2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder | NewCars.com

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

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2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$36,295 to $41,695
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $35,087 to $40,307 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City N/A 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy N/A 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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 PHEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. 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 PHEV and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has less cargo space than the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 PHEV than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.