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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mitsubishi Outlander will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Forester. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mitsubishi Outlander is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Outlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Mitsubishi Outlander has the same turning radius as the Subaru Forester, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mitsubishi Outlander will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Subaru Forester.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Forester, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mitsubishi Outlander has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Outlander than that of the Subaru Forester.

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2014 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*: $22,995 - $27,795

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.14% --
City MPG: 20 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22 - 24
Highway MPG: 28 - 31 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,024 - $26,621 $20,995 - $30,927

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