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 SportBrowse Used Listings||2011 Jeep CompassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Kia SportageBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan JukeBrowse Used Listings||2011 Suzuki SX4Browse Used Listings||2011 Toyota MatrixBrowse Used Listings|
|24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Turbocharged I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Station Wagon||Small station wagon||Small Station Wagon|
|2WD 4-Door Manual ES||FWD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door Base||5-Door Wagon I4 CVT S FWD||4-Door Sedan Manual FWD||5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Crossover||4 Door Sedan||5 Door Wagon|