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Compare 2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 21 25 $26,528 $27,900
Sportage EX FWD 22 29 $25,080 $26,400
Sportage LX AWD 21 25 $24,104 $25,100
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $22,656 $23,600
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 20 23 $32,703 $34,400
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 21 26 $31,256 $32,900
Select style
ES 2.0 AWC CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander Sport ES 2.0 AWC CVT 23 29 $22,326 $23,095
Outlander Sport ES 2.0 CVT 24 30 $20,876 $21,595
Outlander Sport ES 2.0 Manual 23 29 $19,716 $20,395
Outlander Sport LE 2.0 AWC CVT 23 29 $23,294 $24,095
Outlander Sport LE 2.0 CVT 24 30 $21,844 $22,595
Outlander Sport SE 2.4 AWC CVT 23 28 $23,678 $24,495
Outlander Sport SE 2.4 CVT 23 29 $22,228 $22,995
Outlander Sport SEL 2.4 AWC CVT 23 28 $25,128 $25,995
Outlander Sport SEL 2.4 CVT 23 29 $23,678 $24,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,528
$22,326
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$23,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
4.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
There’s a lot to like about the sharp-handling, attractive 2018 Kia Sportage, even if its fuel economy doesn’t impress. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is old, crude, slow, and far from fuel-efficient, though it is cheap; buyers can likely do better.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 97.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 171.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.1 49.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.7 21.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 21.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3448 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.63 - 0.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 6.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 1.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Body Style
Sport Utility AWC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
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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