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Compare 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander
2020 Subaru Forester
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ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander ES FWD 25 30 $24,194 $24,895
Outlander ES S-AWC 24 29 $26,137 $26,895
Outlander GT S-AWC 20 27 $32,789 $33,745
Outlander LE FWD 25 30 $26,523 $27,295
Outlander LE S-AWC 24 29 $28,466 $29,295
Outlander SE FWD 25 30 $25,356 $26,095
Outlander SE S-AWC 24 29 $27,300 $28,095
Outlander SEL FWD 25 30 $26,717 $27,495
Outlander SEL S-AWC 24 29 $28,660 $29,495
Outlander SP FWD 25 30 $27,689 $28,495
Outlander SP S-AWC 24 29 $29,632 $30,495
Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC N/A N/A $40,307 $41,695
Outlander PHEV SEL S-AWC N/A N/A $35,086 $36,295
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,099 $24,495
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,062 $31,095
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $25,753 $27,395
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,224 $28,995
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,266 $34,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,194
$23,099
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,895
$24,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander has enough value, features, and style to make it worth considering, but not to stand out. The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 54.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.2
Third Leg Room (in)
28.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
39.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
128.2 111.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.3 67.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 182.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.2 31.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.3 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.6
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 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/60HR17
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3329 3449
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
620 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4200 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 3.69
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 3.60 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.03 3.70
Trans Type
1 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Outlander Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 6.1
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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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander
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