2020 Jeep Renegade vs. 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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Safety

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When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Renegade Trailhawk’s standard Hill-descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer Hill-descent Control.

The Renegade Latitude/Trailhawk/Limited offers optional SiriusXM Guardian, 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 Renegade and the Outlander Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee 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, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

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

Renegade

Outlander Sport

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

207

208

Neck Injury Risk

26%

29%

Neck Stress

332 lbs.

412 lbs.

Neck Compression

18 lbs.

90 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

343/366 lbs.

334/511 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

35%

43%

Neck Stress

221 lbs.

221 lbs.

Neck Compression

47 lbs.

91 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

290/322 lbs.

394/494 lbs.

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

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Jeep Renegade is safer than the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:

Renegade

Outlander Sport

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

140

163

Abdominal Force

107 G’s

163 G’s

Hip Force

320 lbs.

518 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

13 inches

17 inches

HIC

222

365

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

41 G’s

Hip Force

593 lbs.

807 lbs.

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

Warranty

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

There are almost 7 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Mitsubishi dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Renegade’s warranty.

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Renegade has a standard 150-amp alternator (160-amp - Renegade Auto). The Outlander Sport’s 130-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are better in initial quality than Mitsubishi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 17th in initial quality. With 21 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mitsubishi is ranked 30th.

Engine

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The Renegade’s optional 1.3 turbo 4 cyl. produces 29 more horsepower (177 vs. 148) and 65 lbs.-ft. more torque (210 vs. 145) than the Outlander Sport ES/SE’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Renegade’s 1.3 turbo 4 cyl. produces 9 more horsepower (177 vs. 168) and 43 lbs.-ft. more torque (210 vs. 167) than the Outlander Sport GT’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Renegade’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 12 more horsepower (180 vs. 168) and 8 lbs.-ft. more torque (175 vs. 167) than the Outlander Sport GT’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the Jeep Renegade 4 cyl. is faster than the Outlander Sport ES/SE 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. (automatics tested):

Renegade

Outlander Sport

Zero to 60 MPH

8.8 sec

9.9 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

9.2 sec

10.2 sec

Quarter Mile

16.8 sec

17.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

81 MPH

79 MPH

Top Speed

115 MPH

113 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Renegade (except 2.4-liter)’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Renegade has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Renegade’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Outlander Sport:

Renegade

Outlander Sport

Front Rotors

12 inches

11.6 inches

The Renegade’s brakes have 13% more swept area (the area covered by the brake pads) than the Outlander Sport (480.94 vs. 424 square inches), so the Renegade has more braking power available.

The Renegade stops much shorter than the Outlander Sport:

Renegade

Outlander Sport

70 to 0 MPH

158 feet

184 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

125 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

133 feet

143 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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The Renegade Latitude/Limited’s optional 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 Renegade Latitude/Limited offers optional 19-inch wheels. The Outlander Sport’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Renegade offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Outlander Sport, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Renegade 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.

The Renegade’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

The Renegade Latitude 4x4 handles at .78 G’s, while the Outlander Sport 4WD pulls only .76 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Renegade Latitude 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Outlander Sport SE 4WD (28.4 seconds @ .61 average G’s vs. 29 seconds @ .55 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Renegade Trailhawk has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Outlander Sport (8.7 vs. 8.5 inches), allowing the Renegade to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Renegade is 5.3 inches shorter than the Outlander Sport, making the Renegade easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Renegade (except Trailhawk) uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Renegade has 2.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Outlander Sport (100.1 vs. 97.5).

The Renegade has 1.7 inches more front headroom, 1 inch more front hip room, 2.6 inches more rear headroom and .3 inches more rear hip room than the Outlander Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The Renegade has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Outlander Sport with its rear seat folded (50.8 vs. 49.5 cubic feet).

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Renegade. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Renegade 4x4 2.4 4 cyl. offers up to a 2000 lbs. towing capacity. The Outlander Sport has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Renegade’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Outlander Sport has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

The power windows standard on both the Renegade and the Outlander Sport have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Renegade is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Outlander Sport prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Renegade’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Outlander Sport’s passenger windows don’t open or close automatically.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Renegade 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 help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Renegade offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer cornering lights.

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

On extremely cold winter days, the Renegade’s optional (except Sport) 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 Renegade’s optional 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.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Renegade Latitude/Limited offers an optional Adaptive 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.

The Renegade (except Sport) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Renegade’s optional Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Outlander Sport doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Renegade owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Renegade will cost $525 less than the Outlander Sport over a five-year period.

The Renegade will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Renegade will retain 45.96% to 48.34% of its original price after five years, while the Outlander Sport only retains 43.02% to 44.56%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Renegade is less expensive to operate than the Outlander Sport because typical repairs cost much less on the Renegade than the Outlander Sport, including $151 less for a water pump, $224 less for fuel injection, $312 less for a fuel pump and $714 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

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The Jeep Renegade outsold the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport by over two to one during 2018.

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