Compare 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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2WD 4-Door Manual ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual ES 24 31 $18,001 $18,795
2WD 4-Door CVT ES 25 31 $18,959 $19,795
2WD 4-Door CVT SE 25 31 $21,066 $21,995
AWD 4-Door CVT SE 23 28 $22,311 $23,295
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 20 27 $18,135 $18,500
2WD 4-Door LX 21 30 $20,095 $20,800
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,545 $22,300
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,440 $23,900
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $23,850 $25,400
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,095 $26,900
AWD 4-Door SX 20 25 $26,495 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,001
$18,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,795
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you do most of your driving in the city, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a pleasant, nimble runabout that offers strong value for the money. The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.5 100.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 37.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.2 64.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
169.1 174.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.7 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
49.5 54.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3032 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA Direct Injection
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.54
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Kia Sportage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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