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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2022 Subaru Forester Review

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2022 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $26,095 to $35,345
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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
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MPG - City 24 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 78.3 - 79.7 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 185.4 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 74.7 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.1 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*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 Mitsubishi Outlander than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Outlander, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Mitsubishi Outlander or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Outlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Outlander has the same turning radius as the Subaru Forester, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mitsubishi Outlander is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Forester, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Forester.