2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek | NewCars.com

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$22,595 to $26,995
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $21,958 to $26,232 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 23 - 24 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Crosstrek, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Convenience
The Subaru Crosstrek requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Crosstrek. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek.

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

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

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

Performance
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport than that of the Subaru Crosstrek.