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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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2021 Kia
Seltos

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2020 Mitsubishi
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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,990
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$24,895 to $33,745
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,731 $24,194 to $32,790
MPG - City 25 - 29 20 - 25
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 27 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Seltos than in the Mitsubishi Outlander. The Mitsubishi Outlander offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Mitsubishi Outlander, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Seltos, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Seltos 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. Both the Kia Seltos and the Mitsubishi Outlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Seltos is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Outlander. If you go with the Kia Seltos, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Seltos doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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

Performance
The Kia Seltos has a little less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Kia Seltos has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Seltos as you will in the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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