Compare 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2008 Subaru Forester

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
2008 Subaru Forester
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander 2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,048 $19,990
Outlander 2WD 4-Door LS 17 25 $21,314 $22,610
Outlander 2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $21,992 $23,330
Outlander 2WD 4-Door XLS 17 25 $22,483 $23,850
Outlander 4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,344 $21,350
Outlander 4WD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,596 $23,970
Outlander 4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,275 $24,690
Outlander 4WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,765 $25,210
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4-Door Automatic Sports X
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,048
$21,202
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,990
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The design of the 2008 Subaru Forester is far from fresh, but it’s one of few vehicles that’s both a practical, peppy city vehicle and rugged enough for mild off-roading.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.4 95.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 176.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.2 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.6 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.40
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.6 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.4 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.97 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3395 3185
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4100 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
4B12 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Trans Type
CVT 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.46 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.45 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style
4-Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.79 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.87 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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