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2015 Kia Sportage vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Sportage offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Outlander, with comparable head- and legroom. The Mitsubishi Outlander offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage as you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sportage will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Outlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Sportage will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sportage is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Kia Sportage is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Outlander, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sportage transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Outlander, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sportage is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sportage has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Kia Sportage has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Sportage has less cargo space than the Mitsubishi Outlander, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Kia Sportage comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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2015 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,750 - $29,600

2015 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*: $23,195 - $28,195
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% As low as 4.74%
City MPG: 19 - 21 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 24 - 28 28 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,881 - $27,598 $22,422 - $27,256

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