Compare 2014 Kia Sportage vs 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2014 Kia Sportage
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
Sportage 2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
Sportage 2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
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2WD 4-Door CVT ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander Sport 2WD 4-Door CVT ES 24 31 $18,648 $19,470
Outlander Sport 2WD 4-Door CVT SE 24 31 $21,640 $22,595
Outlander Sport 2WD 4-Door Manual ES 24 30 $18,648 $19,470
Outlander Sport AWD 4-Door CVT ES 24 29 $21,138 $22,070
Outlander Sport AWD 4-Door CVT SE 24 29 $22,981 $23,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,550
$18,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,000
$19,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With up to 260 horsepower on tap and styling that's suitably athletic, the 2014 Kia Sportage shows that practical compact crossover wagons don't need to be so stodgy. The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander looks sporty, maneuvers easily, and is very space-efficient. All that's missing is the refined interior that the exterior suggests.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 97.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.3 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 169.1
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 64.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 60
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 21.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 21.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
46.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 49.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3280 3021
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (Est) 24 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 (Est) 27 (Est)
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.35 - 0.53
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 6.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) 6.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 6.7 (Est)
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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