These two models are definitely interesting with an MSRP price that is only $1,000 different. At the moment in USA, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 4DR is not available through incentives and rebates but you can receive up to $1,500 for the Mitsubishi Outlander. Let us take a look at some of the important differences between the two so that we can see which one you may want to consider buying.
Main Interest Comparisons
Mitsubishi Outlander SE 4DR 4X4 2014 comes with a gas mileage of 24 in the city and 29 on the highway. The Hyundai Santa Fe has 19 in the city and 25 on the highway. The base engine for the Outlander is 166 hp 2.4 L I-4 SOHC and Hyundai highlights the Theta II 190 hp 2.4 L I-4 DOHC. Transmissions both feature overdrive but Santa Fe has it automatic while Outlander highlights 2 speed CVT.
Since we are talking about 2014 models, it is quite obvious that there are dozens of interesting features that are included in both models like air filters, underseat ducts, cargo tie downs, cruise control, cargo concealed storage, tachometer, water temperature gauge, trip computer, service interval warning, rear window defogger, retained accessory power and exterior temperature display.
The differences appear in the addition of some standard features in the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2014 model that we look at. For instance, you get driver information centre, auxiliary input jack, stolen vehicle tracking, daytime running lights and others. On the whole, when dealing with various extras included, the cars are similar but you get a little more with the Hyundai Santa Fe.
Security And Safety
Both the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the Outlander model come with various safety and security features, as you surely already expected. The two models are basically similar with first aid kit and blind spot sensor being optional with Hyundai and not available with Mitsubishi, which features extra optional lane departure warning and LED taillights as standard.
Both models feature front passenger and driver frontal and side impact airbags. Occupancy sensors work with both and traction control is handled by driveline and ABS. The used in-vehicle assistance service is an extra Blue Link service that you can use with Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2014.
Which Model Should You Opt For?
At the end of the day the choice is definitely one that is subjective. There are some people that love the design of the Mitsubishi Outlander 2014 better but the truth is that the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2014 comes with a little more to the table for the extra $1,000 that you pay. Given that we are talking about SUVs with a price tag of around $25,000, the 1000 dollars difference is definitely not much.
Did you get the possibility of driving one of these cars or do you own one? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments section below. We are sure that this would help people have a better idea of what they should consider.