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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Its Competition

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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2WD 4-door CVT SE Angular Front Exterior View
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The Jeep Compass is probably the most direct rival to the Outlander Sport; however, next to the Compass, the Sport feels more responsive and finely tuned.

The Matrix is more of a tall hatchback, with absolutely no ruggedness or off-road ability—whereas the Outlander Sport has some, at least for light trails or snow.

The Kia Sportage, which has an extroverted new design but quite a bit of ride harshness, is a size larger.

There's also the Nissan Juke, which is more of a butch car than a utility vehicle and to some would lump in with the Outlander Sport.

The Suzuki SX4 Crossover is a size smaller, but it's a comparable package, with a slightly higher stance, a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and standard all-wheel drive.

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2WD 4-door CVT SE Angular Front Exterior View2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport2011 Jeep Compass2011 Jeep Compass2011 Kia Sportage2011 Kia Sportage2011 Nissan Juke AWD 5dr Wagon I4 CVT SV Side Exterior View2011 Nissan Juke2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack2011 Suzuki SX42011 Toyota Matrix 5dr Wagon Auto S FWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2011 Toyota Matrix
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The 2011 Outlander Sport is a pleasant, nimble, and versatile runabout for the city, but road noise and a sluggish powertrain make it a less-than-ideal pick if you do a lot of highway driving.
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The 2011 Jeep Compass, remains a vehicle that looks better on paper—roomy, versatile, and maneuverable, but still lacking in driving refinement and powertrain responsiveness.
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Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel.
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The 2011 Nissan Juke is fun to drive, pleasant, and well-equipped. You’ll buy it despite the lousy gas mileage and because of—or despite—its unique looks.
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The 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover remains the most affordable all-wheel-drive car, while the other SX4 models are sporty, well-configured, and a strong value.
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Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas Turbocharged I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Station WagonSmall station wagonSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door Manual ESFWD 4-Door Latitude2WD 4-Door Base5-Door Wagon I4 CVT S FWD4-Door Sedan Manual FWD5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (SE)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility4 Door4 Door4 Door Crossover4 Door Sedan5 Door Wagon
Manual w/ODContinuously variable ratioManualCVTManualManual
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