2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

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Safety

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Both the Outlander and the Rogue Sport 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, around view monitors 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 is safer than the Nissan Rogue Sport:

Outlander

Rogue Sport

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

2 Stars

HIC

251

398

Chest Compression

.6 inches

1 inches

Neck Injury Risk

43%

65%

Neck Stress

221 lbs.

260 lbs.

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

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, its “Good” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Outlander the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 106 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Rogue Sport has not been fully tested, yet.

Warranty

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The Outlander comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Rogue Sport’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Outlander 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Nissan covers the Rogue Sport. 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 Sport ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

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

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Outlander’s reliability 22 points higher than the Rogue Sport.

Engine

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The Outlander’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 25 more horsepower (166 vs. 141) and 15 lbs.-ft. more torque (162 vs. 147) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Outlander GT’s standard 3.0 SOHC V6 produces 83 more horsepower (224 vs. 141) and 68 lbs.-ft. more torque (215 vs. 147) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Mitsubishi Outlander 4 cyl. is faster than the Nissan Rogue Sport:

Outlander

Rogue Sport

Zero to 30 MPH

3.3 sec

3.5 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.2 sec

9.8 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

15.7 sec

16.9 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

4.7 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter Mile

17 sec

17.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.1 MPH

80.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander stops much shorter than the Rogue Sport:

Outlander

Rogue Sport

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

137 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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

The Outlander’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 Sport S’ standard 65 series tires.

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

Suspension and Handling

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The Outlander SEL AWC handles at .77 G’s, while the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Outlander SEL AWC executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 (28.8 seconds @ .56 average G’s vs. 29.6 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Outlander’s turning circle is 2.1 feet tighter than the Rogue Sport’s (34.8 feet vs. 36.9 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Outlander has a 1.1 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Rogue Sport (8.5 vs. 7.4 inches), allowing the Outlander to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

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The Outlander has standard seating for 7 passengers; the Rogue Sport can only carry 5.

The Outlander has 32.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Rogue Sport (128.2 vs. 96).

The Outlander has 1 inch more front headroom, .1 inches more rear headroom, 3.9 inches more rear legroom, 5 inches more rear hip room and .3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Rogue Sport.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Outlander’s middle row seats recline. The Rogue Sport’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Outlander’s cargo area provides more volume than the Rogue Sport.

Outlander

Rogue Sport

Third Seat Removed

34.2 cubic feet

22.9 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

63.3 cubic feet

61.1 cubic feet

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the Outlander SEL/GT has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Towing

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The Outlander has a 1500 lbs. towing capacity. The Rogue Sport has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Outlander’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Rogue Sport’s parking brake has to released manually.

The Outlander’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Rogue Sport’s passenger windows don’t open or close automatically.

The Outlander SE/LE/SP/SEL/GT’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Rogue Sport’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

The Outlander’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Heated mirrors cost extra on the Rogue Sport and aren’t offered on the Rogue Sport S.

The Outlander SE/LE/SP/SEL/GT’s standard rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

The Outlander has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Rogue Sport SV/SL.

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