgraded halogen headlights found in the 2.4 SE. The LE has black side mirrors, while the SE ones are color-keyed. Most of the differences are subtle nods at style, but nothing that will totally make or break your desire for the model.
We do love some of the standard infotainment options in the 2.4 SE, like the 6.1-inch touchscreen display, FUSE Hands-Free Link System and FAST-key passive entry system, but whether these are must-haves will depend on how you feel once you take a test drive. Stop by D&E Mitsubishi to compare these trims for yourself.