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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Kia Sorento

What is it about the allure of sport utility vehicles that cannot be ignored? Is it the idea of commanding an automobile that is larger and higher up than a sedan or coupe while having enough room to carry your loads of stuff around town with ease? Is it the power they exude, allowing you to imagine or partake in a number of different offroad adventures that arise? Any way you slice it, SUVs are more popular than ever, particularly their spin-off crossover models. Crossovers have given drivers an opportunity to enjoy a happy medium between the power of a full-size SUV and the efficiency of a smaller sedan or coupe. No longer do you have to sacrifice power for fuel economy, or vice versa. Because of this evolution in engineering, turning big behemoths into leaner and cleaner machines, you get to benefit from a plethora of available choices in today’s market. Which one is right for you? Let’s look at the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs the 2017 Kia Sorento.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Kia Sorento
7 People Seating Capacity 5 People
25/30 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 21/28 City/Hwy MPG
Standard Rearview Camera Available
$23,495 Base MSRP $25,400

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander seating capacity and fuel economy

Horsepower may have defined the sport utility vehicles in the days of yore, but that is not necessarily the case anymore. You can now drive SUVs and expect to have a good, solid fuel economy to boot. Case in point, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander gets an estimated 25 city and 30 highway miles per gallon. Not bad for a vehicle that can seat as many as seven people. The 2017 Kia Sorento falls short of the fuel efficiency offered by the Outlander, getting an estimated 21 city and 28 highway miles per gallon. If you couple that with the lower base price of the Outlander, you are getting an SUV that costs less outright and can also save you money over time with its gasoline-sipping ways.

These days, drivers expect some of the best automotive technology available, and the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander does not disappoint. One of the most important technological features to be developed in recent years is the rearview camera, which gives you eyes in the back of your head as you back up. This equipment is standard on all trims of the Outlander, but the same cannot be said about the Sorento.

The numbers speak for themselves. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is there to save you money over time while also providing the kind of versatility and capacity you expect from an SUV. 

silver 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander driving down neighborhood street rear angle
silver 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander driving down neighborhood street front angle
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander rear cargo area seats folded down
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander interior steering wheel and dashboard

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white 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport on road