Mitsubishi’s 2016 Outlander Sport has been leading the brand in terms of sales, gaining success and popularity in the crowded crossover segment. With so many competitors, you might be wondering how to Outlander Sport compares, and whether or not it’s worth all the hype. That’s why we’ve taken a look at how the 2016 Outlander Sport 2.0L ES trim equipped with front-wheel drive checks out against comparably-equipped models -- namely, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport MT, 2017 Kia Sportage LX, and the 2016 Nissan Juke S, all with FWD.
Even when equipped with similar features, there are disparities in pricing between all of the models listed above. The most expensive is the Kia Sportage, which comes out to a sticker price of $24,985. The Mazda CX-5 and the Nissan Juke are less so, at prices of $22,675 and $21,835, respectively. However, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has them all beat, with a price of $20,490 for a comparably-equipped model.
In today’s day and age, as crossovers are smaller and more car-like than their gas-guzzling SUV counterparts, interior storage space and comfortable amenities are crucial. The Nissan Juke is a clear loser in this category, as common features such as Seat Back Storage, a Front Seat Center Armrest, and a Cargo Area Cover are either not standard or just plain unavailable on the Juke. Meanwhile, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes all of the above, as well as being the only one among the lineup to have standard Front Armrest Storage and a Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel.
Out of all the vehicles listed above, the Kia Sportage has no safety rating, while the CX-5 and Juke have government ratings of 3 stars. Only the Outlander Sport has a 4-star rating. The Juke is the only crossover among them not to offer Hill Start Control, while the CX-5, Juke, and Sportage all don’t offer driver’s knee airbags, whereas that feature comes standard on the Outlander Sport.
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