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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*
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$25,190 to $37,155
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$24,895 to $33,745
Invoice* $24,719 to $35,708 $24,194 to $32,790
MPG - City 22 - 25 20 - 25
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 27 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Mitsubishi Outlander. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-5 as you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mazda CX-5 is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Outlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda CX-5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-5 is a little wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Mazda CX-5 is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Outlander, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-5 has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Mazda CX-5 has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Mazda CX-5 as you will in the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander.