The horsepower is a this thing that majority of drivers pay the biggest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Mitsubishi Outlander III which has by 9 % horsepower more when compared to the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual, which makes this vehicle slightly faster. With more horsepower the Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV should as well provide a bit better efficiency in specific speeds.
The Mitsubishi has 31 newton meters more torque when compared to the Kia Sportage III SUV. Even though a great deal of drivers do not take into consideration the maximum torque when buying a vehicle, it presents the best how fast a vehicle acclerates. As far as these two vehicles are concerned the difference is quite small and for that reason it probably will not make a real difference in feeling of driving a car.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference that amounts to 0.3 s indicates that the Kia Sportage III SUV is the worst car of these two presented. In the „small off-road 4x4 segment, being represented by the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual, the medium acceleration is 10.9 s and is by 0.2 s higher than this of Kia vehicle.
The maximum velocity of the Mitsubishi is higher as compared to this of the Kia Sportage III which allows to drive the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 6 kilometers per hour is little and is imperceptible in everyday use.
Maximal torque RPM
The RMP at which the highest torque is produced shows us how fast an engine reaches its full performance with growth in rmp. The lower rotational speed or the longer range at which the torque is the greatest, the more the engine is flexible and the kick of acceleration is felt faster.
The Kia Sportage III SUV loses with the Mitsubishi in the field of fuel tank capacity. The Mitsubishi Outlander III is able to store by 5 liters more fuel compared with its competitor.
Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV has 41 millimeters longer wheelbase in comparison to the Kia Sportage III. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. But, vehicles with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
Ground clearance means the gap between the vehicle underbody and the ground. As far as the two compared vehicles are concerned, it is the Mitsubishi which has 46 mm higher ride height in comparison to the Kia Sportage III SUV. This is why the Mitsubishi Outlander III will cope better in difficult terrain and obstacles in the city. One drawback is the higher ground clearance means a higher center of gravity, which can negatively affect the handling of the Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV.
The Mitsubishi Outlander III has 26 % greater cubic capacity in relation to the Kia Sportage III SUV. The difference is large. As a result the Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV should accelerate faster and be able to achieve higher top speed. On the other hand larger cubic capacity equals worst fuel efficiency.
Maximum load capacity
The Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV is 5 % longer when compared to the Kia Sportage III. Long vehicles more of passenger space and in most cases provide bigger trunk. Although the Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV 2.0 DOHC MIVEC 147HP manual occurs to be better choice for families or persons who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance driving, the Kia Sportage III may appeal to city drivers because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Model release date
The difference in debut day between presented cars is only 2 years, however, new technologies for vehicles are appearing at a blistering pace what may cause that the Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV may feature more advanced technologieswhich in a consequence may deliver you more joy of having it.
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater possibility of carrying big amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars that amounts to 45 mm in favor of the Mitsubishi Outlander III is not big and should not be really noticeable.
A car’s turning radius affects how well it is able to maneuver in tight corners and while parallel parking . In general, a vehicle with a smaller turning radius makes the driver's job easier. The Mitsubishi Outlander III SUV 2.0 DOHC MIVEC 147HP manual has by 0.4 m. tighter turning radius in comparison to the Kia Sportage III SUV 1.6 GDI 135HP manual. But compared cars doesn’t vary so much to be quite noticeable.