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2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

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2021 Kia
Telluride

MSRP*: $32,190 to $44,390
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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

MSRP*: $36,295 to $41,695
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Invoice* $31,064 to $42,393 $35,087 to $40,307
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.0 ft3 62.8 - 66.6 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 291 hp 117 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 78.3 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 42.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.9 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.9 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.2 in
Front 39.9 - 40.6 in
Rear 38.1 - 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Telluride and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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). The Kia Telluride is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Kia Telluride and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Telluride is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Telluride, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Handling
The Kia Telluride 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 considering towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Telluride greatly out-muscles the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Telluride more than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Kia Telluride, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Warranty
The Kia Telluride comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.