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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$24,895 to $33,745
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $24,194 to $32,790 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 20 - 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** - ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Volkswagen Tiguan. The Mitsubishi Outlander offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Mitsubishi Outlander requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it more convenient to drive.

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. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Tiguan, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Outlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Outlander has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Mitsubishi Outlander has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.