2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Renegade

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Safety

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Forward Collision Mitigation optional in the Outlander Sport as “Superior.” The Renegade scores only 4 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

Both the Outlander Sport and the Renegade 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, 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 Jeep Renegade:

Outlander Sport

Renegade

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

251

363

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

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 Renegade:

Outlander Sport

Renegade

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.8 inches

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

74 G’s

Hip Force

794 lbs.

1087 lbs.

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 Renegade has not been fully tested, yet.

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

The Outlander Sport’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Renegade’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 Renegade’s 500-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

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 Consumer Reports the Outlander Sport ES/SP/SE 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. is faster than the Jeep Renegade 4 cyl.:

Outlander Sport

Renegade

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

9.9 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

6.6 sec

6.7 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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

Outlander Sport

Renegade

2WD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/30 hwy

22 city/30 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

23 city/29 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

23 city/28 hwy

n/a

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Renegade with the 1.3 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Outlander Sport AWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Renegade (15.8 vs. 12.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Outlander Sport FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Renegade (16.6 vs. 12.7 gallons).

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 Renegade doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander Sport stops shorter than the Renegade:

Outlander Sport

Renegade

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Outlander Sport has larger tires than the Renegade (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 Renegade’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 Renegade.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Outlander Sport’s wheelbase is 3.9 inches longer than on the Renegade (105.1 inches vs. 101.2 inches).

The Outlander Sport SE 4WD handles at .80 G’s, while the Renegade Latitude 4x4 pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Outlander Sport’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4’s (34.8 feet vs. 35.3 feet). The Outlander Sport’s turning circle is 1.5 feet tighter than the Renegade’s (34.8 feet vs. 36.3 feet).

Chassis

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For excellent aerodynamics, the Outlander Sport has standard flush composite headlights. The Renegade has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Passenger Space

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The Outlander Sport has .4 inches more front legroom, .3 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear legroom and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Renegade.

Cargo Capacity

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The Outlander Sport has a much larger cargo volume than the Renegade with its rear seat up (21.7 vs. 18.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Outlander Sport has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Renegade doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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

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 Renegade 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 Renegade because it costs $154 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Outlander Sport than the Renegade, including $85 less for a muffler, $136 less for front brake pads, $237 less for a starter, $210 less for front struts and $27 less for a timing belt/chain.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be $1240 to $2783 less than for the Jeep Renegade.

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