2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport isn't a true rival to the heavyweights in the class: Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, or Ford Escape.

The Outlander Sport isn't refined enough, nor does it offer enough options to keep up with the leaders in the class.

The Nissan Juke can be had with a similar manual transmission, but we've found that model to be more fun to drive.

The Jeep Compass is a similar budget pick, and with similar faults to the Outlander Sport.

The Kia Sportage is all-new, but its fuel economy is a letdown.

The Crosstrek has its powertrain faults, but one of our picks in the class.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is an attractive option for budget buyers looking for a capable crossover, but doesn't come without compromises.
The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive.
The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on.
The 2017 Nissan Juke is best considered as the sportiest pick among subcompact crossovers, but it does come at a price.
The 2017 Subaru Outback is an extremely versatile, rugged, compact SUV that's relatively efficient compared to other crossovers.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name    
ES 2.0 ManualS FWDLX FWDFWD S2.0i Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2017 Ford Escape2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2017 Kia Sportage2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2017 Nissan Juke2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2017 Subaru Crosstrek