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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door ES
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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 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,610
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,580
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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7.6
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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 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 40.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.4 108.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 53.8
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.2 36.4
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 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.97 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 166 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4100 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 4B12 NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 6.46 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.02
Trans Description Cont. NA Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.45 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 3.94
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 1.41
Trans Type CVT 4
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Outlander Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .87 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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