Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 44 advantages that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport AWC has over the Jeep Patriot 4x4.
|Mitsubishi Outlander Sport AWC|
|Jeep Patriot 4x4|
The Outlander Sport AWC's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the Patriot 4x4's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque|
|Outlander Sport AWC||4200|
The Standard adaptive automatic transmission in the Outlander Sport AWC is a computer-controlled system that automatically adapts response and performance according to driving styles and road conditions. For example, the system selects optimal shift points and determines the proper gear necessary to climb steep grades or drive downhill. This type of transmission is Not Available in the Patriot 4x4 Sport.
Manually interactive automatic transmissions give the driver complete gear control, like manually-shifted transmissions, but without the inconvenient clutch. This type of transmission is more commonly found in the Outlander Sport AWC than the Patriot 4x4, as shown below:
|Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission|
|Outlander Sport AWC||Standard|
|Patriot 4x4 Latitude||Not Available|
|Patriot 4x4 Limited||Not Available|
|Patriot 4x4 Sport||Optional|
Mitsubishi's basic warranty provides better coverage than Jeep's. It covers everything except items subject to wear and tear (oil filters, wiper blades, etc.).
|Basic Warranty Months||Basic Warranty Miles|
|Outlander Sport AWC||60||60000|
Mitsubishi's powertrain warranty offers better coverage than the Jeep's. This warranty covers most of the parts that make the car move such as the engine, transmission, and drive axles.
|Powertrain Warranty Months|
|Outlander Sport AWC||120|
Mitsubishi's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Jeep's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months|
|Outlander Sport AWC||84|
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The Outlander Sport AWC has a larger fuel tank than the Patriot 4x4, 15.8 gal. vs. 13.5 gal. This may give it a greater range before having to stop to refuel.
The Outlander Sport AWC is more fuel efficient than the Patriot 4x4. Superior fuel efficiency makes the Outlander Sport AWC both more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate than the Patriot 4x4.
|Fuel Economy Hwy||Fuel Economy City|
|Outlander Sport AWC||28 mpg.||23 mpg.|
|Patriot 4x4 Sport 2.4L I4||-||22 mpg.|
|Patriot 4x4 Latitude 2.4L I4||26 mpg.||21 mpg.|
|Patriot 4x4 Limited 2.4L I4||26 mpg.||21 mpg.|
*Mileage statistics shown are for each vehicle with its standard transmission. Fuel economy is only compared for like engines (i.e. 4 cyl. to 4 cyl.)
The Outlander Sport AWC gets more miles from a tank of fuel than the Patriot 4x4, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|Outlander Sport AWC||395 mi.|
|Patriot 4x4 Latitude 2.4L I4||310.5 mi.|
|Patriot 4x4 Limited 2.4L I4||310.5 mi.|
|Patriot 4x4 Sport 2.4L I4||324 mi.|
Cost to Own
The base MSRP on the Outlander Sport AWC is less than the base MSRP on the Patriot 4x4 as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
|Outlander Sport AWC||23,295|
|Patriot 4x4 Limited||25,330|
Both the Outlander Sport AWC and the Patriot 4x4 feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
The Outlander Sport AWC has Standard front side airbags. Side air bags provide additional protection to the head and chest areas of the driver and passenger by acting as a barrier between them and the doors during broadside collisions. Front side airbags are Optional in the Patriot 4x4.
The Outlander Sport AWC is equipped with Standard 4WD-PT.
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard remote fuel door release which allows the driver to open the fuel door from inside the vehicle. Because the fuel door cannont be opened from the outside, access to the vehicle's fuel tank is restricted, preventing tampering with the fuel supply. A remote fuel door is Not Available on the Patriot 4x4.
Keyless entry increases your personal safety by enabling you to enter and exit your vehicle without fumbling with your keys. And, in addition, by letting you lock and unlock your vehicle without using your keys, it increases the chances that you will lock it. Of course, it also comes in handy when your hands are full. The Outlander Sport AWC comes with Standard keyless entry while that feature is Optional on the Patriot 4x4 Sport.
Wheel locks are special lug nuts that serve to deter wheel theft by requiring a 'key' for installation and removal. They are Optional equipment on the Outlander Sport AWC but are Not Available on the Patriot 4x4 (Limited, Sport).
