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2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

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MSRP*
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$26,795 to $39,945
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$36,295 to $41,695
Invoice* $25,187 to $37,240 $35,087 to $40,307
MPG - City 23 - 26 N/A
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Subaru Outback than in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Subaru Outback offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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 Subaru Outback will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Outback carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Outback is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Outback, which is slightly longer than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Subaru Outback transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Handling
The Subaru Outback has the same turning radius as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Outback greatly out-muscles the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Subaru Outback has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Outback is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.