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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $24,571 $25,595
FWD 4-Door Luxury 17 24 $26,091 $27,179
FWD 4-Door Limited w/Navigation 17 24 $26,908 $28,030
FWD 4-Door Limited w/Navigation & DVD 17 24 $27,196 $28,330
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 23 $26,155 $27,245
AWD 4-Door Luxury 16 23 $27,675 $28,829
AWD 4-Door Limited w/Navigation 16 23 $28,492 $29,680
AWD 4-Door Limited w/Navigation & DVD 16 23 $28,780 $29,980
2WD 4-Door ES
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,571
$19,048
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$333 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line A major redesign in 2007 transformed the Suzuki XL7 into a modern mid-size crossover with available seven-passenger seating. For 2009 the XL7 gains a six-speed automatic transmission that helps deliver an almost 10 percent increase in fuel economy. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 39.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 56.4
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 30.9 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3
Third Hip Room (in) 38.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.6
Third Head Room (in) 38.8 -
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 146.1 100.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 66.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 182.7
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) 49.4 36.2
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) 95.2 72.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 14.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.6 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) NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 15.97
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.16
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4030 3395
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement 3.6L/217 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 252 @ 6400 168 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 2300 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 4B12
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Trans Type 6 CVT
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.62
Trans Description Cont. Again Manumatic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 6.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Automatic NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.45
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.35
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.11
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door 4-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Suzuki XL7 Mitsubishi Outlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA .79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Nivomat w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA .87
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Self-leveling w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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