2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport

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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,890
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$22,595 to $26,995
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,634 $21,958 to $26,232
MPG - City 25 - 29 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 28 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Seltos than in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Seltos, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Seltos or the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Seltos will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Seltos doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Handling
The Kia Seltos has the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Seltos and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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

Warranty
The Kia Seltos comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.