2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

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2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$36,295 to $41,695
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $35,087 to $40,307 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City N/A 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy N/A 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV than in the Volvo XC40. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

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 Volvo XC40. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is much slimmer than the Volvo XC40, 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 may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has much lower torque than the Volvo XC40, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC40, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 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 Volvo XC40.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Volvo XC40. With the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV than that of the Volvo XC40.