Compare 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2009 Subaru Forester

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander 2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,610 $20,580
Outlander 2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $22,605 $23,980
Outlander 2WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,171 $24,580
Outlander 4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,945 $21,980
Outlander 4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,926 $25,380
Outlander 4WD 4-Door XLS 17 23 $24,491 $25,980
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4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed PZEV 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited PZEV 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X PZEV 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X PZEV 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,610
$20,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,580
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
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. It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
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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
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.4 107.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.6 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.2 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 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 - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.97 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3395 3300
Wheels
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 Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4100 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
4B12 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
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
Trans Type
CVT 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
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 Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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