2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Its Competition

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has met a host of new competitors in the subcompact SUV segment in recent years, almost all of which have the benefit of being newer (and frankly, better) than the Mitsu.

Ford’s “new” EcoSport borrows a design sold overseas for years already but does offer competitive standard features despite its small size.

The Hyundai Kona is a funky-looking newcomer, but its quality and drivability are already among the best in the segment.

The Jeep Renegade is the subcompact for buyers who wish they’d had a Wrangler, so it has more character than other subcompact crossovers.

The Nissan Rogue Sport has the benefit of a bit more size, but its value is more than competitive.

Finally, the Subaru Crosstrek has proven a popular option in recent years for its capability and ruggedness and is still the subcompact crossover to beat.

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2020 Ford Ecosport2020 Ford Ecosport
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2020 Jeep Renegade2020 Jeep Renegade
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
2020 Subaru Crosstrek2020 Subaru Crosstrek
Quick Specs
The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is another year older and another step behind its competitors in every area but price.
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade is a compact crossover SUV that’s full of character and off-road prowess, but it makes many important compromises.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is a good value, but it’s light on performance.
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
ES 2.0 CVTS FWDSE Automatic FWDSport FWDFWD SManual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Ford Ecosport2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Hyundai Kona2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Renegade2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek