2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Toyota is easily one of the leaders in the crossover SUV class of the global automotive industry. Within the automaker’s impressive lineup, the Toyota RAV4 reigns supreme and has actually become the company’s best-selling model. Despite the clear dominance it holds over the rest of the class, Toyota’s competitors continue to try to close the gap. A comparison of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport shows just how much harder the next generation of Toyota crossover SUV will make that effort. When the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 arrives at the Colonial Toyota showroom in the later months of 2018, it will feature a bold new exterior, improved performance and fuel economy scores as well as a whole host of advanced technology. Anyone interested in reserving the 2019 Toyota RAV4 can start the process today by calling, 203-286-5500.

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be the most technologically-advanced crossover SUV platform available in the new inventory at the Colonial Toyota showroom. A lot of effort was put into modernizing its features and capabilities, especially in how the infotainment system of the RAV4 interacts with other devices – both in the vehicle and outside of it. At the top of the list of the changes made to the 2019 RAV4 is the new embedded Wi-Fi hotspot. Through a partnership with Verizon Wireless, up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices will be able to simultaneously use the capability. Additionally, the 2019 RAV4 will be the first Toyota vehicle in North America to be universally equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport doesn’t offer a Wi-Fi hotspot or a suite of safety systems that match the capability of what is standard equipment on the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

 

2019 Toyota RAV4

Vs.

2018 Outlander Sport

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Five-speed manual
Yes Wi-Fi hotspot No
Yes Integrated Safety Systems No

 

Performance Specs

The final performance specifications of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 have not been released. Toyota has said that the popular crossover SUV will retain the same basic naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. However, for the new model year, it will be attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission and will make more power and be more efficient than previous generations. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport still offers a pair of its own four-cylinder engines to choose from as well as a choice of either a five-speed manual transmission or continuously variable transmission. Neither engine was able to keep pace with the performance produced in the previous RAV4 model and with the improvements made by the automaker for 2019, that trend doesn’t appear to be changing.

 

 

A front view of the dashboard used in the 2019 Toyota RAV4.
An interior photo of seating options inside of the 2019 Toyota RAV4.
A look at the new center gauge cluster used in the 2019 RAV4.
A photo of the 2019 RAV4 being introduced in New York.

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