The 2019 Outlander Sport and 2019 Mazda CX-3 are smart, sophisticated subcompact crossovers that offer the ideal amounts of performance, efficiency, and smart technology. Here is a brief comparison guide to the two vehicles so you can decide which one is best-suited to your modern lifestyle.
Performance & Efficiency
The 2019 Outlander Sport offers two engine options: a 2.0-liter MIVEC and 2.4-liter MIVEC engine. The 2.0-liter MIVEC engine delivers 148 horsepower, 146 lb-ft of torque, and up to 30 mpg on the highway.* The 2.4-liter MIVEC engine boasts 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque, offering you a more fun and peppy power. The Outlander Sport also offers Mitsubishi’s exclusive and advanced All-Wheel Control system, elevating your driving experience with its responsive adjustments to the wheels.
On the other hand, the Mazda CX-3 only offers one engine option: a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine that produces 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. It lacks an upgraded engine option that competes with the Outlander Sport’s 2.4-liter engine.
The Outlander Sport sports standard 18-inch wheels with two-tone alloy wheels, two inches bigger than CX-3’s basic 16-inch wheels. The CX-3 lacks other features on the base model that the Outlander Sport provides, such as heated power side-view mirrors and a roof spoiler.
On the inside, the Outlander Sport edges out the CX-3 in terms of space, comfort, and convenience. The Outlander Sport offers 49.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the CX-3 only can provide 44.5 cubic feet, a full five cubic feet less. The Outlander Sport also delivers more comfortable seating options and standard automatic climate control, whereas the CX-3 only offers automatic climate control on higher trim models.
While the Outlander Sport and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 are comparable in some aspects, the Mitsubishi 2019 Outlander Sport pulls ahead with more powertrain options that deliver better performance than the CX-3’s engine. The Outlander also provides more comfortable features as a standard rather than offering them on higher trim levels only. Stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi to ask any questions about the Outlander or take it for a test drive.
* EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary. Mileage based on 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0