2023 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 | NewCars.com

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2023 Mitsubishi

MSRP*: $27,895 to $40,295
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2023 Toyota

MSRP*: $28,275 to $37,980
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MPG - City 24 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 79.7 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
  • 181-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.4 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 74.7 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Outlander than in the Toyota RAV4. The Mitsubishi Outlander will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

The Toyota RAV4 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Toyota RAV4, it's going to cost you about the same.

Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much wider than the Toyota RAV4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mitsubishi Outlander, which is slightly longer than the Toyota RAV4.

The Mitsubishi Outlander has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering towing capacity, the Mitsubishi Outlander is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

With similar torque, the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Toyota RAV4 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4.