2018 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Its Competition

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Honda CR-V may be our pick in the class thanks to its refined interior and good fuel economy in most models.

It’s getting pricier as years go on, however.

The Toyota RAV4 is still a pleasure to drive and offers a hybrid powertrain for better fuel economy that’s reasonably priced.

The Chevy Equinox is a newcomer and redesigned for 2018.

It has fuel-efficient powertrains, including a turbodiesel, but its biggest problem is its price.

The Ford Escape is relatively old compared to the rest, but offers a turbocharged powertrain that can be entertaining—and fuel efficient.

The Nissan Rogue is a three-row crossover, same as the Outlander, but it’s just as cramped although we like the Rogue’s versatility.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is an affordable three-row crossover that deserves a look from those looking beyond the usual suspects.
6.5
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
6.7
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
7.0
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
6.7
The 2018 Nissan Rogue may not be very exciting, but it checks all the right boxes—and then some—for most family needs.
7.0
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.
MSRP From     
$23,945$23,580$23,940$24,250$24,800$24,660
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
ES FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1SMS FWDLX 2WDFWD SLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
755555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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