2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2019 Honda HR-V

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Safety

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The Outlander Sport has standard active front headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the active front headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The HR-V doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

To help make backing safer, the Outlander Sport SE/GT’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The HR-V doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Outlander Sport and the HR-V 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

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

Outlander Sport

HR-V

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Leg Forces (l/r)

394/494 lbs.

574/500 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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is safer than the Honda HR-V:

Outlander Sport

HR-V

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.8 inches

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

349

357

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

59 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

48 G’s

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

Warranty

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The Outlander Sport comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The HR-V’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Outlander Sport 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Honda covers the HR-V. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the HR-V ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Outlander Sport’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the HR-V’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Outlander Sport has a standard 530-amp battery. The HR-V’s 410-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

Engine

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The Outlander Sport ES/SP/SE’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 7 more horsepower (148 vs. 141) and 18 lbs.-ft. more torque (145 vs. 127) than the HR-V’s 1.8 SOHC 4 cyl. The Outlander Sport GT’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 27 more horsepower (168 vs. 141) and 40 lbs.-ft. more torque (167 vs. 127) than the HR-V’s 1.8 SOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Outlander Sport ES/SP/SE 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. is faster than the Honda HR-V:

Outlander Sport

HR-V

Zero to 30 MPH

3.8 sec

4.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

10.5 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

6.6 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter Mile

17.6 sec

18.1 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Outlander Sport AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the HR-V (15.8 vs. 13.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Outlander Sport FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the HR-V (16.6 vs. 13.2 gallons).

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport higher (5 out of 10) than the Honda HR-V (3). This means the Outlander Sport produces up to 16.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the HR-V every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander Sport stops shorter than the HR-V:

Outlander Sport

HR-V

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Outlander Sport has larger tires than the HR-V (225/55R18 vs. 215/55R17).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Outlander Sport has standard 18-inch wheels. Only 17-inch wheels are available on the HR-V.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Honda HR-V has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Outlander Sport has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Outlander Sport flat and controlled during cornering. The HR-V 4x2 suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Outlander Sport’s wheelbase is 2.3 inches longer than on the HR-V (105.1 inches vs. 102.8 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Outlander Sport’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the HR-V’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.4 feet).

Passenger Space

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The Outlander Sport has .4 inches more front legroom, 4.2 inches more rear hip room and 1 inch more rear shoulder room than the HR-V.

Ergonomics

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The Outlander Sport Auto offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The HR-V doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Outlander Sport ES/SP’s standard variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The HR-V LX/Sport’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent. The Outlander Sport SE/GT’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The HR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Outlander Sport SE/GT detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The HR-V doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The Outlander Sport’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Honda only offers heated mirrors on the HR-V EX/EX-L/Touring.

The Outlander Sport has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The HR-V doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Outlander Sport owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Outlander Sport with a number “1” insurance rate while the HR-V is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Outlander Sport is less expensive to operate than the HR-V because typical repairs cost less on the Outlander Sport than the HR-V, including $135 less for a starter.

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