Dare to Compare: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Kia Sorento
When it comes to deciding which crossover is the best for your family, it can be difficult to decide. One good way to do so is with a comparison, and when comparing the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander to the 2018 Kia Sorento, it becomes clear that the Outlander comes out on top.
The first point where the Mitsubishi Outlander pulls ahead of the Kia Sorento is in its ability to accommodate large families. While the Sorento has standard seating capacity for five, leaving any additional passengers behind to wait for a second trip, the Mitsubishi Outlander offers enough seating in all models for up to seven passengers, handling larger families with ease.
While making those trips, the Outlander pulls ahead once again when the two vehicles pull into a gas station. The Outlander returns 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined,* quite a lot better than the Kia Sorento’s 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined.**
When it comes to comfort and convenience features, both the Sorento and Outlander offer a similar spread. However, the Outlander holds the edge in a few specific areas. For example, the Outlander offers a dual-zone automatic climate control system as standard equipment in every trim. The Sorento, however, only offers it as standard starting on its mid-level EX trim. In addition, the only Outlander without standard Apple™ CarPlay and Android™ Auto is the base trim, while the Sorento again holds this desirable feature back until the EX.
Clearly, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is the better choice in terms of caring for larger families, saving money at the gas pump, and offering the best features. To come and see this winner in person, visit us at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.