2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Compass

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Safety

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The Outlander Sport offers optional parking sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Compass doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Outlander Sport and the Compass 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems 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 Jeep Compass:

Outlander Sport

Compass

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

29%

41%

Neck Stress

412 lbs.

445 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.8 inches

Neck Stress

221 lbs.

235 lbs.

Neck Compression

91 lbs.

92 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, results indicate that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is safer than the Jeep Compass:

Outlander Sport

Compass

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

56 G’s

Hip Force

794 lbs.

928 lbs.

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

The Outlander Sport’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Compass’ (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 530-amp battery. The Compass only offers a standard 500-amp battery.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mitsubishi vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mitsubishi 20th in reliability. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 24th.

Engine

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As tested in Motor Trend the Outlander Sport ES/SP/SE 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. is faster than the Jeep Compass (automatics tested):

Outlander Sport

Compass

Zero to 60 MPH

9.7 sec

10.5 sec

Quarter Mile

17.4 sec

17.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

80.7 MPH

76.1 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Outlander Sport ES/SP/SE FWD CVT gets better fuel mileage than the Compass FWD 6-speed Auto (24 city/30 hwy vs. 22 city/31 hwy).

The Outlander Sport AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Compass (15.8 vs. 13.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Outlander Sport FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Compass (16.6 vs. 13.5 gallons).

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 Compass.

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 Compass doesn’t offer a CVT.

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 Compass doesn’t offer an up-shift light.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander Sport stops much shorter than the Compass:

Outlander Sport

Compass

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

144 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

143 feet

151 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Outlander Sport has larger tires than the Compass (225/55R18 vs. 215/65R16).

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 Compass Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Outlander Sport has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Compass Sport.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Outlander Sport’s wheelbase is 1.3 inches longer than on the Compass (105.1 inches vs. 103.8 inches).

The Outlander Sport SE 4WD handles at .77 G’s, while the Compass Trailhawk pulls only .73 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Outlander Sport 4WD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Compass Trailhawk (28.9 seconds @ .56 average G’s vs. 29.6 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Outlander Sport’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the Compass Trailhawk’s (34.8 feet vs. 35.3 feet). The Outlander Sport’s turning circle is 1.5 feet tighter than the Compass’ (34.8 feet vs. 36.3 feet).

Passenger Space

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The Outlander Sport has .2 inches more front headroom, 2.4 inches more rear hip room and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Compass.

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 Compass 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 Compass because typical repairs cost less on the Outlander Sport than the Compass, including $6 less for a muffler, $6 less for front brake pads and $82 less for front struts.

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