Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. Hyundai Tucson in Fairfield CT

Discover How the Outlander Sport Compares to its Connecticut Competition

When it comes to crossover SUVs, there are a number of viable options for our customers to choose from. With so many choices, how are our friends and neighbors in the greater Fairfield area supposed to decide on their next model? You could spend countless hours researching the candidates, or you can let us do the work for you. Read on to learn how our Mitsubishi Outlander Sport fares in contrast to the Hyundai Tucson.


We compared base models of each SUV, in order to present as fair a comparison as possible. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has a beginning Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price that's $2,000 less than the Tucson's starting MSRP, a significant sum that you can either pocket over the long haul or choose to put toward upgrades you want.

You'll also save money in the long term when you choose the Outlander Sport. Typical repairs cost less for the Outlander Sport than they do for the Tucson, included recommended 50,000-mile maintenance tasks. Plus, auto insurance costs less for the Outlander Sport owner since it enjoys a better insurance rating than does the Tucson.

Size and Handling

Both SUVs are similarly-sized, but the Outlander Sport is slightly shorter in length than is the Tucson -- making it the more maneuverable of the two. Plus, the Outlander Sport is lighter and boasts a tighter turning radius than the Tucson, making it easier to get through busy traffic, around on narrow New England streets, and into and out of tight parking spaces.

If you like to truly explore the great outdoors, the Outlander Sport is the right choice. It boasts far superior off-road capability, thanks to a higher ground clearance -- which is also helpful in winter when snow piles up on the roads.


Base models of each SUV include such standard features as bucket front seats, privacy glass, wireless cell phone connection, variable speed intermittent wipers, heated power mirrors, power steering, auto-off headlights, power windows, and a trip computer. However, the introductory Outlander Sport comes with the freedom to control your gear changes thanks to a standard five-speed manual transmission; the Tucson only offers an automatic transmission.


Both the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Hyundai Tucson come with a bevy of standard airbags, as well as standard anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, rearview camera, and lane departure warning systems. However, the Outlander Sport offers available parking sensors to warn you about pedestrians, vehicles or other objects behind or in front of your SUV. The Tucson doesn't offer an available front parking aid. When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performed side-impact crash tests on the two vehicles, the Outlander Sport was rated to be safer than the Tucson.

Explore the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport at Fairfield Mitsubishi

Now that you've seen the results of this head-to-head competition, we think you'll agree that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is the better option of the two SUVs. When you're ready to examine one in person, visit our Fairfield showroom and meet with one of our team members. We look forward to helping you!



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