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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Its Competition

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
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The Mitsubishi Outlander simply isn't the performer that you'll find the Mazda CX-5 or Ford Escape.

However, those vehicles don't offer the same seating versatility for the whole family that you'll find the Outlander.

To that point, this Mitsubishi is priced to compete with the likes of the RAV4, Santa Fe, and CR-V, but its third row gives it a leg up in the price-per-passenger category here.

We'd also consider the Dodge Journey with its third-row option, as well as its optional Pentastar V-6.

And, there's the Chevrolet Equinox, which feels extra spacious if you're not looking for a third row.

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander isn't nearly as sporty as previous generations of the model, but it's now a decent choice for big families on tighter budgets.
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