Comparison - Kia Sportage EX 2018 - vs - Mitsubishi ASX XLS 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
27,900
Updated: 
03 Sep 2018
30,944
Converted from Australian Dollar
Updated: 
30 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Cherry
#6E7377
Burnished Copper
#97775D
Hyper Red
#A93341
Mineral Silver
#8D8D90
Pacific Blue
#3C4D5D
Snow White Pearl
#B3B2B7
Sparkling Silver
#7A797E
Color: 
WHITE SOLID
#DADADA
STARLIGHT
#D8D7CD
COOL SILVER
#C0C0C7
RED
#870202
LIGHTNING BLUE
#124AAD
TITANIUM
#48494F
BLACK
#070707

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There’s a lot to like about the sharp-handling, attractive 2018 Kia Sportage, even if its fuel economy doesn’t impress.

Pros
Distinctive styling
Great ride and handling
Optional turbo power
Quality feel inside
Stellar infotainment

Cons
Lousy fuel economy
Styling not for everyone
So-so visibility
Limited configurability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Sportage ranked #4 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Premium interior
Two rows of spacious seats
Agile handling and smooth ride
Excellent warranty and predicted reliability rating

Cons
Unimpressive engines
Below-average fuel economy
Smaller cargo hold than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Sportage stands pat with its unmistakable front-end styling and steadfast powertrain duo for 2018. Instead of changing those, Kia has extended some of its active safety features to lower trims, upgraded several standard features, and reshuffled the contents of option packages.

Pros
Audi-like interior,
long list of features,
speedy turbo engine.

Cons
Poor fuel economy,
limited cargo space,
love-it-or-hate-it styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Mitsubishi ASX doesn’t get the pulse racing, and its size makes it better for inner-urban use than open road touring. Because fuel economy can suffer if the engine is required to work too hard, it’s also better suited to terrain where engine performance is less of an issue.

Pros
Flexible, pragmatic interior
Well-specified equipment list
Goldilocks size for inner-urban use

Cons
Outdated material and build quality
Drivetrain really lacks verve
NVH and wind noise

By: 
motoring.com.au

Pros
Phone integration;
spacious interior;
five-year warranty.

Cons
Tyre noise.

By: 
whichcar.com.au

The Mitsubishi ASX is a compact SUV that is, well, a little bit boring – something that matters in a class full of funky rivals such as the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Honda HR-V.

Pros
Low running costs
Roomy interior
Decent levels of kit

Cons
Not game changing
Not very stylish
Plasticky interior

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
23.76mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
37.33mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.20L
Torque: 
175ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
265ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
Horsepower: 
181hp
at 6 000rpm
147hp
at 3 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.78Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Automatic transmission position indicator
4WD indicator lamp
Jack and tool set
Day/night rear view mirror
Tailgate inside grip
Remote boot release
Remote fuel filler release
Sunvisors with ticket holders
Sunvisors with illuminated mirrors
Coming home light
Ashtray
Ignition key cylinder illumination
Interior lamp with time delay
Cargo area lamp
Front map lamps
Accessory power socket
Steering wheel phone controls
Smart Key
One touch start system
Steering wheel audio controls

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
171.40in
Width: 
73.00in
71.20in
Height: 
65.20in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.30in
60.80in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
105.12in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
35.35
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
33.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.57in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
36.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
52.12in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
56.22in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
51.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
55.51in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
13.88cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
40.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3739.00lbs
3009.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Power door mirrors
Power steering rack
pinion type with Electric Power Assist

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket seats
Slide and recline adjustment
Driver height adjustment
Height adjustable headrests
Power driver seat
Heated seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
60:40 split folding function
Centre armrest with cupholders
Height adjustable headrests x3

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent - MacPherson strut with coil spring and stabiliser bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent - Multi-link with stabiliser bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front and rear stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Rear air conditioning ducts
Pollen filter
Panoramic roof
Side and rear window demisters
Driver foot rest
Driver assist grip
Passenger assist grips
Rear air conditioning ducts

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
160 watts stero output
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 speakers
Roof mounted antenna
USB Input
iPod control
Multi information display - includes trip computer, outside temperature, average fuel consumption
Display Audio with 6.1" full colour touch screen
Mitsubishi Multi Communication System featuring 7" touch screen display with 3D navigation mapping and SD Card inpu
tweeters 2

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Chrome exhaust tip
Roof rails (black)
LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Halogen headlamps
Chrome side window garnish
Privacy glass
Fog lamps (front)
Mudflaps (rear)
Chrome grille surround
Rear roof spoiler with high mount stop lamp
Body colour bumper
Body colour door handles
Door mirrors with integrated turn indicator
Body colour door mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In. Wheels
18" x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel space saver spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear discs
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Assist
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Shift lock with key interlock
Electrochromatic rear view mirror
Illuminated hazard switch
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body
Intrusion minimising brake pedal
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts (all seating positions)
Auto Locking Retractor (ALR) seatbelts on outboard 2nd row seats
Front seatbelt pretensioners & force limiters
Front seatbelt height adjustable shoulder anchorages
Seatbelt warning lamp - driver & front passenger
Child proof rear door locks
Child restraint anchorage points
ISO-Fix child seat mountings
Turn lamp in exterior rear view mirror
Illuminated hazard switch

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Package
EX Sport Appearance Package
Ex Awd Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink And Compass
Interior Light Kit
Carpet Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BD9A7F
Black, leather
#070707
Brown, leather
#393129
Gray, leather
#A0A0A0
Grey, leather
#6A6A6A