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2014 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Mitsubishi Outlander. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-5 as you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Mazda CX-5 or the Mitsubishi Outlander, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Mitsubishi Outlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-5 is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Mazda CX-5 is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Outlander, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-5 has a little more horsepower than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Mazda CX-5 has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Mazda CX-5 as you will in the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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2014 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,395 - $29,070

2015 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*: $23,195 - $28,195
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City MPG: 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
20 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 - 35 28 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,784 - $28,233 $22,422 - $27,256

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