Compare 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
2017 Subaru Forester
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ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander ES FWD 25 30 $22,712 $23,495
Outlander ES S-AWC 24 29 $24,162 $24,995
Outlander GT S-AWC 20 27 $30,638 $31,695
Outlander SE FWD 25 30 $23,678 $24,495
Outlander SE S-AWC 24 29 $25,612 $26,495
Outlander SEL FWD 25 30 $24,645 $25,495
Outlander SEL S-AWC 24 29 $26,578 $27,495
Select style
2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,424 $29,295
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $32,028 $34,295
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,272 $23,595
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,321 $29,195
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,363 $22,595
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,466 $25,995
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,032 $25,495
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $29,243 $31,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,712
$27,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,495
$29,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander provides functional family appeal for a reasonable price, but the powertrains are weak, the third-row seat space is tiny, and the infotainment features are behind the times. One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
39.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
128.2 103.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
51.4 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 38
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57
Third Leg Room (in)
28.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.3 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.2 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 68.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 10.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3351 3653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
620 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4200 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.03 4.11
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 3.50 - 0.98
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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