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2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*
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$23,990 to $35,150
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$24,895 to $33,745
Invoice* $23,031 to $33,569 $24,194 to $32,790
MPG - City 19 - 23 20 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 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** Not Tested **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Sportage than in the Mitsubishi Outlander. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sportage and the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
With the Mitsubishi Outlander, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sportage, 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). Whether you pick the Kia Sportage or the Mitsubishi Outlander, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Sportage will cost less to deliver to the dealership 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
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Mitsubishi Outlander. 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sportage as you will in the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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