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2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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2023 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $26,290 to $37,090
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2023 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $27,595 to $39,995
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MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 32 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 79.7 ft3
Engine
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 181-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 187 hp 181 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 183.5 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 74.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.0 - 39.4 in
Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.1 in

*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
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 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

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.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is a little narrower than the Mitsubishi Outlander, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Kia Sportage and the Mitsubishi Outlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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.