Lehman Mitsubishi
July 16, 2014
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Buick Encore at Lehman Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Buick Encore at Lehman Mitsubishi

If you’re looking for an SUV will want to take a close look at the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander at Lehman Mitsubishi in Miami. This vehicle has been totally redesigned and offers a wonderful combination of passenger comfort, fuel efficiency, and top-notch safety/security features. The new and improved Outlander is one of the best-selling models at Lehman Mitsubishi, an award-winning dealership in Miami. But don’t just take our word for it. See this head to head comparison with one of the Outlander’s top competitors, the Buick Encore. We’ve put together a report that will pull anyone on the fence onto our side.

MSRP Range
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2WD $19,470 – $22,595
Buick Encore FWD $24,160 – $28,965
Performance
Engine
The Outlander Sport 2WD has a larger standard engine, a 2.0L I4, than the standard engine in the Encore FWD, which has a 1.4L I4.
The standard engine in the Outlander Sport 2WD 2.0L I4 is more powerful, with more horsepower than the standard engine in the Encore FWD 1.4L I4, 148 HP vs. 138 HP.
Power-to-weight ratio illustrates the relationship between curb weight and horsepower (Curb Weight / Horsepower). As a rule, the lower the ratio, the faster the vehicle. The Outlander Sport 2WD, has a lower power-to-weight ratio than the Encore FWD, as detailed below by trim level and engine:
Power To Weight Ratio
Outlander Sport 2WD ES 2.0L I4 20.4
Outlander Sport 2WD SE 2.0L I4 21.1
Encore FWD 23.1
Reliability
The standard engine in the Outlander Sport 2WD 2.0L I4 has an larger displacement than the standard engine in the Encore FWD 1.4L I4, 1998 cc vs. 1364 cc. Engines with larger displacements can produce more power, with less stress, reducing wear and prolonging engine life.Mitsubishi Outlander Sport at Lehman Mitsubishi
Economy
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The Outlander Sport 2WD has a larger fuel tank than the Encore FWD, 16.6 gal. vs. 14.0 gal. This may give it a greater range before having to stop to refuel.
The Outlander Sport 2WD gets more miles from a tank of fuel than the Encore FWD, as detailed below by trim and engine:
Driving Distance
Outlander Sport 2WD ES 2.0L I4 431.6 mi.
Outlander Sport 2WD SE 2.0L I4 448.2 mi.
Encore FWD 392.0 mi.
Cost to Own
The base MSRP on the Outlander Sport 2WD is less than the base MSRP on the Encore FWD as shown in the table below.
Base Price MSRP
Outlander Sport 2WD ES 19,470
Outlander Sport 2WD SE 22,595
Encore FWD Base 24,160
Encore FWD Convenience 25,785
Encore FWD Leather 27,485
Encore FWD Premium 28,965
Safety and Security
Airbags
Both the Outlander Sport 2WD and the Encore FWD feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
General Safety
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, longer vehicles can protect you better in both single and multiple-vehicle crashes because they have longer crumple zones, which can reduce damage to the internal safety cage and spread the crash forces. The Outlander Sport 2WD is longer than the Encore FWD, 169.1 in. vs. 168.4 in.
The Outlander Sport 2WD is equipped with Standard FWD.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Standard on the Outlander Sport 2WD SE but Not Available Encore FWD. HID headlights offer several advantages – increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.
The Outlander Sport 2WD SE has Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers that are activated by rain or moisture on the windshield. This type of wiper is Not Available on the Encore FWD (Base, Convenience, Leather).
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Advantages
Additional Features
A heated front seat is Standard in the Outlander Sport 2WD SE, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Encore FWD (Base, Convenience).
Leather seating is a much sought after feature for new car buyers, offering exceptional luxury and style, superior comfort, ease of maintenance and improved resale value. Leather seating is Optional in the Outlander Sport 2WD but is Not Available in the Encore FWD (Base, Convenience).
The Outlander Sport 2WD features a Optional navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Not Available in the Encore FWD Base.
The Outlander Sport 2WD SE has a Standard automatic climate control system. The system controls the temperature, fan speed, and vents to maintain a consistent environment within the passenger compartment. Automatic climate control is Not Available in the Encore FWD Base.
With a Optional power sunroof, a touch of a button is all Outlander Sport 2WD SE owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the Encore FWD Base as a power sunroof is Not Available.
Awards
2014 TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD: ~Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

 

Lehman Mitsubishi in Miami

The choice should be clear. The Outlander outperforms that Buick Encore in almost every field. Located in Miami, FL, this dealership serves the entire state of Florida. The dealership is near Fort Lauderdale, so South Florida residents are strongly encouraged to stop by for a visit. Lehman Mitsubishi prides itself of providing customers with the best possible buying experience. The financing team will make every effort to get you a great deal. The friendly staff will be more than happy to grant you a test drive of the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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