2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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Safety

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Both the Outlander Sport and the Tucson 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, 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 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 Hyundai Tucson:

Outlander Sport

Tucson

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.8 inches

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

55 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

48 G’s

Hip Force

807 lbs.

1028 lbs.

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

Engine

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The Outlander Sport GT’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 4 more horsepower (168 vs. 164) and 16 lbs.-ft. more torque (167 vs. 151) than the Tucson SE/Value’s standard 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 Tucson SE/Value 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.:

Outlander Sport

Tucson

Zero to 30 MPH

3.8 sec

4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

11 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

6.6 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter Mile

17.6 sec

18.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

80.7 MPH

80.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

Outlander Sport

Tucson

2WD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/30 hwy

23 city/28 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

23 city/29 hwy

22 city/28 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

23 city/29 hwy

22 city/25 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

23 city/28 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

Transmission

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The Outlander Sport has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Tucson doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander Sport stops shorter than the Tucson:

Outlander Sport

Tucson

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

128 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 Tucson SE/Value’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 Tucson SE/Value.

Chassis

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The Outlander Sport is 4.3 inches shorter than the Tucson, making the Outlander Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Outlander Sport has .1 inches more front legroom and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Tucson.

Ergonomics

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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 Tucson’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

The Outlander Sport’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Hyundai only offers heated mirrors on the Tucson Value/SEL/Sport/Limited/Ultimate.

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 Tucson 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 Tucson because it costs $182 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the Outlander Sport than the Tucson, including $126 less for a muffler.

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