2019 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

Your buying experience includes...

business_centerProfessional Staff
account_balanceSimple Financing
local_gas_stationFull Tank of Gas
local_car_washFree Car Wash
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 0Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 1Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 2Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 3Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 4Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 5Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 6Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 7Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 8Mitsubishi Outlander Sport image 9

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Available Now!

Safety

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Rogue Sport are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Rogue Sport SV/SL has standard Rear Automatic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Outlander Sport only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers optional NissanConnect, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Outlander Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and lane departure warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue Sport is safer than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:

 

Rogue Sport

Outlander Sport

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

20%

29%

Neck Stress

224 lbs.

412 lbs.

Neck Compression

71 lbs.

90 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

163/130 lbs.

334/511 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue Sport is safer than the Outlander Sport:

 

Rogue Sport

Outlander Sport

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

26 cm

28 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

2.4/.1 kN

3.43/.93 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

1%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Tibia index R/L

.51/.43

.68/.36

Tibia forces R/L

1.5/.3 kN

1.9/1.9 kN

Warranty

The Rogue Sport’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Outlander Sport’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

There are over 3 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Mitsubishi dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Sport’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Mitsubishi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 26 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mitsubishi is ranked 26th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Mitsubishi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 40 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mitsubishi is ranked 26th.

Engine

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Rogue Sport is faster than the Outlander Sport 2.0 4 cyl. (automatics tested):

 

Rogue Sport

Outlander Sport

Zero to 60 MPH

9.8 sec

10.1 sec

Quarter Mile

17.5 sec

17.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

80.6 MPH

78.4 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Sport gets better fuel mileage than the Outlander Sport:

 

 

 

MPG

Rogue Sport

FWD

Auto

2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

25 city/32 hwy

AWD

Auto

2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

24 city/30 hwy

Outlander Sport

FWD

Manual

2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

 

Auto

2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

24 city/30 hwy

 

 

GT 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

AWD

 

2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

 

 

GT 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

23 city/28 hwy

Transmission

The Nissan Rogue Sport comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the Outlander Sport.

Brakes and Stopping

The Rogue Sport’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Outlander Sport are solid, not vented.

The Rogue Sport stops shorter than the Outlander Sport:

 

Rogue Sport

Outlander Sport

 

60 to 0 MPH

134 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

139 feet

143 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

The Rogue Sport SL’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Outlander Sport’s 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue Sport SL has standard 19-inch wheels. The Outlander Sport’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Rogue Sport has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

The Rogue Sport has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Rogue Sport is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.6 inches wider in the rear than on the Outlander Sport.

Chassis

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Rogue Sport has a liquid-filled front engine mount. The liquid helps further dampen engine harshness. The Outlander Sport uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Passenger Space

The Rogue Sport has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.2 inches more front legroom, 1.3 inches more front hip room, .4 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom and .2 inches more rear shoulder room than the Outlander Sport.

Cargo Capacity

The Rogue Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Outlander Sport with its rear seat up (22.9 vs. 21.7 cubic feet). The Rogue Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Outlander Sport with its rear seat folded (61.1 vs. 49.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

The Outlander Sport’s standard power locks don’t automatically lock the doors. The Rogue Sport’s standard doors lock when a certain speed is reached. This is an important feature for occupant safety. Locked doors are proven to open less often in collisions, and they are also effective in preventing crime at traffic lights. (The power lock’s automatic feature may have to be activated by your dealer.)

The Rogue Sport’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Outlander Sport ES/SE’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Rogue Sport has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Outlander Sport only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Rogue Sport SV/SL has standard extendable sun visors. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

On extremely cold winter days, the Rogue Sport’s optional (except S) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Rogue Sport SV/SL’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Outlander Sport offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Rogue Sport has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Rogue Sport (except SV) offers an optional Intelligent Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue Sport, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport by over 10 to one during the 2018 model year.

© 1991-2018 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved.

How much is your car worth?

Get the best value for your car from an Asbury dealership.

Featured Videos