Compare the Mitsubishi Outlander to the Kia Sorento in Waco, TX

Mitsubishi Outlander vs Kia Sorento

How Does the Mitsubishi Outlander Compare to the Kia Sorento?

These two compact SUVs might seem similar, but each has its strengths. Waco Mitsubishi is here to let you know how the Mitsubishi Outlander comes out ahead in a race between the two. Regarding a compact SUV, Waco, TX drivers look for something more dynamic. The Mitsubishi Outlander delivers a multifaceted driving experience at a lower price tag.

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Engine & Drive

The Kia Sorento and Mitsubishi Outlander have a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, but the Mitsubishi Outlander goes the extra mile for you. Optimized for fuel efficiency, the Mitsubishi Outlander offers a smooth ride that stretches your dollar. Save money at the gas pump with fewer stops in Mexia, TX, and a powertrain that pushes up to 181 horsepower.

Take the path less traveled with both the Kia Sorento and Mitsubishi Outlander. Both offer all-wheel drive to tackle the toughest terrains, but the Mitsubishi Outlander goes a step above with its Super All-Wheel Drive (S-AWC) options. This S-AWC is modeled after rally racing and gives Killeen, TX drivers six modes to choose from.


Temple, TX drivers will find that the Mitsubishi Outlander displays better handling compared to the Kia Sorento. The communication between the collective steering, wheels, and brakes is quick, giving a driver confidence when coming to a stop. A Mitsubishi Outlander won't overwhelm passengers with shaky turns or bumpy roads.

The Kia Sorento can leave drivers feeling floaty. While the newer models have improved on this front, the Mitsubishi Outlander absorbs dips to keep vibrations to a minimum. This can make for more pleasant road trips with the family.

Fuel Economy

The Kia Sorento's standard engine has a fuel efficiency of 24 city miles per gallon (MPG) and 29 highway mpg. The Kia Sorento's fuel economy is fairly good for its size and class, but it's still beat out by the Mitsubishi Outlander.

There are different trims to pick from, but the Mitsubishi Outlander delivers the better miles per gallon rating. Get 24 city mpg and 31 highway mpg with the standard Outlander configuration. Save more at the gas pump by visiting it less behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Outlander.

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Passenger Space

The Mitsubishi Outlander and Kia Sorento both have a third-row, fitting up to seven passengers. However, the trick with a compact SUV is providing both space and comfortability. In this instance, the Mitsubishi Outlander provides 125.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, surpassing the Kia Sorento's mere 105.3 cubic feet.

This means that passengers have ample legroom in the Mitsubishi Outlander, and with 63 feet of cargo space to boot, you can be sure to pack for any adventure you find traveling around Cameron, TX. You'll never lack for space or sacrifice on a high-quality ride behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Outlander.

Technology & Safety

You'll find that both vehicles come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a six-speaker sound system, and an eight-inch display screen. As far as other amenities, the Kia Sorento has standard manual climate control, fabric upholstery, and a 60/40 split-folding second-row. Whereas the Mitsubishi Outlander is equipped with a standard dual-zone auto climate control system, power lumbar support on the driver's seat, and 40/20/40 split-folding second-row.

Hillsboro, TX drivers will find that many of the safety features standard in the Mitsubishi Outlander are only available in higher-priced Kia Sorento trims. While both have standard forward collision mitigation assist with pedestrian detection and lane warnings, only the Mitsubishi Outlander has the advanced MI-PILOT Assist suite.

Reach Out to Waco Mitsubishi to Arrange a Test Drive

Explore our inventory at Waco Mitsubishi and let our team help find the best SUV for you. We are happy to walk through all the different trim levels and features the Mitsubishi Outlander has to offer. Contact us and schedule a test drive today so you can see the performance of a Mitsubishi Outlander firsthand.

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