2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport isn't alone in its segment.

Outdoorsy types may prefer the Subaru XV Crosstrek, while those with a green thumb may choose the Ford C-Max.

There's even the Buick Encore, which focuses on luxury over sportiness–a relative antonym to what the Outlander Sport offers.

The Jeep Compass remains a standout for shoppers looking for a small vehicle with legitimate off-roading capabilities.

The Nissan Juke is also focused on sporty driving with relatively cheap interior materials, though it's smaller than the Mitsubishi.

There's also the Kia Sportage, which may be slightly larger than the Outlander Sport, but it's smaller than other cars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport isn't as refined inside as it looks from its exterior, but it maneuvers well and offers a surprising amount of functional space.
With their stylish interiors and perky driving feel, the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi are somewhat sportier alternatives to the Toyota Prius lineup.
The 2015 Jeep Compass is now as good as it's going to get, a competent small crossover with few surprises.
The 2015 Kia Sportage is nice to look at and good fun to drive when equipped with the turbo engine; it's proof that crossovers don't have to be uninteresting.
The 2015 Nissan Juke is part rambunctious rally-racer and part defiantly different crossover—and it adds up to a vehicle that you'll have some strong feelings about, one way or the other.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDLarge CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station Wagons
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door CVT ES5-Door HB SEFWD 4-Door Altitude Edition2WD 4-Door LX5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilityHatchbackSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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