Compare 2012 Jeep Compass vs 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2012 Toyota Matrix

2012 Jeep Compass
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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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2012 Toyota Matrix
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4WD 4-Door Latitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass 4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,633 $23,445
Compass 4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $25,051 $26,045
Compass 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $20,612 $21,045
Compass FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 27 $21,006 $21,695
Compass FWD 4-Door Limited 23 27 $23,424 $24,295
Compass FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $18,967 $19,295
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2WD 4-Door CVT ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander Sport 2WD 4-Door CVT ES 25 31 $18,959 $19,795
Outlander Sport 2WD 4-Door CVT SE 25 31 $21,066 $21,995
Outlander Sport 2WD 4-Door Manual ES 24 31 $18,001 $18,795
Outlander Sport AWD 4-Door CVT SE 23 28 $22,311 $23,295
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5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $20,086 $21,715
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual L FWD 26 32 $17,808 $18,845
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,633
$18,959
$18,603
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,445
$19,795
$19,685
Monthly Payment Estimate
$391 / month
$330 / month
$328 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Compass looks pretty good—and its combination of versatile interior, mild off-road ability, and reasonably good gas mileage make it even more attractive—but it simply fails to feel cohesive, responsive, or refined. 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 2012 Toyota Matrix combines the frugality of the best-selling Corolla with a little more sportiness and versatility--but it still comes up a bit short in features.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 52.1 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 36.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.4 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.3 97.5 94.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 51.6 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.2 53.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 37.9 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.7 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.6 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.0 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 105.1 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
26.7 - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.7 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 169.1 171.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.3 - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.2 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.7 21.7 -
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)
53.6 49.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.0 - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 19.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 11.9 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.6 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 16.6 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.3 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 215/70R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TTU NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 215/70R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TTU NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD - 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3247 3098 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 145 @ 4200 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ED3 4B11 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 148 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.80 6.47 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.53 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 2.35 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.09 1.00
Trans Type
1 1 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.64 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76 1.75 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.42 1.55
Trans Order Code
DAV NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Jeep Compass Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.87 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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