2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

When you want a vehicle that gets nice gas mileage and also has room for cargo in back, but is still small enough to easily maneuver like a sedan in tight city spaces, then you're looking for a small SUV like the 2017 Kia Sportage and the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. But when we're done with this comparison of the two crossovers, one of them will be banished to the outlands.

While the 2017 Sportage is a small SUV with the power of a larger vehicle, with a peak output of 240 horsepower in its SX Turbo trim level, the 2017 Outlander Sport goes as small as possible in the performance category, with a mere 148 HP. The 2017 Sportage's edge in power, and in towing power, where you can hitch up to 2,000 pounds in back, make it the better vehicle for any driving need or street condition.

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2017 Kia Sportage Vs. 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
$18,015 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price MSRP $19,795
181 (LX) to 240 (SX Turbo) Horsepower 148
60.1 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 49.5
Yes Available Autonomous Emergency Braking? No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No (as of 10/2016)

The 2017 Sportage Has the Versatility You Need for Tampa Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a solid 49.5 cubic feet of cargo room, which is around three times what you'll get in the average sedan, but the 2017 Kia Sportage sees that number and raises it an additional 21 percent to make for an ample 60.1 cubic feet in back for anything from shopping bags to camping gear. And just when you think this additional room in back will slow down the 2017 Sportage, take a look at its 34.8-foot curb-to-curb turning circle, which is as good as or better than most sedans' ability to handle tight parking situations.

When you look at the cargo room, towing power and durable construction that garnered the 2017 Kia Sportage an IIHS Top Safety Pick, then you know where to find the top small SUV that also comes at a lower price with the Friendly Kia VIP Price. Look for this amazing crossover at the low price of around $18,000 at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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