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2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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2021 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

MSRP*: $20,995 to $26,995
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Invoice* $21,421 to $33,066 $20,726 to $26,230
MPG - City 22 - 25 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.2 ft3 49.5 ft3
Engine 186-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), Inline-4 148-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 168-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, Auto Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, All-wheel, Front Wheel Drive, Front-wheel Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 186 - 227 hp 148 - 168 hp
Exterior Length 173.0 in 171.9 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Mazda CX-30 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30, 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 Mazda CX-30, 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 Mazda CX-30 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 Mazda CX-30 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-30 is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-30 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Handling
The Mazda CX-30 has the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda CX-30 has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-30 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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-30 and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The Mazda CX-30 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 basic warranty of the Mazda CX-30 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.