Compare 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3395 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4100 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
4B12 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 166 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.41
Trans Type
CVT 4
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Toyota RAV4
Body Style
4-Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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