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2014 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

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Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-5 as you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 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). The Mazda CX-5 is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-5 is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda CX-5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda CX-5 has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-5 and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. With the Mazda CX-5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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2014 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,395 - $29,070

2015 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

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MSRP*: $19,595 - $24,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.14%
City MPG: 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
24 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 - 35 30 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,784 - $28,233 $18,942 - $23,389

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