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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2022 Mitsubishi
Outlander

MSRP*: $26,095 to $35,345
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2022 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $26,490 to $37,320
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MPG - City 24 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 78.3 - 79.7 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.4 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 74.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.8 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.4 - 39.1 in
Front 38.2 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.1 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
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mitsubishi Outlander as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.