Compare 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2008 Mazda CX-7

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
2008 Mazda CX-7
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,610 $20,580
4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,945 $21,980
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $22,605 $23,980
2WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,171 $24,580
4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,926 $25,380
4WD 4-Door XLS 17 23 $24,491 $25,980
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 22 $22,225 $23,750
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $23,811 $25,450
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 22 $23,857 $25,500
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 22 $24,603 $26,300
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $25,442 $27,200
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $26,188 $28,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,610
$22,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,580
$23,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$396 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2009 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
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.4 101.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 184.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 64.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 X 0.7
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 18.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.97 15.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3395 3710
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI DISI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4100 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
4B12 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 244 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.45 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.56
Trans Type
CVT 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Mazda CX-7
Body Style
4-Door Wagon 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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