2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Its Competition

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport can't compete with the heavyweights of the compact crossover segment—the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4—on quality, features, or refinement, though it beats them all on price.

Instead, its competitors are in the second tier, including the smaller Nissan Juke.

That car too focuses on sporty driving but is let down by interior materials that appear cheap these days.

The Kia Sportage, like the Mitsubishi, is smaller than the mainstream entrants, though larger than the Outlander Sport.

The Jeep Compass and its close sibling, the Patriot remain a standout for shoppers seeking for a small vehicle that has legitimate off-roading capabilities.

The Subaru XV Crosstrek has proven hugely popular as a small crossover based on a hatchback design.

Finally, if you don't need all-wheel drive, the Ford C-Max is a tall hatchback that offers all the refinement and interior quality that's missing in the Outlander Sport.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has ample room in a practical interior, but it's let down by economy-car materials and noise.
The 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi offer a sportier alternative to the Toyota Prius range that feels premium inside and more capable on the road.
The 2016 Jeep Compass is a competent, bargain-priced, and generally well-equipped small crossover; but it's lacking in the tech and safety areas.
The 2016 Kia Sportage offers good looks, a quality interior, and the fun of available turbocharged power, but it is small inside and it's falling behind in safety ratings.
A sporty alternative to a growing list of subcompact SUVs, the 2016 Nissan Juke is part rambunctious rally-racer, part defiantly different crossover, but it lacks the space and fuel economy of most rivals.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy20 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 Manual 2.0 ES5-Door HB SEFWD 4-Door SportFWD 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
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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