2024 Kia Niro vs. 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

Picture of the 2024 Kia Niro

2024 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $26,940 to $35,340
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Picture of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2023 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

MSRP*: $22,995 to $28,045
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MPG - City 53 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 54 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.7 ft3 49.5 ft3
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 148-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 168-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 hp 148 - 168 hp
Exterior Length 174.0 in 171.9 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Niro than in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The Kia Niro offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Niro as you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Niro is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Dimensions
The Kia Niro is about the same width as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. When looking at overall length, the Kia Niro takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Handling
The Kia Niro has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Niro has a little less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Powertrain
The Kia Niro has much lower torque than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Niro and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. With the Kia Niro, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.