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2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

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2021 Audi
Q3

MSRP*: $34,000 to $36,000
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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

MSRP*: $36,295 to $41,695
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Invoice* $31,960 to $33,840 $35,087 to $40,307
MPG - City 20 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.0 ft3 62.8 - 66.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 117 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 176.6 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 39.9 - 40.6 in
Rear 38.1 - 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q3.

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 Audi Q3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi Q3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q3 is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Audi Q3 is slightly shorter than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q3 greatly out-muscles the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi Q3 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q3 and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Audi Q3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Audi Q3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.