2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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Safety

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Both the Outlander Sport and the Crosstrek have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, 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, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is safer than the Subaru Crosstrek:

Outlander Sport

Crosstrek

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

29%

36%

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

43%

44.6%

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, results indicate that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is safer than the Subaru Crosstrek:

Outlander Sport

Crosstrek

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.7 inches

Abdominal Force

163 G’s

196 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

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

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

Engine

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The Outlander Sport GT’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 16 more horsepower (168 vs. 152) and 22 lbs.-ft. more torque (167 vs. 145) than the Crosstrek’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Outlander Sport ES/SP/SE 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. is faster than the Subaru Crosstrek (automatics tested):

Outlander Sport

Crosstrek

Zero to 30 MPH

3.8 sec

4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

10.2 sec

Quarter Mile

17.6 sec

17.8 sec

Transmission

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

To help the driver achieve optimum performance and fuel economy, the Outlander Sport Manual has a standard up-shift light to indicate when to shift based on power needs and conditions. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer an up-shift light.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander Sport stops much shorter than the Crosstrek:

Outlander Sport

Crosstrek

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

131 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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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 Crosstrek’s standard 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Outlander Sport has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Crosstrek.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Outlander Sport’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the Crosstrek’s (34.8 feet vs. 35.4 feet).

Chassis

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The Outlander Sport is 3.9 inches shorter than the Crosstrek, making the Outlander Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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The Outlander Sport has a larger cargo volume than the Crosstrek with its rear seat up (21.7 vs. 20.8 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The engine computer on the Outlander Sport SE/GT automatically engages the starter until the car starts with one twist of the key and disables the starter while the engine is running. The Crosstrek’s starter can be accidentally engaged while the engine is running, making a grinding noise and possibly damaging the starter and ring gear.

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

The Outlander Sport’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Subaru only offers heated mirrors on the Crosstrek Premium/Limited.

Model Availability

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The Outlander Sport is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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 Crosstrek is rated higher at a number “5” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Outlander Sport is less expensive to operate than the Crosstrek because it costs $218 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the Outlander Sport than the Crosstrek, including $38 less for a starter, $99 less for front struts and $49 less for a timing belt/chain.

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