As competitors within their class, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Kia Sportage carry several similarities. However, differences can help Daly City, San Francisco, and San Jose, California, shoppers pick a ride. Our Daly City Mitsubishi research team plucked out the differences to let drivers know which one edges out the competition.
If you drive the Kia Sportage, you may have to pass on small parking spaces. This SUV extends to 176.4 inches in length and stretches 73 inches in width.
To circulate air through individual cabins, though, which works better? In the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, automatic climate control comes standard and immediately turns on to get to your desired temperature.
If you turn on the manual control system in the Kia Sportage, you need to twist the dial, wait to find the temperature you want, and then wait for it to get cool or warm inside.
Let’s look at the cabin dimensions now.
|Rear Hip Room
|Rear Shoulder Room
As you can see, these rear seat measurements come close, but the Mitsubishi still prevails against the Kia.
View these choices and make your selection on your 8-inch display. Yes, the Mitsubishi supplies an 8-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio system, while the Kia Sportage gives you a comparable 8-inch touchscreen.
While you’re driving, you and your passengers may need to stay connected. For extra input for your devices, the Mitsubishi outfits your SUV with two available USB ports in the front. The Kia Sportage also offers USB ports, providing one in each row.
The Kia Sportage uses front-wheel drive but can exchange that for the optional Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive. Only 6.8 inches make up the ground clearance, so you’re going to need to be more careful on rockier roads.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Kia Sportage appear similar but do have differences. Consider your travels around Daly City, San Francisco, and San Jose, and see which set of wheels could work best for you. Don’t forget to schedule a test drive at Daly City Mitsubishi!