By combining the ready-for-anything capability of an SUV with the comfortable daily-drivability of a small car, compact crossovers let you do more in your vehicle. They’re the perfect vehicles for a weekly commute that are able to hit the trails and get you to the camping spot or the beach on the weekend. Their above-average interior space, high ride-height and available all-wheel-drive have made them perfect options for drivers in states with cold and snowy winters and those who just want to know they can say “yes” to a mild off-road invitation every now and again.
For more than two decades, the Kia Sportage has been a standout model in this class. Offering drivers Kia’s legendary value and (more recently) class-leading reliability and style to go along with it, the Sportage is a ticket to incredible and unexpected experiences. Up against the Sportage today is the Mitsubishi Outlander. Let’s see how they do:
2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
|181 – 240||Horsepower range||166 – 224|
|1,650 lbs.||Base towing capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|41.5 inches||Front-row legroom||40.9 inches|
|Kia – yes. Four years running||J.D. Power Initial Quality mass-market leader?||Mitsubishi – no|
|$19,580 - Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing*||Starts at||$24,695|
It’s always important to remember your roots. The roots of the Sportage are those of being the dark horse entry in the crowded and joyless compact crossover class. These days, the Sportage leads the pack – offering more value and more features to a class that rarely inspires pride or joy in its drivers. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is a dark horse akin to the kind that the Sportage used to be. Still, it’s unable to match the incredible value and dependability of the 2019 Kia Sportage.
Not only does the 2019 Kia Sportage give you more capability and performance, but it also scored higher in dependability from the reputable testing agency, J.D. Power. With the VIP price at Friendly Kia, the 2019 Kia Sportage can be had for $5,000 less than the base Mitsubishi Outlander, making it an incredible value*. For more information on the 2019 Kia Sportage or to see why being Friendly makes all the difference, contact us today!