Compare 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2010 Subaru Forester

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander 2WD 4-Door ES 21 27 $19,858 $20,840
Outlander 2WD 4-Door SE 21 27 $21,248 $22,540
Outlander 2WD 4-Door XLS 19 25 $23,557 $24,990
Outlander 4WD 4-Door ES 21 25 $21,192 $22,240
Outlander 4WD 4-Door GT 18 24 $27,574 $29,250
Outlander 4WD 4-Door SE 21 25 $22,568 $23,940
Outlander 4WD 4-Door XLS 18 24 $24,878 $26,390
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System PZEV 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited w/Navigation System 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,858
$20,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,840
$21,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mitsubishi Outlander has a sportier look and feel than most crossover utes—and it gets better for 2010. The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 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 Volume (ft³)
100.4 107.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 179.5
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 - 31.7
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 Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
3384 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 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 - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.00
Trans Type
1 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.55
Trans Order Code
CVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.46 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
CVT 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Subaru Forester
Body Style
4-Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.79 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 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.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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