2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2019 Nissan Versa Note

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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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 Versa Note doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Outlander Sport SE/GT has standard Forward Collision Mitigation, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Versa Note doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Outlander Sport offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Versa Note doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Versa Note doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Outlander Sport SE/GT’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Versa Note doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Outlander Sport SE/GT’s blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Versa Note doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

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 Versa Note doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Outlander Sport and the Versa Note 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 and available rear parking sensors.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport weighs 594 to 822 pounds more than the Nissan Versa Note. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Crosswinds also affect lighter cars more.

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 Nissan Versa Note:

Outlander Sport

Versa Note

OVERALL STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

208

333

Neck Injury Risk

29%

47%

Neck Compression

90 lbs.

140 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

334/511 lbs.

807/1020 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

2 Stars

HIC

251

404

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

43%

68%

Neck Stress

221 lbs.

248 lbs.

Neck Compression

91 lbs.

141 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

394/494 lbs.

428/846 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 Nissan Versa Note:

Outlander Sport

Versa Note

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

1.2 inches

Abdominal Force

163 G’s

225 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

67 G’s

Hip Force

794 lbs.

842 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

17 inches

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

For its top level performance in the IIHS moderate overlap frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, roof-crush crash tests, an “Acceptable” rating in the newer small overlap frontal crash test, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Outlander Sport its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2015, a rating granted to only 174 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Versa Note has not been fully tested, yet, but doesn’t qualify for “Top Pick Plus.”

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a better fatality history. The Outlander Sport was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 66% lower per vehicle registered than the Versa Note, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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 Versa Note’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 Nissan covers the Versa Note. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Versa Note ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Outlander Sport’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Versa Note’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Outlander Sport has a standard 130-amp alternator. The Versa Note’s 110-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Outlander Sport has a standard 530-amp battery. The Versa Note’s 470-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 39 more horsepower (148 vs. 109) and 38 lbs.-ft. more torque (145 vs. 107) than the Versa Note’s 1.6 DOHC 4 cyl. The Outlander Sport GT’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 59 more horsepower (168 vs. 109) and 60 lbs.-ft. more torque (167 vs. 107) than the Versa Note’s 1.6 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Outlander Sport ES/SP/SE 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. is faster than the Nissan Versa Note:

Outlander Sport

Versa Note

Zero to 30 MPH

3.8 sec

4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

10.9 sec

Quarter Mile

17.6 sec

18.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

80.7 MPH

78.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Outlander Sport AWD’s standard fuel tank has 5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Versa Note (15.8 vs. 10.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Outlander Sport FWD’s standard fuel tank has 5.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the Versa Note (16.6 vs. 10.8 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 Nissan Versa Note (3 to 5). This means the Outlander Sport produces up to 16.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Versa Note every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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

Outlander Sport

Versa Note

Front Rotors

11.6 inches

10.02 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

8” drums

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Only rear drums come on the Versa Note. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes that work much harder than conventional brakes.

The Outlander Sport stops shorter than the Versa Note:

Outlander Sport

Versa Note

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

122 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

143 feet

149 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Outlander Sport has larger tires than the Versa Note (225/55R18 vs. 185/65R15). The Outlander Sport’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Versa Note (225/55R18 vs. 195/55R16).

The Outlander Sport’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Versa Note’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Outlander Sport has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 15-inch wheels are standard on the Versa Note. The Versa Note’s largest wheels are only 16-inches.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport’s wheels have 5 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Nissan Versa Note only has 4 wheel lugs per wheel.

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 Nissan Versa Note has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Outlander Sport’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Versa Note (105.1 inches vs. 102.4 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Outlander Sport is 2.3 inches wider in the front and 2.1 inches wider in the rear than on the Versa Note.

The Outlander Sport SE 4WD handles at .77 G’s, while the Versa Note SR pulls only .76 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Passenger Space

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The Outlander Sport has 3.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Versa Note (97.5 vs. 94.1).

The Outlander Sport has .3 inches more front legroom, 3.6 inches more front hip room, 4.5 inches more front shoulder room, 2.8 inches more rear hip room and 3.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Versa Note.

Cargo Capacity

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The Outlander Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Versa Note with its rear seat up (21.7 vs. 18.8 cubic feet). The Outlander Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Versa Note with its rear seat folded (49.5 vs. 38.3 cubic feet).

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 Versa Note doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Outlander Sport has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Versa Note doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

The Outlander Sport’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. Power windows are only available on the Versa Note SV/SR.

The Outlander Sport’s driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Versa Note SV/SR’s power windows’ switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

The Outlander Sport’s standard power locks allow the driver or passenger to lock or unlock all the doors at a touch without leaning over, or reaching to the back seat. Power locks are only available on the Versa Note SV/SR.

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 Versa Note’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Consumer Reports rated the Outlander Sport’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Versa Note’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

The Outlander Sport SE/GT has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Versa Note doesn’t offer automatic headlights.

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 Versa Note 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. Nissan only offers heated mirrors on the Versa Note SL.

The Outlander Sport’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Versa Note’s power mirror controls are on the dash where they are possibly hidden by the steering wheel and are awkward to manipulate.

The Outlander Sport’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Versa Note doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Outlander Sport has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Versa Note doesn’t offer rear vents.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Outlander Sport owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Outlander Sport will cost $815 less than the Versa Note over a five-year period.

The Outlander Sport will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Outlander Sport will retain 43.02% to 44.56% of its original price after five years, while the Versa Note only retains 37.38% to 41.27%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Outlander Sport is less expensive to operate than the Versa Note because typical repairs cost less on the Outlander Sport than the Versa Note, including $18 less for front brake pads.

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