2010 Jeep
Commander Sport
vs. 2011 Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE

2010 Jeep Commander Sport

9.6

starting from

$32,355

Reasons to buy the Jeep Commander Sport

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Average power
210 HP @ 5,200 RPM
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Average cargo space
68.5 ft3
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Has 3 rows of seats
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More passenger seats
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

9.3

starting from

$23,790

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
24 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Commander Sport's power seats; not available on the Outlander Sport SE
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Commander Sport
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.6
2010 Jeep Commander Sport Winner: Commander Sport
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  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 10% more room, 59.9 ft3 vs 53.3 ft3
  • Room for around 40% more stuff, 68.5 ft3 vs 49.5 ft3
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Winner: Outlander Sport SE
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Gets 60% more miles per gallon in the city, 24 mpg vs 15 mpg
Safety Features 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Winner: Outlander Sport SE
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  • The Outlander Sport SE has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Winner: Outlander Sport SE
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  • The Outlander Sport SE comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Commander Sport
  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • The Outlander Sport SE needs more than 10% less space to turn, 34.8 ft vs 38.7 ft
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.9
Too close to call
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  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.3

Luxury Features

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Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Commander Sport's power seats; not available on the Outlander Sport SE
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Commander Sport

Practicality

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Commander Sport has lots of passenger seats and the Outlander Sport SE is OK, too
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Cargo space 68.5 ft3 vs 49.5 ft3 The Commander Sport has OK cargo room, while the Outlander Sport SE has very little
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 53.3 ft3 The Commander Sport has roomy front seats and the Outlander Sport SE is OK
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Base payload capacity 1300 lb vs 1080 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The Outlander Sport SE has an OK number of cupholders while the Commander Sport has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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MSRP $32,355 vs $23,790 The Outlander Sport SE has a great price and the Commander Sport is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 24 mpg The Outlander Sport SE gets great city mileage, but the Commander Sport is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Outlander Sport SE's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Commander Sport's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Outlander Sport SE's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Commander Sport's warranty is very limited

Safety Features

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The Outlander Sport SE has a good number of airbags, but the Commander Sport is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs None

Performance

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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Horsepower 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 148 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Commander Sport is of average power, but the Outlander Sport SE is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The Commander Sport has an OK number of gears, while the Outlander Sport SE has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The Outlander Sport SE comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Commander Sport
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.4 lb/hp vs 22.0 lb/hp Both Commander Sport and Outlander Sport SE are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Outlander Sport SE will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Commander Sport
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 34.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

Jeep
Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Outlander Sport SE's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Commander Sport does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Outlander Sport SE, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Commander Sport; but it's not available at all on the Outlander Sport SE

Crash Test Ratings

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Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Commander Sport
2010 Jeep Commander Sport
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport SE
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 10.1 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 125 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 17.7 s @ 78 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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