2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | NewCars.com

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2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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New 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2019 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

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MSRP*
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$33,890 to $46,215
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$35,795 to $41,495
Invoice* $32,064 to $43,716 $34,603 to $40,114
MPG - City 20 - 22 N/A
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Mazda CX-9 than in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 Mazda CX-9 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 Mazda CX-9 and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-9 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 Mazda CX-9, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 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 Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-9 greatly out-muscles the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 offers greater seating capacity than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mazda CX-9 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-9 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.