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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 $19,610 $20,580
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $22,605 $23,980
2WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,171 $24,580
4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,945 $21,980
4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,926 $25,380
4WD 4-Door XLS 17 23 $24,491 $25,980
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
$19,610
$22,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,580
$23,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$396 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
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
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
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 184.0
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
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
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/60HR18
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 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
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
Fuel System MPFI DISI
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
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .87 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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