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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 Review

New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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New 2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*
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$24,895 to $33,745
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$25,950 to $35,880
Invoice* $24,194 to $32,790 $24,264 to $33,548
MPG - City 20 - 25 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mitsubishi Outlander than 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.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mitsubishi Outlander as you will with the Toyota RAV4, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mitsubishi Outlander will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much slimmer than the Toyota RAV4, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota RAV4.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mitsubishi Outlander will do just as well as the Toyota RAV4, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mitsubishi Outlander has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
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 less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Outlander than that of the Toyota RAV4.