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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door ES
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,048 $19,990
2WD 4-Door LS 17 25 $21,314 $22,610
2WD 4-Door XLS 17 25 $22,483 $23,850
4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,344 $21,350
4WD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,596 $23,970
4WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,765 $25,210
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $21,992 $23,330
4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,275 $24,690
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 22 $22,225 $23,750
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 22 $23,857 $25,500
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 22 $24,603 $26,300
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $23,811 $25,450
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $25,442 $27,200
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $26,188 $28,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,048
$22,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,990
$23,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$396 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle--and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers. The 2008 Mazda CX-7 is a good choice for single folks or couples who might not prioritize backseat or cargo space but want sport-sedan performance with a lot more utility.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.4 101.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 63.5
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 184.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 64.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.2 29.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.6 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.6 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 X 0.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 18.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.97 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3710
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 244 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI DISI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4100 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code 4B12 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 1.56
Trans Type CVT 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 6.46 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.15
Trans Description Cont. NA Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.45 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Outlander Mazda CX-7
Body Style 4-Door Wagon 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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