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Optional rear spoiler, which creates additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. A rear spoiler is Not Available on the Patriot 4x4.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Standard on the Outlander Sport AWC but Not Available Patriot 4x4. HID headlights offer several advantages - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.
The Outlander Sport AWC has Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers that are activated by rain or moisture on the windshield. This type of wiper is Not Available on the Patriot 4x4.Capacities
The Outlander Sport AWC has more interior space than the Patriot 4x4 in the following areas:
|Leg Room, Front||Shoulder Room, Front||Hip Room, Rear||Shoulder Room, Rear|
|Outlander Sport AWC||41.6 in.||56.2 in.||51.6 in.||55.7 in.|
|Patriot 4x4||40.6 in.||54.5 in.||51.0 in.||54 in.|
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard rear seat pass through, allowing very long items, like snow skis to be transported inside the vehicle. A rear seat pass through is Not Available in the Patriot 4x4.
The Standard second row split seat allows Outlander Sport AWC owners the flexibility for both storage and passenger seating. A second row split seat is Not Available in the Patriot 4x4.
Standard second row fold-down armrests provide a place for the second row passengers to to rest their forearms for added comfort. Second row fold-down armrests are Not Available in the Patriot 4x4.Suspension and Handling
The Outlander Sport AWC, with its higher minimum ground clearance, 8.5 in. vs. 8.1 in., is more capable than the Patriot 4x4 (Latitude, Limited) of traversing rough terrain without problems.
The Outlander Sport AWC is shorter than the Patriot 4x4 , 169.1 in. vs. 173.8 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
The 'track' (distance between the wheels), of the Outlander Sport AWC is greater than that of the Patriot 4x4. A wider track produces better handling and a more stable ride.
|Track, Front||Track, Rear|
|Outlander Sport AWC||60.0 in.||60.0 in.|
|Patriot 4x4||59.8 in.||59.8 in.|
The Outlander Sport AWC's wheelbase is longer than the Patriot 4x4's, 105.1 in. vs. 103.7 in., producing a smoother ride and more stable handling.
Wheels and Tires
The lower profile tires (aspect ratio) that come standard on the Outlander Sport AWC may provide better handling capability than those on the Patriot 4x4. Details below:
|Tire Aspect Ratio|
|Outlander Sport AWC||55|
|Patriot 4x4 Latitude||60|
|Patriot 4x4 Limited||60|
|Patriot 4x4 Sport||70|
In addition to the obvious cosmetic benefit of alloy wheels, they are lighter than traditional steel wheels, providing better performance. Alloy wheels are Optional on the Patriot 4x4 Sport but are offered as a Standard feature on the Outlander Sport AWC.Advantages
A heated front seat is Standard in the Outlander Sport AWC, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Patriot 4x4 Sport.
The Outlander Sport AWC has convenient Standard power door locks, while this feature is Optional on the Patriot 4x4 Sport.
The Outlander Sport AWC features a Optional navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Not Available in the Patriot 4x4 (Latitude, Sport).
For added convenience, power windows come Standard in the Outlander Sport AWC. With the Patriot 4x4 Sport, power windows are Optional.
Illuminated vanity mirrors are Standard in the Outlander Sport AWC but Not Available in the Patriot 4x4.
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard automatic climate control system. The system controls the temperature, fan speed, and vents to maintain a consistent environment within the passenger compartment. Automatic climate control is Not Available in the Patriot 4x4 (Latitude, Sport).
The Outlander Sport AWC has a Standard trip computer which provides helpful information to the driver. A trip computer is Optional in the Patriot 4x4 Latitude.
With a Optional power sunroof, a touch of a button is all Outlander Sport AWC owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the Patriot 4x4 Sport as a power sunroof is Not Available.
The Outlander Sport AWC features Standard automatic headlights that control their on/off capability. Automatic headlights are Not Available on the Patriot 4x4 Limited.
Heated exterior mirrors are Standard on the Outlander Sport AWC, keeping them clear and giving the driver improved visibility. That feature is Optional on the Patriot 4x4 Sport.
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