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2021 Hyundai Kona vs. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona

MSRP*: $20,500 to $29,550
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2021 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

MSRP*: $20,995 to $26,995
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Invoice* $19,899 to $28,264 $20,726 to $26,230
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 49.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 175 hp 148 - 168 hp
Exterior Length 164.0 in 171.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 34.6 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport than in the Hyundai Kona, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Kona, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Hyundai Kona 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. The Hyundai Kona will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Kona is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The Hyundai Kona is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Kona and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Hyundai Kona doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Kona and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The Hyundai Kona has less cargo space than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Hyundai Kona comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.