2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

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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 Rogue doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Outlander Sport and the Rogue 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, 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 Nissan Rogue:

Outlander Sport

Rogue

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

208

294

Neck Injury Risk

29%

31%

Leg Forces (l/r)

334/511 lbs.

856/397 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

251

298

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

43%

63%

Neck Stress

221 lbs.

235 lbs.

Neck Compression

91 lbs.

109 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 Rogue:

Outlander Sport

Rogue

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

163 G’s

202 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

51 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

365

547

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

The Outlander Sport’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Rogue’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 Rogue’s 110-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Outlander Sport AWD’s standard fuel tank has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Rogue (15.8 vs. 14.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Outlander Sport FWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Rogue (16.6 vs. 14.5 gallons).

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 Rogue S/SV’s standard 65 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 Rogue S/SV.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Outlander Sport’s turning circle is 2.8 feet tighter than the Rogue’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.6 feet).

Chassis

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 pounds less than the Nissan Rogue.

The Outlander Sport is 1 foot shorter than the Rogue, making the Outlander Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Ergonomics

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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 Rogue doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

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 Rogue’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. Nissan charges extra for heated mirrors on the Rogue.

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 Rogue 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 Rogue because it costs $264 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Outlander Sport than the Rogue, including $134 less for a muffler, $69 less for fuel injection, $414 less for a timing belt/chain and $213 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be $1362 to $2201 less than for the Nissan Rogue.

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