Pecheles Automotive Compares 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport VS 2017 Hyundai Santa Near New Bern, NC

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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2017 Hyundai Santa

Safety Comparison

Both the Outlander Sport and the Santa Fe Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available all wheel drive, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is safer than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport:

 

Outlander Sport

Santa Fe Sport

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.7 inches

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

47 G’s

54 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

50 G’s

Hip Force

807 lbs.

855 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the Outlander Sport’s reliability will be 43% better than the Santa Fe Sport.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Consumer Reports the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.0 is faster than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4 cyl. (automatics tested):

 

Outlander Sport

Santa Fe Sport

Zero to 60 MPH

9.6 sec

9.7 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Outlander Sport gets better fuel mileage than the Santa Fe Sport:

 

 

Outlander Sport

Santa Fe Sport

 

2WD

2.0 4 cyl./Manual

23 city/29 hwy

n/a

 

 

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/30 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

 

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

23 city/28 hwy

20 city/28 hwy

2.0T/Auto

 

 

n/a

20 city/27 hwy

2.0T Ultimate/Auto

4WD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

23 city/29 hwy

20 city/26 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

 

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

22 city/27 hwy

19 city/26 hwy

2.0T/Auto

 

 

n/a

19 city/24 hwy

2.0T Ultimate/Auto

Regenerative brakes improve the Outlander Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Santa Fe Sport doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Outlander Sport stops shorter than the Santa Fe Sport:

 

Outlander Sport

Santa Fe Sport

 

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

124 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Outlander Sport’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Santa Fe Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Outlander Sport has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Santa Fe Sport.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Outlander Sport SE 4WD handles at .80 G’s, while the Santa Fe Sport pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Outlander Sport’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the Santa Fe Sport’s (34.8 feet vs. 35.8 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 600 to 800 pounds less than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

The Outlander Sport is 1 foot, 1.5 inches shorter than the Santa Fe Sport, making the Outlander Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Outlander Sport SEL/GT’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Santa Fe Sport’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Outlander Sport owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Outlander Sport with a number “1” insurance rate while the Santa Fe Sport is rated higher at a number “5” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Outlander Sport is less expensive to operate than the Santa Fe Sport because it costs $180 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Outlander Sport than the Santa Fe Sport, including $1220 less for a water pump and $113 less for an alternator.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be $2597 to $3845 less than for the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

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